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38 Calhoun St, Bluffton, SC 29910-7014
843-757-0508
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8:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Winner of Hilton Head Monthly Reader's Choice Awards and Best of Bluffton...
Winner of Hilton Head Monthly Reader's Choice Awards and Best of Bluffton Awards in 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011 and 2010! Sit back and relax in this cozy, 1868 Low Country cottage, then savor delicious, sophisticated fare for Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Afternoon Tea, Early Dining, Dinner, and Sunday Brunch. Breakfast items include Green Eggs N' Ham, Cottage Hash, French Toast, Huevos Rancheros, and a long list of Benedicts! Lunch includes award-winning Tacos, Pot Pies, Awesome Salads, Lettuce Wraps, Paninis, the BEST Fried Green Tomatoes EVER, and house specials such as B'Town Gumbo, Shrimp & Grits, Lobster Avocado Roll, Cranberry Trout , Flounder Amandine and more! The Cottage features 20-30 different desserts every day. Award-winning Pistachio Cake is a MUST! Choose from the daily delectable assortment of pies, cakes, cookies, bread pudding, dessert bars, brownies, shortbread, corn bread, homemade granola, cheesecakes, local honey and more! The Cottage offers a full bar including wine and beer, house-roasted coffees, cappuccinos, lattes, espresso and more than 75 loose-leaf teas to choose from. Dine indoors or out on the wrap-around porch. Pet friendly. Reservations suggested for parties of five or more.
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    Very good
  • 36
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  • 19
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Big Surprise

This place is very small only regarding the seating! We went for lunch and the portions were huge! We brought home enough for another meal easily! The taste of the food is a little different than what you might expect but it is very good. I must admit the service is a little less than perfect but... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2015
Emily1950
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Concord, Virginia
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Families with children
  • Entertaining clients
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Concord, Virginia
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

This place is very small only regarding the seating! We went for lunch and the portions were huge! We brought home enough for another meal easily! The taste of the food is a little different than what you might expect but it is very good. I must admit the service is a little less than perfect but all in all... More 

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Folkestone, United Kingdom
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

We've eaten breakfast here on a number of occasions over the years and it never disappoints. Wonderful Old South building and atmosphere with a good menu and great service. The portions are not small but the food is well cooked and tasty - you may not need lunch after one of these breakfasts. To be recommended.

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Bluffton, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

We just had lunch at the Cottage in Bluffton, SC. It was great. I had the chicken salad wrap that came with excellent chips (not your ordinary kind), fruit and a pickle. Generous portion and very good. My husband had the shrimp and grits. Not exactly the kind he is used to but very good. We have dined here before... More 

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Plover, Wi
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62 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Just had lunch here. The Warm Goddess Salad is delicious, the lobster roll very good (although not your typical lobster roll), the Grouper Acapulco HORRIBLE! The grouper was very mushy and fishy tasting and there was this separate large chunk of skin-very unappetizing.

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Charleston, South Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

The food here is stellar! We will return to time after time. The Basil in eggs with a small amount of cream cheese - genus! And the cornbread with cinnamon sprinkled on the butter - YUM doesn't do this justice.

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NSW
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114 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

The Cottage was bustling on the day we visited Bluffton. We were quickly seated in this charming little cafe, and looked forward to lunch. The meal was, indeed, very nice. The freshest ingredients, ample servings, but a tad on the expensive side for sandwiches and salad ($50 for the two of us). Our server, however, was less than impressive. We... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Have had breakfast at The Cottage on just about every trip to Hilton Head Island. Great menu and specials. Try the Huevos Rancheros if it is a special.

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

This restaurant is privately owned and has a creative menu. Everything is homemade and delicious. Try dining on their front and watch the world go by.

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Bluffton, South Carolina
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

There is no better place for a lovely lunch, food is yummy and very comfortable atmosphere, truly exemplifies the Bluffton State of Mind. .... they have dinner on Thursday through Saturday nights but have not tried that yet.

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Bluffton, South Carolina, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

As a local in the HHI and Bluffton area I get an opportunity to try a great variety of wonderful restaurants. The Cottage at dinner is a delicious experience. Reservations are needed as the restaurant is a little on the small size. The food, atmosphere and service are so "Bluffton" . Really a great place to eat for any meal.... More 

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Additional Information about The Cottage

Address: 38 Calhoun St, Bluffton, SC 29910-7014
Phone Number: 843-757-0508
Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Bluffton
Open Hours:
Monday 8:00 am - 3:00 pm  6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 3:00 pm  6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 3:00 pm  6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 3:00 pm  6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 3:00 pm  6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 3:00 pm  6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 8 - 20
Cuisine: American

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 38 Calhoun St, Bluffton, SC 29910-7014
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Bluffton
  • Phone Number: 843-757-0508

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 20
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Doing business, Romantic, Families with children, Entertaining clients

Description

Winner of Hilton Head Monthly Reader's Choice Awards and Best of Bluffton Awards in 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011 and 2010! Sit back and relax in this cozy, 1868 Low Country cottage, then savor delicious, sophisticated fare for Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Afternoon Tea, Early Dining, Dinner, and Sunday Brunch. Breakfast items include Green Eggs N' Ham, Cottage Hash, French Toast, Huevos Rancheros, and a long list of Benedicts! Lunch includes award-winning Tacos, Pot Pies, Awesome Salads, Lettuce Wraps, Paninis, the BEST Fried Green Tomatoes EVER, and house specials such as B'Town Gumbo, Shrimp & Grits, Lobster Avocado Roll, Cranberry Trout , Flounder Amandine and more! The Cottage features 20-30 different desserts every day. Award-winning Pistachio Cake is a MUST! Choose from the daily delectable assortment of pies, cakes, cookies, bread pudding, dessert bars, brownies, shortbread, corn bread, homemade granola, cheesecakes, local honey and more! The Cottage offers a full bar including wine and beer, house-roasted coffees, cappuccinos, lattes, espresso and more than 75 loose-leaf teas to choose from. Dine indoors or out on the wrap-around porch. Pet friendly. Reservations suggested for parties of five or more.
Open Hours
Monday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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