Every time we go to the Boathouse I always have excellent food. This is our favorite seafood restaurant in the Charleston area (and that is saying a lot). They have a wide variety to choose from on the menu and offer healthy alternatives - not just fried fish. I normally order one of the fresh catch fish off of the fish board which can then be cooked to order in one of five different styles - fried, broiled, grilled, tarragon butter, or something else.
My wife and I have take members of both sides of our family there as well as friends our own age. It is more of a couples or older crowd (not at all a party atmosphere), but it is nice, clean, and has a relaxing view of the Intercoastal Waterway from the back patio.
The food is fairly expensive though and the beer menu is very limited. I believe they actually do not offer any beers on tap for those who prefer drafts.
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