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May River Grill

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American, Seafood, Wine Bar
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1263 May River Rd, Bluffton, SC 29910-7003
+1 843-757-5755
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Tue 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wed - Fri 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 206
    Excellent
  • 62
    Very good
  • 28
    Average
  • 19
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great dining

May River Grill has been around for a number of years which speaks to its loyal following. We have always excellent dining experiences there. Our only complaint is that if there are more than 2 dining together, it takes much too long for all at the table to be served their dinners. Also, it is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
BlufftonGooch
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Bluffton, SC
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Bluffton, SC
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

May River Grill has been around for a number of years which speaks to its loyal following. We have always excellent dining experiences there. Our only complaint is that if there are more than 2 dining together, it takes much too long for all at the table to be served their dinners. Also, it is very noisy when the restaurant... More 

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Thank BlufftonGooch
MayRiverGrill, Owner at May River Grill, responded to this review

Thank you for your review I will address the problem hope to see you soon Yours Chef Charlie More 

Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Granted it was restaurant week, but the service was really sub par. Our waiter came over after 10-15 minutes (OK), leaned on the backs of both our chairs (not OK), and asked how "you guys" were doing (not OK). We had a hard time finding him most of the evening, and every time he did come over he called us... More 

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Thank Broadabroad38
MayRiverGrill, Owner at May River Grill, responded to this review

Sorry for your inconvience and I have addressed the problem Yours Chef Charlie More 

Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have just purchased a house in Bluffton and have been looking for places that feel "authentic". It is restaurant week and we called on a whim, knowing they have tight seating. They offered to save us two bar seats and I highly recommend that option! We got to watch the amazing, nimble female Chef and maybe ten cooks and... More 

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Thank Gail G
MayRiverGrill, Owner at May River Grill, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful review !!! I will pass it on to the kitchen staff We look forward to seeing you soon yours chef charlie More 

Florence, Kentucky
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Relaxed atmosphere for fine dining. Wait staff was excellent and the food is outstanding. Great selection of dishes, recommend the flounder parmesan.

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Thank kyguy99
MayRiverGrill, Owner at May River Grill, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review hope to see you soon Chef Charlie More 

Cincinnati, Ohio
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63 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The spacious interior will surprise you and the tasty food will make you smile. We went for the early bird specials and were pleasantly surprised. Definitely try them.

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Thank RDUB3815
MayRiverGrill, Owner at May River Grill, responded to this review

Thank you for dinning with us we look forward to seeing you again Chef Charlie More 

Hilton Head, South Carolina
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Tanja was our waitress and she was incredible!!! The food was amazing!!!!! Wow!!!! We got the bananas foster and it was so cool. The fire goes up 4 feet high!

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Thank Vitor L
MayRiverGrill, Owner at May River Grill, responded to this review

I'm glad you enjoyed it but not us thanks More 

East Granby, Connecticut
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent food and service though it did get noisy. The wait staff was knowledgeable and helpful. Reservations a definitely required as it is a small venue.

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Thank Richard R
MayRiverGrill, Owner at May River Grill, responded to this review

Thank you very much for giving us such a nice review we always look forward to seeing you soon yours Chef Charlie More 

United States
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at Palmetto Bluff this past weekend and had dinner at the River Grill. We both had the flounder for dinner off the restaurant month menu and it was excellent. The other choices off the menu were a delicious crab soup and a nice salad. The desserts were also worth the calories! A very lovely place indeed.

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Thank P F
MayRiverGrill, Owner at May River Grill, responded to this review

Thank you for dinning with us and for the great review, we are looking forward to next visit Thanks Charlie More 

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80 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I've debated writing this review for three weeks, think we might get over our dinning experience on my birthday. Call to make a reservation and talked to an answering machine and left a message, they called me back and left a message, high top or regular table, I called back a said high top. At the regular tables your crowded... More 

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Thank Michael A
craig h, Owner at May River Grill, responded to this review

Im very sorry about your experience ,please give me a call and i would like to here the whole story!! please ask for Chef Charlie and if I'm not there leave a number to return your call!! Yours Chef Charlie More 

Hilton Head, South Carolina
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were taken to our table promptly on arrival. The Restaurant was very full. Our Waitress ( Melissa ) was very cheerful, knowledgeable and very professional. There were many specials which she explained in detail. Our drinks and food came in a timely manner and everything was hot. I had the scored, crispy Flounder, my wife had the Walleye and... More 

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Thank W1381OGrichards
craig h, Owner at May River Grill, responded to this review

Thank you for dinning with us !! and we hope to see you soon Yours Chef Charlie More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1263 May River Rd, Bluffton, SC 29910-7003
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Bluffton
  • Phone Number: +1 843-757-5755

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 35
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood, Wine Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine
Open Hours
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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