Boathouse at Breach Inlet

4.2
4097 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
This waterfront locale is historically known as the launching site of our country's first submarine, the H.L. Hunley. Poised at the breach between the Intracoastal Waterway and the Atlantic, you can enjoy a meal amongst the spectacular sunset views and balmy ocean breezes of the Isle of Palms. Come early and have a cocktail at the Rooftop Bar while enjoying amazing views before dining.

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JSJCVJ
E. Tennessee
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall2food2service2ambience5

This has always been my be of my favorite restaurants. But last night my meal was simply horrible. Look, I know you are busy and your fine staff and servers are probably overworked. But if last night’s experience of poor food quality, shoddy service and inaccurate order prep becomes the norm, then I feel your overcrowding will take care of itself.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were greeted with smiles and seated swiftly after getting our vehicle parked my family was very satisfied we will be returning. 11/10

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GeorgeM
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, view from balcony are fantastic. Very good service.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

With friends who travelled in from out of town. Had a blast. Good food. Good service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Beautiful location, good staff…however our entire experience was made way less enjoyable because of the noise level. There was a party behind us of at least 12 women which made it near impossible to hear the people sitting right next to us. Staff never asked them to quiet down. Food was ok, not sure it was worth the cost…portions really small and fish was dry. I’m sure it was just an off night, but just bummed it wasn’t as enjoyable as we thought it could of been.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

GREAT food and service!

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AndreaM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! View at sunset was beautiful.

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vipJules
Atlanta
36 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We waited for our reservation. Once seated we waited for service. Even to order. There appeared to be 1 waiter fir the outside. He needed help

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wewaterski
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Boathouse at Breech Inlet never disappoints. We arrived a little early for our reservation and they promptly seated us. We asked for another table outside and they accommodated our request. The service was excellent and the food was wonderful. We will anxiously await a return visit to this great eating establishment.

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MarkD
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome meal. One of the top restaurants anywhere.

Boathouse at Breach Inlet
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for the kind review! We hope to see you again soon!

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KathleenC
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My only complaint is how close the tables are to one another. We were less than an arm’s length away from both tables next to us. Food and service was great.

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TeresaM
Charleston
8 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Service was great. Food was very good. I did not like sitting directly next to people when we need t distance ourselves.

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Remy
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Our apps were fabulous, but dinner was not great. I had the Blacken Shrimp and the shrimp were cold. The additional cost for pamento cheese grits were cold. Our Server was great and took care of us, but would have liked dinner to have been hot. I want my dinner to be super hot when it is served and let me wait for it to cool off, don't serve me luke warm food.

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vipTeriS
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Beautiful setting. Food was moderate for the prices and quantity.

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RayJay1523
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pan seared scallops over parmesan risotto. Prosecco chicken. Citrus poached seafood combo(shrimp, scallops and lobster tail). Amazing!

Boathouse at Breach Inlet
Responded 6 days ago

We are so glad you enjoyed your meal! Thanks for the positive review!

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ChrisG
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Excellent spot on the Marsh on Isle of Palms. Superb Server.
Very fair Prices for cocktails and wine.
Wife had the shrimp and grits, she enjoied the meal but it wasn't typical white creamy grits, had a heavier tomato base.
I had the Shrimp, oyster and fish fried platter and subbed out fries for the collard greens which were excellent.
My only so so comment would be about the slaw, they use blue cheese which I like, just not in Cole slaw.
Overall, 2 thumbs up, we will go back for sure.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience1

Ordered a dozen of Blue Point oyster s to be told that they were out and offered New Brunswick ones from Canada . They were so small and tasteless it was unacceptable but we paid $36 for them anyway. We were seated out on the deck where it was packed and very loud. It was our 30th anniversary so we wanted a quieter seat but was told there wasn’t any . Our mistake to stay I guess. Doubt we will visit Boathouse any time soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Decker was amazing, he took excellent care of us...

Boathouse at Breach Inlet
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you so much for the nice review! We are glad to hear you had a great experience and that Decker could provide you with great service!

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RickC
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Food was very good but we had to wait for it a long time.

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virginiam
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Loud and expensive. Went on a Thursday night off season and wait for food was longer than usual. Lots of rowdy patrons that ruined the ambiance

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KatyN
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was wonderful from start to finish. Beautiful view, delicious food and amazing service.

Boathouse at Breach Inlet
Responded 6 days ago

Thanks for the positive review! We're glad you enjoyed your experience and meal!

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It was okay! At the price point I would recommend choosing another option that is of similar price but higher quality. . The food tasted well,however, both my entree and my party’s were lukewarm as well as overcooked. The location is stunning, however the ambience and noise level within the dining space left something to be desired.

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
3 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The wait staff was great even though we overheard that they were understaffed that evening. My father in law is hard of hearing and our waitress spent extra time with him and helped us choose the perfect meals. We enjoyed all of our meals and will definitely return. The main courses were excellent. The only thing we might possibly not get again is the sides. The southern succotash and the asparagus, when you have to pay extra for asparagus you hate for it to be soggy.

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vipAABMTNY
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Fair.
Dinner took 45+ mins to come out. Donets seated after us got their entrees first. Lead waitress was good as well as helper.
Everyone in restaurant unmasked which is the “norm” here however tables right on top of one another. Crowded!

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Wahoo
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food as always. Best bartender ever. Josh I think his name was. Visit him for him for sure! Waitress was great and patient because we were a little snookered at the time. Great fun and terrific view!

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McKenizeC
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

We made an early reservation as we have small kids and they seated and served several tables, including large parties, after we ordered before we got food. Food was good and view can’t be beat.

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EllenC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and even better service! We had raw oysters and they were delicious!

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CatG
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our party of six enjoyed the meal. The reservation system worked well, and seating was timely. The noise level was a bit high. Waiting on the roof was lovely as the sun set in the low country. A good memory to share with friends.

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ChristopherN
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience4

We sat down at 7:20 and didn’t receive our meal until 9pm. I was ready to walk out but my wife would not let me. If they don’t have the staff, don’t book the tables

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for a fun and wonderful experience! My first time and it won’t be the last. My Lobster was perfect… but better yet…. The natives were friendly!💕

Boathouse at Breach Inlet
Responded on October 13, 2021

Thank you for the kind review! We hope to see you again soon!

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LyndaV
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a hidden gem! Love the ambiance, food, and service! The rooftop bar is so romantic at sunset ♥️ Our dinner and drinks were perfect and we loved sitting on the screened in porch. Reservations were easy on Open Table. They did not do anything special knowing it was our anniversary, but besides that, it was perfect 🤩

Boathouse at Breach Inlet
Responded on October 13, 2021

Thanks for the positive review! We're glad you enjoyed your experience!

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MikeS
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4food3service2ambience2

Overall a decent experience. The table was very small and the place was really loud. Food was good but nothing earth shattering. Best part was outside on the deck having a cocktail and watching the sunset.

Dissapointed in the $38 dozen oysters, several of them were no bigger than a dime.

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Luvthegoodlife
Nashville
9 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We go to the Boathouse for sunset views and a wide offering of seafood. We had a wonderful view and the service was great. My Mahi mahi was a little over cooked but overall, the food was very good. The Boathouse is always a family favorite to start our weekends on the IOP!

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vipBlairL
Louisville
34 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The service was outstanding! No complaints on the food. We enjoyed our experience.

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fun2dine
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience5

We dine here often and it is always good. Last night not a good experience. Server was short with us and food was barely warm.

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gatsby
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Enjoyed the food,: hush puppies, flounder, mahi mahi, collard greens. Decker, our server was Awesome!

Boathouse at Breach Inlet
Responded on October 13, 2021

We're glad you enjoyed your meal! We hope to see you again soon!

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DouglasF
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall2food3service4ambience2

Noisy, unimaginative fare. Good quality seafood, good service. Expensive. Third choice due to availability.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Lobster tails tasted like rubber; they were terribly
Overcooked.
The kitchen was very slow

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WendyV
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the few on the water locations we found; watched dolphins swimming and the sunset. Great variety of seafood, great service!

Boathouse at Breach Inlet
Responded on October 7, 2021

Thanks for the positive review! We're glad you enjoyed your experience!

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BoathouseBlues
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food very good, enjoyed visit, music Way Too Loud, service was great!

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Boathouse at Breach Inlet is rated 4.2 stars by 4097 OpenTable diners.

Boathouse at Breach Inlet does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://boathouserestaurants.com/isle-of-palms-the-boathouse-at-breach-inlet-gift-cards.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.