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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Late Night
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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Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 240
    Excellent
  • 102
    Very good
  • 32
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 11
    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
Wow. A-One in our book

I can't say enough about the food and service at The Cottage. You have to try the Challah French Toast. Staff was polite and attentive, but not over bearing. Sat outside and enjoyed a beautiful day. Great pie and cake selection which are all baked there. Please visit this restaurant when in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
Ronnie F
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Gainesville, Florida, United States
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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English first
Gainesville, Florida, United States
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

I can't say enough about the food and service at The Cottage. You have to try the Challah French Toast. Staff was polite and attentive, but not over bearing. Sat outside and enjoyed a beautiful day. Great pie and cake selection which are all baked there. Please visit this restaurant when in Bluffton.

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Hinsdale, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

My wife and I had dinner with friends, The food was absolutely spectacular. Best soft shell crab I've ever had. Snapper was to die for and the pistachio cake was out of this world. Great selection of wines at reasonable prices. Not a bad thing on the menu. Would highly recommend the restaurant. No wonder they have won so many... More 

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Bethesda, Maryland
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Very nice atmosphere in old house on one of the main streets. Varied menu. I had the local gumbo, which was terrific.

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Bluffton, South Carolina
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Great unique southern/low-country choices ranging from fried green tomatoes to a simple shrimp & grits. But I just love their sandwiches. My wife and I typically can eat only half of one and we take the other half home for lunch the next day. Atmosphere is - to say the least - very eclectic, both for inside or outside dining.... More 

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15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 via mobile

Yummy!!!! Go for breakfast you won't be disappointed. Very quaint, service was excellent and food was yummy.

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Purvis, Mississippi
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We had lunch at this nice restaurant and enjoyed it very much. It's a small restaurant with a great hometown feel with great service. The food was excellent and I would recommend eating here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

1st time eating at this restaurant. MaryEllen our server explained the specials & they all sounded great! I had the chorizo Benedict & my son had chicken nuggets. We enjoyed breakfast & left very full. Will definitely return.

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Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

We stopped for brunch after church on Palm Sunday and where treated to a wonderful food. The Shrimp & Grits were wonderful as was the Southern Lady Eggs Benedict( on fried green tomatoes).

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Lexington, Kentucky
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Another quaint dining experience - an old house with several rooms for dining. They do take reservations and I would recommend doing so. We ordered off the Early Dining Menu which was the only menu they had on a recent Thursday night. No matter - everyone in our party had something different and all were expertly prepared. It is clear... More 

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New Jersey
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45 reviews 45 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Wonderful lunch with my wife in September 2014- food was very good, as was service in this quaint restaurant. This was a repeat visit- we go there from Hilton Head Island, where we stay for a month or so.

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