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May River Grill

1263 May River Rd, Bluffton, SC 29910-7003
843-757-5755
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Ranked #17 of 152 Restaurants in Bluffton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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137 reviews 137 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

SO I was one of 4 tables waiting to be seated at 5:00 on a Monday... I say waiting because it was after 5 and the doors were still locked.. Finally we were admitted and seated.... the staff was slightly better than a fast food place...and then when I asked my waitress if the Owner was the Chef as well..Thats... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Charlie, the owner and chef, keeps consistently bringing delight as you invite new people to experience his cooking skills. From the perfectly cooked walleye to his Bluffton oysters, to the pretty salads, and creative specials, this is always a go-to place! Also helps that they often have buy one and get the other 1/2 off.

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014 via mobile

We had a great meal here recently. I had the Thai whole fish. Just spectacular. With a yummy slide of thickly sliced potatoes Anna. Everyone enjoyed their meals. My daughter had a Great pasta, and enjoyed leftovers the next day. Wedge salad was great too. We'll become regulars, I am sure. The place is consistent, delicious, friendly, and very welcoming... More

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We go to this restaurant at least 2 times a month.the food is always fresh and the service excellent.We take our guests here because it is small and intimate,but usually not a raunchy type of crowd.It is serious eating.the wait staff verbally will tell you the specials,and my favorite is the flounder,prepared whole and fresh.

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new jersey
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We have eaten here twice. Once a late lunch and once with another couple for dinner. I thought there would be a varied selection of entrees on a dinner menu; but found that was not the case. The menu is limited in my opinion which made it difficult to order something other than the crab cake I had at my... More

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Dothan, Alabama
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34 reviews 34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

May River Grill in Bluffton SC is one of my favorite dining establishments in the area. Our party of 8 was easily handled by Meagan who kept our drink glasses full and the food plates coming even though the restaurant was full and quite busy. The food selections are varied and the popular items at our table were the Parmesan... More

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24 reviews 24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I visited the May River Grill last week after spending some time at the Bluffton Farm Market. We did not have a reservation, but were seated promptly and were welcomed warmly by Adam, who was terrific server throughout the course of a wonderful meal. My wife had the whitefish which was cooked to perfection. I opted for... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

My husband and I moved to Bluffton about a year ago and for fun we choose a new restaurant for our date nights. We read some reviews about May River Grill and decided to try it out for ourselves. The food wasn't too bad. Although for my husband and I it was over $120 and that's with only a glass... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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48 reviews 48 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

I will never write a negative reviews because I believe there is good in every place I visit so I will highlight the things I liked about this recommended restaurant. First, our taxi driver said the walleye is the best entree and that is what I ordered. Although, visiting from Atlanta and expecting local seafood, I am not sure why... More

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Bluffton, South Carolina
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Being a healthy eater, ie., fish, chicken, veggies, fruit, no dairy, no fast food, no processed foods, healthy fats only, etc., MRG is a nightmare for me. As the pictures show, everything is smothered in sauces, oils, breading, whatever. They do have a good wine selection though. Also very small and noisy. Tables so close the servers bump into your... More

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