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The Cottage

38 Calhoun St, Bluffton, SC 29910-7014
843-757-0508
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Ranked #6 of 150 restaurants in Bluffton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations
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  • English first
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English first
Langhorne, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW via mobile

I was impressed from start to finish! The Cottage has seating outside on the wraparound porch as well as inside in the bakery. The breakfast and lunch menus include salads, sandwiches, hot platters, eggs, etc. we went for lunch. My family ordered fish tacos, steak sandwich and the Farmer's Veggies Salad. All were a big hit. I especially enjoyed the... More

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Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

I've eaten at the Cottage several times and it is always good. I had a lunch special that was just delicious. Fried green tomatoes with shrimp and red sauce. It was served with a balsamic vinegarette For dessert I had Topsy Turvy cake which is chocolate cake with white frosting and chocolate ganache. I swear that cake seemed to be... More

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Lisbon, Ohio
Top Contributor
141 reviews 141 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I were in the a hilton Head area to search for a possible vacation home. We stopped in Bluffton to find a place for lunch. We happened to park across the street from the Cottage and decided to try it. I was very glad we did. The service was excellent and the food as well. I ordered... More

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Asheville, North Carolina
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20 reviews 20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

First off, the food was great. I ordered the blackened mahi caesar salad. The dressing was amazing ( not as thick as caesar), and the first tasted very fresh. The service...not that is was bad, it was more or less frustrating. It appeared the servers did not have a set section, therefore we were greeted by 3 different people asked... More

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Fishkill, New York
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We stopped off at the Cottage Cafe for a quick bite to eat before we took off for a long drive back home. The cottage is a delightful surprise. It has seating on the porch and inside with a wonderful selection of bakery treats. The staff is very pleasant and takes pride in their food and service. We got the... More

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Ruskin, Florida
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62 reviews 62 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 via mobile

We had heard about this restaurant and stopped for lunch. The menu is extensive, but I unfortunately make a poor choice, as my husband loved his choice. We both had the unsweetened iced tea, which had a small hint of mint, and was very good. I ordered the Turkey, Brie and Apple panini, but there just wasn't any flavor. You... More

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Carmel, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Sometimes you happen upon a place that turns out to be an unexpected delightful surprise. The Cottage is one of those places. My husband and I had driven to Bluffton while on holiday on Hilton Head Island to visit the farmer's market and pick up some local peaches. We had been out all day so we also thought we would... More

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Tupelo, Mississippi
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Whenever visiting family on Hilton Head Island, we always plan on having lunch at The Cottage. Our most recent trip was last week. I had the grouper taco special (always so fresh and excellent) and others had the crunchy coated red snapper (great flavor and texture) and the flounder almondine (yummy). Both fish plates were garnished beautifully with an interesting... More

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Bluffton, South Carolina
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Four of us had brunch after church on Sunday. Everything was very good, portions were VERY generous and presentation nice. The server was friendly, efficient and accurate. While the food was very enjoyable, I would not rate it as "one of the best meals" I've ever had -- I would go back. Each of us had a different dish: Eggs... More

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Ambler, PA
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Nice place recommended by a local resident. We arrived early for brunch and by the time we left, it was packed! Two of us shared a special Belgian Waffle dish that was delicious and eggs benedict. The waffle had a yummy combination of yogurt and fresh fruit/nuts. Attentive servers and quaint southern charm.

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