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Blu Restaurant & Bar

1 Center St., Folly Beach, Folly Beach, SC 29439
+1 843-588-6658
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good30%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Bar, Seafood, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1 Center St., Folly Beach, Folly Beach, SC 29439
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Reviewed November 29, 2014 via mobile

Beach front, great service, great food and most important pet friend (: Try the Beet Salad and Watermelon Martini.

Thank BeccaMe
Skeefire99, Manager at Blu Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Thank you we are truly grateful you enjoyed your experience. We look forward to seeing at BLU again soon!!

Reviewed November 28, 2014

My first review on trip advisor would have to be a great restaurant that I live close to... I've been there at least 40 times and still have not had a bad meal yet. Definitely is the best I have experienced in seafood and always...More

Thank paul l
Skeefire99, Manager at Blu Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your response. We are glad to hear that you have continuously enjoyed your meals and experience here at Blu. We look forward to seeing you again in the future.

Reviewed November 18, 2014

We ate at Blu several times during our stay at The Tides. Breakfast was wonderful, with very reasonable prices and both traditional and non-traditional choices, all beautifully presented. Dinner was more "just OK," but if you're looking for a reasonably good meal at a price...More

Thank Helen W
Skeefire99, Manager at Blu Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

First off all thank you for your multiple dining experiences with us. We strive to put out the best dishes possible so we sincerely apologize if it was not the best experience. We do hope you will return and we can give you a truly...More

Reviewed November 12, 2014

Good food, service and atmosphere but quite pricey and they charged me a 'room charge' when I didn't charge my bill to my room but paid for it with my CC Card!

Thank Ralph B
Reviewed November 9, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I enjoyed a lovely dinner at sunset! We chose not to sit outside as it was quite cold and we were not dress appropriately, but next time we will for sure! You can't beat the view of the ocean. I had the...More

Thank Stephanie A
Reviewed November 7, 2014

Spent nine days recently in Folly Beach so visited this restaurant three times. Food is good and service is prompt - thank you Kelsey & Kate. Prices are expensive even for Folly Beach restaurants but the view of the ocean is great. Not many people...More

Thank RetireeOldcastle
Reviewed November 5, 2014 via mobile

We enjoyed outside seating. The beautiful fire pits made you feel like you were on Hawaii! Excellent drinks!

Thank Pat B
Reviewed November 4, 2014

Yes! You must get the fried green tomatoes here! They are served steaming hot over pimento cheese with arugula and goat cheese. We sat at the outside bar located directly on the beach. You could see the ocean waves crashing, the light breeze blowing. It...More

1  Thank Lisa W
Reviewed October 31, 2014

When I reserved my room at the hotel, I chose a refundable rate. A coupon was sent with the hotel confirmation for the restaurant. The ten people in the group all chose to eat at Blu. I presented the coupon to the waitress at the...More

Thank Barb C
Reviewed October 23, 2014

Back in Charleston golfing (two years later). Came back to Blu as we had a great meal here last time. Not disappointed ! I had Pork Osso Bucco, Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Bacon Creamed Brussels Sprouts. My wife had Bistro Steak , Warm Potato Salad,...More

Thank Paul-Carolina
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James R
Do you allow dogs on outdoor patio
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
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Scenic view, Bar scene, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Families with children
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.