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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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  • 224
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  • 100
    Very good
  • 31
    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
Most recent review
Happy

Very good restaurant with a charming atmosphere located in an old house on a charming street. Amazingly they had an eclectic menu that will satisfy every taste and requirement. They had a good selection of vegetarian items on their menu and a separate menu for people who desire a gluten free... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
AlexTransplant
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Savannah, Georgia
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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382 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Savannah, Georgia
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Very good restaurant with a charming atmosphere located in an old house on a charming street. Amazingly they had an eclectic menu that will satisfy every taste and requirement. They had a good selection of vegetarian items on their menu and a separate menu for people who desire a gluten free choice. Our waiter, Harry, was attentive, efficient and very... More 

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South Carolina
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We live in the area, very close to The Cottage. We have never been for breakfast and as it was my husband's birthday, decided to go. WOW! Great menu options for breakfast and what we chose was excellent! My husband had the Classic Eggs Benedict and I had the Mexicali Scramble. Probably the best breakfast I have had in the... More 

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Palm Springs, California
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

We had a delightful lunch at this adorable cottage. We did wait 30 minutes but the host called us when table was available. The gumbo was very flavorful and loaded with shrimp and sausage. I enjoyed the bread, crab cake salad. It was different and something I would enjoy having again. They had a variety of marvelous looking deserts.

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Gibsonia, Pennsylvania
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44 reviews 44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

The Cottage, a quaint little restaurant in Blufftn SC is a wonderful place for breakfast. We sat outdoors on a sunny March morning. Menu is small but has a lot of southern favorites we had Cilantro eggs and the French toast, which comes with cinnamon, apples and pecans. One of the best breakfasts we ever had. Harry provided great service... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015 via mobile

I stumbled upon the cottage one day looking for something new, their fried green tomatoes are the best thing I've ever had! This is a great place to go for Sunday brunch or afternoon tea. And I always ask for Henery! They're always busy but you still get to relax and enjoy your meal and if you're sitting outside the... More 

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Anywhere, United States
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Place was full so we sat outside under a heater. This is good as we wouldn't have been able to hear a thing inside. The food is great and the service was good. Had enough gumbo for a doggie bag and two more meals! Everything is made fresh, nothing has been laying around on a hot plate somewhere.

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connecticut
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Holy Cow!!! and I do not say that often! first of all, Bluffton is a town that is right up my alley...love the artsy feel and laid back attitude of the this town. wish I could afford to buy my own cottage here! I walked by and said, hummmm need to eat here. We made it there for breakfast on... More 

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Bluffton, South Carolina
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

You will love this restaurant great food great service no parking lot. Quaint restaurant with limited seating. This is an old house in the historical section of bluffton. We go there several times a year and have never been disappointed.

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Sanford, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

So glad I was only visiting because this would be my regular go to lunch and dinner place and I would be 30 lbs heavier in no time. We had a party of four right in the middle of a busy Monday lunch rush we were seated right away and the service from the time we sat down until we... More 

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

You have to have the fish tacos... fantastic. perfectly cooked... I drive out of my way to get them. Gumbo and fried green tomatoes are also excellent. Really its all good.

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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?