The Kingstide

4.7
531 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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4.7
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4.7
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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very very excellent food and service!!

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CaraJ
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Food was good but really nothing to write home about for the price. Ambience was great.

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cmad
Charleston
11 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Can't complain about the food, the service or the view! The Seared Tuna and the Campfire Trout were delicious. We shared the cauliflower app ($15!) and the brussel sprouts side ($9). Both were delightful. Our server Marielle was charming and thorough. The mixed drinks, however, were lacking. I asked for a standard margarita and it tasted like lemonade. Then I ordered a dark and stormy...and got a light rum mule. I spoke to the bartender on the way out and learned that the mule mix-up was a miscommunication. If you are straying from the specialty cocktail list, be forewarned!

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vipBob46
Charleston
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Both the food and service (Lisa) were excellent. However, our experience was marred by the fact that we were seated next to the door to the outside dining area. It was a cold night and the servers were very careless about closing the door enough to minimize the cold air coming to our table. Not only our table but, as we later found out, several other tables found it to be uncomfortably cold. We will come back, but either insist on being seated away from the door, or, if we are not seated away and it is cold, we will walk out.

MC
MichaelC
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time at Kingstide--we loved it! For our Thanksgiving meal we just shared a selection from the "For the Table" portion of the menu. Perfect!

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vippaulq101
Charleston
31 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This has become our favorite go to restaurant. Excellent food and service. The staff goes out of their way to make sure you have a great experience.

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MardiL
Charleston
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful evening, sunset on the water, holiday lights, food, drinks, and service were excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Dalton our server was terrific.

Getting reservations was awkward. This is the 2nd time I had difficulty.

We ordered buratta… realized we never received it. Not sure if We were charged.

I indicated we were celebrating birthdays. No mention of it.

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Herrkoepke
Charleston
27 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really nice server, delicious food in a lively space, what more do you want?

CJ
CJsMom
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Overall, a solid meal for a reasonable price. The service was very good. Our favorites were the mussels and brownie sundaes. Both of our entrees just needed a bit more salt or flavoring.

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vipOysterLover
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again, an excellent evening with super delicious food,drink and service. Such a relaxing spot with an outstanding water view!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Gina is a great attentive manager! Dalton our server was super. After several meals lunch and dinner always the same high quality. Great job Indigo road!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food and service were excellent. My only complaint is the layout could be a little better. While we were waiting for our table, we felt like we were in the way of the wait staff. There’s not an area that’s good for waiting. The bar in the back is small and has no sitting area. Even while standing there, you’re constantly in heavy foot traffic. I feel this restaurant is best suited for warm months when guests can be outside. But the food was so good, that we will definitely go back. We’ll just know where to stand so we’re out of the way.

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BlinkerBlonde
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant and the fish and lobster were fresh and delicious. It is a bit pricey and the acoustics made it noisy inside. It is worth it when you are ready for a splurge! Also, the waterfront has a fountain that changes colors at night. It has a very pretty dock and children's park, too.

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vipJamesP
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Kingside is a terrific spot. Service was great, food was great, had a wonderful time! We had a reservation; only issue was when we were seated in a booth, we requested a table by the window. This seemed like a big deal for the staff to deal with for a few minutes. Ultimately we were seated and all good!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We just back home to SC so this was a much needed date night and celebratory dinner ! The food, ambience, service, and views were all extraordinary!

Thank you!

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vipWilliam
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful wait staff. Dining room is noisy when the restaurant is full. We continue to have a wonderful time and experience with each visit.

JB
JoananneB
Charleston
8 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening with out of town friends. The food was delicious and different and the service was wonderful

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malady
Charlotte
7 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious as always!

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vipShipster
Charleston
21 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to dinner with friends on a Wednesday evening and were somewhat skeptical given some of the recent reviews. Once we entered, we checked in at the hostess desk and went upstairs for a drink from the bar before our friends arrived. The service was quick and the drinks were very good. Front desk texted me when table was ready, which was within 10 minutes of our reservation time.

Ambience of the main dining room is excellent. Nice view of the kitchen, plus good water views (from inside) and the tables/booths were well spread out so you don't feel cramped of jammed in. Ordered Mussels, Brussel sprouts and Calamari for appetizers...they accidently delivered a cauliflower app as well, so we had that in addition. All 4 were excellent! The flavors jumped off the plates...It was a lot of food to start our meal, but it was so good we ate every single bite. For dinner, 2 of us had the Lobster Agnolotti, 1 had Seared Tuna and 1 had a Lobster Roll.

The Seared tuna was nicely cooked rare and the quality of the tuna was superb as it melted in your mouth like a high end sushi restaurant, combined with wonderful flavors from the bok choy. The lobster roll was good sized, full of lobster and delicious. The Lobster Agnolotti says its in a "shellfish sauce", which didn't sound so appealing, however our server, Noah (who by the way totally rocked it. He was friendly, attentive and very helpful - perfect service all around) checked with the kitchen and got us a better description of a red sauce (not marinara btw) with various spices, carrots, etc. that was extremely tasty and complimentary to the lobster pasta. We all loved our respective dishes and will most definitely be back...and we'll ask for Noah as well!

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vipFishy
Naples
43 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience5

We took friends. Too noisy side to hear normal conversations conversation. Lobster was terrible. Some left food as inedible. Staff wheeled portable heaters to keep us warm. Very thoughtful. View was great. Waiters were very helpful, wish food was better.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was our 1 year anniversary and Lindsey was our server. She was prompt, kind, attentive, but not overbearing, an absolute delight and made the experience 5 stars. Food was paced well, fresh, and beautifully balanced. Trout was outstanding as well as the Brussels. Dessert was ok. We got the brownie Sunday and honestly nothing special but still good. We’ll return if given the chance.

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Slammy
Charleston
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

We sat outside. A bit cool but heaters provided and the atmosphere was second to none. This was our second time at the restaurant, we have been to the rooftop bar a dozen times. The food has always just been OK. I had Tuna and it was fair. The menu is small so your choices are limited. I get it but I don’t like it. There is a far better choice just up the street it’s just hard to pass on the ambiance at the Tide.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautifully decorated restaurant. The service is outstanding & the food is delicious! Highly recommend this place!

SG
vipStephenG
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Well you can’t beat the location on the waterfront but you can beat the food. Tried a number of menu items and frankly just not enough flavors. Definitely shouldn’t go here if you are going to have a steak. It was very bland and just a little too much charcoal tasting for my wife and I do happen to agree. Swordfish special was okay and the salads are very ordinary. Given the location and quality of service you would just expect Kingstide to be so much better when it comes to their food. Too many other great choices around to make Kingstide a personal top choice.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great server.

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vipOysterLover
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another amazing meal at Kingstide! We enjoyed the tuna tartare, the swordfish nightly seafood special and the trout. All amazing! Oh, and the squash appetizer was perfect for a chilly fall night!

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KristineB
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

very salty lobster roll, and they mixed up our dinners with appetizers..

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Ollie
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

had reservation for 7 pm for 4, inside. table not available when we arrived. Waited 20 minutes and accepted table on patio which worked out fine but should not had to be delayed.

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Janelle
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service, and ambiance was excellent. Our server Dalton was great! All his recommendations were on point and he made our dining experience great.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
9 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great! Tasty and beautifully presented plates. The tuna tartare is very good. The fish of the day was swordfish and it was excellent. The campfire trout was good, not spectacular. They had a good selection of oysters, fresh and cleanly shucked. Cocktails were good too! Can’t wait to go back and try more food!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

40th anniversary

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OpenTable Diner
Savannah
3 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great date night dinner! Exceptional waitress!

TB
TracyB
Charleston
9 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our second experience at Kingstide was just as great as the first! The food is fantastic, the service is very professional and the restaurant itself is gorgeous. Do yourself a favor and have the crab rice. It was excellent!! The Brussels sprouts were fantastic! The lobster agnolotti was sublime. We had a wonderful anniversary dinner and will be back soon!

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BeccaZ
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lindsay was amazing! Great food and we had an absolutely wonderful time. The oysters Rockefeller were not warm, but the flavors were good. Other than that the food was wonderful!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food, loud and pricey

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patrickM
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

A bit pricey for food and wine. Nothing special except the desserts.

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Molly
Charleston
10 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was very helpful without being intrusive. Sitting outside on the porch was perfect!

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Foodielovers
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding experience overall.
Everyone enjoyed their meal and service was great.
A beautiful location with nice water views.
Will definitely return.

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caragh
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Beautiful lowcountry setting, interesting menu and delicious food.

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The Kingstide is rated 4.7 stars by 531 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.