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  1. Distance: 2.10mi
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  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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4.2

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.1

service

4.4

ambience

4.2

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

82% would recommend it to a friend

Waterfront (38)
Scenic View (33)
Great for Outdoor Dining (26)
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Special Occasion (24)
Casual (23)
Local Ingredients (22)
Good for Anniversaries (20)
Good for a Date (17)
Neighborhood Gem (14)
Romantic (13)
Good for Groups (12)
Good for Birthdays (12)
Business Meals (11)
Authentic (11)
Comfort Food (10)
Worth the Drive (10)
Bar Seating (9)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Fun (9)
Happy Hour (9)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Cozy (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Great for Lunch (6)
Great for Brunch (5)
Healthy (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Hot Spot (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Seasonal (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Great Beer (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
People Watching (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
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vip
 (Charleston)·Dined 3 days ago

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

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 (Atlanta)·Dined 4 days ago

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 January 1, 2018

Great! Thanks

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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 1, 2018

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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·Dined on January 1, 2018

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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·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 27, 2017

Excellent food and service!

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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 25, 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 25, 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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·Dined on December 25, 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 15, 2017

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

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food5
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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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food4
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·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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·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 4, 2017

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

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 2, 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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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Great location, excellent service and delicious food. We will be back!!! Thanks!

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Healthy, Romantic
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·Dined on November 27, 2017

Our waiter Cliff went the extra mile. He was very personable and accommodating. The food was tasty, particularly the “Best Ever” collards.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 26, 2017

We had a delicious dinner and our server Cliff was excellent

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

We have eaten at the Boathouse several times through the years and had good experiences. It has a great view when the sun is out. However, the last couple of times we've been (once every 2 years) the quality has declined. The food used to be much better. Service was good. Other restaurants in the area have upped their game, the Boathouse has just upped its prices.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Every few years, we think this restaurant has changed for the better. Once again, we were wrong. Food was at best fair, very over priced and not great. Service was good. Disappointed, we spend so much time at Wild Dunes. This restaurant could be amazing, but isn't.

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·Dined on November 24, 2017

My twin sister and her husband were over from England to celebrate our birthday . We thought of downtown Charleston but after taking them down there for a look round , they decided that it would be too busy for them , so I decided to book at The Boathouse , as we live in Mt P ...it was a good decision as we had lots of choice , we had Fried Green Tomato for starters as they had never had it and we thought it was a southern starter , fish linguini , fried fish dinner [ ouster , flounder and scallops ] shrimp and grits and barrel fish special ......all dishes were great , service was very good and so was wine and beer .....so we had a great night

Tags: Great Beer, Authentic, Hot Spot, Casual, Late-night Find, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Our favorite restaurant in the Charleston area! Always great food prepared like you want it! Key lime pie is a must have!!

Tags: Disabled Access, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Waterfront, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Scenic View, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Husband and I went on a date dirong our vacation in Charleston. Was welcomed with complimentary valet. Food was great and we sat on the deck outside. Wished the deck windows weren't covered. Very noisy. You got used to it after a while though. All in all a great evening!

Tags: Cozy, Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Always one of my favorite restaurants. On the water with great views. Love the top deck for a cocktail before dinner. Great food great service

Tags: Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Sunday Lunch, Waterfront
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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Food& service was good . Good quality & prices are responsible

Tags: Scenic View, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We had great, fresh seafood. The waiter was excellent, and checked with the chef on recommended preparation for us. One of our favorite places to go in the area.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Started with cocktails on the roof to watch the amazing sunset and it was just lovely. Then our group of 5 was unexpectedly called 15 minutes early for our table! For my 50th birthday it was wonderful service and even better food! I had the crab stuffed grouper special with collards and it was just delectable. Cliff was an excellent server and could not have been better. And as an added touch Cliff brought a lovely dessert to end my birthday evening. Big thanks to Decker for a perfect wine! Will most definitely make this our go to restaurant.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Waterfront, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Scenic View
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

I ordered the blackened shrimp, and it was extremely dry and overcooked with no sauce to help. The prices are way too high for the quality of food. The ambiance and view are very nice.

Tags: Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining
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