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Diners' Choice: Great for outdoor dining restaurants in Charleston

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Updated July 05, 2024

Looking for the best restaurants that are great for outdoor dining in Charleston? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of La Rustica restaurant
4.8
4.8 (39)
$30 and under
American
Summerville
About the restaurant
Coming Soon!
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
We visited there for probably the 8th time. This one was special it was my wife's birthday. It was a Tuesday night. They seated us early. Started with bread it was amazing as always. I ordered risotto with shrimp and peas absolutely mouth watering. Wife had branziono special she loved it. Great experience once again. The best itlian restaurant by far in the Charleston.
A photo of Boathouse at Breach Inlet restaurant
4.6
4.6 (5271)
$31 to $50
Seafood
Isle of Palms
About the restaurant
This waterfront locale is historically known as the launching site of our country's first submarine, the H.L. Hunley. Poised at the breach between the Intracoastal Waterway and the Atlantic, you can enjoy a meal amongst the spectacular sunset views and balmy ocean breezes of the Isle of Palms. Come early and have a cocktail at the Rooftop Bar while enjoying amazing views before dining.

Top review
tjmartvip
Dined 5 days ago
We were out back and it was a little hot but it is July. Service was great as well as food.
A photo of Fleet Landing Restaurant & Bar restaurant
4.6
4.6 (7663)
$30 and under
Seafood
Downtown Charleston
About the restaurant
Our beautiful new raw bar overlookis the Charleston Harbor. Please call the restaurant for raw bar reservations.

Fleet Landing Restaurant & Bar is Charleston's Best Waterfront Dining with a focus on local and sustainable produce and seafood. Housed in a 1940s retired naval building on the east side of the Charleston peninsula, Fleet Landing features a fusion of classic and contemporary Southern seafood fare in a setting that celebrates the area's waterfront heritage.

We take reservations and invite you to make them as far in advance as possible, as they fill up weeks in advance. We always invite walk-ins to join the waitlist when you arrive. If there is no availability on OpenTable, we are fully committed for reservations, and you are invited to join the waitlist when you arrive. For groups of 5-10, please give us a call at 843.722.8100. Larger groups are usually booked several weeks in advance. The largest group that we are able to accommodate is 10 guests.

Top review
ElaineT
Dined 3 days ago
Service perfect! Seated us 20 minutes before our 8:00 reservation. We got there early and asked. Our server was attentive. The martini wasn’t good. The server came back and asked how a dirty is prepared. That really doesn’t make that much difference to me. The food was very fresh and good. Good beachy fried platters. Good not the best ever. The hush puppies I had read about didn’t disappoint. We got plain puppies since my husband would like the stuffed part. Delicious! Very reasonably priced compared to the way every restaurant has gone up. Very crowded but a lot of seating. We sat on side by water. View ok and not many restaurants even have a view. All in all a 4 due to good food and good server and hostess. Good family place.
A photo of Crave Kitchen & Cocktails restaurant
4.6
4.6 (3267)
$30 and under
American
Mount Pleasant
About the restaurant
***OUR PATIO IS NOW "OPEN AIR" AND, THEREFORE A WEATHER-PERMITTING DINING AREA***

Located just over the bridge from Isle of Palms, within The Shoppes at Seaside Farms, Crave proudly serves superb dining and classic cocktails to Mount Pleasant residents & low-country visitors.

We are proud members of Fresh On The Menu, a certified SC grown initiative with a heavy focus on locally-produced products. Our Chef is extremely sensitive to dietary restrictions and sensitivities, resulting in over 20% of our menu being able to accommodate guest allergies and food sensitivities.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
Another enjoyable meal with friends on the patio. Great job Crave
A photo of Tavern & Table restaurant
4.5
4.5 (2616)
$30 and under
American
Mount Pleasant
About the restaurant
Tavern & Table is the dream child of Cecil & Dianne Crowley, Andy Palmer & Jeff Condon. After years of working together on various successful restaurant concepts, they wanted to bring together the very best aspects of fine dining and casual hospitality in a beautiful and comfortable setting. Tavern & Table is more than a restaurant, it was created to be a gathering place where people sit in comfort and share small plates for the table or enjoy a hearty meal. The bartenders know the fine art of cocktail making and their interest in flavor and presentation comes alive in not only in the food but in barrel aged cocktails that are created in-house.
Top review
ToyaEvip
Dined 1 day ago
So happy we have this option for a nice restaurant on Shem Creek ! Love the atmosphere and quality dining experience. The others are fine, but they're more of a bar atmosphere !! Always a treat to go to Tavern & Table ! Thanks, Toya Engel
A photo of Coastal Provisions restaurant
4.4
4.4 (429)
$31 to $50
Southern
Isle of Palms
About the restaurant
Coastal Provisions offers upscale yet resort casual dining to the Charleston area public and resort guests. Menus change seasonally, allowing us to capture the freshest ingredients of the moment. Proud partner of the South Carolina Aquarium's Good Catch program.

Important Note: All reservations are held inside as outdoor seating is weather permitting. Comments specifying seating preference are honored if, and when available. In an effort to accommodate as many outside requests as possible, we offer our outdoor seating mainly on a first come, first served basis. Please contact the restaurant directly for additional details or confirmations.

Top review
RodMvip
Dined 3 days ago
Red snapper on rice was excellent. Not our first visit to this restaurant and not our last. Highly recommend..
A photo of ÉLEVÉ at Grand Bohemian Hotel Charleston restaurant
4.4
4.4 (1311)
$30 and under
European
Downtown Charleston
About the restaurant
Coastal cuisine infused with southern heritage and prepared with classic French culinary techniques make Élevé unmatched. The elegant rooftop restaurant with views of Charleston’s charming cobblestone streets complete this sophisticated dining experience.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jul 12, 2024
Can't say enough good things about our experience. Food, service, atmosphere, etc. were exceptional. My girlfriend became my fiance and I couldn't be happier. We were so happy and would go again!
A photo of The Longboard - Sullivan's Island restaurant
4.4
4.4 (148)
$30 and under
Seafood
Sullivan's Island
About the restaurant
The Longboard - Sullivan’s Island is the 2nd iteration of The Longboard concept, originally born on St. John [USVI], opened May 2015 in the heart of Cruz Bay. Like the flagship concept, the S.I. location offers light & health fares and creative cocktails inspired by coastal regions around the globe. This location also embraces the rustic, wood-fire cuisine of the group’s other Caribbean locale [The Easterly – St. Thomas], focusing on fresh & local seafood, handcrafted cocktails, and an extensive wine list... all with a Lowcountry focus in mind.
Top review
ChristineWvip
Dined today
Great night and service! Table of 7. Food was great!
A photo of The Kingstide restaurant
4.4
4.4 (1427)
$30 and under
Seafood
Daniel Island
About the restaurant
The Kingstide is Daniel Island's first and only waterfront restaurant. Boasting a pristine setting along the Wando River's meandering waterways, the beautifully appointed two-story space features an abundance of windows that maximize natural light and picturesque views. Envisioned and executed by renowned Charleston-based Cortney Bishop Design, The Kingstide's rustic yet refined interiors offer a nautical nod that goes beyond coastal expectations The menu offers a variety of seafood dishes thoughtfully presented in both raw and wood-fired preparations. Inspired by the beautifully simple flavors of the sea, The Kingstide partners with local and regional fisheries, farmers, and purveyors to showcase the Lowcountry's bounty through fresh, seasonally driven cuisine.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
Our server Jacob was amazing the drinks were fantastic and the food was impeccable Priced well for the location Would definitely recommend
A photo of Coterie- Charleston restaurant
4.4
4.4 (376)
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Downtown Charleston
About the restaurant
The word “coterie," in its essence, means a group of people who come together to share their ideas. Unique perspectives are what brings flavor to our conversations and our relationships, and they thrive in the right environment.

Our style is an edited mix of flavorful dishes and drinks served in an intimate setting. Flavors come to the forefront as easily as the conversations held by the people enjoying the food. At Coterie, everyone brings their own story to the table.

Top review
Mrsajsm
Dined on Jul 9, 2024
This was such a vibe! They were attentive and the food BUSSED DOWN 🤤🤤 12/10 HIGHLY RECOMMEND. we had the chimichurri steak and chamoy ribs. Great people, a hole-in-the-wall restaurant that EVERYONE should try!
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