Water views and delicious food are two staples of any trip to the Lowcountry. Enjoy both at the same time with waterfront dining on Isle of Palms! From no-frills happy hour spots to formal establishments specializing in seafood and steak, there are a few great options for outdoor dining on Isle of Palms. Read on to learn more about our favorite restaurants on the island with outdoor seating!
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The Best Places for Outdoor Dining on Isle of Palms
1. The Boathouse at Breach Inlet
The Boathouse at Breach Inlet is one of the best places for fresh, local seafood on the island. This restaurant’s outdoor seating overlooks Breach Inlet, a bay of tidal marshes between the Isle of Palms and Sullivan’s Island. Due to the strong currents, it’s not recommended for water activities, so outdoor dining is a great way to enjoy the beauty Breach Inlet has to offer!
The Boathouse’s seafood-centric menu features a raw bar, fish boards, and Lowcountry classics like pimento cheese dip, She Crab soup, and shrimp & grits. Wash it down with a beer, wine, or seasonal cocktail!
2. Coastal Provisions
Searching for the perfect place for date night? Look no further than Coastal Provisions in the Wild Dunes community! This restaurant with outdoor seating on Isle of Palms is located on Grand Pavilion Boulevard, just down the street from some of our rental homes. This restaurant is one of the best places for local seafood on Isle of Palms. A few menu favorites include blackened Carolina tuna, lump crab cakes, and seafood perlou!
3. Coconut Joe’s Beach Grill
Head to Coconut Joe’s Beach Grill for a no-frills vibe and spectacular water views. Here, you can enjoy unbeatable happy hour prices, delicious finger foods, and even a rooftop bar. The rooftop bar, formally known as Tequila Ted’s Rooftop Bar, features a panoramic view of the ocean. It also serves as a live music venue during the summer months!
Select Your Perfect Isle of Palms Rental Home
Bring your to-go box back to your home with East Islands Rentals. We offer a wide selection of Isle of Palms rental homes on Ocean Boulevard, Palm Boulevard, and Grand Pavilion Boulevard, that are conveniently located near the best spots for outdoor dining on Isle of Palms. When you stay with us, you don’t have to go far the experience the best of what the island has to offer!
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