About Charleston Harbor Fish House - Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina

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.

20 Patriots Point Rd
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Seafood, American, Low Country

Hours of Operation:
Open 7 days a week!

Breakfast: 6:30am-10:30am
Lunch: 11am-4pm
Dinner: 4pm-10pm

Bridge bar:
Monday - Friday: Open at 4pm
Saturday-Sunday: Open at 11am
(weather permitting)

Cross Street:
32 Patriots Point Rd. Mount Pleasant, SC 29464

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(843) 284-7060

Website:
http://www.charlestonharborfishhouse.com/

Catering:
Private parties dining in the Fish House can choose from an extensive selection of options, from buffets or stations to full course plated meals.

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access

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Charleston Harbor Fish House - Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

3.6

service

4.1

ambience

4.0

value

3.3

Noise

Moderate

66% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (32)
Waterfront (29)
Local Ingredients (12)
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Good for a Date (12)
Good for Birthdays (10)
Casual (10)
Special Occasion (10)
Good for Anniversaries (10)
Great for Outdoor Dining (9)
Good for Groups (8)
Happy Hour (7)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Authentic (6)
Bar Seating (6)
Great for Lunch (6)
Business Meals (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Romantic (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Fun (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
People Watching (3)
Cozy (3)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Healthy (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Great Beer (1)
Hot Spot (1)
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 (Charlotte)·Dined 2 days ago

Great food and service. We had a great view of the water, and enjoyed a relaxing lunch.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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·Dined 4 days ago

nice date night restaurant, not many cars in the parking lot so I was skeptical that the food/atmosphere wasn't very good for their not to be many people there at 7pm on a Friday night, but overall service was great, I forget the name of our waitress was but he was a awesome guy and made for a very pleasant date night.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Great birthday brunch

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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Good food, especially the Salmon. A but strange with an outdoor bathroom. Upstairs bar was unfortunately closed, but nice inside environment with a fireplace.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We recently visited the Harbor Fish House twice around New Years. We ate lunch and had dinner New Years eve. Lunch was very good and the service and food were average to above average. Dinner was not as good an experience. Cocktails were not very good and the service was subpar. It is not a spot for a romantic dinner-go to downtown Charleston. At last count I have made 132 reservations through Open Table and I rarely have anything but rave reviews about these restaurants.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 31, 2017

New Year’s Eve dinner at the Fish House with my husband. His swordfish was moist and delicious. My ribeye was prepared perfectly. Our server Courtney was helpful and a pleasure. We will be back.

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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Brought our out of town guest in for lunch. Beautiful setting. Food and service was awesome.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Waterfront, Good for a Date, Casual
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Greeters/Hosts very welcoming! Server was ok but did not make many suggestions and when asked about a few entrees gave inaccurate descriptions. Surf and Turf was fabulous and cooked med rare perfectly! Crab cakes were drier and had almost no sauce. Fried Green tomatoes were ok but again had almost no sauce. They are very skimpy with the sauce. Drinks from the bar, very small. Salmon was a good size but served wity cooked tomatoes? instead of rice or risotto. Long wait for our check but otherwise decent service. Loud drunk lady at the bar was still being served even when intoxicated.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Waitress was nice but couldn’t remember simple things like drink orders. There were only two of us??????
They brought our food and gave my wife the scallops, she ordered salmon. She hates scallops. There is no way she accidentally ordered scallops. The waitress looked mad and said “no, you ordered the scallops “. We were both shocked. Instead of apologizing and correcting the order she told us we were wrong. Incredibly RUDE! Then to top it off the salmon showed up and was raw! She ate around the edges and then just finished her salad. It gets better, they tried to charge us for the scallops that were never ordered!!! The place was not busy. Not even close to being busy. Oh! Also, the bathrooms are outside and about 25 yards down the walkway. WTF? Overpriced and bad service. Save your money and get Captain D’s, but don’t go here

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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Fantastic food, fantastic service!! We had our Christmas night dinner here and couldn't have been more pleased. Our server, Danielle, was absolutely amazing! She took such good care of us and was super responsive to all our requests....in addition to having a quick wit and was totally on point with our jokes and comments. (We love you, Danielle!!) The planets must have been aligned just right for us to have her as our caretaker! LOL
The food...OMG...the food! I stepped out on faith and ordered seared scallops with Hoppin' John. I very rarely order scallops at a restaurant as most places pretty much butcher and over cooked them to the point they are inedible. Not the Charleston Harbor Fish House! The scallops were cooked to perfection!! Melt in your mouth, as scallops should. The Hoppin' John was amazing and the Tuna Poke...can not say enough about the scrumptious-ness of that little menu item of wonderful! I've already Googled the recipe as that will now be a staple in my house.
Well done, Charleston Harbor Fish House, well done!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Waterfront, Business Meals, Scenic View, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on December 25, 2017

We went for Christmas Dinner and loved it.

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·Dined on December 25, 2017

My mom and I went for Christmas lunch and she ordered the crab cakes, I ordered the turkey dinner. Her crab cakes were delicious, but I really disliked everything on my plate. The potatoes were undercooked and everything was cold. I hate to send things back but I sent it back once and it came out just the same. The view and ambiance of the restaurant is great and our service was fine, but I did not like my food at all. For the price, I expected it to be cooked and hot. Im unsure if I will return but if I do I'll get seafood for sure because my mom's crab cake was really good!

Tags: Good for a Date, Scenic View, Local Ingredients, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on December 24, 2017

We ate here of Christmas Eve. It was not very busy but it still took a long time to get drinks. Some of the food was good, but my dish, scallops, was completely cold and underwhelming. It was about twice as expensive as it should have been. We are locals and will not be back.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 9, 2017

This was the worst restaurant experience I’ve ever had. Extremely disappointing. First, after requesting a table by the window through opentable AND speaking with their staff over the phone in advance, my table was not reserved. When we arrived we had to wait and then were given a table near a window near their bar. People were standing next to our table the entire dinner bc it was beside the bar. Every time we’d ask someone to move more people would fill the space. We were told we’d have to wait once more to be moved! The second issue is the portions you receive are laughable. If only I could leave 0 stars here. The menu says it comes with sides but that’s beyond laughable. For a $77 meal my wife and I were left still hungry. She’s 5’2” & 105lb and I’m 5’10” 155. That should tell you how weak their portions are. While the taste of the food (red snapper & Swordfish) was ok it was still PATHETIC portions for $77. Lastly, it took 40 minutes to cook 2 pieces of fish. The only reason I gave service a 2 Stars was bc our server apologized for the wait. You are paying for a view...nothing more. Unfortunately, this location deserves better. It could be special but it’s just sad. As a local, there are tons of better places to eat. Don’t waste your money or time here. Fleet Landing, if you want to eat on the water, puts this place to shame for example.

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·Dined on December 9, 2017

We went for the boat parade. It was great food and lots of fun. Service was amazing

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 9, 2017

If you want to enjoy the beautiful view and very decent service, this place is your choice. If you want good seafood, choose something else.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 8, 2017

I have been here numerous times in the last few years. Lately, I have not been impressed. It has such a beautiful view but the food is overpriced for the quality. The Charleston area is known for having great food. I hope they work on improving.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 2, 2017

We were in town for the weekend and decided to look for a new place to try. After looking on several sites, Charleston Harbor Fish House had a 4 star rating. I decided to use open table for reservations. Our waitress was extremely nice and very attentive. Several in our group ordered the shrimp and grits. Sadly, they thought it was bland and have had better at Hickory Tavern (sports bar). I ordered the filet mignon ($35). I told the waitress I would like it well done and it could be butterflied. When I got it, it looked great on the plate. When I cut along the outside, it was well done. As I got a little further in, it was still bloody. I am not talking about medium well. I am talking about wet blood, almost rare. I showed the waitress and asked if they could put the steak back on. She took the plate back for me. A little bit of time passed and she returned. I noticed the manager off in the distance watching. The part that was showing bloody was done. I decided this time to cut right in the center. I was shocked. It was just as bloody as before. It seemed as if the cook just turned the filet on its side to cook the part that was showing. The waitress got the manager and apologized. I told her I mentioned that the cooks could butterfly the filet. The manager said she would comp the meal and have a discussion with the cook. By then, I was just done. Gave it an opportunity to be corrected and the cooks failed. It ruined my dinner which caused me to stop on the way back to our hotel to pick up something quick. The best part of this place is the view. Directly behind the aircraft carrier at Patriots Point. We will not return, nor do we recommend. Disappointed.

Tags: Scenic View, Waterfront
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 25, 2017

FANTASTIC! Food was incredible, energetic and engaging staff who anticipate your every want, great view & fun atmosphere! we literally had a dozen people say it was a must do!

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 24, 2017

The food was just ok. Had the crab cake sandwich and it was very mushy and had multiple bits of crab shell in it. My hubby has the southern fried chicken sandwich and it was very bland. Service was good.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Thanksgiving Dinner....reservations at 7:30 for 2. We chose this restaurant because they advertised a “Thanksgiving Menu”. Sat down on time. Given menus. Waitress comes back to take appetizer order. Clams on half shell and bisque for appys. She comes back several mins later, no appys. We ask about where the Thanksgiving menu is. “The Turkey is all gone”. Disappointed, we ask her to come back. She says she’ll get the appys and be back. She comes back and states they are shucking the 3 clams now. She asked if we decided on dinner....I order the surf and turf. “We are out of the surf and turf, as well as the chicken.” Getting more disappointed, I ask her to just get the appys for now. She walks by a few mins later, says, “I checked and your clams are being shucked now.” (How long does it take to shuck 3 clams and pour a bowl of bisque?). After sitting for 30 mins, we left and went to the hotel bar (The Reel Bar) where we were greeted with a friendly bartender and some pretty good bar food!

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 (Wilmington)·Dined on November 23, 2017

My mom flew in from Chicago for Thanksgiving and when we arrived for dinner we were informed that they ran out of turkey. Enough said?

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Our server (she was pregnant) was amazing and such a sweetheart! Our food was TERRIBLE. Calamari had no flavor at all, soup was served cold, crab cakes were so fishy and no lump meat at all, Filet Mignon were ordered med rare but served med well, lobster tails were so small and SO overdone. Server was great and took off the calamari and soup though. Best part of the meal was my Mac n Cheese but even that was served room temp. For the $240 bill, I would expect far superior food. They were also out of like everything. Definitely will not be returning based off food quality, not service.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 23, 2017

The food (turkey and dressing) was so salty I couldn't eat it. Was still charged full price.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 19, 2017

The Tuna Poke was not anything great. But the main courses were excellent. The Grilled Salmon with Tomato Pilaf, Carrots and a perfect spiced yogurt was delicious. The Charleston Shrimp and Grits were one of the best on the coast.

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·Dined on November 15, 2017

Really happy I found this for a business dinner - great location, food and the view is fantastic.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Seasonal, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Had an enjoyable evening. Food was very good and service was superb

Tags: Cozy, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on November 9, 2017

We were seated quickly after making a reservation only an hour ahead on Open Table. Great food and service! Had shrimp and grits, tasty sauce and plenty portions. Nice atmosphere on the water.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Scenic View, Waterfront
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·Dined on November 9, 2017

The fried shrimp was delicious along with the side items. There was so much food we couldn't finish everything!

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 (Acapulco)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Just what we needed. A good meal in a relaxed environment.

Tags: Scenic View, Pre/post Theatre, Waterfront, Healthy, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Delicious food, delightful wait staff - very attentive and professional! Beautiful views of surrounding area! Nice walk across the pier from Patriots Point! Highly recommend!

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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 6, 2017

The staff was very accommodating to our 10+ group, rearranging tables to seat us all together. The wait staff was outstanding! The kitchen staff had all the food prepared and the wait staff delivered all the selections together so we all had our food at the same time. First time ever I have experienced this with a group this size! The food was excellent, the portions/value were spot on. Now one of my special dinning places.

Tags: Disabled Access, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Went here for dinner. Food was unspectacular. Ambiance was nice. Would not make a special effort to return.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

restaurant is more like a pub, we didn't care it at all.
waitress was pleasant and did her job well, but food was soso, and really not worth the money.
I woudnt recommend at all.

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Made a mistake on time of reservation. The hostess was able to adjust for us and was very pleasant. Menu offerings were limited. Service was good; food was so-so and served cold. Won't be going back soon.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 4, 2017

This is the third time eating at the restaurant, and by far the most disappointing.
Drinks and appetizers came out extremely slow, and the Oysters, $17.00 for 6, is ridiculously over priced. Our waitress was great, but we don't know where the problem was with service.
My wife's meal was perfect, which was the special of the day. My swordfish was overcooked and the fennel was cold, plus the piece of fish was the smallest portion you could imagine on a plate.
Our guests were first timer's and the surf n turf came out with three little pieces of meat and four small shrimp on a bed of potatoes. The sea scallops were actually good size and the plate was a good portion.
It might be a long time before we go back, which is sad because it is a great place for ambiance.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Best view in all of Charleston. Food was great. I have also been there for Happy Hour and have booked several events there as well. The staff at the restaurant and The Hotel Can't be beat. THE VIEW IS AMAZING.

Tags: Casual, Quick Bite, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, People Watching, Cozy, Kid-friendly, Great for Brunch, Disabled Access, Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Authentic
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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 28, 2017

We were very disappointed. We made reservations in advance and upon arrival told we had to eat in the noisy bar with a 6 year old because the whole dining room had a private function. Their actual menu is probably 1/4 the size of the one on their website. After serving the soup, the main course arrived. We asked for dessert and were told our first choice was sold out , at 6 pm! The server then recommended a piece of the chocolate cake, which we later discovered cost $14.!!! Wow, what a mess...

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·Dined on October 28, 2017

The salmon was good, but The tomato and rice was over cooked, and I’ve never had shrimp and grits made with tomato sauce.

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·Dined on October 24, 2017

Went on a locals recommendation for a birthday meal- the food was ok, nothing special or delicious just ok, the view was beautiful, but did not make up for the pricey ok seafood. Bit of a disappointment.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Scenic View
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