Boathouse at Breach Inlet

4.2
3667 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. Please note that local ordinances require the use of face masks as well as distancing and seating restrictions. We are unable to seat more than 8 guests at a table and are operating at half capacity. A face mask will be required to enter the building and to move about on the property.

Support Boathouse at Breach Inlet during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 3667 people are saying
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JaniceS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Disappointed in the quality and portion of the seafood. The broth the seafood was served in had a lemon/lime taste which we did not like.

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ChrisP
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This is as a enjoyable diner out. The outdoor seating was enclosed in plastic so that was not really outdoors. The food was very good and the service excellent. I was disappointed they did not have bread or even breadsticks to go with my soup.

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JeffW
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Boathouse at Breach never disappoints, and this was no exception. The service was great and the food was fantastic. We will return again, and again, and again! Well done staff!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was amazing 🤩, not to mention the food delicious 🤤

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Food was not hot and low quality. Compared to other restaurants in the area it was not as good and overpriced. Wasn’t terrible but wouldn’t go back.

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AngelaH
Charleston
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

If you're looking for great seafood and a cute, semi-quiet atmosphere this is the place. We always enjoy dinner at Boathouse!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, food and experience! Will definitely return soon.

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JasonF
New England
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The service was great and food was very good. Pimento cheese grits and collared greens as side dishes were incredible.

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SandyW
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We got there just as they were starting dinner service...at sunset. We had great service, the food was delicious, and the view was fabulous. It was away from the hustle of downtown which was also welcomed. Next time we are in town, we will likely return.

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MariaO
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Really good food, but a little less than hot when it go to the table. Outstanding server!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service

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Ergul
Charleston
11 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Tables were nicely organized, not close to each other. I wish they did something with those plastic coverings so that one cannot miss the amazing sunsets at this place.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

I have eaten here for years and years. It has consistently gone down in food quality and options over the last 2 years. How does a seafood restaurant not have Oysters on the half shell? The fried fish is cod... we live on the coast so that is unacceptable. The lobster tails tasted frozen and were chewy and rubbery. The surf and turfis a hanger steak. What happened to the filet? The only good thing was the fried shrimp.

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KarenD
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The she crab soup was very salty, but still tasty. Did not care for their slaw or tartar sauce, but the fish & chips were tasty. Wonderful service.

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RogerD
Charleston
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent food and gracious service in the island's most picturesque setting for casual dining, and sunset watching from the cocktail decks, too.

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vipmereditht
Greensboro
5 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

It’s overpriced for what you get...there are better options.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall2food3service4ambience2

We drove there specifically so we could dine outside but they had these thick plastic panels shutting in the outside - blocking the breeze and completely blocking out the view. :( I could understand if it was cold out but it was 65 degrees and they had heaters running on the porch so you were sweating as you ate. Our server was amazing - I can’t remember her name but she was both attentive and friendly. The food was alright - the fried green tomatoes with pimento were pretty bland and the tomatoes were either not ripe yet or not fried long enough...the steak was flavored/seasoned well...lobster tails were over cooked...I do have to say that the crab cake was one of the best I’ve ever had with a delicious citrus sauce on it. Overall, not a bad experience but I wish I wouldn’t have drove all the way from Charleston for a view that I couldn’t even see. :(

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanksgiving dinner was excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Thanksgiving dinner was served. Their sweet potato casserole was excellent. Their lobster tail was overcooked and the cut of steak was a little off for the $44.00/plate charge. Wonderful she crab soup. The ambiance could have used some sprucing up. The windows looking out over the water needed cleaning. We did have a good dinner and we were grateful they were open during COVID and the holiday. We loved supporting our local restaurant!

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MarkL
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great place to dine, went on weekday night and did not encounter any crowd issues, food was great and with the exception of having to ask for drink refill service was great too.

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vipNativeATLn
Tallahassee
18 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We Love the Boathouse. And their Great Food brings us back as often as we can get there.
They are Stellar in Social Distancing!!

Great Staff!

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vipready2eat
Atlantic City
57 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience2

We made a reservation for outside dining. It was not available and we were offered the option of eating inside or going to the bar deck. With Covid and a 3 y/o the options were limited. We did sit inside in a separate room. The server was great, very accommodating. The food was mediocre for the price. No malt vinegar for fish and chips,the grits were dry and crab cakes had a lot of filler. Probably a great place for a drink at sunset - but eat somewhere else.

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vipjeff
Charlotte
27 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We visit a couple times a year and again enjoyed our visit. Thanks for the consistency and great times.

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JamieH
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Food & Service is Exceptional. Usually a good & lively place for drinks &/or dinner.

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JSTPAT
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food and atmosphere was okay excellent. The service was lacking though - although the roof bar service was good, the server for dinner in the dining room was inattentive and acted like we were a bother to him much of the time.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiter was very helpful. Great food

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vipRYLI
Charleston
31 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Save for the occasion, nothing to write home about really. Expensive for what arrives on plate.

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JeffD
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience2

Service was terrible. Food was ok but not worth the price.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The waiter made good recommendations. Wreckerfish is awesome.

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CHERICAG
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious fresh fish this is always our go to place for fish you can't find everywhere. We had wreckfish this dining experience and it was fantastic and as always the collard greens were delicious. Thank you for having specialty fish you can't get other places.

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bellju
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

You can't beat the sunset here. Joel our waiter was very helpful with deciding on a fish choice. Ordered the Wreckfish over mushroom risotto with a red pepper glaze. It was cooked perfect, texture was like a grouper. Key lime pie was delicious--in house made. Next time will make sure we don't get seated next to the stairwell. Could not see the sunset from behind it. However, I got up and took lots of memorable pictures from outside! Valet parking .

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Brie
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fantastic restaurant! Beautiful scenery and a delicious menu!! We ate here our last night of our girls trip and it was the perfect ending!

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Caroline
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience3

The food here was not good at all, we will not be back

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SaraV
Western NC
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Delicious fish! We had the swordfish and salmon. Both were cooked perfectly and seasoned just right!

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SBH1023
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Waiter was great, dinner good, sunset lovely, but the loudmouths at the bar did their best to ruin our anniversary dinner .

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely spot. Drinks were good food was pretty but not that hot when hot the table. Service was great

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience2

I understand there’s a mandatory mask requirement for restaurants in SC at this time however, they wouldn’t seat us until my husband walked back to the car to get a mask ONLY to walk 15ft to our table. At this point we were irritated. They then sat us literally ONE foot away from a table of 6. I could have touched the woman behind us we were so close. Then when we asked to move, they made it seem like we were asking too much of them. Don’t tell us we can’t be seated if we don’t have a mask then sit us ONE foot away from ANOTHER family. We couldn’t even hear each other talking because the family was so loud. Overall, I was disappointed with the situation. The $30 NY strip had too much fat on it for a $30 steak. Very disappointed.

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BrianB
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The view is awesome and the food was very good. Service was prompt and friendly.

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vipRichard
Charleston
46 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience4

One of our favorite places, but not what it was before Corona. No oysters and the reduced menu have brought it down a notch or two. Understandable, but not worth the drive for us until menu comes back normal including raw bar.

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vipPatrickM
Raleigh
22 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We were disappointed that a large family group was allowed to dominate the rooftop bar with a birthday party. We barely had time to secure an outside table before our indoor dining reservation.

FAQs

Boathouse at Breach Inlet offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (843) 886-8000.

Boathouse at Breach Inlet is rated 4.2 stars by 3667 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.