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Boathouse at Breach Inlet, Isle Of Palms, SC

Boathouse at Breach Inlet

4.6
4.6
5011 Reviews
$31 to $50
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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 31 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, American, Southern
  • Hours of operation
    Happy Hour Mon–Fri 3:00 pm–6:00 pm Bar Daily 3:00 pm–9:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (843) 886-8000
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Robert Drake
  • Private party facilities
    Our waterfront deck overlooking the waterway accommodates 80 people for a seated dinner or lunch or up to 150 people for a cocktail party. The rooftop bar can accommodate cocktail parties up to 75 people. Our sun room can accommodate 36 people for a seated dinner Our inlet bar and boardwalk area can accommodate cocktail parties for outdoor events. Evening events are currently very limited. Daytime luncheons are recommended. Please inquire at manager@boathouserestaurants.com
  • Private party contact
    Nicole Curtis: (843) 886-8000
  • Neighborhood
    Isle of Palms
  • Cross street
    Breach Inlet
  • Parking details
    Self service street parking also available across the street.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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What 5,011 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • South Carolina

    Great for scenic views

  • Charleston

    Kid-friendly

  • Charleston

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Charleston

    Great for scenic views

  • Charleston

    Seafood

5,010 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We thoroughly enjoyed our experience here. Food was amazing! We had oysters on the half shell as our starter and scallops for our entree. Key lime pie for dessert.
    Boathouse at Breach InletResponded 1 day ago
    I am so happy to hear that you all enjoyed you evening with us! You sure do pick a good dish! Our fresh, local oysters on the half shells are an absolute must for anyone visiting the Charleston area! Thank you again for writing us, we'll see you next time!

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  2. SandyE

    Richmond

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was excellent from being seated right away, to the service, to the food. Very good. I wish we'd gone a little earlier to see the sunset.
    Boathouse at Breach InletResponded 1 day ago
    Thank you so much for the amazing review! I am very happy to hear you enjoyed evening with us! The sunsets here are a must, especially while enjoying any of our local, fresh seafood dishes! Thank you again, and we'll see ya'll next time!

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  3. WillK

    Charleston

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Boathouse at Breach Inlet has always delivered great food, service and views and continues to do so.
    Boathouse at Breach InletResponded 1 day ago
    We really appreciate this review! Thank you!

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  4. MamaC

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food, good service and awesome sunset views 🌞

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  5. SueS

    Philadelphia

    107 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    107 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Entrees were good but very salty. Had steak with mashed potatoes, Mahi with Brussels sprouts. Green beans were practically raw. Caesar salad was generous, but croutons were stale. Key lime crust had way too much cinnamon/nutmeg? Can't enjoy view of water at night through plastic curtains, since there are no lights out there.
    Boathouse at Breach InletResponded 4 days ago
    Thank you for taking the time to right us this review. I will make sure the chef gets to take a look at your review to make any adjustments that may be needed. Thank you again and we will see ya'll next time!

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  6. DavidO

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Always good food and service. However, this time I was disappointed in the grits. They were over seasoned and too wet. In past, I always enjoyed the grits. Everything else was great.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great restaurant!! Our server was amazing! Had a great time! Very accommodating!
    Boathouse at Breach InletResponded 4 days ago
    Thank you for the review! We'll be looking forward to seeing you again next time!

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our go-to place for celebrating special occasions
    Boathouse at Breach InletResponded 4 days ago
    Thank you for the review!

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  9. Christen10

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    This will sound picky; but the “booster seat junk” around the tables that have an opportunity of a water view sort of brings the fine dinner ambiance down a notch. Picture for clarity

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  10. NealB

    Charleston

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Even though we had a reservation, still had to wait almost 45 minutes.

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  11. JanK

    Charleston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Portion size is a bit small for the price. Food is delicious.

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  12. KimL

    Charleston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    Was disappointed the service was good food was ok small portions for cost. Asked for water view got parking lot view. Tables way to close together. Way to noisy wouldn't go back.

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  13. AllyM

    Atlanta Metro

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Exceptional food and excellent service. The ambiance was lovely and overall great evening
    Boathouse at Breach InletResponded 4 days ago
    Thank you for the amazing review! We are very happy to hear you had such a wonderful time! We will be looking forward to seeing ya'll next time!

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  14. DonnaK

    New Jersey

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Delicious seafood and fish, great service and very friendly staff and servers.
    Boathouse at Breach InletResponded 4 days ago
    Thank you for the review! We hope to see you all again soon!

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The service was great and the ambiance was fine. The food was on a par with any chain restaurant but priced much higher. My lobster tail had gone bad prior to cooking and had the faint taste of ammonia. Stomach ache followed later. Will not recommend. Will not be back.

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  16. Jojo

    Greensboro

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our first time eating at the Boathouse. Great spot to celebrate Valentine's Day. We had reservations, arrived early, and enjoyed a drink at the rooftop bar. We were seated right on time. Our server was excellent and so was the food. We enjoyed the surf and turf Valentines special. The pimento cheese grits were delicious too. Highly recommend this restaurant and will definitely return next time we visit the area.
    Boathouse at Breach InletResponded 4 days ago
    Thank you so much for joining us the year for your Valentines Day! I am so happy to hear you both had such a wonderful time and we will be looking forward to seeing you again soon!

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  17. KevinD

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was great as always with the exception of the noise level!!

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect place to grab some local seafood and see a good sunset
    Boathouse at Breach InletResponded 4 days ago
    Thank you for writing us this wonderful review! Please come back and see us again soon!

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  19. ArtT

    Cleveland

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was good but portions were small for the prices.
    Boathouse at Breach InletResponded on February 17, 2024
    Thank you for the review! I am so happy you enjoyed the food! We are very proud to offer our guests fresh, and local seafood options along side a beautiful waterfront view! Thank you again and we hope to see ya'll soon!

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  20. LisaK

    Greensboro

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We came to Boathouse for dinner on a Monday night. They weren’t very busy so it made sense why getting a reservation was super easy. Our server was super friendly and helpful with the menu. We ordered the lobster bisque, the crab cake and filet, the pan seared scallops, and the crab cake plate. Everyone liked their food, though the pancetta was not crispy as it is usual served, so that took away from my dish. Overall our experience was good and we would come back again.
    Boathouse at Breach InletResponded on February 17, 2024
    Thank you so much for this review! I will share this with our chef to help better improve our food quality! We'll see you all again next time!

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  21. TBONE

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was great. Welcomed with open arms. The service was great. The food was fresh and perfectly cooked. Thank you to the chefs, Decker our waiter and Sabrina our host. May God bless y’all!
    Boathouse at Breach InletResponded 4 days ago
    Thank you so much for the wonderful review! I am so happy to hear you had such an outstanding evening with us! I will pass your kind words and we hope to see you all again very soon!

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  22. BruceH

    Charleston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The combo seafood bowl special was good! Disappointed they don’t always have a soup or chowder on the menu.

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  23. charlestontourguide

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Over All: very good. Our server: Travis, outstanding; Food: average; over all ambience: good

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  24. KenW

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    John is a great bartender. Host staff member was wonderful too (didn't get her name)
    Boathouse at Breach InletResponded on February 17, 2024
    Thank you for the review! I am very happy to hear John did such a wonderful job with ya'll! We'll see you again next time!

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  25. PeterT

    Coastal Georgia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Boathouse is a great place. The food is always reliably tasty and interesting. Service is great - attentive, friendly, but low-key. We live locally, and always look forward to our next meal there. Peter T, Mt P
    Boathouse at Breach InletResponded on February 16, 2024
    Thank you so much for your wonderful review! I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us once again! We will be looking forward to seeing ya'll again soon!

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  26. DonC

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Shrimp excellent. Oysters just ok. Server very nice
    Boathouse at Breach InletResponded on February 16, 2024
    Thank you for the review! I am sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your oysters. We always have a rotating raw bar menu with multiple oyster selections that give our guests multiple options! Thank you again and we hope to see you all again soon!

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  27. PatriciaS

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great service! Delicious meal! Perfect place for a bday celebration
    Boathouse at Breach InletResponded on February 1, 2024
    Thank you so much for this kind review ! I'm so happy to hear you enjoyed your evening and birthday celebration with us! Thank you again and we'll see you next time!!

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  28. HoganH

    Tampa

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife and I had a wonderful dinner. The food was prepared perfectly and the crab cakes were some of the best we’ve ever had. Our waiter was very attentive and friendly. We went here on the advice of a friend and she was spot on!
    Boathouse at Breach InletResponded on February 3, 2024
    I am so happy to hear you and your wife had such a wonderful evening with us! Thank you for taking the time to write this review and thank your friend for the recommendation! We hope to see you all again soon!

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  29. JennyR

    Orange County

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I guess people thought they would be closed NYDay because it was so nice with few tables around us! It’s usually packed and much louder so glad we went! Food and service excellent as usual!! Our friends we brought from out of town loved it! Thanks for a great night!
    Boathouse at Breach InletResponded on January 8, 2024
    I am so happy to hear that you and your friends enjoyed your experience with us on New Years Day! Thank you for the wonderful review and we hope to see you all again soon!

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Greensboro

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food, service, and the atmosphere were great. Just be prepared to pay $$$. Our beers were $10 each and sodas for the kids were $5 each. Dinner was fairly expensive for the smaller portion sizes and did not include a salad or bread. We have found much better value elsewhere.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wow! We had a wonderful time and a wonderful meal at the boathouse on New Year’s Eve. It was the perfect place to begin the evening. 

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  32. Stacey

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice atmosphere. Food is delicious and I like the location.
    Boathouse at Breach InletResponded on January 8, 2024
    Thank you for the wonderful review!

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  33. 1stexperience

    Charleston

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Good New Years Eve Dinner. We were located on the poarch, a bit breezy, but the heaters were on, so it was not bad. The food was very enjoyable.
    Boathouse at Breach InletResponded on January 8, 2024
    Thank you so much for this wonderful review!

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  34. KATHLEEN

    Raleigh

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great service and great food. The tables were really crammed close together which was less enjoyable. The valet parking was quick and easy.
    Boathouse at Breach InletResponded on January 8, 2024
    Thank you so much for taking the time to write us this review! If your seating is not to your satisfaction, you are always welcome to ask your server to move to a table that better suits you! Thank you again and we'll see you next time!

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  35. PamP

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The seafood was so good and fresh. Our waitress was efficient even though they were busy.
    Boathouse at Breach InletResponded on January 8, 2024
    Thank you for the great review! I am so happy to hear you enjoyed your experience with us! We hope to see you all again soon!

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really enjoyed our experience. Great restaurant with great views.

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  37. CindyS

    Milwaukee

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was OK, salmon was under cooked, creme Brule was runny, steak was great. Wait staff was excellent.
    Boathouse at Breach InletResponded on January 8, 2024
    Thank you so much for the review! We serve our salmon here at the suggested temperature of medium-rare. If you would prefer your meal cooked more, please feel free to have your server inform the kitchen! Thank you again and we hope to see you again soon!

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  38. EmilyD

    Charleston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very Pricey, drinks were really priced too high. Food was good but a touch to expensive

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  39. LaurieM

    Western NC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice ambiance, great views, the food was awesome!
    Boathouse at Breach InletResponded on January 8, 2024
    Thank you so much for this amazing review! We hope for you to come in and dine with us again soon!

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  40. PaulK

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great beer and food! Hallee our server was the absolute BEST!
    Boathouse at Breach InletResponded on January 8, 2024
    Thank you so much for this wonderful review! I will be sure to extend your kind words to Hallee! Thank you again and we hope to see ya'll again soon!

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 31 times today
Google Map for Boathouse at Breach Inlet

101 Palm Boulevard, Isle Of Palms, SC 29451

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Breach Inlet
  • Neighborhood
    Isle of Palms
  • Hours of operation
    Happy Hour Mon–Fri 3:00 pm–6:00 pm Bar Daily 3:00 pm–9:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, American, Southern
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Self service street parking also available across the street.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Robert Drake
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (843) 886-8000
  • Private party facilities
    Our waterfront deck overlooking the waterway accommodates 80 people for a seated dinner or lunch or up to 150 people for a cocktail party. The rooftop bar can accommodate cocktail parties up to 75 people. Our sun room can accommodate 36 people for a seated dinner Our inlet bar and boardwalk area can accommodate cocktail parties for outdoor events. Evening events are currently very limited. Daytime luncheons are recommended. Please inquire at manager@boathouserestaurants.com
  • Private party contact
    Nicole Curtis: (843) 886-8000
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