7 restaurants with the best views in Charleston

Charleston’s restaurant scene is one of the most drooled over in the U.S. with an ever changing list of new places to try.

What sets some of these restaurants apart from the rest is location, location, location.

Combining the two things the Lowcountry does best – food and beautiful scenery – check out these seven places to try on your next night out (and just think of the Instagrams!)


Bowens Island Restaurant


If you want to get a true, rustic, Lowcountry experience, this is the restaurant for you.

Bowens is an upgraded shack nestled right on the edge of the marshlands – a perfect place to grab a fresh bucket of oysters and watch the sunset.

See why Bowens is Instafamous here.


Fleet Landing


Fleet Landing is the only place available to dine waterfront downtown.

It has a nice big wrap-around porch where you can see the Ravenel Bridge and sometimes even dolphins swimming in the harbor. 


Market Pavilion Rooftop Bar


Market Pavilion is the perfect spot for a birds-eye view of the Holy City. You can see the entire skyline of downtown, gaze over the harbor and at nighttime, see the Ravenel bridge lit up.

The restaurant/bar itself features a pool, umbrellas filled with twinkly lights and a vintage checkered floor.


Tavern & Table


Tavern & Table sits right on Shem Creek where you can really get the feel of a rustic marina while watching boats come in and out, pelicans look for dinner and dolphins play. You can also see paddle boarders and kayaks finishing up their adventures.

Tavern & Table does really well in combining an upscale menu with a cozy, up close and personal view of Shem Creek.


The Boathouse at Breach Inlet


Located right on the Breach Inlet of Isle of Palms, The Boathouse is the perfect place to satisfy your southern seafood cravings while taking in the beauty of the coast.

The Boathouse is the perfect place to refuel after a long day at the beach when you’re just not ready to give up the view quite yet.

See more views here.


Eleve at the Grand Bohemian


One of Charleston’s newest gems, Eleve has captivated locals with its modern and hip vibe. Looking down over Ansonborough, it’s the best spot to sit back with a glass of Rose and feel way more chic than you might actually be.

Everything about this place is interesting to look at from their eccentric decor, beautiful double bar, faux grass that covers the outside deck, and funky modern seating.

Take a look at their exquisite menu here.


The Vendue Rooftop


The Vendue is a classic Charleston love, voted “Best Rooftop Bar” by Charleston City Paper since 2007. See article here.

From the roof you have a wonderful view of Waterfront Park, the Charleston Harbor, Downtown, and the Ravenel Bridge.

Seating is not a problem here, as locals often know is an issue with Charleston Restaurants. The Vendue features multiple areas of cozy seating on multiple different decks and platforms, letting you take in the breathtaking views from multiple perspectives.


by Joy Carter

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