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Diners' Choice: Great for scenic views restaurants in South Carolina

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Updated May 05, 2024

Looking restaurants that have the most scenic view in South Carolina? 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 Mill Pond Steakhouse restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1554)
$31 to $50
Steak
Rembert
About the restaurant
Window seating is first come, first serve depending on how early you make your reservation. Parties larger than 5 are unable to be seated next to the window. We do our best to accommodate all requests but aren't always able to seat everyone that requests a window seat by the window.

Mill Pond Steakhouse is the only up-scaled steakhouse in the midlands. We have a well developed staff that is committed to your dining needs. It starts from the time you pick up the phone to make a reservation to when you are welcomed at the front door and lasts forever. When you arrive to the Mill Pond Steakhouse in Boykin, SC you take a step back in time. Mill Pond Steakhouse offers rustic elegance with southern hospitality and a one of a kind dining experience.

Parties of 6 or more are required to call the restaurant at 803-425-8825 and ask to speak to management.

If you can't make your reservation on time, please call to let us know or else your table may be given to someone else. Thank you!

Top review
VernonH
Dined 4 days ago
We have been to the Mill Pond several times over the years. I will be honest as I had a poor experience about a year ago and was very disappointed. But this visit was perfect! The food was superb and the service was outstanding. Could not have been better. The appetizer (oysters) were the best the I have ever had. Will be back soon. Thanks very much.
A photo of Clark's Seafood and Chop House restaurant
4.8
4.8 (3061)
$30 and under
Seafood
Little River
About the restaurant


The ultimate in Myrtle Beach Chophouse dining. Clark’s is comfortable yet sophisticated and soaks up the beautiful Coquina Harbour for the perfect backdrop to delicious dining.

Clark’s offers only USDA Choice steaks. Our awe inspiring 14 oz. New York Strip, 9 oz. Filet Mignon, and Prime Rib are all served charred and bursting with prime aged flavor. Seafood is fresh and local, with a twist of seafood favorites which include oysters, shrimp, scallops and fresh catch of the day.

Our bar menu includes an extensive wine list which features a wide array of wines by the glass. Specialty martinis and cocktails and great cuisine take center stage at this scenic Little River restaurant. Clark’s Seafood and Chop House is at the top of the restaurant list for locals and Grand Strand visitors. Whether you come for lunch or dinner, we’re sure you will come back again and again.

Top review
AbbeyB
Dined 5 days ago
We had a great waitress and the food is always great!
A photo of Top of Carolina restaurant
4.8
4.8 (73)
$31 to $50
American
Columbia
About the restaurant
Embark on a culinary adventure unlike any other as you ascend to the pinnacle of indulgence at the Top of Carolina rotating restaurant for Sunday brunch. Nestled high above the cityscape, our panoramic views are only rivaled by the sumptuous spread awaiting your arrival. As you sip on mimosas and bask in the morning sunlight, let the world below become a mere backdrop to the feast unfolding before you.

From the first bite of freshly baked pastries to the last sip of artisan coffee, every detail is meticulously curated to tantalize your taste buds and elevate your brunch experience to new heights. Indulge in a symphony of flavors, from savory classics to inventive culinary creations, all while being gently spun around to witness the ever-changing landscape below.

Join us at the Top of Carolina, where Sunday brunch isn't just a meal—it's an unforgettable journey through taste and sight, leaving you with memories as delightful as the dishes themselves.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 5, 2024
This was a fantastic meal experience. There was a large variety of food both breakfast and lunch options. There was salad and fruit stations. The desert station was amazing. You could make your own omelet as well. All of the staff was super friendly and attentive. The set-up is nice in how the tables are set to showcase the views and still leave plenty of room for walking around the circular room. We took my mom for early mother's day and she loved it. Come hungry! We were stuffed and you cannot beat the price for a large buffet!
A photo of The Retreat at Ridgeway: Lake Wateree Dining restaurant
4.8
4.8 (98)
$30 and under
Southern
Colonel Creek Landing
About the restaurant
The Retreat located on Lake Wateree in Ridgeway, South Carolina is inspired by celebrating family and the community. This scratch kitchen showcases locally sourced, seasonal ingredients in their cozy lake front restaurant. Chef Blake Hartwick's approach and belief in representing local farmers drives the refined southern cuisine served at The Retreat. The southern charm extends through the whole restaurant as Heather's dedication to exceptional experience will provide you with a warm welcome in an elegant, yet relaxed atmosphere paired with attentive service. Menu items that have remained on the menu since day one, Hickory Smoked Pork Chop, the Retreat Burger, and Buffalo Cauliflower.

Top review
EWilson
Dined on May 4, 2024
Crabcakes were superb along with the roasted salmon. Surprisingly the creamed cauliflower was delicious! The filet mignon was tender and cooked as ordered. Throughly enjoyed our meal and the new dining chairs are very comfortable. As always the service was excellent. Highly recommend for a great meal out and enjoy the lake the lake view.
A photo of Fleet Landing Restaurant & Bar restaurant
4.6
4.6 (7534)
$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
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
Great location and amazing food! Good spot to eat before a boat trip. Short walk to the pickup spot.
A photo of Gulfstream Cafe - Priority Seating restaurant
4.5
4.5 (4334)
$30 and under
Seafood
Garden City/Murrells Inlet
About the restaurant
For more than 30 years, Gulfstream Cafe has been a sought-after spot for birthdays, anniversaries and more thanks to the picturesque waterfront view and authentic coastal cuisine. The laid-back atmosphere at this Garden City institution complements the fresh seafood and southern favorites, choice options include broiled Lobster Tail, creamy She Crab Soup and jumbo lump Crab Cakes. Head back for their seasonal Oyster Roasts or watch the sunset on the rooftop deck, all wildly popular (and Instagram-worthy). *Please note: Guests are permitted to park in any open space on our shared lot.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
Waitress was lots of fun! Hush puppies were amazing! Ceviche is a must. We will definitely be back
A photo of The Kingstide restaurant
4.4
4.4 (1372)
$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 5 days ago
The overall dinner experience was excellent, our server was very friendly and knowledgeable. The manager stopped by our table asking us about our meal which is always nice touch to the dinner experience. We will return in the near future
A photo of California Dreaming - Charleston - Priority Seating restaurant
4.2
4.2 (2969)
$30 and under
American
West Ashley
About the restaurant
Since 1987, California Dreaming has been a proud part of the Charleston, SC community. Our spacious, open setting features floor-to-ceiling windows that offer stunning views of the Ashley River, creating the perfect backdrop for a lively night out. You can also enjoy these panoramic views from our wrap-around deck, complete with a bar and easily accessible by boat. Whether you're craving low country favorites or our famous prime rib, California Dreaming is a favorite among both locals and tourists.

**Please note that we provide Advance Priority Seating to reduce wait times and expedite the seating process when your entire party arrives. To ensure the best experience for all guests, we seat groups of up to 6. While larger groups are seated separately, this arrangement is flexible during quieter hours.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
Fantastic food, fresh and delicious. Minimal wait time for each course, no wait to be seated. Our server was superb and on top of our needs and drink refills constantly.
A photo of Charleston Harbor Fish House - Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina restaurant
4.0
4 (2525)
$30 and under
Seafood
Mount Pleasant
About the restaurant
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.

*We Validate Parking with your meal!

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 5 days ago
The she crab soup and lobster ravioli were AMAZING!!!
A photo of The Carolina Room- The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort and Spa restaurant
3.8
3.8 (181)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Hilton Head Island
About the restaurant
The Carolina Room is a casual, family-friendly venue that serves fantastic seasonal offerings and unique Lowcountry cuisine. The Culinary Team creates inspiring dishes using the freshest local and sustainable ingredients. The menu also includes the signature Westin Brand Eat Well Menu, ensuring delicious and healthy options for guests. Join us at The Carolina Room for a dining experience that celebrates the flavors of the Lowcountry and promotes wellness through mindful eating.
Top review
MichaelTvip
Dined 3 days ago
Outstanding service, good food fairly priced. Limited menu.
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