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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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11:30 am - 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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Visitor rating
  • 79
    Excellent
  • 9
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
A Wonderful Spot to Pair Food and Wine

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
WilliamCSC
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Hilton Head, South Carolina
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Bar scene
  • Lunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Private Dining
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Hilton Head, South Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

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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142 reviews 142 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

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
1 review
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
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
Senior Contributor
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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

My husband and I dined at R&D Wine Boutique for my birthday. We had a wonderful experience. The food, the wine and the service were absolutely outstanding. They have a very unique wine tasting option. Yellowfin Tuna Tartare and everything else we ate was fabulous! We are from Canada but we are planning on going back as soon as we... More 

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Greenville, NC
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240 reviews 240 reviews
196 restaurant reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Another wonderful lunch at one of our favorite places. The atmosphere, food, and service are all outstanding. One of my favorites is their cheese plate. I had 3 different cheeses and prosciutto, served with apples, nuts, crackers, bread, and a really nice jelly. And of course, a glass of wine. Wife had salmon over her salad and said it was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Great wine bar! The owner is so friendly and helpful! I love this place and will come back over and over again! You do not want to miss this place..it is a must see!!!!!

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75 reviews 75 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

We were staying at the INN AT PALMETTO BLUFF and ventured out for lunch one day. We'd read the reviews here. At first we were taken aback by the outside look of the restaurant. It's in a strip mall. But we were so glad we didn't judge a book by its cover for the meal was one of the best... 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?