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May River Grill

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1263 May River Rd, Bluffton, SC 29910-7003
+1 843-757-5755
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Mon - Tue 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wed - Fri 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Bluffton, South Carolina
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is one of our favorite spots in town for dinner. I always seem to get the walleyed pike and my wife seems to always get one of their veal dishes. We are never disappointed. We also shared an iceberg salad which we had not had before. It came with crumbled blue cheese and gorgonzola dressing - just delicious! We... More 

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Thank Ted J
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is the type of place you go for special occasions... It's not every-day-pricing for eating out. Beautiful & romantic spot. Great food! We've gone for birthdays & Valentine's! Lovely experiences!

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Thank Natalie G
craig h, Owner at May River Grill, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing you r special evening with us Yours Chef Charlie More 

Bluffton, South Carolina
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

May River is one of our favorite restaurants. The owner/chef is very personable and the food is absolutely phenomenal. Suggest reservations.

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Thank damurphy127
craig h, Owner at May River Grill, responded to this review

Thank you for the nice review we look forward to seeing you soon Yours Chef Charlie More 

Bluffton, South Carolina
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283 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Celebrated our 46th anniversary Sat. Night and had a great evening! The duck was exceptional as was the tile fish. Service a bit "off" due to number of diners. The chopped salad and Frog's legs made for a nice start to the evening. All topped off with carrot cake to celebrate!

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Thank fjmccarl
craig h, Owner at May River Grill, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your anniversary with us we look forward to seeing you soon yours Chef Charlie More 

Andover, NJ
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92 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow, we loved it here. It's a small place but they accommodated us with our 3 boisterous toddlers with a smile. The fried green tomato salad is the BEST you will eat in the area! We had fish specials & everyone loved it. Our kids loved the special pasta too! Will definitely return!

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Thank lovecharleston612
MayRiverGrill, Owner at May River Grill, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to write such a nice review We liiok forward to seeing you soon Yours Chef Charlie More 

Bluffton, South Carolina
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35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been wanting to try this restaurant for some time and have heard mixed reviews. I was out with family at a wine bar and we decided to have dinner out. The restaurant was so noisy we couldn't even talk. The server literally was yelling when delivering the specials and I found the noise level obnoxious. The wedge salad... More 

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Thank Millergirl69
MayRiverGrill, Owner at May River Grill, responded to this review

Sorry we didn't meet your high expectations of us we certainly will try to improve !! thanks for the comment Yours Chef Charlie More 

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48 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I happened to be in Bluffton in the late afternoon and decided to hang around to try the early bird at the May River Grill. The early bird (before 5:30pm) menu offers lots of choices. I decided to start with the she crab soup, which was excellent, followed by a shrimp and scallop dish that was very well prepared. The... More 

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Thank Richard P
MayRiverGrill, Owner at May River Grill, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful review we take all reviews very serious We look forward to seeing you soon Yours Chef Charlie More 

Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our recent dinner at the May River Grill was one of the best dining experiences we've had in a long time. No fancy chandeliers and faux elegance. This is simply great food - from appetizers to dessert - in a comfortable, laid-back Lowcountry setting in the heart of beautiful Old Town Bluffton. My Seafood Pomodora was spectacular. Yep, that good.... More 

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Thank D C
MayRiverGrill, Owner at May River Grill, responded to this review

Wow what a nice thing to say about the grill!!! Please introduce your self next time in!!would like to say thanks in person looking forward to seeing you soon yours Chef Charlie More 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate there on Aug 9th with friends. We had heard many positive comments about the restaurant but we were disappointed. Hostess was very pleasant as was the wait staff. The food was the biggest disappointment. I had the Veal Chop special and my husband had the Lake Erie Perch. Veal chop was not very flavorful and was tough. The... More 

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Thank mkr232
MayRiverGrill, Owner at May River Grill, responded to this review

Sorry we didn't meet your expectations in the future if you decide to give us another try please let your server no of any problems or our food is not up to par thanks for the review Yours Chef Charlie More 

Hilton Head Island
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37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our first time at May River Grill and I can't believe what we have been missing all these years. The Red Snapper, Veal and Chicken Rollitini (all meals on our table) were all outstanding. We would go back there in a heartbeat. Portions were large; service was excellent, expense was appropriate for food (quantity/presentation and taste). The only... More 

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Thank PHPHHI
MayRiverGrill, Owner at May River Grill, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review We are glad to you enjoyed your evening we will be looking forward to seeing you soon Yours Chef Charlie More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $35
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1263 May River Rd, Bluffton, SC 29910-7003
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Bluffton
  • Phone Number: +1 843-757-5755

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?