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Blu Restaurant & Bar

1 Center St., Folly Beach, Folly Beach, SC 29439
+1 843-588-6658
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good30%
  • Average14%
  • Poor8%
  • 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 1 week ago

My significant other and I were walking around on the island and found this place to grab some grub. We were seated and greeted by a cute waitress with dark hair. A few minutes go by and a large white man who I assume was...More

Thank Emily G
Reviewed 1 week ago

While Blu is not big on vegan or vegetarian meals, the chef prepared a great vegetarian entree with local vegetables roasted on a bed of mashed potatoes. It was surprisingly good and I would definitely try it again.

Thank SophiesMom55
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food, view is great, atmosphere is so nice. We were there taking family pictures in the lobby as it was too cold to take them on the beach as planned.

Thank clemmonslk
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped at 4:40 but they don't start dinner til 5. Asked for a dinner menu and they said no NOT before 5. I wanted a steak but there are no steaks on the lunch menu. (we were the only seated customers a few were out...More

Thank Bob B
Reviewed December 1, 2017

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 November 30, 2017 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 November 25, 2017 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 November 24, 2017 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
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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
Local cuisine, Families with children, Bar scene, Scenic view, Kids, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
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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