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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

We had a great view of spectacular weather here. Sat outside under a cover patio. Did not get wet! Swordfish dinner is very fresh and cooked to order. Carrot and ginger soup was over the top. Although there were not many brave outside diners our servers were very attentive. it was right next to a door if we needed to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016 via mobile

E are staying at the Tides and have eaten at Blu a few times. The food is always amazing and the frozen drinks are exactly what you want on a hot day at the beach!

Thank Stephie1899
Prague, Czech Republic
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

A beachfront restaurant in a hotel doesn`t always augur well for food, but our experience was very good. The service was, however, lamentable - no one was at the desk to greet and seat us for quite a while, so we finally found our way to a table on the terrace by ourselves. We were put off by the fact... More 

Thank Patricia G
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

The restaurant and bar are great ... The bar drink selections are superb, the ocean potion frozen drink is amazing! The staff and bartenders were great, would definitely recommend

Thank Sarahmc315
La Jolla, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

Buffet was average, but the Minosa's and the service and the amazing view was worth $35 for breakfast for 2. Very romantic

Thank caligirl92037
Oak Ridge, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

If you want really good food you have to go to downtown Charleston. Blu was very clean and food was fair. On the expensive side...but that's Charleston for you. Compared to other Folly Beach Restaurants, Blu was the best. Breakfast buffet was quite good.

Thank HeartMs
Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016 via mobile

This is a good place to experience fine dining. Very decent cuisine at decent prices, for when U r ready to escape the beach bars $$$$

Thank Dave M
Cornelius, North Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

The food and bev staff and chef were amazing and everyone raved about the meal. The catering/wedding manager was awesome, calm and really helpful. We had over 100 people from out of town at the hotel, all were so happy. Could not recommend more!

Thank AHHowe
Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

One of our favorite haunts. Good food, but menu seems to change often, and some of our favorites have disappeared. Great outdoor area with oceanside fire pits. Fun beach crowd.

Thank KatieGinNC
Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016

We stayed at the Tides and the Blu is the restaurant connected to the hotel, which made it super convenient. We only ate here for lunch on 2 occasions, but both times the food was very good and came out quick. The fish tacos and the oyster & shrimp po'boys were our favorites.

Thank Mike M

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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
Romantic, Large groups, Families with children, Special occasions, Scenic view, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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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