4 years in the making... Executive Chef Nathan Davenport & Chef Matt LeBoeuf bring physical life to our storied path of saltwater fishing and newest hospitality concept design.
Charleston's Best Seafood
Our restaurant is available for private events: weddings, business meetings, dinners, cocktail receptions, and more. We would love to discuss how to be a part of your next event.
We refuse to serve anything less than the best seafood in Charleston in our restaurant. That's why we source our fresh ingredients from local fisherman & farmers.
Charleston's Best Seafood
Fresh from the Sea
6 for 16 - 12 for 30
Local Catch, Citrus, Sweet Onion, Radish, Jalepeno
Chef's Daily Creations
SC White Shrimp, Black Grits, Yum Yum Peppers, Duck Taso Gravy, Rampa
Pablano Queso, Blackened Tuna, Guacamole, Corn Pico, Pintos, Chiles, Crema
Ramp Butter, Herbed Bread Crumbs
Shrimp, Louie sauce, Bibb lettuce, Tomato, Fried Schallot
Baby Arugula, Banana Peppers, Bresola, Soft Cheese
Fried Eggplant, Soft Cheese, Smoked Honey, Lemon & Thyme
From the Pastry Chef
Red Velvet Cake Sauce, Compressed Strawberry, Rhubarb Chips, Vanilla Bean Meringue
Add a description about this itemCoconut Chantilly Cream, Roasted Pineapples, Kiwi, White Chocolate Sauce
Before there was food - this was the premier Charleston bar
Tequila, Limeade, Ginger, Fresh Cilantro
Glass Bottle Coke, Carribbean Rum, Lime
Tequila, Elderflower, Aperol, Rose Soaked Watermelon, Mint, Lemon
Rum, Coco Lopez, Lime (Frozen)
Tequila, Liquor 43, Guava, Lime, Cilantro Syrup (Frozen)
Dark Rum, Frangelicao, Coconut water, Pineapple, Cinnamon, House Falernum
Dark Rum, Ancho Verde, House Jamaican Ginger Beer
Gin, House Saffron Mix
5 Things to Know About Charleston’s New Hidden Rooftop
Time for seafood, sun, and cocktails
by Parker Milner May 2, 2018, 4:35pm EDT
Sunset-watching season is in full swing in Charleston, so what better time to go rooftop hopping in search of refreshing beverages and shareable snacks. Balao is the Lowcountry’s newest hidden gem — until now — for just that.
Chef Nathan Davenport
Having worked on Sean Brock’s team at Husk for five years, Davenport is firmly in the latter category and is thankful for the opportunity to create a menu that is all about local seafood. A Mt. Pleasant native and Bishop England graduate, he will be using Mark Marhefka’s Abundant Seafood to source fresh fish along with Crosby’s. “We’re going to showcase the quality of the seafood that we have at home in small, approachable plates that can be shared and are affordable.”
Balao: Rooftop Views & All The Seafood
Charlestonians are suckers for two things: seafood and rooftops. Balao is catering to these needs by serving their dynamic menu on a beautiful rooftop deck. Dynamic is almost an understatement, because they change their menu daily to ensure ultimate freshness. It’s so exciting that you could go back to Balao 3 days in a row and have a different experience every time. Now that the weather is warming up, Balao is going to be the new hotspot to enjoy fresh seafood paired with refreshing cocktails.
Reservations can be made on Resy for indoor seating only, as we cannot plan weather. All outdoor seating is first come first serve. All seating is great seating since we serve the finest seafood options you'll ever find.
16 North Market Street, Charleston, South Carolina 29401, United States
Tuesday - Friday: 4pm - 10pm
Saturday: 4pm - 11pm
Sunday, Monday: Gone Fishing