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Blu Restaurant & Bar

1 Center St., Folly Beach, Folly Beach, SC 29439
843-588-6658
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Ranked #9 of 26 Restaurants in Folly Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $0 - $30
Hours:
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
Swanton, Ohio
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

This meal was excellent! We ordered room service and at with an ocean view in our room. Crab cakes are wonderful and so is the calamari. Surf and turf consisted of hanger steak and crab cakes. Hubby said it was excellent as well. And they use local, sustainable seafood.

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Santa Monica, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Terrific fresh fish preparation and presentation. Best restaurant on Folly Beach and nice low key ambiance overlooking the ocean.

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Augusta, Georgia
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

we loved the restaurant! great atmosphere, good food, yummy drinks & friendly service...BUT no restrooms, only port-a-potties :(

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Charleston, South Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Hands down Blu has the best service, atmosphere and food on Folly!! Whether you are coming to grab a delicious drink and bite to eat at their beach bar for lunch or looking for a fine dining dinner experience... Blu has it all. Their chef does local seafood AND traditional favorites right. I cannot say enough about their fabulous wait... More

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Columbus, Ohio
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3 reviews 3 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I just came back from a week in Folly Beach and Charleston SC. Since I was staying at the Tides Blu was so convenient for dinners on 3 occasions. View was amazing and the outdoor seating was about as close as you could get to the beach. The food was amazing and the wine list was nice. Staff remembered me... More

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Columbia, South Carolina, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We had a dinner for 15 people. The wait staff were very attentive, good humored. The meal quality was very good...albeit a bit $$. The outside bar is a great way to sit and enjoy live music and a beverage of choice.

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South Bend, Indiana
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Crab cakes were the best I ever had! Quiet atmosphere, perfect brow of the ocean. Staff very friendly, looking forward to going back.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 via mobile

ate fresh catch for dinner and small portion - fish was good but the rest not so good. Nice setting on beach though.

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Arlington, Virginia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Outdoor patio with view of beach and nice mix of people and dogs. The staff is friendly and attentive. Dinner is tasty and relaxing

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Carbondale, Illinois
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

The food was excellent. We tried 7 different items on the menu and several sides and all were very good. We would go there again and recommend it.

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