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The Cottage

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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: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, 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
  • 38
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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
Amazing Menu, amazing food

This is one of the best restaurants around. The menu is amazing and the food outstanding. There are so many things to tempt the palate. It is the best... The service is very friendly

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
AngelBAK
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Petoskey, Michigan
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
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Petoskey, Michigan
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51 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This is one of the best restaurants around. The menu is amazing and the food outstanding. There are so many things to tempt the palate. It is the best... The service is very friendly

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Bluffton, South Carolina
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

Our first visit to the Cottage was with dear friends with whom we were staying on a fun filled Hilton Head vacation. We were celebrating my birthday and getting together for the first time in several years. None of us had been to the Cottage before, but what a thrill. The menu was wonderfully unique and the service outstanding even... More 

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Ft. Myers, FL
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85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We have eaten at The Cottage many times and it never fails to give us the best meal of the day. Their shrimp and grits are to-die-for wonderful, as are all of their other menu items. We've eaten there in the spring, summer and fall and always outside which is the best because it is located in Old Town Bluffton,... More 

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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Usually very good. friendly service, good food and nice atmosphere. I almost always have the turkey apple and brie panini which never disappoints and my wife has the fried green tomatoes. Unfortunately we don't get there as much as we'd like

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Toronto
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

The Cottage was a lovely find for us. We enjoyed a relaxing lunch on the front porch. The food was delicious and very fresh. Our server, Nicole, was knowledgeable about the food and simply lovely. Make sure to leave room for dessert - the selection was huge and it was fantastic! If you are on Hilton Head or in Bluffton,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

I was just here Saturday for lunch, but it is one of my favorite places in Bluffton. I typically get the turkey, apple, brie panini, which is phenomenal. This time I branched out and tried the fried green tomato blt salad and was not disappointed!

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bluffton, SC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

A small cosy atmosphere. The scones are delicious. Sitting on the covered porch is very nice. Service is good. The only thing I don't like is too many dog lovers also love to go here. Once I was told tu use a back stairs because the dogs were all corralled at the front steps. Dogs are fine but paying customers... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

My wife, a friend, and I had a delightful lunch on the porch of The Cottage in historic Bluffton. I had a wonderful Wild Salmon and Spinach salad with hot bacon dressing with a homemade macaroon for dessert. My wife had a tasty Fried Green Tomatoes dish and our friend had a terrific Fish Taco Salad made with grouper. The... More 

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Hardeeville, South Carolina
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

This place offers one of the best brunch: the food is prepared fresh, their selection makes it difficult to choose and the service is good. It is a very tiny place so it could be noisy at time but makes it more quaint and European. They also offer a wonderful selection of desserts to take home.

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Wheaton, IL
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

The cottage is a tiny, bustling place with a great staff and exceptional food. My wife found it online while searching for places near HH. I was dubious, I was more interested in a good meal and not cute and quaint surroundings. The menu was varied and exotic to me, but the first bite of the lobster and shrimp pot... More 

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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: Romantic, Families with children, Doing business, Special occasions, Local cuisine

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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