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The Cottage

38 Calhoun St, Bluffton, SC 29910-7014
843-757-0508
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Ranked #8 of 145 restaurants in Bluffton
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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
Tybee Island, Georgia
Top Contributor
145 reviews 145 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Lots of restaurants in this area, but you sure don't want to miss The Cottage. An adorable and unique setting and a wonderful menu. Absolutely loved the shrimp and grits!

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Bluffton, South Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

We often come in and take out a dessert or two to go. Their carrot cake is amazing! Great venue for a casual lunch, brunch or celebratory dinner!

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Bluffton, South Carolina
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

This place is not only delicious- but it's consistent, unique and a great atmosphere. This is always on the list when I have family come visit us here in bluffton.

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Bluffton, South Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Good food especially the bakery items, but sometimes the service is a bit slow. I've had excellent service in the past, but with a larger group some of our meals were served cold.

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Bluffton, South Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Old Town charm and great food. Experience the old Bluffton at its best. All made from scratch and the desserts are to die for.... Be sure to dine on the porch!

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hiltonhead
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

This is my second time we love the first time so we decided to go back and my surprised the server didn't brought water and was rude and I noticed she was telling other people to go by our table and whispered she didn't like my wife' s attitude but I'm on the business and I work on the island... More

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Parkersburg, West Virginia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014 via mobile

I probably shouldn't be sharing this review since I would like to see The Cottage remain "line-free", but it's inevitable that won't happen. So, I'll be honest and admit to the world that its probably my #1 lunch spot in the Low Country. This week I enjoyed an avocado stuffed with an abundance of shrimp salad, surrounded by lettuce greens... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

First, the food is GOOD. Second, you had to run the gauntlet to get to the restroom. It was strangely located in/through the kitchen. The older staff scowled. A lot. I get that it's a small, historical house, but having customers going through a food prep and dishwashing station, while staff talks loudly amoung each other, is odd. I felt... More

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Wichita, Kansas
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89 reviews 89 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Charming is a term oft-used to describe this restaurant, but it really should be the picture alongside the word ‘charming’ in the dictionary. When the breakfast burrito arrived the size of a football you know you have hit the mother-lode of comfort food! My classic Eggs Benedict was perfect, perfect, perfect. The “team” concept of serving tables was a well-coordinated... More

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Southington, Connecticut
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014 via mobile

The Gumbo was delicious, having just the right amount of spice and the accompanying salad was crisp and fresh. I felt very comfortable as a solo diner. The Staff was friendly and attentive. I would definitely return on my next visit to Bluffton.

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