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Blu Restaurant & Bar

1 Center St., Folly Beach, Folly Beach, SC 29439
+1 843-588-6658
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good30%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
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Open Now
7:00 AM - 11:00 PMAll hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1 Center St., Folly Beach, Folly Beach, SC 29439
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stop by in the morning and stay all day. Only draw back is breakfast is over early. A lot of us lazy vacationers don't want to get up early, consider serving breakfast later like the other restaurants perhaps?

Thank clamal0t2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I enjoyed our Thanksgiving meal here :) . The lady who was working as the front of house person helped my family and I set up our table :) . She was amazing :) . Our waitress was also amazing:) . She...More

Thank Amanda B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

4 of us came to Blu for breakfast on Black Friday around 9:30. It was not busy at all and we were seated immediately. They have large windows that give you a great view of the ocean but when it's sunny it's just annoying since...More

Thank Jim J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Dropped-in here for a drink while hanging-out on Folly Beach. I sat in a comfy Adirondack chair with a phenomenal ocean view. But, there were also incredible looking chairs encircling fire pits. nice place to drink an Irish coffee on a chilly Fall afternoon.

Thank K R
Reviewed October 16, 2017

Right on the beach we jumped in here during a short rain shower. We had appetizers - marguerita pizza & chicken nachos. I'm still craving those nachos! The service was very good.

Thank Cindy W
Reviewed October 12, 2017 via mobile

Amazing food! A Little pricey but worth every dime. Restaurant and bar are open during hotel renovation. We had a table for 13, including family and friends. Very delicious food and excellent service! Atmosphere was perfect with the ocean as a backdrop on the outdoor...More

Thank JungleJym55
Reviewed October 5, 2017

We stayed at the Tides Hotel in mid July, and thought it was super busy they were able to accomadate our party of eight without a reservation@ The manager and the entire staff showed us how the great people of Tides make you feel like...More

Thank Christopher A
Reviewed October 1, 2017 via mobile

I was traveling alone other than my 2 dogs so sitting in the dining room wasn't possible but they prepared my take out as good as if I sat downstairs. Great service

Thank Julie F
Reviewed September 24, 2017 via mobile

Teenagers liked going to the The Tides Hotel, The Blue for lunch. My husband and I really enjoyed the cocktails and reggae music!

Thank cathi2014
Reviewed September 7, 2017

Our party of 4 ate breakfast there 5 times during the week. I especially liked the Eggs Benedict. The ocean view was a nice feature. At the bar, the service was fast and friendly.

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James R
April 22, 2015|
Response from SamAtTheWater |
Yes, Blu allows dogs on the patio. The Tides Hotel (Blu is the hotel restaurant) is a dog friendly hotel.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
American, Bar, Seafood, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar scene, Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Kids, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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
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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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