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The Cottage

38 Calhoun St, Bluffton, SC 29910-7014
843-757-0508
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Ranked #10 of 152 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
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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
TN
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

They had a 25 min wait at 1:30 for lunch, but they took our phone number and called us when our table was ready allowing us to shop at nearby shops. They had a pretty big gluten free menu including their shrimp and grits. They were good, but a little too salty and needed more of the cheese grits and... More

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Milan, Italy
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568 reviews 568 reviews
416 restaurant reviews
202 helpful votes 202 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

good food ,attentive service . my gumbo was rely very good, but how can a restaurant nowadays not serve mineral sparkling water ? the side salad was also not particularly great. lovely for a lunch break in a nice part of Bluffton

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Bensenville
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We enjoyed lunch here, looking for something different. The shrimp with grits etc was delicious. Our server was great although they were expecting a large group of 50 we were taken care of very well. Charming view on the street. Love it.

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1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Nichole is the worst waitress alive! Service was horrible!! Nichole was a hot mess!! She was more worried about her cell phone then her tables!! Then she dissapiered only to pop up around the side of the resturant smoking a cig. and complaining about how broke she is and doesnt make any money here!! I wonder why!! Not!! We will... More

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Pittsburgh
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52 reviews 52 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Prior to the farmers market event, close friends who live outside of Bluffton introduced us to this quaint cottage restaurant. We were able to eat outside enjoying the sunny and warm weather as well as the ambiance of this small town favorite. Our young waiter was energetic, enthusiastic and attentive. The food was very good and although a little more... More

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georgia
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59 reviews 59 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014 via mobile

This place is a local gem. The food is fantastic and the service is excellent. I ate every last bite and then licked my fingers. Oh, I had a Fried Green Tomato special - Worth every calorie! I'll be back!

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Bluffton, South Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

I have eaten lunch at the Cottage several times and enjoyed both the food and service. So I decided to take my wife there for dinner. Yes, I had a coupon. No, I didn't purchase appetizers or alcohol. My entrees were $27.00 and $24.00. It became apparent the owner was unhappy I ordered only entrees. The restaurant had only minimum... More

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Bluffton, South Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We stopped here for lunch, on a recommendation from a friend while we were attending a farmer's market nearby. I had the best (and different than the usual) chicken pot pie. The place was charming, the three of us each had something different and all loved what we had. They have a bakery on the premises with wonderful looking breads.... More

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Bluffton, South Carolina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

While the food here was great, the restaurant was very crowded. We enjoyed their fish tacos and fried green tomatoes, and their desserts looked amazing although we did not indulge. When we received our bill, we were a bit surprised at how high it was. We had ordered the specials that were offered that day without knowing the price, and... More

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

This is a great place for breakfast and lunch. The portions are huge and the food is freshly prepared.

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