Charleston Harbor Fish House - Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina

4.2
1737 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 1737 people are saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.3
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4.3
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4.4
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4.0
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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CHKW
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The seafood dish was good, but do not offer bread/toast with entrees. Grilled chicken on the salad had no seasoning or flavor but just the taste of the grill/pan residue, it was almost inedible. The wedge salad was delicious! Wait staff was not extremely interactive nor offered suggestions. The atmosphere was lovely but we seemed more like a burden than a welcomed guest.

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ScottM
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service5ambience3

There was a limited menu for a seafood restaurant.

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SusanH
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Reservation was at 5:45pm on a Thursday night. Surprisingly it wasn't extremely crowded. Got a table on the screened in patio by the window. Absolutely beautiful view! Good service and great food. A little steep in price but what can you expect from a very nice restaurant on the Harbor?

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vipBigdaddy
Charleston
155 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We hadn't been to the Fish House in a couple of years due to not so stellar food. This visit was a delight! The food scene has recovered very well. We were all quiet pleased with our selections. The service was good but our server was noticeable overworked with too many tables to handle. Probably not her fault. The view over the harbor is unmatched for a Mt Pleasant restaurant. We were there at sunset. Beautiful!

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ninaE
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food4service1ambience2

Very good food, terrible service. Very understaffed, not the servers fault. Inexperienced bartender. Not up to par for resort location.

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CathyM
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience4

My wife chose this spot for her birthday because of the sunset view... that was the best part of the evening. It took 25 minutes to get seated with a reservation because the matradee was busy taking calls for reservations later in the week despite many people standing in front of him waiting to be sat who already had reservations. After being seated (7pm) we were informed they were already out of grouper (which was what my wife was going to get) so the limited menu was further reduced. Then it took 35 minutes to locate the bottle of wine we ordered. Waiting 35 minutes for a drink is ridiculous. I had to get up twice to find out what was going on. There was no apology or attempt to make things better. The food was marginal at best. Other tables were allowing there kids to run around screaming. There are way to many nice restaurants to chose from in Charleston that would be a much better experience overall.

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ScottA
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent location and ambiance. The staff were very nice and patient. I am very glad I used OpenTable to make a reservation. I arrived at the reservation time and was seated immediately. I thought we might have to wait a few minutes since there was a walk-in ahead of us, but as soon as I said reservation, they looked it up and seated us.

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vipMenzano
Atlantic City
38 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Had Easter dinner here. Menu is extremely small. Also had breakfast here, menu was also extremely small, pricey and they were out of some items. $12 for avacado toast with no egg is nuts!

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JandKSusqCo
Poconos
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Seated immedialely off of our reservation. Served same. Both had wine (wh & red). Both very good. Pretzel app, Scallops, soft shell crab. All very good. Don't want to forget server Austin. Well done sir.
Can see why getting in during buzy w/e's is tough.
Would def do again. And def recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I went here for an early dinner over Easter weekend. Chris, the host, was AWESOME. We instantly took a liking to him. He was so upbeat and friendly. He made such a great impression on us. Our server, Alicia, was attentive and very sweet. The food was absolutely delicious as well - the house made pork rinds and pimento cheese dip is now a favorite of mine and my husband’s. We highly recommend this spot! The only problem is that it’s too far away from our home in Atlanta! We’ll just have to come visit again soon!

-Christine and Robert

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JonB
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent view, good food and service was top notch.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
10 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Eater dinner . Beautiful setting at sunset on the water. Great service, nice table distancing and great service. The seafood was cooked perfectly .

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DonnaO
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience3

While nothing was "perfect" it was a perfect evening overall.

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vipBlahHarbor
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the view. Our server was fantastic. Food was great too. Had the shrimp and grits, Caesar salad, and for an appetizer the ahi tuna. Enjoyed the sunset and the food. Would definitely recommend for a nice experience and view.

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vipSupperclub
Seattle
41 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Limited menu, assuming due to Covid. Started with crab dip. Liked having carrots and celery, was surprised by the cafeteria single packed crackers. Salmon was prepared very well and the faro was delicious. Crab cakes were just ok. Could have used more seasoning. Service was wonderful and attentive. View was spectacular

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MikeG
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The wait staff was extremely friendly and added to our dining experience. We were entertaining guests from out of town and the views were appreciated and enjoyed by our guests. Would recommend to friends and family.

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JanetK
Portland
6 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding seafood with creative side dishes. View of the aircraft carrier provided a unique experience. The service was impeccable

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JeffS
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a memorable experience here. The staff were all friendly and personable and the entrees were fantastic. We recommend the Charleston Harbor Fish House without qualification no reservation.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time in Charleston and after a crap meal at Hymans we found this wonderful gem. The staff was extremely friendly and our waitress was great! The food was absolutely delicious! It completed a great day at Fort Sumter and Patriots point! The view of the USS Yorktown was a bonus view too!

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DavidK
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Fish House is a great restaurant to check out when all of the restaurants in Charleston are full or you can't get a reservation for a few days (which was our case when we were in Charleston). My husband had the scallops and I had the salmon. Both were delicious. I'm only giving it a 4 star rating because of the limited menu and no steaks. But, because it's a limited menu, they can concentrate on making those dishes outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Arrived on time for an early reservation. Took approximately 10-15 minutes before being acknowledged. View was very nice and menu had a fair number of good options. Our server was friendly, attentive but not intrusive. I had ordered oysters being told they were bluepoints which are my favorite. The oysters arrived and were definitely Not blue point oysters. As I very much enjoy oysters I had no problem eating them. I did bring it to the attention of the server so she would be aware. The issue was with the manager who clearly overheard me telling my wife the error. He asked “how were the oysters?” I replied “they were very good but just so you know they weren’t blue points “. His response was “No they aren’t “. His tone was accusatory as if it was my error. I informed him that I ordered them based on what I was told they were. He proceeded to throw his team under the bus saying “I didn’t tell the girls that “. This was immediately followed by him answering his cell phone and walking away. I chose to eat them, enjoyed them, and had zero problem paying for them. My issue was the manager’s unprofessional attitude and his being so dismissive. He made no apology for the error, answering his cell phone and walking away. He was also the individual that made no effort to acknowledge us upon arrival to the restaurant. The main courses were very tasty and well prepared. I did believe that you are paying for the view as the cost was inflated. We had numerous excellent meals for much less. The view was definitely not worth paying a premium with so many other quality choices. That with an uninterested manager would lead me to say skip this restaurant and try one of the dozen other quality restaurants.

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ChuckB
Louisville
7 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

It was too expensive for quality and quantity of the food. There are so many other options that are equal and better. Being that the restaurant is in a private marina drives up the cost.

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Fred
Charleston
21 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seating, service, by Arynn , and food were all excellent. We have had very good experiences, and not so good experiences, at the Fish House. This one was especially good. That’s why we keep returning.

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ThomasB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly and welcoming. ............................

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our 1st time dining here and will definitely return

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Popachubb
Charleston
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A quick lunch w my Daughter wanted a view and a unique place . This was incredible the view as well as the overall food and atmosphere . It was enjoyable

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience3

Always a great experience

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DarnelleC
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant have to add it to the once a month place to dine..service was great food was excellent

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MarkH
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience4

Unfortunately not prepared for the number of people in the restaurant, especially for lunch. Seems understaffed. People were friendly. Food was good.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The views were great and the food was even better. Shannon was an excellent server!

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AlysB
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The regular grouper on the menu was not available but they graciously substituted halibut for the grouper. It was truly excellent and a very generous portion. Our waitress Hannah was outstanding! Very interesting to talk with a quite a "renaissance woman", with a diversity of interests. Would definitely go back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience2

Food was very good. Service was worst we had during our week in Charelaton.

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DarinW
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My son and I enjoyed the scallops and crab cakes for his birthday dinner and our server treated us with apple pie with ice cream for dessert! Outstanding!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The restaurant was fairly empty yet the food took a long time to be served. A bit overpriced for the quality.

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RobinS
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We shared very generous and very delicious crab cake and shrimp & grits entrees. When we mentioned we wanted to share, they offered to split the dishes for us. The shrimp & grits was extraordinary! Our view by the window was obstructed by a wall that they can’t move but it was nonetheless annoying. Still, we were able to see cargo ships going in and out from the other direction. It was a wonderful experience and we’ll do this again.

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SneauxTiger
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect place for a nice dinner. The view is wonderful as is the food and service. Two of the table had grouper and loved it. My wife had fried shrimp and the were very fresh. I had Cesar salad with grilled salmon. Excellent. I was impressed with the portion of salmon perfectly grilled. Our serve was Alison and she was appropriately attentive. Just right.

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laurag
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience4

VERY limited menu and waiter was courteous but not very attentive. View was spectacular but food was just ok.

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FredH
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was very friendly and accommodating. The food was good. Theresa our server was great!

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Chris
Charleston
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible views, good people and great food to be had here. The oysters are served perfectly!

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DebbieH
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was excellent, service was very good. We asked to move our seat because of the noise level was high but our new seats were great.

FAQs

Charleston Harbor Fish House - Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina is rated 4.2 stars by 1737 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.