Charleston Harbor Fish House - Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina

3.9
2017 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
Charleston Harbor Fish House, one of Charleston's premier restaurant experiences, specializes in fresh, local seafood and regionally inspired dishes. The menu showcases the best of the Lowcountry with views to match. Located on Patriots Point, the Fish House sits on the water with panoramic views of the Charleston skyline and Charleston Harbor. The Bridge Bar, our rooftop venue, is a favorite locals spot, providing sensational signature cocktails as well as incredible views of the Ravenel Bridge. We invite you to come experience local cuisine from our point of view.

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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
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
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
  • Staff temperature check required
What 2017 people are saying
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RonR
Charleston
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Excellent service. The view of the harbor and the sunset was amazing. A very relaxing environment. I highly recommend The Charleston Harbor Fish House for dinner and/or their 4-6 Happy Hour.

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BonnieB
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Very expensive. The food was good. She crab soup, not my favorite. Steak cooked perfectly. Our server did great. It looked like they needed help bussing and cleaning tables.

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AnnetteP
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing. Service outstanding Views spectacular.

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JennyC
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall3food3service2ambience3

The food was pretty good, except the crab bisque. It lacked crab and tasted pasty. To say our waiter was extremely snarky is probably being kind. I'm not sure if he was having a bad night, or is always that way, but I was not impressed with his attitude or service. Probably wouldn't go back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Service was good. Views were amazing as usual but food was just ok for the price.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Service was terrible! We had to beg to pay our bill. I was even told hold on when I asked if I could please pay the bill. Our food was burnt and bland. Overall just not a good experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Savannah
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Over priced, unimaginativ

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Jette
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience5

Started waiting 10 minutes waiting before we were even acknowledged we were there. We watched people leave because of it. The manager was helping in the kitchen, busing, and seating people. The wait staff was over worked and slow. The food was marginal with the calamari appetizer was mostly breading and hard to find the calamari. The gumbo was hardly edible with spiced like any other gumbo I’ve had. The market fish was fine, however the pumpkin purée was underneath spicing all the food like pumpkin pie. The scallops however were great. The view of the river and battle ships were great. The atmosphere was great too.

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KmartDPv
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic waitress. Everything was so relaxed.

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Christmas Day.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Christmas dinner

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Christmas It was terrible.

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BROOKSA
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and service

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vipgoldenrod49
Charleston
36 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Only reason rating is a 3 for service is because our waitress was great. Our apps came before our drinks and the drinks took forever everytime. She also apologized multiple times for the delay. The restaurant was at 50% capacity tops which was maybe due to staff shortage but there were TWO bartenders working. It made absolutely no sense. The calamari was waaaaay overcooked but it dinners were very good.

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CheryllW
Charleston
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, good service, beautiful view, perfect meal.

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DonyaW
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a delightful Christmas lunch!

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vipAngelaJ
Charleston
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas Day

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food and service were all very good, but found the pricing almost twice as much as other local cuisine.

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vipAnne
Savannah
22 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for dinner and the brussel sprouts appetizer with the fried chicken and scallops for main course. Everything was tasty!

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kitty
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience3

Service was almost nonexistent . Two entrees were pricey and appetizer sized. No one seemed to care if you ate there or not. We had reservations and I had to hunt someone to seat us after waiting 15 minutes. Will not return.

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vipKimO
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience5

The restaurant is beautiful and the view is amazing. I got the fresh fish and wasn’t told it would be the entire fish (head, tail, fins, etc…). The fish was fried and difficult to get the meat off the bones. I was able ti eat half of it and that’s it. For the price, we were very disappointed in the taste of the food.

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Tony
Atlanta
15 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Food wasn’t seasoned so lacked the expectation of a place specializing in seafood. Felt as though initially our server was stereotyping us in some way as other diners received water in normal dining stemware and ours were served in glasses you expect at a fish camp or bbq restaurant. After requesting different glass for water, service improved. Not a place we would return again when visiting Charleston.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent ambiance, with incredible harbor views. Food was delicious. Salmon yummy. Fried shrimp so good! Alicia was friendly and efficient. Great value and wonderful evening.

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JeanB
Charleston
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bartender was amazing and shrimp and grits was to die for!

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JenjS74
Western NC
5 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Erin was our waitress and she was also the bar tender and extremely busy. The wait times were more than normal, but we had window seats and we’re watching the Christmas boat parade, so we didn’t mind at all. The peel & eat chilled shrimp were amazing. The skillet cornbread was perfect with my she crab soup and for dessert!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Go for the view and a drink on the upper deck bar and that’s it.

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RachelB
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a last minute dining choice and turned out to be one of our favorites of the whole weekend! Amazing food and service!!

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WilliamJ
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

The food was good, but we had better for less $$ during our trip to Charleston.

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vipKkwhit
Denver
17 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Had the Thanksgiving Day meal and it was average. The pumpkin pie was not good. It seemed as though they microwaved it and then topped it with caramel sauce instead of whipped cream. Maybe their regular menu is better

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JudiL
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience2

Food came out too fast. Appetizers before drinks. Food was so so. Service was good

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CarolA
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience1

Started out on bad note just trying to make reservations a week ahead -had to call about 4 times & a total of 4 days to reach anyone. Same thing happened when we wanted to add 2 more to our reservation. Upon arriving day of reservation, they didn’t have table ready & it was in the outdoor section & not real nice. Food was ok & not hot. Had to send it back. Very disappointed.

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LynneI
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Very nice place. Went for Thanksgiving lunch, a bit pricey for the amount served, but the food was delicious.

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BBBB
Charleston
17 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

very good menu

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RBnSC
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience5

We’ve been to the Fish House several times. The food and service are always good. We’ve recommended it to others and have taken guests there.

Last night we had the worst service. The waiter was inattentive and a little impolite.

Additionally, when my wife asked to sub something for the fries, he tried to tell us that he was unable due to Covid. Not sure how putting vegetables on a plate instead of fries furthers the spread of a virus…admittedly, I’m not a trained virologist though.

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Rocky
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were very impressed with our server, Shannon. Very cordial and welcoming and gave great recommendations for our meal. Everything was well prepared and presented. Look forward to going back again soon!

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PatrickS
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience5

Hostess and server are in the wrong job,not people friendly

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LizZie
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Interesting menu. Would have loved some green vegetables. The catfish served on grits was in need of salt and pepper and there was too much ham broth. The swordfish special with pumpkin purée was excellent. She-crab soup was warm and creamy but I couldn’t taste crab in it. Excellent key lime pie! Good service. Nice view of the USS YORKTOWN.

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sdgfhsrththnsdn
Detroit
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience1

Leave the resort area for the better food in Charleston.

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ThomasK
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Disappointed in every aspect of this dining experience; it was slow this evening and we found the service, the menu and the service to be disappointing.

The staff did not provide a parking voucher to exit and it took an additional 20-30' to get o our way, having been unable to exit the gated lot.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly, knowledgeable staff. Amazing food!

FAQs

Charleston Harbor Fish House - Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina is rated 3.9 stars by 2017 OpenTable diners.

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.