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“Ocean front dining” 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 #7 of 27 Restaurants in Folly Beach
Price range: $0 - $30
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.
Charleston, South Carolina
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68 reviews 68 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 39 cities Reviews in 39 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Ocean front dining”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

Blu is located in the Tides hotel just down from the Folly Beach pier. We went for a light dinner. We sat on the deck overlooking the beach and ocean. I had mussels and my wife had the braised short ribs with Geechie boy grits and pine nuts. Both were excellent. The service was up to expectations. There is a full menu and inside dining. Worth a visit and I will be back.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Charlotte, NC
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“drove over from Charleston for nice dinner and drinks”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

we orginally had a boat trip scheduled so I made reservations for dinner. It rained so we still kept the dinner reservations and drove over from historic Charleston. We had drinks in the many bars and had a very nice dinner. The food was beautifull and great tasting, trigger fish. Appetizers a little small , but that is the way it is now.Decor was very nice & beachy.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Richmond, Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Love da outdoor bar - BLU!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

So nice & comfy to enjoy a drink in the outdoor bar right on da beach! Very spacious & relaxing! Had a variety of seating arrangements - u could sit up at the bar, or in circular seating in comfy chairs or on the bar stools that face the beach.

Visited April 2014
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Charleston, WV
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Food served cold”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Limited breakfast menu, unless you want the $14 buffet. Bar staff very nice and accommodating. Please bring back truffle popcorn.

Visited April 2014
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Greenville, South Carolina
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93 reviews 93 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
“Nice for a hotel restaurant and bar”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 via mobile

We enjoyed sitting by the ocean and having a sandwich. They have a mahi mahi BLT. The southern twist is the fried green tomato instead of your standard and of course the mahi ! The sandwich was done nicely, the fish was fresh so you had no fishy taste. Seasoning was good with a sauce on the side. The drinks are ok, they use the oasis machine to make their frozen drinks. Shauna was our server and I think she and one other girl were doing the whole outside deck and keeping up with everyone's needs. Really a nice job considering this is attached to the hotel and I have not had as much success with hotel restaurants.

Visited April 2014
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