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The Cottage

38 Calhoun St, Bluffton, SC 29910-7014
843-757-0508
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Ranked #7 of 151 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
  • French first
  • Any
English first
Asheville, North Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

We stumbled onto this little gem while exploring Old Town Bluffton around 10 AM on a Sunday morning. The restaurant is in an old frame house on one of the side streets in Bluffton. The decor is funky but cute, and as one would expect in the Deep South, a very friendly and helpful staff. We were seated right away,... More

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Bluffton, South Carolina
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

We are always stopping by The Cottage for dessert. Their carrot cake is amazing as is their Pistachio Cake. The caramel apple pie is another favorite. On Saturday we decided to stay and have lunch. It was really hot outside so we opted for salads....the Cobb and the Blackened Mahi. We paired these entrees with a half bottle of Pinot... More

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Bethesda, Maryland, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

My husband and I are visiting Hilton Head for the week and decided to spend Thursday afternoon in Bluffton to shop at the local farmer's market. While we had planned to find out meal at the market, the Cottage immediately caught our eye with its porch shrouded in green plants. I had the salad with blackened Mahi Mahi and my... More

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Indian Land, South Carolina
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Make a reservation! We were very fortunate and only had to wait about 15 minutes for a party of 6 to be seated for lunch on a weekday. The food was delicious and service was great. Their dessert selection is outstanding! Limited indoor seating but the porch has seating with and without fans. Due to the cramped interior, I would... More

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Wynnewood, PA
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17 reviews 17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

I have been going to Hilton Head for 18 years to visit family and vacation and I can honestly say that this was my favorite meal in all that time. The dinner started with a basket of grilled bread with flavored oil that was like garlic bread but much better. The crab cake appetizer was excellent. It came with 2... More

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Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

1st visit was wonderful so we came back. When we arrived, we were promptly seated as there were only 2 of us and we were willing to sit outside. However, it took about 10 minutes before our waitress (Danielle according to the receipt, as she never did introduce herself) walked past and said, without stopping or looking at us, I'll... More

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Freehold, New Jersey
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21 reviews 21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

If you happen to be in the Hilton Head area and want lunch off the beaten path, here it is. We ordered off the menu, mainly because our server never mentioned daily specials. Food was very good, fresh and tasty. The only downsides were two. The first being minor for this historic house converted to a restaurant. You had to... More

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Philadelphia
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88 reviews 88 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

One of the best lunch restaurants that we went to on our trip. Cute inside and outside. Creative menu with very fresh food. Try the fish tacos, yummy. Staff and owner extremely friendly. Great bakery too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

The cottage has great lunches for adults & kids alike. Their fish tacos are great as are their BIG salads, such as the crab cake salad! The fried green tomatoes- the Best! Their kid menu is nice-better variety than the normal kids choices elsewhere. Love going there on Thursdays, farmers market day.

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Richmond, Virginia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We are vacationing in Hilton Head but decided to visit Old Town Bluffton after church for brunch and to walk around. We are soo glad we did! The Cottagewas an excellent choice for brunch! Our server, Harry, was great!!!! Our large group all tried different things but were pleased with everything. The eggs and cilantro were delicious and the French... More

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