The Kingstide

4.6
432 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
Alongside the Wando River, The Kingstide serves the Daniel Island Community with fresh, local seafood with a shareable and approachable cuisine. We are now open Wednesday through Monday and closed Tuesdays until further notice. We look forward to serving you 7 days a week soon!
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4.7
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JeanC
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant is in a beautiful setting, but doesn’t rely on just that for its reputation. the food and cocktails were thoughtfully created and served perfectly by their friendly waitstaff. A memorable evening.
(Qualification: We ate outside, so it was quiet. Indoors, the music was too loud.)

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JessicaC
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Really beautifully presented food. Enjoyed our octopus appetizer and Tuna Tartar. My husband had the seared tuna and I had the lobster "ravioli-like" dish. He enjoyed his tuna, my pasta dish was just ok (not much flavor, and I didn't care for the sauce). The sides were the best items we had...the brussel sprouts and crispy potatoes were really good. Excellent service and a nice wine list and priced reasonable.
Would definitely return, but would order something other than the "ravioli".

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kennethp
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food1service3ambience3

very limited menu. Had the campfire trout is was so so. the seasoned fries were good.. Very disappointed

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BruceM
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top notch service and excellent drinks, appetizers and main course. We went for my birthday and I enjoyed the beautiful setting and we did the DI Ferry Sunset cruise afterwards. Perfect evening. Thanks!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my friend Kelly on the Daniel Island ferry and then to the king stayed for dinner because she saved my life when my appendix burst two weeks ago. It was a very lovely evening with amazing service and delicious food!! Thank you for exceeding my expectations! Danielle Beer

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Cooper
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a beautiful setting! The restaurant was so nice. We enjoyed our food too. The service was awesome. I highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was sooo yummy!! Perfect place for a girls dinner or date night to treat yourself

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DonnaE
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside on the patio with a beautiful view overlooking the Wando. Very quiet outside, would have been noisy inside the restaurant

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Foodie71
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated birthdays on the patio. Ryan, our server was fantastic! Off the charts! One of our best experiences in Charleston and can’t wait to return! Food was great too! Lol!

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KendraL
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our anniversary last night and it was a fantastic night. Our server was wonderful, very attentive and easy to talk to. We were given complimentary champagne and dessert to celebrate. We will definitely be back!

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vipScgirl
Charleston
23 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time dining here. It was a great! The building is visually beautiful with nice sleek lines and nothing that takes away from the beautiful water views. Our waiter Jay was delightful and made the dining experience even better. He made great recommendations and timed our courses perfectly. The food was wonderful. Everything was so fresh and tasty. The hush puppies were excellent!! We will return here again and again!

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vipAnaZ
Charleston
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always!

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FredF
New England
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food2service4ambience3

Once again had a disappointing experience...will not return. Menu needs much improvement..

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vipElizabethA
Columbus
15 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great night. Outside dining was superb and great ambiance. Inside is a little too noisy. Our server was excellent!

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Katie
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jaclyn, our waitress, went above and beyond to help us celebrate a few birthdays with friends. Fabulous, delicious dinner!

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals I have had in Charleston, hands down.

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PatrickM
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Setting beautiful David was very good catered to us made by girlfriend birthday a pleasant experience

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Aimee
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant! Service was outstanding. Loved being near the water and very impressed with Daniel Island. The Lowtide tower was awesome and seafood chowder delicious.

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Tessa
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’m kicking myself for not taking photos. Benji was the best server, and he had some sweet Doc Martens on too. We started with octopus, which was perfectly grilled and not overdone. My date had the pub steak med rare with frites, which he inhaled. I had the tuna med rare with bok choi, which was the best tuna I’ve had locally. The view was outstanding! We were seated inside, but next time will request outdoors. Ambience was perfect - not too loud, but great energy. Took a romantic little walk afterwards. What a great location for a restaurant. We can’t wait to come back! We’ll be sure to request Benji!

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AmandaB
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

It was a wonderful atmosphere with delicious food. We came for our anniversary and they gave us each a glass of champagne in celebration. The waiter really paid attention to detail and provided outstanding service.

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vipShebeest
Charleston
15 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Make a reservation - early! This place is hopping, no doubt due to the lovely, clean, modern, spacious interior and decor, and the waterfront setting. We all loved our entrees - a trout dish, 2 mahi mahis, and a steak frites, plus hush puppies & calamari appetizers. Servings were a bit on the smaller side but the quality was outstanding. Loved the bourbon blood orange cocktail I had in the upstairs porch bar too, and the key lime pie was fantastic - that meringue! Our server brought me a little brownie ice cream confetti dish for my birthday which was thoughtful. (It was the ONLY item all night that was bland and lacking in flavor, but I understand - why give away the good desserts?)
I do hope they are successful with their staffing problems, because this place is a winner!

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vipSwampFox
Charleston
52 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Our first dining experience with Kingstide was a winner and we will be back. The service was the best COVID era service we have experienced. Reminiscent of the pre-Covid days. The food was excellent and exceeded our expectations when we first looked at their menu on line.. cocktails were great. The hushpuppies, tuna tartar, oysters Rockefeller, and campfire trout were delicious and are definitely repeats. The inside ambiance was rather noisy since it was all interior hard scape with nothing to absorb the sound. They have both downstairs and upstairs outside porch seating overlooking the river. The downstairs porch has a roof overhang. Weather permitting, we’ll try outside next time.

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DIHappy
Atlanta
37 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Steak was delicious, but portions were small. Restaurant was out of one of the drinks featured on their menu (they were out of it at the upstairs bar 2 days ago as well). Our waiter was very friendly and professional.

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vipWonderful
Greensboro
40 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant. Food snd service both top rate. Only reason I did not give it 5stars is the two top tables are a little too small for comfortable dining.

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SherriO
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food as usual was outstanding. Our server, Rena, was attentive and helpful. Always a delight. One of our favorites.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
18 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had oysters on the half shell, oysters Rockefeller, and hush puppies at the rooftop. All excellent! Great service! We ate in the dining room later. We had the octopus and crab fried rice for starters. Both were so delicious. My husband had the lobster roll and I had the lobster pasta. They were both very good. Wonderful atmosphere and great service. We will be back! Totally recommend this place!

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vippaulq101
Charleston
30 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

We love the atmosphere and the food. However service definitely needs work. We received our appetizers came very quickly but there was a significant lag until we got our entrees. Our server was very apologetic and the manger actually delivered our meals with an apology. There was an offer for drinks, but we declined as we had a bit of a ride home.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there and have not one complaint. Service was impeccable and food was very tasty. Will definitely be back!

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TonyA
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Nice experience, plenty of great choices, well chosen wines by the glass, fun cocktails, clean fresh seafood and decadent dessert. Sat outside, weather was beautiful.

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Kram
Charleston
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Tasty food & charming ambiance w waterfront views.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun and very attentive service. Food and drinks were very good.

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marian
Charleston
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Noisy nothing to absorb the sound
Food & service outstanding

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JudyL
Charleston
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful views, our server (Ryan) was very attentive. The food was outstanding

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Cass
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Fantastic evening dining at Kingstide. I'm sorry to say I do not have the name of our waitress as I would give her public kudos. Her level of service and lovely personality made the experience even better than imagined. Highly recommend!

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vipStaceyS
Miami
32 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So happy we got to try this restaurant while visiting the area. It came recommended and did not disappoint. Our server was wonderful and gave us great recommendations as to what to order and all was excellent. Great ambiance inside, would loved to have sat outside but the weather had other ideas for us this particular evening. Highly recommend this restaurant.

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MeghanB
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here for my birthday. Had the absolute best waiter who made the day very special. Not only this but food was phenomenal everything from the apps to the delicious deserts. Definitely will be coming back

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Choppy
Tulsa
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My second visit to Kingtide and it was amazing. Celebrating my birthday and anniversary so it was a special occasion meal. Ordered the octopus, brussel sprouts, trout and lobster ravioli, all were scrumptious! What really stood out was our server, Benji, who was excellent! Thank you !

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vipOpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience1

Menu odd. Many items taken off Oak menu. Chowder ruined because too spicy.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent consideration for celiacs and those with gluten sensitivities! The waiter and kitchen was very conscientious when it came to cross contamination and it made for an excellent experience on top of the great food and incredible design!

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ButchH
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The swordfish was outstanding. Loved the ambiance and service. Overall great experience. Started upstairs and finished in main dining room. Key lime pie was a nice finish.

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The Kingstide is rated 4.6 stars by 432 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.