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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, Lunch, Brunch, 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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  • 249
    Excellent
  • 107
    Very good
  • 33
    Average
  • 17
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  • 12
    Terrible
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
Great lunch!

My wife and I went to Bluffton to check out the old historic center. It was recommended that we have lunch at The Cottage, and it certainly did not disappoint! I had the Warm Green Goddess salad that was loaded with seafood and my wife had fish tacos. Both were superb and the service was very... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
StocksMan
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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
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418 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

I agree with ChasFrog. This was my third visit, and it is okay. The lunch salad was $19.95 - portion was huge, and I wouldn't take the rest of a salad home. It was okay - but I don't get all of the grated carrot on the plate (so 1980's). I want to love it, but I don't understand some... More 

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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

My wife and I went to Bluffton to check out the old historic center. It was recommended that we have lunch at The Cottage, and it certainly did not disappoint! I had the Warm Green Goddess salad that was loaded with seafood and my wife had fish tacos. Both were superb and the service was very good.

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Bluffton, South Carolina
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

We have had lunch here many times and have always enjoyed it. The service is excellent and so is the food.

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Bluffton, South Carolina
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

Seated and waited on in a timely manner. Waiter very friendly and knowledgeable about menu and specials. I ordered their Lobster and shrimp salad which I have ordered in the past and it was just fabulous! I have eaten there many times and have taken family and friends that vacation here. Food and staff are always consistent. I would highly... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

We visited the charming town of Bluffton, while staying on Hilton Head Island. We arrived about 11.30am and were initially just looking for Coffee . There was a parking space outside The Cottage and as it looked so inviting we thought we'd venture in. We were immediately welcomed and shown to a lovely table on the front porch! While we... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

This place is opened for breakfast, lunch, and afternoon tea. I've been here twice and both times the restaurant was packed. I had the nutella panini, and it was fabulous. The first time I was with a friend from England. She was aching for real southern pecan pie, and we heard there's was to die for. After discovering that there... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
Top Contributor
420 reviews 420 reviews
263 restaurant reviews
222 helpful votes 222 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Breakfast is good - nice porch to sit on and watch the world go by. French toast specially good but the eggs benedict are also worth a try. Coffee a bit weak but otherwise all good.

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Jax, FL
Top Contributor
285 reviews 285 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015 via mobile

Interested in breakfast/ lunch/dinner/ tea/brunch? You will want to plan a visit the this quaint, bustling, converted house in historic, "Old Town" Bluffton, SC. The plaque on the porch, at 38 Calhoun, is a historical marker ( see photo); and, along with the umbrella covered tables on the front yard, or the wrap around porch, or cozy rooms inside, you... More 

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Bluffton, South Carolina
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20 reviews 20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Very crowded/ tables ver close together so you feel jammed in. Food is good, but a bit pricy. Salads are very good. Service is just 'ok'.

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Hornell, New York
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49 reviews 49 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

An adorable restaurant in Bluffton,SC. We had lunch here. The menu is excellent and food is fresh and delicious! The wait staff is friendly and offer great service. Highly recommend!

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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
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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