5 Ways To Experience Waterfront Dining on IOP
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3 Jun 2020
Waterfront dining is a popular option while visiting Isle of Palms. Luckily, there's plenty of different restaurants that take advantage of their beautiful location! Here's 5 different restaurants on the Island that are great for every occasion, whether you're looking for a casual lunch or an elegant dinner!
Bar Snacks and a Show
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Located at the end of the Front Beach district lies the Windjammer, a favorite of locals and visitors alike. Cool off from the beach with one of their several specialty drinks, and enjoy live music (at least one concert every week!) or sand volleyball during the day. This restaurant features direct beach access from their outdoor seating, and their menu is centered around classic bar foods like wings, sandwiches, and fish and chips.
Price Range: $
Classic Beach Bites
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Coconut Joe’s is everyone’s go-to for food and drink on the Island, perfect for grabbing a meal before you head to the beach, or before you go home. This restaurant features indoor and outdoor seating, and provides full meals if you’re looking for something a little more filling. If you’re in a hurry, Island Joe’s is right in front for walk-up service and a menu of burgers, sandwiches, and coffee (you can even order online!) With all of the different options, this is a great spot for the whole family!
Price (Coconut Joe’s): $$
The Boathouse at Breach Inlet
A Fresh Take on Local Favorites
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The Boathouse at Breach Inlet overlooks the Intracoastal Waterway, giving a peaceful waterfront view. This is the perfect place to watch the sunset while you eat dinner, and features local seafood and a crowd-pleasing menu of southern favorites.
This restaurant features additional parking across the street, as well as valet parking.
Coda del Pesce
The Big Night Out
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Coda del Pesce has a stunning outdoor seating area, which gives guests a beautiful view of Isle of Palms’ beach. The restaurant’s menu is centered around an Italian take on seafood dishes and housemade pasta, so you know that everything is fresh and created with care. This is a great spot for a nice night out during your family vacation! During the day, Binky’s Oyster Bar downstairs (owned by the same people as Coda!) offer sandwiches, salads, bar snacks, and of course, oysters!
Price (Coda del Pesce): $$
Elevated Cuisine for Special Occasions
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Coastal Provisions is located inside Wild Dunes, which provides a more private and quiet dining experience. If you’re staying outside of the resort, don’t fret! This restaurant is open to the public (reservations are recommended.) The menu is centered around seafood as well as grilled entrees, such as steaks and pork chops. This spot is a perfect place to plan a celebratory evening, or a romantic dinner for two! Due to COVID-19, Coastal Provisions is currently closed, but you can stay updated on Wild Dunes’ website.
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Next time you're on the Island, be sure to try one (or all!) of these great local restaurants. You're sure to have a great time!