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The Cottage

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38 Calhoun St, Bluffton, SC 29910-7014
+1 843-757-0508
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Sun 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thu - Sat 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Casco, Michigan
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Quaint and relaxing atmosphere. Fantastic service! The four of us had very different tastes and ALL meals were wonderful! Do not pass this place up:)

Thank 707ingrid
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were going to the May River Theatre and had dinner with friends prior to the show--great choice. Cozy and old fashioned atmosphere with good food, great service and special desserts.

Thank vtpittfan
Hyde Park, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is my brothers favorite place to take us for the most perfect fried green tomatoes. They really were delicious. We also ate the seafood pasta with shrimp, snapper, lobster, and crab. It was absolutely incredible. This is one of the many have to stops when we come in from New York!

Thank micheleweight
Hilton Head
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39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

'Love this spot! I usually hit the Farmers Market on Thursday, and often will lunch here with friends before the market opens at 1: unique little bustling restaurant that is a favorite of locals. Always good specials, and a wonderful low country cuisine. There is an incredible bakery so save room for dessert and bread (or you can purchase it... More 

Thank Ellen W
Bluffton, South Carolina
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The cottVe will not disappoint hone on food And service it is great for brunch a and dinner the seafood is local the building is historic

Thank Karl R
Bluffton, South Carolina
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Cottage is a quiet and convenient locale on Calhoun Street and the perfect spot for coffee, your newspaper, and an excellent breakfast. The staff are attentive but also allow you time to "wake up' with your coffee. It's a homey setting with both indoor and outdoor seating.

Thank Rick B
Hermiston, Oregon
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family was visiting the area and looking for a lunch spot that could accommodate a stroller and a dog, not as easy as you would think. The Cottage was the perfect place! They put us outside on the patio in front on a beautiful day. Our service was perfect and the food was absolutely delicious. I highly recommend going... More 

Thank EricMic1878
Hilton Head Island
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27 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of our favorite regular hang outs. The meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) are fresh and delicious. The owner (Leslie) and her staff make you feel at home and then blow your mind with platefuls of awesomeness. Everything is made in house including their baked goods (pies, cakes, scones, cookies and more). Excellent Calhoun Street location!

Thank VicnLel R
Hickory, North Carolina
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Cottage is a wonderful way to start your visit to Bluffton. Go for breakfast! No matter what you choose, it will be good. Everything is prepared fresh and to your preference. The staff is friendly and helpful. Oh, and pick up one of their cookbooks. Have fun in Bluffton!

Thank Terry B
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37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The downtown location and the quaint setting make the Cottage a draw. It has great outdoor seating with a view of Calhoun street. The food is good but not great. I have been there for lunch and breakfast and have enjoyed it but didn't love it enough to want to run back

Thank Amy B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $20
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 38 Calhoun St, Bluffton, SC 29910-7014
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Bluffton
  • Phone Number: +1 843-757-0508
Winner of Hilton Head Monthly Reader's Choice Awards and Best of Bluffton Awards in 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011 and 2010! Sit back and relax in this cozy, 1868 Low Country cottage, then savor delicious, sophisticated fare for Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Afternoon Tea, Early Dining, Dinner, and Sunday Brunch. Breakfast items include Green Eggs N' Ham, Cottage Hash, French Toast, Huevos Rancheros, and a long list of Benedicts! Lunch includes award-winning Tacos, Pot Pies, Awesome Salads, Lettuce Wraps, Paninis, the BEST Fried Green Tomatoes EVER, and house specials such as B'Town Gumbo, Shrimp & Grits, Lobster Avocado Roll, Cranberry Trout , Flounder Amandine and more! The Cottage features 20-30 different desserts every day. Award-winning Pistachio Cake is a MUST! Choose from the daily delectable assortment of pies, cakes, cookies, bread pudding, dessert bars, brownies, shortbread, corn bread, homemade granola, cheesecakes, local honey and more! The Cottage offers a full bar including wine and beer, house-roasted coffees, cappuccinos, lattes, espresso and more than 75 loose-leaf teas to choose from. Dine indoors or out on the wrap-around porch. Pet friendly. Reservations suggested for parties of five or more.

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