We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 155 Bluffton Restaurants

The Cottage

38 Calhoun St, Bluffton, SC 29910-7014
843-757-0508
Website
Menu
Improve this listing
Ranked #11 of 155 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, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Late Night
Write a Review

336 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    199
    91
    25
    12
    9
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
Bluffton, South Carolina
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

The Cottage has it all. Great food, atmosphere, quaint little building in downtown Bluffton. Everything is fresh and prepared with the finest ingredients. The baked goods are to die for. We have been here for lunch twice and both times loved our meal, the fried green tomatoes with shrimp. Our friends rave about their breakfast. And all of the help... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Colorado
Top Contributor
131 reviews 131 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

Yes this is a quirky place…completely packed at lunch…but your server takes great care of you and the food zooms out and it is GOOD. Homemade salad dressings and amazing corm muffins set the tone. Potpies are really filling scooped onto puff pastry-but it works. Cornflake crusted snapper came with a side of edamame, snow peas, spaghetti squash, etc. that... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Homosassa
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

I have to say I was excited to eat at this restaurant. My husband and I are both southern. He is from New Orleans and I am from Mobile. We know good food and we were shocked at the poor quality of the dishes we ordered.I ordered shrimp and grits and my husband ordered the étouffée.the shrimp were not local... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
UK
Top Contributor
93 reviews 93 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

This restaurant is situated in a quaint historical house just on the main road in Bluffton, and literally a couple of minutes walk from the Farmer's market held there weekly. We have not been for dinner, but can fully recommend the lunch. The food is just different enough without being too innovative, its well prepared, well cooked, and well presented.... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
West Palm Beach, Florida
Top Contributor
100 reviews 100 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

A very quaint spot for lunch. The place was packed. Servers were so busy they could hardly catch their breath. Very attentive to the patrons. Food was delicious. I had the warm cashew chicken lettuce wrap. Fantastic. I ate it all rather than half like I normally do. My friend had the turkey cranberry panini which she said was also... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Lake Lure, North Carolina
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

First off let me say the food is good at The Cottage and the desserts are super yummy. Why then am I giving The Cottage a poor review? It's simple: when I eat in a restaurant I expect to be able to hear myself think and to have enough room to sit comfortably at my table. The restaurant was packed.... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Greenville, South Carolina
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

My husband and I are in HIton Head often and this is the first time we have eaten at The Cottage! It was "to die for" ..the shrimp and grits is the best my husband has ever had and we are comparing this to Charleston Restaurants that are top notch! It is beautifully presented as well and several people being... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sunset Beach, North Carolina
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Had a wonderful lunch at this cute restaurant. It's pint-sized with an entrance that is infused with planters of cheery pansies. You wonder how such a tiny place can serve the steady stream of lunchtime customers but there's no doubt everyone looks happy and satisfied. Our waitress Nicole was bubbly and efficient. Their famous Green Goddess Salad is not to... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Port Wentworth, Georgia
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

I stopped in for breakfast and had a most delicious meal! Cornbread that melts in your mouth and a scrumptious cilantro avocado omelette! There are lots of choices that you cannot go wrong with! Definitely will be back to try dinner :) Everyone was very friendly as well!

Was this review helpful? Yes
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

The Cottage is awesome! The fish tacos were fantastic and the shrimp and grits some of the best I have ever eaten. The fried green tomatoes were the best I've ever eaten. Our service was super! All dishes were perfectly seasoned and the flavors were spot on!

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed The Cottage also viewed

Bluffton, Coastal South Carolina
Bluffton, Coastal South Carolina
 
Bluffton, Coastal South Carolina
Bluffton, Coastal South Carolina
 

Been to The Cottage? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about The Cottage

Address: 38 Calhoun St, Bluffton, SC 29910-7014
Phone Number: 843-757-0508
Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Bluffton
Cuisine: American

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing