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Blu Restaurant & Bar

1 Center St., Folly Beach, Folly Beach, SC 29439
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Ranked #9 of 27 Restaurants in Folly Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $30
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Contemporary, Eclectic
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Scenic view, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert, Private Dining
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Artic Street
Transit: Guests of BLU Restaurant & Bar may use the Tides Hotel parking lot free of charge on a space available basis.
Description: Few restaurants in Charleston offer oceanfront dining. None offer the unique experience you"ll find at the brand new BLU.Set alongside the beach at the Tides Folly Beach, BLU combines indoor and outdoor seating featuring an amazing view of the Atlantic Ocean from almost every seat. Enjoy fresh local seafood showcasing the finest in contemporary coastal cuisine as well as an eclectic assortment of small plates perfect for sharing. Casual yet gracious, BLU is the ideal setting for a romantic dinner for two or an enjoyable night out with friends. Sit back, watch the waves roll in and enjoy the cool ocean breeze as we serve you the most delectable food around. With a casual beach bar and comfortable restaurant seating, BLU is where you want to be in Charleston.
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English first
Richmond, Virginia
17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

We ate at Blu several times during our stay at The Tides. Breakfast was wonderful, with very reasonable prices and both traditional and non-traditional choices, all beautifully presented. Dinner was more "just OK," but if you're looking for a reasonably good meal at a price no higher than the surrounding restaurants, it's a good choice.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Good food, service and atmosphere but quite pricey and they charged me a 'room charge' when I didn't charge my bill to my room but paid for it with my CC Card!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

My husband and I enjoyed a lovely dinner at sunset! We chose not to sit outside as it was quite cold and we were not dress appropriately, but next time we will for sure! You can't beat the view of the ocean. I had the pan roasted scallops and my husband had the Grouper! We both fully enjoyed the food... More

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County Meath, Ireland
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123 reviews 123 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
316 helpful votes 316 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Spent nine days recently in Folly Beach so visited this restaurant three times. Food is good and service is prompt - thank you Kelsey & Kate. Prices are expensive even for Folly Beach restaurants but the view of the ocean is great. Not many people there , maybe because of the time of year - late October/ early November -... More

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Edgemoor, South Carolina, United States
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

We enjoyed outside seating. The beautiful fire pits made you feel like you were on Hawaii! Excellent drinks!

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Charlotte, North Carolina
14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Yes! You must get the fried green tomatoes here! They are served steaming hot over pimento cheese with arugula and goat cheese. We sat at the outside bar located directly on the beach. You could see the ocean waves crashing, the light breeze blowing. It was a beautiful place to have lunch. We also stopped there in the evening to... More

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Bluffton, South Carolina
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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

When I reserved my room at the hotel, I chose a refundable rate. A coupon was sent with the hotel confirmation for the restaurant. The ten people in the group all chose to eat at Blu. I presented the coupon to the waitress at the time I ordered. The food came and all ten entrees arrived in a timely manner... More

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Calgary, Canada
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Back in Charleston golfing (two years later). Came back to Blu as we had a great meal here last time. Not disappointed ! I had Pork Osso Bucco, Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Bacon Creamed Brussels Sprouts. My wife had Bistro Steak , Warm Potato Salad, Spinach,Truffle Aioli with Veal Stock Reduction. Nice setting, different menu, very good food !

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Just picked up breakfast we called in to take back to our room and this place is covered with nats inside flying around ( know there were at least 20 were I was waiting.....I completely lost my appetite), not to mention some of my order I paid for was not included in what I picked up. Someone did bring up... More

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Charleston, SC
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109 reviews 109 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Great spot to go for an early dinner to watch the sun go down and enjoy some beach views while you have some cocktails and a good meal. The food is solid, but won't blow you away by any means. Drinks are good but nothing imaginative or new. Lots of frozen drinks and standard fair, not a wine list of... More

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Additional Information about Blu Restaurant & Bar

Address: 1 Center St., Folly Beach, Folly Beach, SC 29439
Phone Number: 843-588-6658
Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Folly Beach
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 0 - 30
Cuisine: American, Seafood, Contemporary, Eclectic

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