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Blu Restaurant & Bar

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$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Seafood, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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1 Center St., Folly Beach, Folly Beach, SC 29439 (Artic Street)
+1 843-588-6658
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7:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Lancaster, PA
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73 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great location, beach views. Breakfast, lunch or dinner. Food was overpriced, but enjoyable. Excellent wait staff.

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Thank Darrell M
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The servers were great - very friendly and made sure our glasses were refilled. The food was good, but not quite worth the price paid.

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Thank Adela L
Greenville, SC
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We sat outside and enjoyed the view of the beach during our meal. The food and customer service were excellent! Will definitely be back!

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Thank judysurfs
Skaneateles, New York
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

When we are at Tides, we typically have breakfast here and often dinner. We like to sit out on he deck, since it is dog-friendly. Food is always tasty and well-prepared and nicely presented.

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Andersonville, Tennessee
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226 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant which is in the Tides hotel is right on the beach. We ate outside so it was very pleasant to watch the ocean and people. We ordered the chicken nachos and shared. They had a white cheese sauce with chopped tomatoes, chicken and bbq sauce drizzled on top. They were very tasty. I will have to say there... More 

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Thank beachcomber36
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17 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On the beach with a cabana bar. You must visit this place if you really want to see what the front beach of Folly looks like when it’s crowded. Near the Pier. The dining room is on the par with hotel food.

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Woodbine, Georgia
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The view from the deck is phenomenal. A great place to have a few drinks, watch the waves and the dog walkers. Average prices for folly on drinks and food. The folly fried shrimp was delicious. The She- crab soup was only so-so. It was a little thick and needed a good shot of sherry. The service was friendly, and... More 

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Thank Sarah T
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We came in here early on a Saturday morning, there was one other man in the restaurant, the music was blasting we noticed they had a nice looking buffet breakfast, priced at 13.95 which seemed a bit high to us. We ordered coffee which was cold and very thick they fixed that for us, we ordered off the menu, my... More 

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Savannah, Georgia
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50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2017

Stopped in for breakfast before a beach walk, had many options on the buffet and the price was fantastic. If you're feeling choosy, there's also a menu to select from.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2017 via mobile

Big hit with the family. Got seat quickly outside and service was quick. Drinks came within minutes and the food delivered in a timely manner. The food was acceptable but the atmosphere and view made up for any short comings. The waiter was above par. Took our birthday cake for our grandson inside till we were ready for it. Brought... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$30
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Television, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine, Large groups, Bar scene, Business meetings, Scenic view, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Center St., Folly Beach, Folly Beach, SC 29439
    (Artic Street)
  • Public Transportation: Guests of BLU Restaurant & Bar may use the Tides Hotel parking lot free of charge on a space available basis.
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Folly Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 843-588-6658
Description
Few restaurants in Charleston offer oceanfront dining. None offer the unique experience you'll find at BLU. Set alongside the beach at the Tides Folly Beach, BLU combines indoor and outdoor seating featuring an amazing view of the Atlantic Ocean from almost every seat. Enjoy fresh local seafood showcasing the finest in contemporary coastal cuisine. Casual yet gracious, BLU is the ideal setting for a romantic dinner for two or an enjoyable night out with friends. Sit back, watch the waves roll in and enjoy the cool ocean breeze as we serve you the most delectable food around. With a casual beach bar and comfortable restaurant seating, BLU is where you want to be in Charleston.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?