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1263 May River Rd, Bluffton, SC 29910-7003
843-757-5755
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Ranked #27 of 157 Restaurants in Bluffton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Mon - Tue 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wed - Fri 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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English first
Hilton Head, South Carolina
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

We have been dining at the May River Grill for several years, and have thoroughly enjoyed our past experiences there. Several months ago, we had a disappointing meal, and did not return. Friends recently wanted to go there, so we agreed to try it again. To our dismay, the experience was even worse than the last time we were there.... More 

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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43 reviews 43 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

We tried May River Grill for the first time this weekend, and it didn't live up to the expectations set by its reviews. The restaurant was noisy with too many tables too close together. The chopped salad was too wet and not very flavorful. The veal Marsala was quite good, but the chicken Parmesan was sitting in a pool of... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I am always in the hunt for the perfect scallops. I've tried scallops at dozens of five star restaurants. May River grill is perhaps the best scallops I've ever had. The crab cakes were good and the group enjoyed veal and crab stuffed shrimp also. The service was great, we can't wait to go back!

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Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

I am very surprised about the recent reviews. Perhaps it was an off night, which we have never had at this restaurant. We had a quiet family dinner in late December. The menu has been recently updated and had some new items. We loved the Walleye, an old favorite, and the new Eggplant Parmigiana with shrimp. My daughter had great... More 

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Bluffton, South Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Service was top notch, our waiter knew every dish inside and out. Escargot appetizer was very good; heavy garlic cream sauce served on a pastry of some sort, very tasty. For an entrée I had the Chilean sea bass, which was incredibly good, but small. Sides that came with the entrée were typically average. The value for money spent versus... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

We were looking at houses in Sun City and it was my wife.'s birthday. Our Realtor, Dusty Duke, recommended the May River Grill and it was a terrific evening. The wait staff was pleasant, the food delicious and we had a great evening. We are celebrating my birthday there this evening. I keep looking at the menu trying to decide... More 

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

What can one say about wonderfully prepared food with a great wait staff. The multiple selections are unbelievable. My favorite is the pecan crusted Walleye....goodness!

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Bluffton, South Carolina
1 review
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

The food was just bad. The salty "minors" base sauces are just not the way you cook for the amount this place chargers. I would suggest going somewhere that makes there food with skill and a little know how. This place is geared toward the elderly folks with no taste buds left.

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

What's not to like? Inattentive, unprofessional wait staff; a menu that hasn't changed in years featuring such delicacies as walleye pike (this from a restaurant in an area rich with local seafood); noisy; crowded with undiscriminating senior diners; and over-sauced everything. A one-star joint with Mexican cooks at five-star prices.

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deer park,ny
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52 reviews 52 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

I haven't been to the May River Grill in 3 years but the one and only time I ever ate there has left such an impression on me that I can't stop thinking about it. I remember my meal like it was yesterday. It was so awesome that I dream about. The only problem is that I only can remember... More 

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Address: 1263 May River Rd, Bluffton, SC 29910-7003
Phone Number: 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
Cuisine: American

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