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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
Closed now
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Tue - Sat 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Bluffton, South Carolina
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38 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you like to try new wines before purchasing a whole bottle, here's the place to go. A nice atmosphere with bottles arranged by "reds" , "whites", and "around the world". Try the clever self -serve display to choose 2oz, 4oz. or glass. They also offer fine dining for dinner...we had "beet salad", and "seafood appetizer". Then we enjoyed the... More 

Thank fischfins
Hilton Head, South Carolina
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The great previous owner had to sell and their good friends took over with absolutely no hitch in quality or service. Same great chef, same attentive and knowledgeable wait staff. This is a unique place utilizing a standard for European Enoteca places with automatic wine dispensers. They have a great selection and you can also by feature bottles and even... More 

Thank yenneks
new york
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a wonderful surprise in an otherwise pedestrian setting. You will love the intimacy and ambience at lunch or dinner. Talk about getting away from it all. The menu is sophisticated but Bluffton style. I love to take people there because they are always surprised and make it a favorite of their own afterwards. The beloved and creative owner... More 

Thank thinkingofmoving
Bluffton, South Carolina
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I visited one of our old standbys last night for small plates and some wine. We had learned that the original owner, Dawn, was no longer in charge and we decided to see what was the same and what was different. Our first plate, the four cheese appetizer plate was just as good as always. Same cheese... More 

Thank Ted J
Bluffton, South Carolina
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459 reviews
238 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2016

This is a very good place to taste the wines you want to try but do not want to buy the whole bottle. Also a good place to learn and discover new wines. The food is very good too.

Thank HapyGuy7
Hilton head island SC
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36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016

I love the atmosphere. And the idea of sampling several different wines to find a favorite is appealing. Imagine sampling an ounce of wine at a time. If you like it, you can order a glass or help yourself to a six ounce serving. But caution! These samples add up mightily - and the selections are not my idea of... More 

Thank Caroline M
Marco Island, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016

My husband and I recently were in Bluffton for the night and stopped in the R & D wine for a snack. The place is really appealing and the wines and the cheese board was great! The young lady working was very pleasant to talk with and very knowledgeable about the wines. We even ended up buying a bottle to... More 

Thank Donna R
Loudon, Tennessee
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016 via mobile

As I drove into this strip mall in back of a Best Buy, I had no idea I was about to get to this gem of a dining experience. I had great hope because of our friends, now HH residents, that do have the palate and experience to find a "foodies" delight! This little gem had some high tech precision... More 

Thank john b
New Mexico
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016

I visited this wonderful hidden gem with my sister and friend, while celebrating us buying a new home in Bluffton. The owner, Dawn, is helpful and delightful. We each bought $20 wine cards and tried out several delicious wines, plus enjoyed a yummy cheese plate with 4 types of cheese, plus crostinni, nuts, fruit and honey. I've read several reviews... More 

1 Thank Jill O
Bluffton, South Carolina
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016

Just discovered R & D today - what a wonderful place, with a fantastic wine selection! Our appetizer cheese plate was delicious, and it was such fun sampling various wines from the wine dispensers. Dawn was a warm, welcoming host, who made us feel right at home - very knowledgeable and such a fun person to talk to! This would... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
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
Local cuisine, 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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