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Bluffton Family Seafood House

27 DR Mellinchamp Street, Bluffton, SC 29910
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Ranked #16 of 152 Restaurants in Bluffton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $20
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Seafood
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: 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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English first
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

We have been going to Hilton Head for years and just discovered Bluffton Family Seafood House and it was what I would call a Hidden Gem. The shrimp was delicious and so was the She Crab Soup. So glad I found this place thanks to Trip Ad-visor. Our waitress was Mareanne and she was so helpful and nice. She made... More

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SW Illinois
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71 reviews 71 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

My husband and I have been visiting Hilton Head for 7 years now and just discovered the Bluffton Family Seafood House ... what a shame! It's nothing fancy, but the seafood is excellent, well prepared and the service is first rate. It's a bit of a drive from Palmetto Dunes, where we stay when on the island, but we will... More

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Lewisville, North Carolina
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 via mobile

This is small restaurant kind of at the end of Calhoun Street in Bluffton, at the end of a row of local businesses, not sure I would call it a strip mall. Took at little searching , but it was worth the trip. There was a good selection of seafood. Our fried shrimp and fried oysters were fresh and flavorful.... More

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West Hartford, Connecticut
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

The food was authentic and delicious made better by our wonderful wait staff, DiAna Sketers and Paris Sketers. Hope Paris is feeling better from the fall and he got all of the mac & cheese out of his apron! Regardless of his fumble, the comedy hour continued! Good luck DiAna, lol!

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Bluffton, South Carolina
11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Best fresh seafood... Owned by Toomer family who own Bluffton Oyster Company... Music with Tim Malchek after 6.. Service can be a problem at times...

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We were told they did not take reservations and we should get there as soon as possible. The food is just that good. We got there at 4:30 and by 6:00 most of the tables were full. The food was simply delicious we ate and hummed sharing with the food our joy. When you go say hello to Marianne and... More

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Dublin, Ohio, United States
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46 reviews 46 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

If you're looking for great ambience this isn't it :). It seemed to fit the name well; a family place deep rooted in the area. We had shrimp and crab cakes. Both were good and more substantial than we'd had at another SC restaurant earlier in the week. The service was excellent. We would go again if in the area.

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Rockville, Maryland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

My wife and I found this gem in Bluffton, SC just outside of Hilton Head. Very nice courteous staff. It's a family run restaurant and the portions are quite large. My wife had the fried flounder and I had a two item combo platter (scallops and cod). They were simply marvelous. We hadn't had much of a lunch as we... More

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Bethesda, Maryland
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74 reviews 74 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We stopped for lunch after touring some new homes in the area. The service was very prompt. They had the normal lowcountry variety of seafood. What I enjoyed was that you could pick the size of your meal (one, two, or three kinds of shellfish or fish) and exactly how you wanted each prepared (steamed, broiled, fried, etc.) I have... More

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Bucyrus, Ohio
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32 reviews 32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Great food. Great service. We have never had a bad meal there. The staff is do friendly. Very casual atmosphere.

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