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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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American, Bar, Seafood, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1 Center St., Folly Beach, Folly Beach, SC 29439
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Reviewed July 28, 2015

delicious food, wonderful cocktails, diligent staff. very good meal here. everyone ordered something different and nobody was disappointed

Thank 140,722
Reviewed July 26, 2015

It was OK - not sure that I'll be back. Portions were a little small, could have been warmer, and the place needed to be updated! The staff was great & the view was amazing (right on the beach)

Thank Andrew W
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Reviewed July 25, 2015 via mobile

Tried this place on a whim, very glad we did. Ate outside on the deck, which gave us a great view of the ocean which was just a few steps away. The only issue was there were a few more people milling around the table...More

Thank Ken N
Reviewed July 23, 2015

We love our Southern sea food and this place was great and it is right in the hotel. We had great dinners, lunches and breakfasts there too. The food was so good we just kept going back.

Thank Deanna S
Reviewed July 21, 2015

We really enjoyed this place. The outdoor seating on the beach was excellent, offering good views of the beach. The bar service was efficient and had reasonably good prices for the drinks considering the optimum location. The food at dinner was all properly cooked, seasoned,...More

Thank Traveler2014122
Reviewed July 12, 2015

I'm not a big fan of hotel restaurants, and we had originally planned to eat across the street, but it was too loud, so we tried Blu instead. We ended up out on the patio overlooking the ocean on a beautiful 80 degree evening with...More

Thank Jen1116
Reviewed July 6, 2015 via mobile

The food was excellent and we really enjoyed the live music with Dave Landeo! Fun crowd on the patio with a gorgeous view of the ocean. Book Dave and Anthony and we'll be back for sure!

Thank Wilsonknox3400
Reviewed July 4, 2015

Great outdoor bar at the Tides Hotel...staff was excellent and super friendly. Great promos on buckets of canned beers (5) and great prices. No alcohol is allowed on beach, so you must stay at the bar to drink.

Thank LJD2076
Reviewed July 3, 2015

We were staying at the hotel and didn't want to stray to far our first night so we decided on Blue. We ended up eating here every morning and several evenings. The food was always fresh and prepare perfectly. The wait staff was always friendly...More

Thank Beth C
Reviewed July 2, 2015

Delightful beach view , relaxing, polite staff and a long overdue restaurant on Folly Beach.. Great fare,both seafood and other for all to enjoy. I really enjoyed our dinner. Also, happened to be movie on the beach. Portable screen with good sound, even with the...More

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