Our restaurant at Breach Inlet opened in 1997. Renovations and additions to the structure began in 1996 with a team of talented specialists, including master craftsman, boat builders and artists. The restaurant's interior and exterior were designed to reflect an understated, low country island dwelling, complete with authentic local nautical features. Many of these nautical items formerly resided on handmade wooden boats that once graced our local waters.
"Local" has been our commitment since 1997, beginning not just with our unique structure, but also with our menu. Our original motto "Simply Fresh Seafood" has remained our pledge of excellence to you for 15 years. We continue to use only the freshest and highest quality seafood and other food products. Our suppliers are proudly portrayed in the photographs and articles seen as you enter our front door. A list of their web sites is contained on our vendors section .
You will see that "local" for us is usually a little past our dock for "Toby's Clams, or 12 miles away for the freshest produce in the area. We responsibly pluck and gather from the soil and sea daily.
In 1997 we introduced to the low country a new menu concept, giving you, our guests, the opportunity to choose from up to one-half dozen types of the freshest fish available, and an equal number of preparations. We also gave our guests the ability to choose sides from six choices. Through the years little has changed with our menu. That is not by accident, to the contrary, we strive to be “free of gimmicks”, which in the end is what good Southern cooking is all about, straight forward, devoid of embellishment.
In our cookbook, “The Boathouse, Tales and Recipes from a Southern Kitchen it is stated, “All that could be plucked, pinched, pulled, caught in a net, on a line or raked up from the pluff mud would find itself in a pot. Everything was fresh, or nearly so, because, prior to refrigeration everything had to be prepared shortly after it was acquired…until the advent of the “ice box” in the late 1800’s all food consisted of fresh regional ingredients, or as it is called today “slow food”.
At the Boathouse one thing is for certain, “slow local food” or as we like to say “Simply Fresh Seafood”, all of the highest quality has been our commitment since 1997. . We look forward to serving you.
“The Staff “ The Boathouse at Breach Inlet
Saturday & Sunday, 11 am to 2 pm
Sunday - Thursday, 5 pm to 10 pm
Friday & Saturday, 5 pm to 11 pm