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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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  • 159
    Excellent
  • 54
    Very good
  • 28
    Average
  • 17
    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
One of our Top 3 Restaurants in Bluffton

Definitely in the top 3 when we want to go out for a special occasion. We are never disappointed. A diverse menu for whatever you might be craving, exceptional and friendly service and a lovely selection of wines.....though I often enjoy the perfect cocktail from the bar! The open kitchen allows... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
Lisa C
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Bluffton, South Carolina
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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Bluffton, South Carolina
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

Definitely in the top 3 when we want to go out for a special occasion. We are never disappointed. A diverse menu for whatever you might be craving, exceptional and friendly service and a lovely selection of wines.....though I often enjoy the perfect cocktail from the bar! The open kitchen allows you to be personal and one on one with... More 

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Bluffton, South Carolina
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

My wife took me here for my birthday last night. When we arrived they were setting up a table for 12 people and putting together several smaller tables. One of which was supposed to be ours. The Owner/Manager/Host was remarkably rude to both of us when we asked to be seated for our 7:45PM reservation...it was exactly 7:45. He told... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

May I am hating writing this review. This is our top choice for lunch or dinner in Bluffton. Treat you like a king and a queen and food superb

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

Thank you for the wonderful review hope to see you soon Chef Charlie More 

Bluffton, South Carolina
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Small, non-descript decor, certainly does not speak well for the fabulous meal you will enjoy. Great menu with unusual choices. Great service.

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

Thank you for sharing your evening with us and thanks for the nice review!!Yours Chef Charlie More 

Highland Mills, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Great food...best soft shell crabs ever...would definitely go back....staff is friendly and very helpful..customer service is excellent....went with 6 cousins...everyone thoroughly enjoyed their meals also...

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Thank you for dinning with us ,and thanks for the great review we hope to see you soon Chef Charlie More 

Bluffton, South Carolina
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Four couples with reservations for 7:00 PM. Server did not come to the table for at least 15 minutes. Food did not show up for almost 1 hour. We have been to the may river grill many times and will not return the food was as always good but expensive. The service was terrible. All eight people said they would... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Dined here on recommendation from resort staff & locals. Did not disappoint. Atmosphere, Food & Service were all outstanding. Wonderful fresh seafood and steaks cooked to perfection. All deserts homemade & delicious. The chocolate pecan pie is a must try.

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

Thank you for the great review that means a lot to us !!! Hope to see you soon Chef Charlie More 

Bluffton, South Carolina
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9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Everything was excellent...the food, the atmosphere, the conversation...couldn't have been a better evening out on the town!

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

Thank you for spending your evening with us !! and for the nice review Hope to see you soon Chef Charlie More 

Concord, Virginia
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

This place is the bomb! The hostess was a really nice lady as well the servers. It is a very small resturant so make sure you call for reservations there are about 16 tables and only six bar seats. The seating is the only thing that is small. The food is wonderful with large portions. You definitely get your money's... More 

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

Thank you so much for the great review!!! we hope to see you soon Yours Chef Charlie More 

Columbia, South Carolina
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3 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

During a visit to Bluffton a couple of people recommended this restaurant. Both my husband and I know good food, so we were looking forward to a fine dining experience. He ordered osso bucco and I ordered fish in a creamy seafood sauce. The food was very average and disappointing. And to top it all the bill with tip was... More 

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

Thank you for sharing your evening with us at the May River Grill!!and thanks again for your nice post We hope to see you soon Yours Chef Charlie More 

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Additional Information about May River Grill

Address: 1263 May River Rd, Bluffton, SC 29910-7003
Phone Number: +1 843-757-5755
Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Bluffton
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
Average Prices: USD 10 - 35
Cuisine: American, Seafood, Wine Bar

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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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