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R&D Wine Boutique

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European, Wine Bar, American
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1011 Fording Island Rd, C105, Bluffton, SC 29910-4209 (Best Buy Plaza)
+1 843-837-3747
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Tue - Sat 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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19 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a neat little place with its wine selection & dispenser carousels. Romantic atmosphere. You have the option of buying a bottle, by the glass, or purchasing a wine-debit-card, which allows you to go around the carousels sampling wines from 2-8 ounce tastings. Very good food!! LOVE the braised short ribs! They have interesting cheese plate selections. There's a... More 

Thank Natalie G
Hilton Head, South Carolina
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133 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Why drive all the way to the island when you can land in such a unique and welcoming place where the food is on par with the varied and excellent wine offerings? R & D is always on our list to entertain out-of-town guests and it never disappoints. While the number of entrees may be limited by some diners' standards,... More 

Thank CarolinaKitty
Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Having a family member that has celiacs always makes it a challenge to dine out, R&D made this an effortless and truly enjoyable experience.every meal was prepared to perfection and enjoyed having the ability to sample a variety of wines that suited our taste.the wait staff was knowledgable and very helpful! They went above our expectations!

Thank Denyse J
Orangeburg, South Carolina, United States
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28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I visited R&D Wine Boutique on a recommendation. We were looking forward to having lunch and experiencing the wines, but our expectations were rapidly extinguished. When we arrived for lunch, the interior was like that of walking into a wine cellar. Tables were nicely appointed, clean. It was nice, since it was a hot day, and some... More 

2 Thank Sally Z
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great service and food. Had the duck tapas. Love it. Great wine selection. Will definitely dine here again.

Thank CEFortune
Savannah, Georgia
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was taken here as a surprise for my birthday. We got cards that allowed us to try several wines and pick the one we liked the best. The food was unbelievable. We started with the cheese plate and you are able to pick what you want. We also shared the flatbreads which were perfect. Our server was great and... More 

Thank CourtneyA7454
Bluffton, South Carolina
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We've been to R&D on and off since they opened years ago, including wine tastings and wine dinners, but it somehow slipped off our radar as a place to enjoy fine dining. Last night, we remedied that with a "date night". Wow! May have been the finest dinner we've had not only in Bluffton, but all of Beaufort County, including... More 

Thank Lagputter
Bluffton, South Carolina
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23 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

I made a reservation for 6 pm for 2, and I figured I would be able to get a good table by eating so early. When I arrived, I was told that my friend and I would have to sit at the only 2-top in the place, which is a very small table (especially considering the 6'7" size of my... More 

1 Thank JackQualey
Bluffton, South Carolina
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86 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

As a local R & D is one of my favorite little 'out-of-the-way' dining and wine tasting venues. Its been several months since I've been there so I was thrilled when my husband suggested we go for dinner. I had the Arugula salad and wanted to lick the plate. It was so fresh and flavorful with pears and walnuts. Amazing!!!... More 

1 Thank Pamela R
Bluffton, South Carolina
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26 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

You feel like you are going to dinner at a friend's house with a wine tasting party twist. The counter is set up so that you feel like you are gathered in the kitchen and welcome to peruse the wine cabinet, and get what you want. They have a great system set up so that you can buy wine per... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $30
European, Wine Bar, American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special occasions
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1011 Fording Island Rd, C105, Bluffton, SC 29910-4209
    (Best Buy Plaza)
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Bluffton
  • Phone Number: +1 843-837-3747
R&D Wine Boutique is the ideal retreat to indulge in our savory small plates, perfected entrees, imported cheeses, and modern specialties that are perfect for sharing and pairing with wine for lunch or dinner. R&D Wine is a one-of-a-kind wine bar and retail boutique, offering new levels of experience to everyone from the novice to the Sommelier. With over 400 different wines in stock, R&D Wine boasts one of the largest selections (over 32) in South Carolina for wines by the taste, half glass, or full glass. We look forward to hosting you in our intimate dining room or our private wine cellar.

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