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Blu Restaurant & Bar

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$$$
American, Seafood, Contemporary, Eclectic
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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: Breakfast, Dinner, Dessert, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, 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
Beach view resturant at Folly Beach,SC

Delightful beach view , relaxing, polite staff and a long overdue restaurant on Folly Beach.. Great fare,both seafood and other for all to enjoy. I really enjoyed our dinner. Also, happened to be movie on the beach. Portable screen with good sound, even with the wind blowing. Staff was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
George T
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Charleston SC
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Bar scene
  • Scenic view
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
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Charleston SC
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Delightful beach view , relaxing, polite staff and a long overdue restaurant on Folly Beach.. Great fare,both seafood and other for all to enjoy. I really enjoyed our dinner. Also, happened to be movie on the beach. Portable screen with good sound, even with the wind blowing. Staff was friendlly. Our server, Joshua,, excellent. Recommend highly to pay a visit... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Had been a while since I had eaten here and remembered why I liked it so much. We sat outside as it was getting dark on the beach and had a great meal. Our server Brian was great and put up with my families many questions. We all enjoyed our food, including the Seared Sea Scollops, Shrimp and Grits, and... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

We went to the bar inside to cool off from the beach. I started with pain killer which was very good but was watching our bartender Matt whip out lots of Mai Tai's my husband and I both got those on the next round. Hit the spot for sure! For lunch my husband got the burger he said it was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

From the moment we were greeted by hostess Teresa, our experience here couldn't have been better. The restaurant was closing and we were still served and helped with superb service by server Brian and bartender Jeremy. The service was still as though they had just opened and we were the only people there. The staff, along with manager Joe made... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

I have visited several, verging on a tremendous amount of outdoor bar spaces, and this bar is a true delight. The bar tenders are very attentive and will always remember what you drink! If you are an out-of-towner they will also provide great recommendations on what the best places for food, drinks and nightlife are in the city.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

I was recommended to stay at the tides specifically because of how great the blu restaurant and bar are. I was nothing short of impressed. Steven and Jeremy made sure me and my friends were treated like the royalty we are. Rob at the bar was so entertaining and made sure our drinks were never empty.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

The people were so friendly and gave us a nice table by the window. Food was really quite good and I think this is probably the best restaurant in Folly Beach. They gave me a complimentary dessert for my birthday. Our waiter was so nice.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Had breakfast there our first morning. I had the breakfast bar with juice. My mother had a croissant and my dad had the salmon on a bagel. A little pricey for breakfast but overall good. We sat outside on the deck to watch the ocean and feel the breeze. Wait staff was attentive and nice, they tried really hard. Dinner....not... More 

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Dresher, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We went there 2 days for drinks after the beach and enjoyed it. Had lunch one day which was very good as well. Have to say we were disappointed in the breakfast buffet. Everything I tried was cold, tasted like it just came out of the fridge. They also didn't have any good tea, only Lipton. On a positive note,... More 

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Poplar Grove, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

My compliments to the Chef and Management Staff at Blu Restaurant and Bar located in The Tides on Folly Beach, SC! The food was amazing! Your Managers were very attentive and accommodating. Your servers were friendly and knowledgeable. Thank you for making my stay so enjoyable!!! Mary

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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, Contemporary, Eclectic

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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, Contemporary, Eclectic

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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