Four years in the making, it's time to taste all of the great low country fare in one setting!

Charleston's Best Seafood

About Us

Our Executive Chef and Team

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

Special Events and Catering

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.

Seasonal and Local

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

Seasonal Menu - Changes Daily - Call for Today's Catch

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Eater Charleston

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.

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Post & Courier

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.”

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Cookin With Booze

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.

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Reservations or Walk-ins Welcome

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. 

Balao - Seafood Legend

16 North Market Street, Charleston, South Carolina 29401, United States



Tuesday - Friday: 4pm - 10pm

Saturday: 4pm - 11pm

Sunday, Monday: Gone Fishing

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