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Bluffton Family Seafood House

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27 DR Mellinchamp Street, Bluffton, SC 29910
843-757-0380
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations
Description: This is a brand new restaurant in Bluffton, SC . It is wonderful and I...
This is a brand new restaurant in Bluffton, SC . It is wonderful and I would like to provide a positive review
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  • 114
    Excellent
  • 78
    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
I would gladly go there for lunch or dinner

I like this place more than my wife does. It does not have much in the way of ambience, but the sea food is as good as I have found in this area.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
JLSCHU
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Bluffton, South Carolina
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Bluffton, South Carolina
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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

I like this place more than my wife does. It does not have much in the way of ambience, but the sea food is as good as I have found in this area.

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Providence, Rhode Island, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW via mobile

Everything was perfect on our first visit, but by no means our last. One problem, too much great food and we all ran out of storage capacity. Oysters steamed by the bucket, soft shell crabs, fish, shrimp, had to even take a shrimp po boy to go for lunch tomorrow ! Be sure to make the trip to Bluffton!

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Bluffton, South Carolina
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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Been here three times for dinner and the first two times were not memorable. Tonight, however, amazing. I called first to make sure they had soft shell blue crabs on the menu. They did. Girlfriend and I ordered it at the bar, with very tasty side dishes, The butter beans side was absolutely melt in mouth. Talked to chef about... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We were on a weeklong trip through the Carolinas, with a focus on eating fresh seafood. This restaurant is located in a charming small town near Hilton Head and obtains much of its seafood from its own family dock and processing company. We had oysters, shrimp, and snow crab, as well as the usual sides. The plates were generous. The... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

My husband and I recently moved to Bluffton, and heard this was a MUST DO our first week here. We had a bit of everything - friend, raw, grilled, and steamed oysters, shrimp and grouper. The crab and cheese dip in the bread bowl is LOVELY. Delicious food, beautiful art, friendly service. Highly recommend!

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Bluffton, South Carolina
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12 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

The restaurant is not beautiful, but the soft shell crabs were some of the best I have had. Very reasonably priced considering they are only in season a few weeks. So many places deep fry them. At Bluffton Seafood they will saute them and they are so much better that way. The sides are equally as good and there are... More 

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St Louis
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14 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Stopped in for lunch around 11:20 am on a Thursday. Started off with fresh oysters on the half shell, sharing with my wife. Oysters were very fresh, and had good flavor. Not the largest oysters I have ever had, as they were all medium sized. We shared a cup of she crab soup, and agreed it was good- had plenty... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

I take my family here every time they come for a visit. The local seafood is wonderful and we love the music. Perfect spot for a seafood dinner!

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Copley, Ohio
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64 reviews 64 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Great prices. May River Oysters $12/Doz (good flavor). Shrimp and grits really good low country boil as well. Local beers, and friendly service.

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48 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Looking for some good local seafood and found this place on Trip Advisor this past weekend. We have been to Blufton before, but never into the "old town" part where this restaurant is located. Parking seems limited here due to a small parking lot, with more than one restaurant sharing the parking lot. There was a short wait when we... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 27 DR Mellinchamp Street, Bluffton, SC 29910
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Bluffton
  • Phone Number: 843-757-0380

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 20
  • Cuisine: Seafood

Description

This is a brand new restaurant in Bluffton, SC . It is wonderful and I would like to provide a positive review
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?