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  4. Distance: 3.61mi

Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 2.10mi
  2. Distance: 2.54mi
  3. Distance: 3.27mi
  4. Distance: 3.61mi

About Boathouse at Breach Inlet

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.

101 Palm Boulevard
Isle Of Palms, SC 29451
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Seafood, American

Hours of Operation:
Winter hours: Brunch: Sunday: 11:00am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Summer hours: Brunch: Sunday: 11:00am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm; Crow bar open seasonally at 3:00pm


Cross Street:
Breach Inlet

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(843) 886-8000

Website:
http://www.boathouserestaurants.com/

Parking Details:
Self service parking also available beside the restaurant.

Executive Chef:
Mike Eckert

Private Party Facilities:
Our deck overlooking the waterway accommodates 80 people. Availability is limited to certain seasons.

Private Party Contact:
Nicole Curtis: (843) 886-8000

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Boathouse at Breach Inlet Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

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food

4.3

service

4.5

ambience

4.2

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Waterfront (30)
Special Occasion (24)
Scenic View (23)
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Local Ingredients (22)
Great for Outdoor Dining (21)
Good for Anniversaries (20)
Casual (18)
Good for a Date (17)
Authentic (12)
Neighborhood Gem (12)
Romantic (12)
Fun (11)
Good for Birthdays (11)
Business Meals (10)
Great for Brunch (9)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Cozy (8)
Great for Lunch (8)
Worth the Drive (8)
Comfort Food (7)
Good for Groups (7)
Happy Hour (7)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Seasonal (5)
Bar Seating (4)
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Hot Spot (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
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Disabled Access (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined 2 days ago

Food is great!

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·Dined 4 days ago

Our booth was ready and reserved when we arrived which was a plus, but it took 20 minutes to get our order taken while we watched our waiter do much of nothing.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Wilmington)·Dined 4 days ago

Food was mediocre.

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·Dined 4 days ago

Went this past Valentine's Day for dinner with my lady. Very enticing menu, it was hard to make a final decision. Ended up with a great, affordable meal (lobster and streak). Great service, great view. Try and get there around 6pm to get a glimpse of the sunset. Can't wait to go back

Tags: Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Cozy
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 (Charleston)·Dined 6 days ago

Had some business guests in from Mexico and Japan. Everyone seemed to enjoy the food and . eating out on the heated deck was nice for all of us. I was kinda disappointed with the some of the menu changes since it had been a while since I have eaten there. I missed the crab corn chowder and the grilled/blackened tuna steak both of which had been my favorites. The chef also changed the shrimp and grits. It wasn't all about me and the guests did enjoy it.

Tags: Waterfront, Seasonal, Good for a Date
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Calamari and mussels were excellent. Grilled salmon was good but not special. I had red rice and collards which was also good but again not "out of the ordinary " good. Lobster tail and crabcake was very good. Overall, the 3 couples enjoyed our dinners. Our table service was excellent.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (Charleston)·Dined on February 4, 2018

My favorite Watervue from brunch and all of Charleston.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 4, 2018

The Boathouse never disappoints. We always make sure to eat here every time we’re in the Charleston area.

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·Dined on February 3, 2018

Celebrating 5 birthdays - Mike Germaine kept us entertained and made us a FANTASTIC margarita while we waited for our table - Seafood was amazing and fresh, waitstaff provided excellent service - all around great meal and experience -

Tags: Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Scenic View
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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Great service! great food ! Went there for brunch everything was cooked just right And tasty!will come back for a dinner meal!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Scenic View, Waterfront, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Great place for a nice dinner and you won't go broke in the process!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 26, 2018

We have been dining at the boathouse for 14 years now, and it never disappoints! Great service, great food, great ambiance! We take our folks here every time they are in town and they love it too. Our go-to for sure.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Great place to dine with friends and family. Food is great. Visited many times and have never been disappointed.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Vegan, Casual, Quick Bite
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vip
 (Charleston)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Food was fabulous! Service was wonderful! Enjoyed night out with out of town guests!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Excellent food and service. Shawn was outstanding with great recommendations and service.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great! Thanks

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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We have always enjoyed our visits to the Boathouse. The best time is during daylight hours to enjoy a spectacular water view. Day or night, the restaurant has a pleasant ambiance, a nautical decor, and valet parking, convenient on busy evenings. Service is always friendly and the food reliably good. If I had to find something to improve it would be the addition of place mats, always my personal preference.

Tags: Casual, Scenic View, Sunday Lunch
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We decided at the last minute to blowout 2017 with a great dinner and wanted Lobster. Was able to get a reservation for 7 and had an amazing meal. Lobster was cooked perfectly and there were 3 split tails which was pretty filling. Liked that some people were dressed formal and some in jeans. Only wish it would have been light enough to enjoy the view. We'll be back this Summer!

Tags: Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Always get good service and good food at the Boathouse.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We have celebrated many special occasions at The Boathouse. It is always great & we always look forward to going back! It is truly a local favorite! Never disappoints!

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Waterfront, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Kid friendly! Delicious meal!

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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 30, 2017

We were celebrating a birthday dinner with ten people and everything from food to service was great.

Tags: Waterfront
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Excellent food and service!

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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Boathouse accommodated a party of 7 on short notice on Christmas Eve and did a fantastic job... food was very good and service fast & friendly!

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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Having gone to the Boathouse for special occasions in the past, I made a reservation for Christmas eve. I specified when reserving through Open Table, that I was bringing a newlywed couple and that I'd appreciate a special table. I was embarassed to be escorted to a table smack in the middle of the room, no atmosphere, no booth, no view. I'd even cut out an article recently written about the Boathouse for the newlyweds to see before we dined there.
After I gathered my wits together, I calmly went to the hostesses and asked if they were sure I was seated at the correct table. After much exploring on the computer and conferring with a man who studied the computer and discussed table numbers with the hostesses, I was moved to a different, better table. There was no sign that anyone recognized that I had requested a table for this special occasion. There was no apology when I asked if it was intended for us to sit in the table we were first assigned. There was no eye contact from the man at the computer who changed our seating to another table. Still, never any sign that there was anything about us that warranted a nice table. The restaurant had plenty of other tables available that were better than the first one we were led to. I had reserved far in advance. I spoke to someone in person who called to confirm the reservation.
After years of special occasions and reservations at the Boathouse, I still don't know what it would take to warrant a seat at one of the other available tables that we didn't get considered for when we arrived.
I thought my seafood pasta was excellent. I thought a guest's scallops had a bad after-taste. I thought my cosmopolitan was mediocre at best.
When I told a local friend I'd made reservations at the Boathouse, she asked if I'd been there lately because her last dinner there was not as good as her past experience.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Awesome food and very nice setting. Waiter was wonderful. Food excellent

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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Food was over priced and small quanties ! Lobster was just a taste for about four oz! Less than 12 ounces total of seafood ! For $30 . Quality good not great ! $2 upcharge to put pimento cheese in grits ! I can understand making a dollar . But this place is frozen at its best . Knock Price down a little and we are good!coldand dark but great place !

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Solid and consistent as always. An IOP staple after all these years

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vip
 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 22, 2017

The food was very average. We were disappointed. Will not go back.

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vip
 (Nashville)·Dined on December 22, 2017

We had two children under 3 who did not behave, and the staff was extremely helpful and friendly!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 16, 2017

This was our third visit to the Boathouse at Breach Inlet. This place NEVER disappoints. The valet parking is free, service is always impeccable and the food is divine. I always try the side of the day, which was fried eggplant this last visit, and it's always delicious. And if you're there when they open you can visit the rooftop bar and watch the porpoises come into the intracoastal!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Waterfront, Business Meals, Cozy, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Second night in a week, so you know we think it's a good choice!

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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 12, 2017

beautiful setting....seafood is excellent....service is superb....if you come around 530pm most evenings you are very likely to see dolphins!

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Waterfront, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 10, 2017

I was very pleased that The Boathouse menu selections and food were even better than my recollection of years past. I enjoyed a wonderful dinner of grilled grouper and each of my two friends raved about their meal of mussels. In fact I plan to return tomorrow being with my husband, who loves mussels.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Waterfront, Scenic View
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 10, 2017

This Sunday the restaurant was almost empty but we sat on the deck as it was enclosed with heaters. This was fine until guests were seated at the next table 1/2 way through our meal and had the gas heater cranked up. The meal was good but the shrimp and grits I usually love was rather greasy. They gave us a dessert for 5 of us to taste for my wife's birthday.

Tags: Waterfront, Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 10, 2017

We stayed in area over the weekend. Had several locals tell us to eat at The Boat House!! We found out that we do not like butter poached lobster, the sweet potatos and crab cakes were not that great. The water view with boats is what we enjoy, that was great. The food for $30 a plate, not that great. Sorry Boat House we are going to stick with seafood in FL. Phil

Tags: Scenic View
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 (San Joaquin)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Dining for four celebrating an anniversary. Each of us chose from the fresh fish selection. Food was very good and tasted quite fresh. Only negative was getting charged for 2 beers when ordering a Black and Tan. We have enjoyed that beer selection at over 50 restaurants (for years and years) and Never Ever been charged for 2 beers for something in one glass. My husband will not probably not dine there again.

Tags: Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Waterfront
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 7, 2017

great food

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Great service! Waiter and bartender were excellent. Swordfish was delicious!!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Delicious meal in a quiet restaurant. Just perfect for a date. The seafood is delicious and the drinks were also tasty.

Tags: Romantic, Local Ingredients, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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