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The Cottage

38 Calhoun St, Bluffton, SC 29910-7014
+1 843-757-0508
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good24%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“pistachio cake” (21 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
38 Calhoun St, Bluffton, SC 29910-7014
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

So glad my sense of smell and taste are coming back online. Best fried green tomatoes (with shrimp mind you) ever. Also gumbo was to die for. Sauce was delicate and warm. As in not too spicy hot. Large (and plenty of) shrimp. Friend had...More

Thank nan n
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food tasted great. My daughter and I split a salad and they charged us an outrageous $4.50 extra. No mention of the up charge when we ordered. We added avocado too. Next time I would order avocado as my lunch and put my own salad...More

Thank BallydesmondIreland
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped for a salad with my mother while enjoying Bluffton. Had a great salad that was $17. The salad was great. I was shocked when they put on a $4.50 split plate charge. The charge was listed on the breakfast side. Considering they weren’t serving...More

Thank Kerri G
Reviewed 1 week ago

This beautiful little restaurant/bakery is simply one of the best in this area...or any area. Small, quaint old house with an outstanding breakfast and lunch menu. The menu offers incredible choices, but I decided on the homemade kimchi shrimp taco's....simply amazing. My wife had a...More

Thank Ernie C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in for breakfast on our way from Hilton Head to Savannah Airport. The food is great and the menu extensive. I wish we’d been early enough for breakfast service which ended at 11 am. The portion sizes are good. My wife and I...More

Thank Brian D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lunch on a hot day - seated outside below porch. Crowded seating with tables close together. Service was very slow Food was tasty but the persistent flies took away my appetite - as well as 2 cats described by server as "neighborhood" cats who draped...More

Thank ECB17
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a business lunch at The Cottage. We sat on the porch on a beautiful day. While the seating is a little close, the service was excellent and the food was also excellent. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank D Michael E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great lunch and dinner value...amazing portions that are delicious and well presented. Great meeting place for lunch with girlfriends. Terrific food for dinner and great value.

Thank hhidee
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The cottage is a warm and inviting restaurant .. like sitting in your own home. the food is consistently good and portions are huge!! Well worth the money. And there is no way to describe the desserts...OOO La La!!

Thank emmacannon61
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Three years ago we had lunch here. We had green fried tomatoes that were so unique and delicious. We had to find this restaurant on our return to Hilton Head but could not remember the name. We met someone from Bluffton who gave us the...More

Thank Bonnie651
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Christina V
January 7, 2017|
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Response from Anna1345 | Reviewed this property |
our bill, with apps, lunch for 4, side salad and side french onion soup was over $100
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
$10 - $20
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine
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
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
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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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