The Kingstide

4.7
604 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.
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4.8
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4.7
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Noise · Moderate
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JerolG
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A great place for a date night meal. We had a wonderful conversation without having to fight the ambient noise. Food was delicious and the staff was exceptional.

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MariaF
Western NC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Sorry for this review, but experience was sadly poor. Food did not meet expectations in any dish. Pricey but not satisfactory. Server was not well-trained for fine dining.

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vipRickV
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wait staff very professional and knowledgeable. Food delivered quickly and all the dishes were very good.

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Lynnie
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Personally I like live music. The food is great. The view is only visible if you are in a certain area because the booths are too isolated. I like a place where I can see and be seen and where there is a buzz of live music. I hear there is music in the summer upstairs. Thats all well and good but maybe during the winter when things are slow why not jazz it up a bit with a little jazz? Sure would be the icing on the cake otherwise it is just another place with good food.

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EHTCharleston
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We really enjoyed our dinner at Kingstide to celebrate a friend's birthday. Overall, food and service were outstanding. However, the noise level is extremely high in the restaurant and at times I couldn't even hear the table conversation with only 5 people. Improvements to noise would drastically improve the overall experience. The aesthetic and views are phenomenal and coastal.

We tried appetizers, entrees and desserts. I highly recommend the burrata and the cauliflower for appetizers. The fish sliders are also tender and tasty. For entrees, we really enjoyed the tuna and the agnolotti. Finally, for dessert we had the flourless cake with a delicious sorbet topping, the cheesecake and the cookies and cream ice cream sandwich. Thanks for a great evening!

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BethB
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very hard to carry on a conversation, once the venue started filling up.

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Michael
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seafood is their specialty. the daily fish is always good as are their oysters. highly suggest a few sides to share with the table; sprouts, sweet potatoes and fries are our favorites. Burrata to start never gets complaints, same with the brownie to top it off!

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DougL
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I really enjoyed the atmosphere and menu options at Kingstide. It is a must-visit for some of the best unique seafood dishes in Charleston!

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CallaWassie
Charleston
12 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Our reserved indoor table was waiting for us, although it took a little time to be seated due to a person ahead of conversing with the hostess for several minutes. We immediately noticed the high noise level upon entering the restaurant due to the wood flooring, wood ceiling and lots of glass windows. The high noise level continued throughout the course of the dinner, so that we both had to speak in raised voices to hear one another. Disappointing!

Salad and seafood dishes for dinner were good. Would have preferred my lobster entree to be served warm on a chilly evening but was told that was not an option. Our server Lisa was pleasant and efficient.

We'll probably wait for warmer weather before returning to dine here...outdoors!

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Spanky
Charleston
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kingstide has definitely stepped it up a few notches since they opened last year. We ordered the marinated octopus and it was the best I've ever had. For an appetizer, we ordered a sampler of a dozen oysters which were ultra-fresh and delicious. Our server was Dalton and he did a fantastic job. So thankful to have this wonderful restaurant on Daniel Island!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was friendly and professional. The service was considerate and comfortable. And the food was DELICIOUS!

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MeganB
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the lobster Cobb, the steak, Brussels and tried all the aioli. It was amazing and even got dessert which we normally don’t do, the choc flourless cake was really good. The wonderful waitress jaqueline brought us champagne too. Will be back for sure!

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Kissrules
Charleston
13 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience2

First time eating here. It was a business meal with three customers and a coworker. The tuna entre was outstanding. Staff was attentive, courteous, and helpful.
The only negative was the noise. We arrived for a 545PM seating and the restaurant was quiet. However, the restaurant soon filled and the music volume was increased. Combined with the high ceilings, wooden floors, etc, it became very difficult to communicate. My one suggestion is to lower the music volume, or even better, turn it OFF when the restaurant is busy.
Otherwise, great job!

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vipStuartP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall3food1service4ambience4

Lack of interesting menu options, and general lack of flavor

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joem
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2022
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Outdoor dining, weather permitting, is the best. Only complaint is noise level too high indoors. We will continue to dine at Kingstide when outdoor dining is available.

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beekeezee
Louisville
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience, very friendly staff. Will go back soon!

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vipgeraldt
Charleston
8 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2022
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Just very disappointing

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Pablo
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2022
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Nice atmosphere and service but the food was too rich for me and it’s pricey. Neat bar upstairs.

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SherryG
West Virginia
8 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service! Carlene, our server was terrific. Must haves - the grilled octopus app, the burrata was delicious. We had the swordfish was delicious and perfectly prepared, as was the squash agnolotti! Dining area was a bit loud~ busy night with all tables full. We look forward to coming back to enjoy cocktails at the rooftop open bar area and to explore Daniel Island!

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MaryH
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hostess went out of her way to accommodate our group, loved our server and food

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RickiC
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dining experience was exceptional — both the meal and level of service exceeded our expectations!

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vipKingfish
Charleston
98 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

GREAT FOOD, GREAT SERVICE AND GREAT AMBIANCE! I HIGHLY RECOMEND THIS ESTABLISHMENT!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant with relaxed vibe and amazing food

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
9 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Joe and his team are fantastic!

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MargoK
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very cute place with great ambiance. Food was outstanding. Manager David is wonderful.

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Shm1
Charleston
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service and atmosphere. The indoor dining area is open and airy with very tasteful decor.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Portions seemed a little small but everything was delicious. And as always- great service and fantastic views.

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DjhenD
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best brussel sprouts I ever tasted! Staff are friendly and very attentive

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vipTucker
Louisville
11 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The low country soup was very tasty but heavy on potatoes with a few clams. The brussel sprouts were burnt and the crab fried rice was very salty with microscopic pieces of clam. Like everywhere they must have been short on help. We waited a long time for our food even though we had a 5pm reservation thinking it would be less crowded.

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vipRickyR
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Well, I suppose after all the hype about this restaurant, with lovely views of the water, and great food, etc, I was expecting something clearly a 5 star rating. Well, it sure did disappoint. We ordered a marguerita, that was one of the worst ones we have ever had. Our server spoke so fast that we were exhausted from trying to understand and hear what he said. The dinner was a bit underwhelming. Now maybe in the daytime, one could marvel at the lovely view, that is if there will be a next time.

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Muse007
Charleston
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my boyfriend here for his birthday dinner. The service and food was great. The outdoor dining was perfect. Highly recommend the octopus and swordfish.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very nice dinner with family

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carlos
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was wonderful and the atmosphere was very romantic

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KateK
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We will definitely be back again the food was outstanding and we went for Christmas Eve!!

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local
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, food, and service. Will definitely be back.

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Paul
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

fabulous food, fabulous people, fabulous vibe~ a foodie heaven!

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vipRick
Charleston
40 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An amazing dinner. Oysters Rockefeller and Triggerfish Special were fantastic. Great martinis, too!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
9 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The wait staff at Kingstide is the best!!! They need a raise and a Christmas bonus!!

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LisaM
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

My family went on December 23rd. People were very nice. Bartender made tasty cocktails. I was disappointed with the Chef not being able to modify food for dairy free dietary restrictions. I would go back but not with anyone with dietary restrictions.

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CarrieC
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The food was great, very unique, and the service was phenomenal! It was a bit 'clattery' though

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The Kingstide is rated 4.7 stars by 604 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.