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Blu Restaurant & Bar

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American, Seafood, International, Contemporary
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1 Center St., Folly Beach, Folly Beach, SC 29439 (Artic Street)
Guests of BLU Restaurant & Bar may use the Tides Hotel parking lot free of charge on a space available basis.
843-588-6658
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7:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Reservations
Description: Few restaurants in Charleston offer oceanfront dining. None offer the...
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
foodie

delicious food, wonderful cocktails, diligent staff. very good meal here. everyone ordered something different and nobody was disappointed

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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Harleyville, South Carolina
Good for:
  • Scenic view
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Bar scene
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Shirley, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

the nachos and fish and chips were great. fun drink menu. I had the blue margarita- was great. Live music was fun by the sea.

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Harleyville, South Carolina
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

delicious food, wonderful cocktails, diligent staff. very good meal here. everyone ordered something different and nobody was disappointed

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

It was OK - not sure that I'll be back. Portions were a little small, could have been warmer, and the place needed to be updated! The staff was great & the view was amazing (right on the beach)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Tried this place on a whim, very glad we did. Ate outside on the deck, which gave us a great view of the ocean which was just a few steps away. The only issue was there were a few more people milling around the table due to the beach access than I would have liked. No biggie. Wife and I... More 

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Farmington, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

We love our Southern sea food and this place was great and it is right in the hotel. We had great dinners, lunches and breakfasts there too. The food was so good we just kept going back.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We really enjoyed this place. The outdoor seating on the beach was excellent, offering good views of the beach. The bar service was efficient and had reasonably good prices for the drinks considering the optimum location. The food at dinner was all properly cooked, seasoned, and presented. The waitress knew the menu well and was helpful explaining the choices with... More 

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Needham, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

I'm not a big fan of hotel restaurants, and we had originally planned to eat across the street, but it was too loud, so we tried Blu instead. We ended up out on the patio overlooking the ocean on a beautiful 80 degree evening with a breeze off the ocean, pelicans flying overhead, and a long casual dinner. The seafood... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

The food was excellent and we really enjoyed the live music with Dave Landeo! Fun crowd on the patio with a gorgeous view of the ocean. Book Dave and Anthony and we'll be back for sure!

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Massapequa, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Great outdoor bar at the Tides Hotel...staff was excellent and super friendly. Great promos on buckets of canned beers (5) and great prices. No alcohol is allowed on beach, so you must stay at the bar to drink.

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Cloquet, Minnesota, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

We were staying at the hotel and didn't want to stray to far our first night so we decided on Blue. We ended up eating here every morning and several evenings. The food was always fresh and prepare perfectly. The wait staff was always friendly and attentive to our needs. The staff even had great ideas of places to visit... 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 30
Cuisine: American, Seafood, International, Contemporary

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1 Center St., Folly Beach, Folly Beach, SC 29439
    (Artic Street)
  • Public Transportation: Guests of BLU Restaurant & Bar may use the Tides Hotel parking lot free of charge on a space available basis.
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Folly Beach
  • Phone Number: 843-588-6658

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood, International, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Scenic view, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Doing business, Special occasions, Bar scene

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.
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

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