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Blu Restaurant & Bar

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American, Bar, Seafood, Contemporary
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1 Center St., Folly Beach, Folly Beach, SC 29439 (Artic Street)
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came for breakfast and were thrilled we could bring our dog. The view was nice and breakfast was decently priced. Two people walked by my husband and ignored him until he grabbed one's attention to get a table (because we had dog we went straight outside rather than see a hostess). Water came quickly but coffee took more than... More 

Thank Katherine M
Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Blu is on the beach which is great. But it is not fine dining. The outdoor crowd is rough and they allow smoking. Indoors is casual. The menu is ok. The wine list is one of the worst we have ever seen. And mark up is at @300%. Best part of it was server Kelsey who was knowledgeable and efficient... More 

Thank MandDplus2
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

when your waitress has to yell the specials at you. It is time to leave. We so wanted a romantic dinner. NOT. over priced .took to long. it came out cold. It tasted good. maybe they had a bad day.

1 Thank jessicahT3170UD
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

15 dollar drinks pure tourist trap coming from a native of folly beach. If you wanna ball out with jersey shore it's cool.

Thank Thetraveler1234567
Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a wonderful dinner with friends celebrating a birthday. Kate was wonderful server, explained each special, and was very attentive but not too much. And the view of the ocean was perfect. Would recommend this highly..

Thank thwright
Hilton Head, South Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Come on Blu people, you have a phenomenal location on the beach which can't be beat. You need to make your restaurant a place people want to go to. Dirty stained menus, chair leather worn, fingerprints on glasses.... how about you get some of the waiter/waitress staff that always are standing around to at least to make sure the glasses... More 

Thank Enjoy_Travel_from_SC
Moore, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed time with friends. Be prepared to look for parking unless staying at Tides. Drinks are a overpriced but great view of ocean.

Thank mayorofmoore
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great location, extensive beach cocktail selection. Waitress was very friendly but clearly was in charge of too many tables and couldn't keep up. She kept apologizing. Only informed us that they were out of crab after we had picked our selections off the menu (and then that eliminated numerous menu items so we asked for a few more minutes to... More 

Thank Erin T
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Good was ok. I definitely had better in Folly. Service was slow. It was overpriced for what you got. Blu will not be a place that I will return to

Thank Mary B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

This restaurant served great breakfast, lunch and dinner! The pimento cheese chicken sandwich was awesome! We loved sitting under the Palmetto trees and looking @ the ocean while we ate.

1 Thank Kristin T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
American, Bar, Seafood, Contemporary
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Television, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Private Dining, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Scenic view, Bar scene, Business meetings, 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: 18435886658
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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