Experience the Best Outdoor Dining on Isle of Palms

Two of the most popular activities for Isle of Palms vacationers are relaxing by the water and indulging in Lowcountry cuisine. Pressed for time? You shouldn’t have to choose between these two great activities. Enjoy both with outdoor dining on Isle of Palms! From no-frills happy hour spots to formal eateries specializing in freshly caught seafood, 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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5 Places for Outdoor Dining on Isle of Palms

1. The Boathouse on 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! 

oysters on the half shell

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! 

lump crab cakes

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! 

bbq nachos

4. Coda Del Pesce 

For something on the frillier side, opt for dinner at Coda Del Pesce. This natural light-filled eatery is the Isle of Palm’s favorite Italian restaurant. Dine outside for panoramic ocean views. Weather not cooperating? Dine inside and enjoy the waterfront views thanks to the floor-to-ceiling windows. There’s truly not a bad seat in the house! The only thing better than the view is the menu. Coda Del Pesce considers its cuisine to be “contemporary Italian” while also incorporating Lowcountry favorites like Blue crab! 

Pappardelle with seafood

5. Your Home With East Islands Rentals 

If you prefer a home-cooked meal, whip up something delicious at your rental home on the island! East Islands Rentals offers a wide selection of rental homes on Isle of Palms that have everything you need for a delicious meal like a well-equipped kitchen and outdoor dining spaces. Plus, our 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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