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The Cottage

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38 Calhoun St, Bluffton, SC 29910-7014
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
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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daytona beach
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110 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had lunch here after shopping and it was so good. Although, we saw a few people finishing breakfast (Belgian waffle and Challa French toast) and almost wished we had eaten earlier. We had the crab cake plate, wild salmon and spinach salad, and the fish taco salad. All great. Service friendly, as well. Go early or the line is... More 

Thank ebknott
Bluffton, South Carolina
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34 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is one of those special little places that people are willing to wait outside to get a table. The food and one of a kind service thrills us locals and tourists! If you love unique food and special backed treats then rush to the cottage.

Thank tab845
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33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I try. It to give many places a 5 star review unless they "get it". By getting it, I mean the food and service have to be over the top, this place "gets it". We've been here numerous times and have never had a bad meal. The brunch is amazing and there are so many selections to choose from on... More 

Thank HHICarlos
Parsons, Kansas
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46 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love happening on a new place and being surprised and delighted by truly wonderful food, and that's what happened at The Cottage. My friend and I were shopping at the Tanger outlet mall and looked at Trip Advisor to find a close place for lunch. I had the Flounder Amandine with vegetables and cornbread, and everything was excellent. I... More 

Thank curlilocks
Seneca, South Carolina
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great tapas, fast and efficient service by the wonderful Candace! We left very happy and fulfilled. Great, funky, modern atmosphere and decor. Deck on the water is terrific. We will be back!

Thank Christine D
Bluffton, South Carolina
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place to meet with friends and have enjoy a nice relaxing lunch. Menu has some very yummy selections.

Thank lhedwards7
Wilmington, Delaware
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252 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Friendly service, cozy atmosphere, and great food. What more could you want? Our first time here, and we'll be back. The fried green tomatoes are the best I've ever had. Everything was great.

Thank GingerSnap317
Pooler, Georgia
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132 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love fries, but this one was over the top. nice and crispy. the crab cake was a little too mushy on the inside for me. Tennille was a great waitress. But next time, I'm trying one of the cakes.

Thank melody2angel2
Greenwood, IN
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had breakfast at the Cottage & it didn't disappoint. Serving is so large it can be shared. I had the All American scramble which included wonderful thick, crisp bacon, potatoes, eggs & cheese. Served with a grilled piece of bread and watermelon slices. The coffee was very good and plentiful. Husband had the daily special of a Mexican egg dish... More 

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Hilton Head island
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47 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Can not say enough about this place! Lunch is fabulous as well but breakfast is what we go for. Always get the specials and they have a nice variety every time, it's hard to choose! Friends were gluten free and accommodated them no problem with out any frustration.

Thank Hollis116

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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
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
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Kids, Families with children
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: 18437570508
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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