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Boathouse at Breach Inlet, Isle Of Palms, SC

Boathouse at Breach Inlet

4.4
4.4
4468 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 16 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, American, Southern

  • Hours of operation

    Happy Hour Mon–Fri 3:00 pm–6:00 pm Bar Daily 3:00 pm–9:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (843) 886-8000

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Antonio Inzillo

  • Private party facilities

    Our waterfront deck overlooking the waterway accommodates 80 people for a seated dinner or lunch or up to 150 people for a cocktail party. The rooftop bar can accommodate cocktail parties up to 75 people. Our sun room can accommodate 36 people for a seated dinner Our inlet bar and boardwalk area can accommodate cocktail parties for outdoor events. Evening events are currently very limited. Daytime luncheons are recommended. Please inquire at manager@boathouserestaurants.com

  • Private party contact

    Nicole Curtis: (843) 886-8000

  • Neighborhood

    Isle of Palms

  • Cross street

    Breach Inlet

  • Parking details

    Self service street parking also available across the street.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • South Carolina

    Great for scenic views

  • Charleston

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Charleston

    Great for scenic views

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and food. John at the rooftop bar was great!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    The food was reasonable but not extraordinary. The seating is very tight and cozy. The waiter was in a hurry to get us out as quickly as possible. It became a meal than an experience. At this price point, the meal should be a progression from one to another than a militaristic execution every ten minutes.
  3. DL

    DarrellL

    Anchorage

    29 reviews

    2.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience2
    My wife ordered med well streak and it was cooked well and dry.lt and no flavor. My dish, too much going on. Shrimp and grits. I have never left grits on my plate (bowl) like I did last night. Service was poor. Seated for sometime before anyone showed up. Longer to get drinks. People next to my wife asked her if it was always this poor there. Spend good money for poor food and service.
  4. KB

    KatriniaB

    Charlotte

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    My husband and I had dinner here. We had a good experience. Our server was very friendly and attentive. He recommended things from the menu, we tried some and were not disappointed. It was Thanksgiving weekend the place wasn't packed and we enjoyed our dinner. Definitely recommended and will return when we're in the area.
  5. CW

    ChrisW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Boathouse is wonderful and delicious. The waitresses engage with guest and have fun. Great place to come and enjoy.
  6. AG

    AdrienneG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    Loved that they had a Thanksgiving plate for those of us wanting a traditional Thanksgiving dinner. We will be back for swordfish in the winter.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a wonderful dining experience for Thanksgiving! Their food is great year round.
  8. L

    Lane

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great, except the classic green bean casserole!!
  9. J

    Jonz

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great experience at The Boathouse. Regarding service, Trinity was attentive and most pleasant, and the manager, Nicole, checked on us twice on a very busy day for them. First, she wanted to make sure our drinks were ok. We ordered a speciality cocktail for the season, and it was fabulous. She then checked on us again after our meal arrived. The fall salad was delicious and very memorable - pecans, apples, & cranberries with an apple mint vinaigrette. The poached seafood combination was perfect - wonderfully prepared lobster, shrimp, and scallops. The collards and Brussels sprouts were delightful as well. With regards to the atmosphere, there are no better views anywhere in the LowCountry.
  10. F

    Foodforthought

    Charleston

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I recently visited the Boathouse restaurant with family for Thanksgiving. Appetizers included tasty hush puppies and savory fried green tomatoes, and both were perfect to snack on while waiting for the main course. The traditional turkey and dressing with mashed potatoes, collards and cranberry sauce did not disappoint. A couple of folks opted for seafood, and they said their choices were equally as delicious. Our dessert included a variety of pies which certainly satisfied everyone's sweet tooth! The view of the inlet was amazing, and the service provided by our waiter, Travis, was terrific. Overall, it was a great choice we all highly recommend, and we will definitely return!
  11. VM

    VirginiaM

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Wonderful view and food ( scallops) was delicious . The only recommendation would be to lower the music.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    WOW! fantastic meal, fantastic service and a beautiful sunset. I will be back!
  13. GM

    GforMe

    Charleston

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Niece in town for conference-we were able to treat her to dinner. Scallops, shrimp & grits, key lime pie and good glasses of wine. Waiter was exceptional w/personality & attentiveness.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for anniversary dinner. Great service!! Seafood pasta was amazing! Rooftop bartender was great as well!
  15. RG

    RickG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    We’ve eaten at the Boathouse for many years as we visit Charleston frequently. A couple of years ago we struck it from our list of preferred restaurants. We decided to give it another try last evening and we were seriously glad we did. There apparently is a new chef and he knows how to prepare blackened salmon. It’s back on our list to visit when we’re in Charleston next.
  16. L

    Lynne

    Charleston

    172 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    172 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We haven't been to The boathouse in a while, it is much improved. We were at first going to eat out on the back porch, but we found it was a little to lively (loud) for those of our party who could not hear well, and it was a little too breezy, so we moved inside. That was perfect, the noise level, and temperature were prefect. It was a little less lively which suited us better. The food was great and we had a wonderful dinner. We will come back again soon.
  17. B

    Benny

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    If you are a tourist like we were. Stop here. We watched the dolphins play, had a few good drinks. The food was not what we expected. Shrimp was over cooked, swordfish was overcooked but blackened with the BB sauce it still tasted great So although I was not overly impressed by the food. The service we received (Keith) was above par of any of the fine dining restaurants we at at in NYC or Chicago. Combined with the great atmosphere that during our visit included dolphins. Definitely worth a visit

    Boathouse at Breach InletResponded on November 16, 2022Well we certainly appreciate your time and honesty with your review. We are so thankful our service was so well received. We will continue to work on our menu so that we can provide excellence in all areas. We sincerely hope you will join us again on your next visit. Have a pleasant Thanksgiving

  18. CC

    CharlesC

    Western NC

    6 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Very mediocre. Nothing special at all. 2 on a 10 scale.
  19. FZ

    FoodZ72

    Charleston

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Boathouse is our very favorite waterfront spot. Cocktails on the rooftop bar for sunset, and then an excellent seafood meal. The seafood is always fresh, and specials keep the menu varied. It is one of a kind.
  20. SC

    SteveC

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and attention to a particular food allergy. All dishes were outstanding!
  21. JS

    JoanneS

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    On vacation and kept passing this restaurant and decided one night to make a reservation and go. Loved everything about it. Highly recommended. The food was terrific and the atmosphere was so enjoyable.
  22. RW

    RebeccaW

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience4
    Planned a lovely birthday evening for my 70 year old father but one of our guests was insulted by the server and we ended up paying the bill and leaving early. I appreciate the manager speaking with us but our evening was already ruined. I hope the staff uses better judgement in the future but I'll never know because I'll never be back.
  23. RB

    RobertB

    Charleston

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Excellent seafood and service.
  24. CB

    ConnieB

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience2
    Very disappointed. The difference between our recent visit and the one just a few years ago was appalling. The quality of the food was spectacularly below expectations. The cold risotto was sent back. That entree had NO side included. The scallops sat in a bed of risotto. So I guess they figured that qualifies as a side. The wrong side for our other order was delivered. But then corrected. The prices were way too much for what was included. Which was not much. We won’t be back. Ever.
  25. C

    Charlie

    Springfield

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Food is excellent and fresh. Service is average but adequate.
  26. DF

    DaveF

    Charleston

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    My chicken dish was hot and very tasteful. My wife’s crab cakes were at best warm. Service was great, porch seating at sunset was fantastic. Glasses of wine very overpriced.
  27. c

    chastraveler1

    Charleston

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed the ambiance, food, drink and sunsets!
  28. G

    Guest

    Charlotte

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous food and wonderful staff!
  29. A

    Amber

    Louisville

    65 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    65 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was mine and my husbands first time in Charleston, so our first time at the Boathouse. From valet to checking in to our reservation everyone was friendly. It was raining outside but we sat on the deck; it was closed and covered but we enjoyed the view! Our server Holly was awesome- very easy to talk to, had good recommendations and gave us a great experience. The shrimp cocktail was fresh. I ordered the pan roasted scallops and my husband had the steak special, both were good portions and delicious. Will definitely go here again the next time we’re in town!
  30. FG

    FoodieGurl

    Charleston

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience3
    Great meal, great setting, great service!
  31. NW

    NancyW

    Birmingham

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wedding weekend with family
  33. JI

    JIMMYV

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    No real good fish options for dinner just fried seafood very disappointing after years of being good
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great food!
  35. K

    Kellsey

    Charleston

    51 reviews

    3.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Great venue to dolphin watch and have drinks. Food was mediocre……..
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    Food! The quality of the food is just not there anymore. We’ve been coming for over twenty years. Last night felt like a visit for nostalgia’s sake but without any real tasteful meal. Service? Of course fun and spot on. Sunset? Great! Very well-done. But, food just not good anymore- mac n cheese was dry, fish dishes overdone, appetizers so small, not shareable. I don’t comment on restaurant experiences often. I do this out of love! Oh and last, minor thing- a restaurant with valet should never use plastic cups at its bar! Never!!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    You can’t beat The Boathouse! It’s on the water, great atmosphere and fabulous food!
  38. MK

    MsKNor

    Cincinnati

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Highly recommend! Super friendly server. All 3 of our dishes were delicious! Scallops over risotto, crab cakes & Prosecco chicken 🤤 homemade key lime was divine!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Service was great. Good tasted great but it did not come out hot
  40. M

    Minnesota11

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were excellent! We both had the swordfish and it was fresh and delicious. Would highly recommend the restaurant. The view and dophins are great as well!!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Boathouse at Breach Inlet is rated 4.4 stars by 4468 OpenTable diners.

Boathouse at Breach Inlet does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

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Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 16 times today
Google Map for Boathouse at Breach Inlet

101 Palm Boulevard, Isle Of Palms, SC 29451

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Breach Inlet

  • Neighborhood

    Isle of Palms

  • Hours of operation

    Happy Hour Mon–Fri 3:00 pm–6:00 pm Bar Daily 3:00 pm–9:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, American, Southern

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Self service street parking also available across the street.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Antonio Inzillo

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (843) 886-8000

  • Private party facilities

    Our waterfront deck overlooking the waterway accommodates 80 people for a seated dinner or lunch or up to 150 people for a cocktail party. The rooftop bar can accommodate cocktail parties up to 75 people. Our sun room can accommodate 36 people for a seated dinner Our inlet bar and boardwalk area can accommodate cocktail parties for outdoor events. Evening events are currently very limited. Daytime luncheons are recommended. Please inquire at manager@boathouserestaurants.com

  • Private party contact

    Nicole Curtis: (843) 886-8000

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