The 6 Best Seafood Restaurants on Isle of Palms

Delicious food is a staple in South Carolina’s Lowcountry. You’ll find an array of local restaurants serving up some of the tastiest cuisines in all of America. And you don’t have to venture far from your vacation rental home to sample some of the best seafood on Isle of Palms. Fish, shrimp, oysters, and more—all caught fresh and nearby and put on your plate in a snap. Now that’s good eating.

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Where to Find the Best Seafood on Isle of Palms

1. The Boathouse

The Boathouse offers arguably the best seafood on Isle of Palms. This multi-story restaurant sits on the inlet that runs between Sullivan’s Island and IOP, providing some of the top sunset views in the Lowcountry. The menu is full of locally sourced fish, oysters, crab, scallops, and clams. Spicy shrimp and grits are a house favorite, but there are also plenty of other options like steak, chicken, and pasta. Make a reservation, arrive early, and grab a cocktail on the rooftop bar as you gaze out over the beautiful Intracoastal Waterway. Keep your eyes peeled for dolphins!

2. Morgan Creek Grill

Morgan Creek Grill also boasts fantastic views across the Intracoastal Waterway. This restaurant in Isle of Palms Marina boasts some of the best seafood on Isle of Palms in a casual yet refined dining space. Customize your fresh catch of the day with preparations like a honey ginger glaze or sun-dried tomato basil pesto. If you’re in the mood for a drink, relax on the Upper Deck or the Creekside Bar.

3. Acme 

Acme is one of the premier seafood restaurants on Isle of Palms. Located right in the heart of the island, this no-frills establishment serves up Southern goodness on every plate. Locally sourced shrimp, fish, scallops, crab, and oysters come in a variety of preparations that pair well with their extensive list of mouthwatering sides like collard greens, coleslaw, or truffle mac and cheese. We recommend trying one of their 10 different shrimp and grits dishes (a South Carolina Lowcountry favorite)! While you’re here, you also need to grab one of their incredible craft cocktails.

4. Coastal Provisions

Seafood, steaks, and cocktails are the highlights of this upscale restaurant in the Wild Dunes community of IOP. Coastal Provisions is the perfect place for a romantic date night with your special someone. Book a babysitter for the kids through our guest services and head over for an intimate evening. The raw bar, blackened shrimp and grits, and crab hushpuppies are all delicious selections.

5. Long Island Cafe

This quaint bistro offers an array of great seafood selections on Isle of Palms. Clams, crab cakes, fresh fish, and other delights grace the menu at Long Island Cafe. There is also chicken, pasta, steak, and some tasty desserts like peanut butter ice cream pie. Kids and adults are sure to find something delicious.

6. Coconut Joe’s Beach Grill

If you’re searching for some of the best casual seafood on Isle of Palms, you’ll find it at Coconut Joe’s Beach Grill. This family-friendly restaurant is steps away from the beach and features grilled, broiled, and fried seafood specialties. Favorites include the house-made ‘Gumbolaya’ and coconut shrimp platter.

Plan Your Beach GetawayEast Islands vacation rental

Head back to your East Islands Rentals home after savoring some of the areas best seafood, and relax on your porch overlooking the sandy shores of the great Palmetto State. Browse through our list of premium rentals for a closer look at all of the fantastic amenities they have to offer. Pools, elevators, and screened in porches are just a few of the things that separate our homes from the rest of the pack on IOP. 

Start planning your beach trip today by booking one of our houses. We look forward to welcoming you to the East Islands Rentals family!