Boathouse at Breach Inlet

4.2
4071 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.

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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
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  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 4071 people are saying
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JohnR
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rooftop Bar, Combined with Inside Dinner is Always Great!

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GSMB
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience3

The seafood was awesome. My husband who doesn’t like seafood was able to get a great steak… Even though it was overdone, the chef took it back and made it perfect. The service was outstanding.

Boathouse at Breach Inlet
Responded a day ago

Thank you so much for the nice review! We are so glad to hear the meal was enjoyable!

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DebbieP
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stopped here on a recommendation of a friend. We loved it. The salmon was the best I've had. It sits on the water with nice views. Look forward to coming back

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TammieJ
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The scallops and crab cakes were so tender and tasted fabulous. I highly recommend trying it

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AngelaS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience4

This restaurant came highly recommended online so I was a little disappointed. The food was not that good and quite expensive. I got a combination platter poached with the tiniest lobsters I have ever seen. The shrimp were bigger than the lobsters and the meal seemed over cooked and lacked flavor.

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DianaK
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience4

My steak was thin and filled with gristle. They manager did replace it for me and agreed the steak was not good.

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TmaraJ
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Friends in from out of town.

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RandyF
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Waitress was rude and just did not want to be there also you keep my change without asking I guess you think it’s ok to just keep everyone change I am sure it adds up I will never come back

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great good and service. Shrimp and grits were some of the best I’ve had. Ceviche appetizer was great too.

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AnnM
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So pleasant that The Boathouse continues to offer excellent food and service. Just a delightful evening.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food4service1ambience3

The waitress was very rude and unfriendly. She seemed annoyed from the moment we sat down. I usually have a certain amount of empathy for people in the service industry as I myself was a waitress when I was in college. However, this waitress was a total witch. This was a terrible experience which is unfortunate as the meal was not cheap. I would not recommend and will never go back.

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wesr
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food & appetizers were really good. Sat at bar before meal great bartender, knowledgeable to our questions & made great drinks!!

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BethanyB
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All the staff members were very nice and accommodating! And the food was cooked to perfection. The fish was fresh and the sides were good as well!

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Rhallpac
Charleston
13 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, atmosphere and location! Watched the sun set with steak and lobster!!! Delish!

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SusanR
St. Louis
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food and service was very good and we would go back.

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ChrisI
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Food was sub par...only thing that save the restaurant is the service

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OpenTable Diner
Savannah
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and very delicious food. Will definitely visit again!

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Rondegirl
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Came to celebrate an out of town friend's birthday and the Boathouse did not disappoint. From the outstanding sunset, attentive waitstaff (Kyle) and the delicious food, it was a hit.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great seafood with a beautiful sunset view!

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JeffS
Louisville
14 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Great place for sunset. Service really good. Friend oysters were very tough.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening! Trinity did a great job of caring for us!

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GlennL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

This is not the first time here but the first time the food wasn’t a WOW.
Food was good, but not the WOW as before.

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vipebvinga
Charleston
39 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Service was friendly but hurried. Reservation was later in the evening, place was quiet for a nice meal. The food was very well prepared. Great hush puppies, crab cakes and the shrimp PASTA. Will return again.

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Hoffie43
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall3food1service4ambience4

Nice ambience and good server but the food did not have much flavor.

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Foodiebutreleastic
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience3

I am guessing the reason we were able to get reservations was because the food is not consistent. My sons fries tasted as if the grease has not be changed in months. The shrimp pasta was swimming in sauce and some of the shrimp were undercooked. For the price of the sea bass special they had it was not worth it. Very small piece of sea bass. And all of the grits were cold but good. This place has a nice location and the view upstairs is great. I understand that places have shortage of staff. The staff are nice. It is just okay for the food. There are much better options on the island. I would not recommend eating here. Maybe okay for drinks and the view up top.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was fantastic, but the service was very sporadic and the waiters and waitresses seemed very busy even though the restaurant was not fully packed.

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JacksonP
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Having dinner on the porch was great. Boats coming in and out, sound of the waves, along with a beautiful view of the sunset.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We arrived at 5 as that was the only time open for reservations. Was a bit disappointed Service was ok , but tables too close together. Food was just ok. The hush puppies were terrible. No flavor and really compact fried balls. Blue cheese slaw was good as usual and the wedge salad was fresh and crisp. Fried flounder and shrimp were flavorless. Fries were good and hot.

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vipFoodie
Atlanta
35 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Small potions of seafood. Crab cakes with too much filler. Disappointed

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DebraP
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, food was great and atmosphere amazing!

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SRSLMCS
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pan seared halibut was delicious. Staff was very helpful in making recommendations.

Boathouse at Breach Inlet
Responded on September 5, 2021

Thank you for the kind review! We hope to see you again soon!

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MarkE
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a neat place! Our food was delicious and our server, Hannah made great recommendations. Beautiful sunset over the inter coastal waters.

Walked across the Huntley Bridge & back snd finished the evening with a cocktail at the Inlet Bay bar. Saw dolphins all night and the lights/bridge of Charleston.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very solid place. Good seafood. The inside is older, but the views from the deck are beautiful.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love love love this place!! Will be back next time I’m in Charleston

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RuthH
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The sea bass was so salty we could hardly eat it. At 35.00 it was a huge disappointment. Other items we ordered were ok. Our waiter was quite accomplished and knowledgeable and the atmosphere is lovely

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MikieD
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Anniversary

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Spbgfoodie
Western NC
12 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Was disappointed servers were not in masks. Reserved outdoor seating but was told it would be a 40 minute wait. Full disclosure it was mentioned they could not guarantee that. Should simply take it off as an option. Management and servers were as accommodating as possible. Since I picked that restaurant for the sunset we were disappointed that couldn’t happen. Would have chosen another.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Was great but asked to add two more people to make it 6 was told we couldn’t but when we were sat we had an extra table next to us that wasn’t used the whole time we were there. Disappointing they wouldn’t accommodate 2 extra people that were visiting no less. Totally could have accommodated our extended party was disappointed by that but food was great!

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ErichW
Charleston
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

My wife and I ate here for a night out while on vacation with the kids. It was great for just the two of us. Service was helpful and prompt. The valet parking was great. Not a wide variety as far as menu goes, but good food. I will say the scallop portion was a little light (only 4) but other than that we had no complaints. Nice location, and good music on the radio!

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MichaelC
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall1food4service3ambience1

Why do you sit diners 2 ft apart during a pandemic in a empty restaurant? Your bartender doesn’t know what a MaiTai is or how to make one

FAQs

Boathouse at Breach Inlet is rated 4.2 stars by 4071 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.