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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: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Good for:
Local cuisine

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Visitor rating
  • 144
    Excellent
  • 47
    Very good
  • 27
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 8
    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
Good for dinner, but great for lunch

Imagine seafood as good as the Bluffton Family Seafood Restaurant, with more ambience, at a higher price point. That is pretty much what you get. They are a bit more ambitious in their menu, and always crowded on holiday weekends.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
JLSCHU
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Bluffton, South Carolina
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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Brampton, Canada
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56 reviews 56 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

As I indicated in my previous review, this is a dependably excellent restaurant with friendly, competent wait staff, creative, tasty dishes, and a comfortable atmosphere. On this visit I tried the escargot in puff pastry and it was buttery, garlicky excellence. The beef filet with bernaise sauce was perfectly cooked, thick, and medium sized. All accompanied by a recommended cabernet.... More 

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Bluffton, South Carolina
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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Imagine seafood as good as the Bluffton Family Seafood Restaurant, with more ambience, at a higher price point. That is pretty much what you get. They are a bit more ambitious in their menu, and always crowded on holiday weekends.

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

This was one of the first restaurants I tried when moving to Bluffton. It is among the best seafood I have ever had. The service was great. As the some of the other reviewers mentioned it is small but I did not find it too loud.

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Bluffton, South Carolina
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41 reviews 41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

Just moved to Bluffton and have wanted to try this restaurant. Waited for our anniversary dinner to go there. Staff is well versed in the food/menu. Unbelievable their memories! I had the Norwegian salmon from the menu which was quite good. Vegetables were absolutely delish! Also the potato. I didn't enjoy the champagne sauce on the salmon tho, too sweet... More 

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Bluffton, South Carolina
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42 reviews 42 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

I was recommended to go here for a special occasion with my husband and while the food was great, I was not impressed by the atmosphere and the loudness of the restaurant. I prefer a quieter place for a nice meal with my husband and was not expecting this. May go back with friends,

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new england
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87 reviews 87 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

Service was good food excellent. A diverse menu with local seafood bent but also good veal, beef and duck. A crowded space that's loud but worth it to eat the food. The go to place in Bluffton.

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Bluffton, South Carolina
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103 reviews 103 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We've eaten at the May River Grill several times and it has been consistently good. You usually need reservations because the restaurant is always crowded, even at 6pm on a weeknight. The service is typically very good, knowledgeable and attentive without being intrusive. The most recent night we went there was during the incredibly short soft shell crab season and... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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135 reviews 135 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We were visiting friends who live in the area and we ate here for dinner. Great decor, friendly service and very busy. Lots to choose from on the menu - great variety with some excellent choices. Creative dishes that were served beautifully and were delicious. The salmon was fantastic and my husband's steak was tender and full of flavour. Started... More 

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

The May Rover Grill is the perfect place for a quality lunch or dinner. Fantastic ever-changing menu, wine selection and service make this intimate restaurant a local favorite.

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Nine Mile Falls
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88 reviews 88 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

May River Grill proved to be a culinary experience that was out of this world. We were visiting friends that live in the area, and they insisted that the four of us go here for dinner. As we prefer the non-chain restaurants, we were fine with the choice. Sure, it is small, but what a selection of food choices. When... 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?