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R&D Wine Boutique

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1011 Fording Island Road, Bluffton, SC 29910 (Best Buy Plaza)
843 837 3747
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4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Reservations, Late Night, Private Dining
Description: With its wall of wines and cozy nooks, R&D Wine Boutique is the ideal...
With its wall of wines and cozy nooks, R&D Wine Boutique is the ideal retreat for indulging in savory small plates, flatbreads, modern specialties that are perfect for sharing and pairing with wine. In addition R&D Wine features a selection of crafted beers and over 150 selections of wines, making this the ultimate spot for lunch or dinner.
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Good for:
Casual Dining
Bar scene

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  • 82
    Excellent
  • 9
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
A MUST for wine lovers when in the Hilton Head area

Best place in town for date night or to meet up with friends. The concept is amazing, especially for wine lovers. You get a card (like Dave & Busters) and just load and re-load money in order to sample different wines. And the selection is incredible! I was blown away- they had Cakebread... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
Danielle C
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Tappan, New York
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  • Bar scene
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Tappan, New York
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Best place in town for date night or to meet up with friends. The concept is amazing, especially for wine lovers. You get a card (like Dave & Busters) and just load and re-load money in order to sample different wines. And the selection is incredible! I was blown away- they had Cakebread chardonnay! The food was amazing. I highly... More 

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Bluffton, South Carolina
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

A small establishment that is coming into its own. Fun wine choices. You buy a "company debit card" and can choose 1/4, 1/2 of full glass options. Even by the bottle! The card doesnt expire, and you can add $$ to it at any time. So it's fun to experiment with different wine choices. Food is nice. Salads are creative,... More 

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Bluffton, South Carolina
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

A little pricey but a great concept. Make sure you call ahead and get a reservation or arrive early because there is limited seating. We will go back for another outing.

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1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015 via mobile

What a fabulous start to a date night. Menu was simple but comprehensive. Wine choices excellent. Our host - Sarah - was very friendly, add to the atmosphere & ambience and was very knowledgeable. Great place - stop if you have the chance.

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

This has become one of our favorite "go to" restaurants and wine shops. The place is an absolute treat for any wine lover, with a list that is well thought out and includes more than 30 (constantly changing) wines by the glass. The enomatic wine system they use allows for glasses, half-glasses, and 1oz tastings (which works brilliantly with the... More 

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Bluffton, South Carolina
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152 reviews 152 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

We have been fans of R & D since they opened. The food is always good and you can get small bites as well as full dinner. Wines are really good with about 40 selections from the dispenser, either 1, 2 or 6 oz pour. Great way to try new wines and Dawn the owner if knowledgable and fun to... More 

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Okatie, South Carolina
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

I met my family here this week for dinner and was once again pleased. Dawn was her usual vibrant self. She always has great wines in the machines and makes excellent recommendations. Sarah is also extremely knowledgeable. She was highly attentive as she waited on us that night.

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Who knew? We've lived here 18 months, love great food, and are always looking for new and exciting wines. Short of traveling to Napa-Sonoma you won't find the ability to taste such extraordinary wines in one place. You have to go to understand but trust me it is unique and wonderful. The daily dining specials....so good and quite reasonably priced.... More 

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Bluffton, South Carolina
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28 reviews 28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Very nice wine selection. Waitress totally friendly but felt rushed. Dinners were mediocre at best. Not a good value. Cheese plate selections were very nice.

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Farmer City, Illinois, United States
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

As vacation home owners in the Bluffton/Hilton Head area, we came across this wine bar and restaurant a few years ago and have been coming back ever since. We absolutely love the knowledge of the owner and she has really helped us on our growth and knowledge of wine. Love the food, love the wine and love the staff. If... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1011 Fording Island Road, Bluffton, SC 29910
    (Best Buy Plaza)
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Bluffton
  • Phone Number: 843 837 3747

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 30
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Bar scene

Description

With its wall of wines and cozy nooks, R&D Wine Boutique is the ideal retreat for indulging in savory small plates, flatbreads, modern specialties that are perfect for sharing and pairing with wine. In addition R&D Wine features a selection of crafted beers and over 150 selections of wines, making this the ultimate spot for lunch or dinner.
Open Hours
Monday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm

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