Hours: Dinner & Sun. Brunch
The Boathouse boasts one of the best dining views in the Lowcountry thanks to its perch at the edge of Breach Inlet on the Isle of Palms. Since 1997, its broad menu of fresh, local seafood has been drawing crowds of locals and vacationers alike. The daily “Fish Board” highlights a rotating selection of fresh, local catches, which you can have grilled, blackened, fried, or roasted, and there’s a generous array of house specialties, like crab cakes, sweet tea-brined fried chicken, and a sirloin paired with a butter-poached lobster tail. Toby Van Buren harvests his clams from beds literally just around the corner, and the Boathouse serves them in the shell with house-cured bacon and spinach ragout. On weekends, hearty eggs benedict, jalapeño and sweet hush puppies, and po’ boys provide brunch options that are almost as satisfying as the marsh view from the big rooftop deck. —Robert Moss Dish (Winter 2015)
Sunset views and seafood. Elegant nautical setting. Voted Best IOP Restaurant by CP readers.