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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

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Visitor rating
  • 149
    Excellent
  • 49
    Very good
  • 27
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 9
    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
Outstanding in every way.

This place is pricey but it's worth every penny. The food and service are beyond compare. If money were no object I'd eat here 3-4 times a week. That said we will be back. It's just great.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
Arthur B
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Bluffton, South Carolina
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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Bluffton, South Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

This place is pricey but it's worth every penny. The food and service are beyond compare. If money were no object I'd eat here 3-4 times a week. That said we will be back. It's just great.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

We just had very good meal here a couple of weeks ago. Friendly and good service. They make you feel at home.

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

The waitress was extremely friendly and had a smile on her face the entire time. I had the soup and salad, the soup was a cold dill and cucumber, delicious. My friend had the BLT which had a fried green tomato, bacon and a cool surprise...a cucumber. Of course I had to try it...delicious, would highly recommend. The only complaint... More 

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

Thank you for the nice review Ill be sure to tell your server about it. Thanks again for choosing the May River Grill More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

My wife, son and I ate at this place yesterday for dinner and we were extremely pleased with the food, atmosphere and service! We ordered the escargot and clams as an appetizer and they were both amazing! Both the sauce for the escargot and the broth for the clams were perfect for dipping extra bread in. Even the kid's spaghetti... More 

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

Thankyou for choosing our restaurant and thank you for the wonderful review we hope to see you soon Charlie More 

Chicago, Illinois
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

We bought a house in Beaufort, SC and have been exploring. We went to see Old town Bluffton and wanted to try the restaurant for lunch. We talked to the owner who told us the specials of the day and they were midwestern fish dishes, and being from Chicago we were surprised. He explained he was from Michigan and there... More 

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

Thankyou for the great feed back it was very kind thanks again and hope to see you soon Charlie More 

Naples, Florida
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

The food is outstanding. The wait staff was not the best. I had the Rack of Lamb and it was killer good. The place is a bit on the noisy side but put that aside the meal was great

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Birmingham, Alabama
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

A great place! Really wonderful food. Large portions. The specials were as numerous as he every night fare. Every dish we had was outstanding. Pleasant assuming atmosphere. Food is as good as I had it anywhere.

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Bluffton, South Carolina
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Tonight's dinner was terrible and the waitress was deceptive. Asked how many lamb chops for $32. She said 4, we got 3. When we asked, she said ours were thicker than normal - yea right! The seafood pasta dish was watery and tasteless. Asked the waitress to have the cook drain off the water and her retort was this was... More 

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Brampton, Canada
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

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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18 reviews 18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

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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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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