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The Inn at Palmetto Bluff

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550 Old Palmetto Bluff Road, Bluffton, SC
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Disappointing

Management has changed recently and it has had a dramatic reflection on the quality of service. I've stayed at Palmetto Bluff several times and the scenery is beautiful. The folks working here, however, need a retraining. I wish I could recommend... But it's not possible.

2 of 5 starsReviewed February 9, 2015
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Austin, TX
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39 reviews 39 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Management has changed recently and it has had a dramatic reflection on the quality of service. I've stayed at Palmetto Bluff several times and the scenery is beautiful. The folks working here, however, need a retraining. I wish I could recommend... But it's not possible.

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Savannah, Georgia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

On a recent visit to South Carolina we had the pleasure to experience a low country oyster roast. You meet in front of the Inn and a trolley takes you to Moreland Landing, which is about a 15 minutes away. Usually there is an option to drive your own car but there is an extensive amount of construction going on... More 

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Exquisitely prepared meals, a great wine list (with a knowledgeable Sommelier) and, perhaps best of all, the finest service, hands down, of any restaurant within 150 miles. Peninsula Grill in Charleston is its only equal, and that's a 2-hour drive away. Reserve this for once a month so you don't wear it out!

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california
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68 reviews 68 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

We came to this resort for one week - and it's the most relaxing experience we've had in years. We didn't want to leave the property. We worked out in their facilities - eat breakfast lunch and dinner in their different hotels - and had unforgettable treatments in their spa. The staff was super friendly. Special kudos to Kyle at... More 

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Palisades Park, New Jersey
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47 reviews 47 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

From beginning to end, a wonderful evening. First we were having dinner with good friends. The 12 mile drive to the Inn was breathtaking. The remains of the Planation house amazing and there was a wedding going on when we arrived. The Inn is situated on the water with a screen and an unscreened porch to watch the sun go... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Food was cooked to perfection. The staff was very friendly. The restaurant was nice. Great ambiance. I will definitely go back.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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65 reviews 65 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Family had dinner on the porch. What's up with the service? I had to go inside to find someone to wait on us. The first gentleman who arrived seemed disorganized. He gave us one wine menu for 8 people. Food is fine-they need to get their act together on the service side.

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Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

If you are looking for a great conference facility it is one of the better ones. They offer cottages instead of hotel rooms so rent a cart or bike or just walk among the beautiful grounds. Good spa, golfing, fishing....

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Bluffton, South Carolina
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36 reviews 36 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

When tables are set without salt and pepper one assumes the chef does not want guests adding condiments he thinks are unnecessary. Perhaps. We stared with the shrimp and grits. Excellent. Properly seasoned. The entrees were stripped bass and the pork. Both were almost encrusted in salt. We couldn't eat either them. And the dog wasn't too happy with the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

I have been at the River house restaurant many times and it is always near perfection: excellent service, refined dining experience. Food and wines are fabulous... Michel Leclerc visiting from Quebec...

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 550 Old Palmetto Bluff Road, Bluffton, SC
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Bluffton

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

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