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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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Overall Rating

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food

4.0

service

4.2

ambience

4.1

value

3.7

Noise

Moderate

79% would recommend it to a friend

Waterfront (80)
Scenic View (75)
Casual (50)
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Great for Outdoor Dining (45)
Special Occasion (35)
Local Ingredients (32)
Good for a Date (31)
Good for Anniversaries (25)
Neighborhood Gem (23)
Worth the Drive (23)
Good for Birthdays (20)
Bar Seating (18)
Good for Groups (18)
Authentic (16)
Fun (16)
Comfort Food (15)
Romantic (15)
Business Meals (14)
Seasonal (14)
Happy Hour (13)
Creative Cuisine (12)
Fit for Foodies (11)
Vibrant Bar Scene (11)
Kid-friendly (9)
Hot Spot (8)
Healthy (8)
Great for Lunch (7)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Tasting Menu (7)
Great for Brunch (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Notable Wine List (5)
Cozy (4)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Late-night Find (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Great Beer (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
People Watching (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Tapas (1)
Vegan (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

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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 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

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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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Ok food, small portions.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Great food; great service. Server knew the menu. Valet parking a plus. great view of inland waterway and feeding dolphins.

Tags: Scenic View, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 28, 2017

We had higher expectations for the seafood for the location. What we ordered was ok but not great. I requested a table away from the kitchen and wait area but had a very loud table adjacent to us so that was annoying. Not sure I would venture back to dine here in the near future based upon the quality of food and service.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Great dinner. Have been a fan of this wonderful restaurant that is overlooked by downtown spots.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Waterfront, Comfort Food, Cozy, Casual
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 (Orlando)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Always excellent, Fall is a great time there for locals!

Tags: Special Occasion, Waterfront
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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Espresso would be nice. Server was good. Needs a little familiarity with types of fish.

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Prices were moderate to high but more than anything the quality of the food ordered was not good. No taste - very bland and watery. Also, If you're going to serve plain bread with meal serve something other than frozen butter. Maybe some sort of flavored spread - anything other than frozen butter. High cost plus poor quality of food made for a very disappointing meal. Can't say I'd recommend eating there.

Tags: Waterfront
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

I have been dining here for a few years now. I have always had a good meal with a nice atmosphere.Never disappointing! Keep up the good work!

Tags: Scenic View
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

Boathouse is always a good choice!

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 (Greensboro)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Excellent restaurant. Loved the food and service was top drawer. Best fried flounder around.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Casual
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

We enjoyed a wonderful experience for our 17th wedding anniversary. The view, service, food, and atmosphere were all exceptional! We look forward to returning.

Tags: Healthy, Romantic, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly, Waterfront, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Food was excellent and great service. My daughter and I throughly enjoyed our evening.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Its unfortunate that the quality of the food is so poor. It could be a great spot on the water if it wasnt for the atrocious food. I really wish they would make it good again.

Tags: Scenic View
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

Flounder hoagie was overpriced for the small portion of flounder served on a dry bun with a limp piece of lettuce and a couple of sliced tomatoes. Would have left hungry if not for the large serving of french fries.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

Rooftop bar doesn’t open u too 2pm, we had a reservation for 6 around 11:45. We arrived early and sat at the bar, drinks were great! We were seated earlier than our reservation which was nice, service was fast and food was delicious. I’d go again, I recommend sitting outside if possible, beautiful views.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Great food, great view, great service by Nicole.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Great food with a great view

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·Dined on October 13, 2017

We had an okay experience. First I placed a reservation that we were on time, but were told we would have you wait 15, which turned into 30-45 minutes passed my reservation and noticed that there were more than 10 empty tables we could have sat at. Our server wrote us off from the moment we sat down. I do understand that we were a younger couple, but he sped through the special got us water and than walked away before we could even place a drink order. He never check on how our food came out (which the lobster was over cooked and tough) and just brought us the check. I would not recommend y’all based on the service we experienced.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Really disappointed in the service and food. Last time we were there we said we would never go again. But the island setting and amazing sunset views reeled us in again. BUT - we will never go again. Bland, over cooked fish that was way over priced for the quality and luke warm service at best.

Tags: Bar Seating, Scenic View
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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 10, 2017

This is a vacation must!! Great food and views. Got to see a dolphin while we were eating.

Tags: Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Beautiful view, excellent service and delicious food!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Poor food & poor service, overall not what we expected

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 (Western NC)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Best crab cakes ever! Wonderful as always

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·Dined on October 8, 2017

We celebrated my daughters 21st birthday and had a blast. The food and service was excellent.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

Enjoyed the view from the roof top bar and really appreciated our waitress who was so friendly and made helpful reccomendations!

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Casual
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 7, 2017

First time in Charleston with family. We were just there for a day trip so wanted seafood. Found Boathouse on Open table and had really great reviews. Restaurant sits on the water. We sat inside because of the heat. My parents sat with their backs to the water but there were mirror so they were still able to enjoy the view. Had the calamari (fried to perfection) and the corn hushpuppies (the jalapenos was a fun and different little flavor to add.) Everything we ordered was absolutely delicious... shrimp and grits, fried shrimp, fried founder and scallops. The only thing was the scallops could have been fried a little harder bit that is a personal preference. I ate every single one so I'm not actually complaining.

There is a also a great outdoor area looking out onto the water where we got a few glimpses of dolphins out under the nearby bridge. It was a beautiful area to watch the sunset.

We got there before they opened at 5pm. The parking lot is small and feels up very quickly. When they opened at 5, the valets set up and were parking cars across the street. We wouldn't have been able to park in the lot if we got there any later in the evening.

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·Dined on October 7, 2017

Great views, wonderful service, and delicious food.

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Scenic View, Waterfront, Bar Seating, Casual, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Healthy, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Tasting Menu, Romantic, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Houston)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Very good venue with awesome views if you sit on the deck. The food was good yet for what you get the price is a little on the high side. (But it is a vacation hot spot so I guess you can expect higher than normal prices )

I would go back again.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 5, 2017

We had a wonderful meal and great service. The food came out very quickly, so if you are expecting a leisurely meal, this wasn't the case. We felt a little rushed. But I'm sure that's a bonus during the busy summer season.

Tags: Casual, Fit for Foodies, Waterfront
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·Dined on October 4, 2017

The food was not as good as I had hoped but the location and view of the marsh was very good. I will try another restaurant next time I am in Isle of Palms.

Tags: Seasonal
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 (Louisville)·Dined on October 3, 2017

Our family vacations in IOP every year and we have dined at The Boathouse on numerous occasions. You cannot beat the view! on this trip, we had two young children with us and that did not seem to sit well with our waiter, who's service was lacking. The food was good, but the service may deter us from returning next year.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Waterfront
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on September 29, 2017

We waited 20 minutes past our reservation time to be seated. Then walked past 10+ empty tables to get to our seats which were not water view as requested. Atmosphere did not match food prices. Nasty taxidermied otter before hostess booth. The food was disappointing; nothing was really bad but nothing was outstanding.

Fried calamari appetizer was tasty, fried green tomatoes, nothing to write home about. Grilled grouper was good although the sauce was marginal. Crab cake was flavorful and had minimal binder but more was claw meat than backfin as advertised. The blue cheese coleslaw was lacking any blue cheese flavor with one piece of blue cheese. Key lime pie not worth the calories.

Had received wonderful reviews from family m member 5 years ago. Maybe bad night but I was very disappointed.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Had not been in years. LOVED it then. Disappointed in food this time -- Fish was good quality but a bit tasteless/flavorless. Ambiance & waiter were GREAT.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on September 29, 2017

I hope that the BoatHouse can return to its former glory. Unfortunately, their Red Lobsteresque food may be an obstacle too heavy to keep this place afloat.

Tags: Waterfront
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