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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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327 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 5 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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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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 

1 Thank pennyanded
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016 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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139 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

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 

1 Thank CarolinaKitty
Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016

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 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016

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 

4 Thank Sally Z

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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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