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“Delicious Brunch...But Pricey” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Blu Restaurant & Bar

Blu Restaurant & Bar
1 Center St., Folly Beach, Folly Beach, SC 29439
843-588-6658
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Ranked #14 of 30 Restaurants in Folly Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $30
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Contemporary, Eclectic
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Good for: Romantic, Entertaining clients, Doing business, Local cuisine, Large groups, Scenic view, Special occasions, Bar scene
Dining options: Dessert, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Reservations
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.
Rochester, NY
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Delicious Brunch...But Pricey”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

We stayed at the Tides so we decided to give Blu a try for brunch...we were lured in by $4 mimosas and bloody Mary's.

My husband and I each had one drink each and eggs benedict with lump crab meat - very good! My teenage daughters each ordered sandwiches or wraps which were also good and the service was excellent. Our only complaint is the price...it was over $80 with the tip! That's a almost double what we paid for at other local restaurants for breakfast.

Visited June 2013
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Portland, Oregon
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127 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Great food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013 via mobile

First time at this restaurant. Started with a double espresso martini - strong and amazing. Mussel appetizer and catfish entree were great as was the brownie Napoleon dessert. My brother enjoyed the shrimp and grits. My aunt had the beef tenderloin - perfectly cooked.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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West Columbia, South Carolina
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39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Beautiful scenery for drinks”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

We enjoyed drinks after dinner with friends here while we stayed at Folly. It is a beautiful place to talk and sit -- the outside bar is on the beach, and there is bar seating and adirondack seating around little firepits. I will say, as the evening wore on, the music was turned up so loud we couldn't hear each other any more. I don't know how the people staying in the hotel slept! We left at that point, but prior to that, it was very nice.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
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Hyde Park, New York
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Atmosphere great...food ok”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

Nice relaxed atmosphere, right on the beach. Good thing we like dogs, since there were several dining right at their owner's tables. Had a watermelon martini that was really good! Food was pricey for " average".

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Best place to eat in Charleston”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

We love eating here whenever we are at Folly. Service is great and the food is always wonderful. Presentation is creative and always fresh!

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