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The Inn at Palmetto Bluff

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550 Old Palmetto Bluff Road, Bluffton, SC
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  • 5
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Dinner on the Porch

Our family enjoyed dinner on the porch which is a little less fancy than dinner inside but still very fine. The service provided by the team was outstanding. Marlene was a pleasure. The food was excellent as well as the wine and the desserts. Everyone was quite happy. We weren't there late enough... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 12, 2015
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New York
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101 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Our family enjoyed dinner on the porch which is a little less fancy than dinner inside but still very fine. The service provided by the team was outstanding. Marlene was a pleasure. The food was excellent as well as the wine and the desserts. Everyone was quite happy. We weren't there late enough but if you are having a later... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The service and the food were both great. Not very noisy, even when the restaurant is full. Very good selection of entrees (pork loin was magnificent) and wine. The desserts were very good also. A very nice evening. Be sure to make a reservation well in advance or you will be eating in the bar area or late at night.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Good food, if a little on the heavy side, service was great as was the ambience but for the sweltering heat on the day.

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Dover, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Couldn't find a listing for the Canoe Club, but had to review it. We had dinner there on our last night at Palmetto Bluffs, and it was absolutely a highlight. Looking out over the May River, with a décor that does nautical and luxury perfectly, the location was terrific. Waitstaff was attentive without being overbearing, and a supervisor stopped at... More 

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warren, nj
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

We dined with dear friends, the room was beautiful and the service attentive. After our drinks arrived, I accidentally knocked over my full glass of water- soaked 1/4 of the cloth tablecloth. I was disappointed that, instead of changing the wet cloth we were given napkins to dry it off and then continue dinner with the wet cloth. I believe... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

My husband reserved a table out on the screen in porch facing the water. Just beautiful. The wine list is extensive, and the food a gourmet delight. Wait staff and service was very good. Everything was just delicious.

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Bluffton, South Carolina
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We visited the Canoe Club at Palmetto Bluff. The service was excellent. The Fried shrimp appetizer was wonderful. The dinner was average. The dessert, caramel apple cake, was horrible. An old Twinkie would have offered better texture and flavor. They took it off the the bill. The coffee was so strong that adding cream was a waste of cream. Undrinkable.... More 

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Austin, TX
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 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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Address: 550 Old Palmetto Bluff Road, Bluffton, SC
Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Bluffton
Cuisine: American

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  • 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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