A Pillar of the Community
The Portside has been serving fresh seafood and providing a fine dining atmosphere to local citizens and tourists visiting the bay area since the early 1960's. Then, the "Holiday House" restaurant, was well known for having the freshest seafood in the bay area. in 1977 the name changed to the "Trawler" but high standards of quality service remained the same. The name Portside was adopted in 1979 and the reputation of fine gourmet dining continued.
In 1983, the Portside was purchased by the Tang family and to improve on a tradition of high standards, they also purchased a fishing boat of their own to ensure having the freshest seafood available.
The "Portside 1" did deliver fresh crab, salmon, halibut, and bottom fish directly to the restaurant until June 2,1986 when it sank one mile off the Charleston bar. Now, fresh seafood is delivered daily by the finest local fishing fleet of the Charleston Harbor. The Portside was totally rebuilt for your dining pleasure when a kitchen fire shut it down on October 5, 1993 for 29 days.
People from near and far still come to experience what the Portside has always been known for, seafood fresh from the Pacific Ocean to your table. You can assured that dining at the Portside will be an experience you will not soon forget.