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Waterfront Dining in Charleston

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Devyn spends her days creating content to build an online community of travelers. She is a firm believer there’s always something new to Discover in the Palmetto State.
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When eating in Charleston you can't miss the view.

Charleston is one of the most beautiful cities to visit on South Carolina's coast. Why not enjoy the view while you eat? Here are some waterfront restaurants and bars you might want to try:

Vendue's Rooftop Bar

What it's known for: With some of the most breathtaking views of the Charleston Harbor and Waterfront Park, the Vendue's Rooftop Bar is the perfect lunch spot and bar to enjoy happy hour with friends, or to have a romantic date night under the Carolina sky.

Style: Southern, lunch, dinner

Address: 19 Vendue Range, Charleston

Phone: 843.577.7970


Charleston Fleet Landing
Fleet Landing Restaurant boasts amazing seafood and a view.

Fleet Landing Restaurant & Bar

What it's known for: Though you might want to make reservations to avoid a wait, most customers don't mind because Fleet Landing is THAT good. It's a casual spot and an easy walk from all the hubbub of downtown Charleston, plus it's got an incredible view of the water, no matter where you're seated.

Style: Seafood, waterfront, lunch, dinner

Address: 186 Concord St., Charleston

Phone: 843.722.8100

The Watch Rooftop Kitchen & Spirits

What it's known for: Amazing views, farm-fresh ingredients and handcrafted cocktails are abundant at the Restoration Hotel's rooftop restaurant. The Watch strives to provide an upscale dining experience featuring New American cuisine and some of your Lowcountry favorites.

Style: New American, Lowcountry, farm-to-table, dinner

Address: 75 Wentworth St., Charleston

Phone: 843.518.5115

Oyster Roast Bowens Island
Don't miss the oyster roasts at Bowens Island Restaurant.

Bowens Island Restaurant

What it's known for: Bowens Island specializes in serving up fresh oysters and other Lowcountry classics like Frogmore Stew to locals and vacationers alike. It's the kind of place where you can come as you are, relax and not be afraid to get a little messy while you savor your meal and the island views.

Style: Seafood, waterfront, Lowcountry, family-friendly, dinner

Address: 1870 Bowens Island Road, Charleston

Phone: 843.795.2757


Charleston Crab House

What it's known for: Bacon-wrapped Shrimp and the King Crab Legs are just a taste of the local seafood you will find at Charleston Crab House. With fast, friendly service a great view, this Lowcountry country favorite will definitely become one of yours.

Style: Waterfront, Lowcountry, Seafood, Family-Friendly, lunch, dinner

Address: 145 Wappoo Creek Drive, Charleston

Phone: 843.795.1963

Charleston Pavilion
The Pavilion Rooftop offers the best view, atmosphere and food in Charleston.

Pavilion Rooftop Bar

What it's known for: With quite possibly the best rooftop views of Historic Charleston and the harbor, many people go to the top of the Market Pavilion Hotel simply to gaze. But do a little grazing while you're at it. We hear the crème brulee is excellent.

Style: Southern, rooftop bar, waterfront

Address: 225 E. Bay St., Charleston


The Windjammer

What it's known for: One of the oldest bars in the Charleston area, The Windjammer is a local favorite. Customers come to enjoy a cold drink, watch beach volleyball and enjoy all of the live entertainment. It's a lively place that's sure to provide some vacation fun - and it has great burgers too.

Style: Waterfront, beach bar, late lunch, dinner

Address: 1008 Ocean Blvd., Isle of Palms

Phone: 843.886.8596

Devyn Whitmire
Devyn spends her days creating content to build an online community of travelers. She is a firm believer there’s always something new to Discover in the Palmetto State.