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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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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 June 3, 2015

We ordered from the menu for breakfast, had omelettes, they are wonderful! They also have a breakfast buffet, it looks good too, but a lot of food! It is nice to sit outside and enjoy the beach view. Service is excellent!

Thank Cheryl B
Reviewed June 1, 2015

We had high hopes for this restaurant considering it is overlooking the ocean, however, our time was disappointing. The food was just okay (for the price) and while we could see the ocean it was overshadowed by the group of college students already drunk by...More

Thank leffel_spoon21
Reviewed May 23, 2015 via mobile

I had the tile fish. They tried. It was overcooked in butter, making it too chewy. Served with a wheat grain resembling quinoa, supposedly nutty, mosly bland. Also served with locally grown kale, and carrots. I have given kale a1000% chance to impress me, but...More

Thank Kathy I
Reviewed May 20, 2015

Indoor and outdoor seating that looks out on the Folly Beach pier -- perfect! Lots of people, lots of activity. My wife ordered the curried mussels appetizer, which was great! Be sure to order extra bread to soak up the wonderfully flavored sauce the mussels...More

Thank RAMWashington
Reviewed May 19, 2015

Blu is one of only two restaurants that are actually on the water on Folly Beach. It is in the bottom of Tides hotel and has a great outdoor patio overlooking the beach and water. This restaurant leans to upscale but I was wearing a...More

Thank rbfcruise
Reviewed May 14, 2015

I have no clue how this place got so many 5 stars. This is on my list of worst food and service I've ever had. The first time we went there we decided to try the buffet. It was early so we thought the food...More

Thank Dawn J
Ryan_Francey, Manager at Blu Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded July 9, 2015

I am so sorry to hear of your experience here at Blu!! We take pride not only on our food quality but our service. I assure you your comments will not go unnoticed and we will address to make sure an experience like yours is...More

Reviewed May 11, 2015

We ordered braised greens as a side dish for the table because the entrees were a bit lacking in vegetables, and we were surprised that they were pretty tasteless, they lacked salt and seasoning, which is a travesty, considering that this was in a place...More

Thank Carol S
Ryan_Francey, Manager at Blu Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded May 21, 2015

First of all thank you for coming in to dine with us. I am disappointed to hear that your dish was lacking flavor as that should never be the case here. I have passed your comments on to the chef to address with our kitchen....More

Reviewed May 11, 2015

The brunch was excellent and a must if you stay on Folly. The items were plentiful and the wait staff attentive. We ate outside with a great view of the Atlantic.

Thank Charles M
Ryan_Francey, Manager at Blu Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded May 21, 2015

From myself and my staff thank you for your kind words. Brunch is our busiest time of day and it is good to hear the service and quality met your expectations. I will pass along your comments and hopefully will see you soon.

Reviewed May 11, 2015

Food is superb. Loved it enjoyed it. Must try food at Blu.The staff is great. The manager is great. Loved everything about the restaurant

Thank Abhishek V
Ryan_Francey, Manager at Blu Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded May 21, 2015

Thank you so much for your response and its always good to hear the quality of product and service was spectacular. We thank you for taking the time to write a review and look forward to seeing you again hear at Blu!!!

Reviewed May 6, 2015

Waiter was gluten knowledgeable and was helpful in making a dinner selection that would not make me sick. Food was delicious and full of flavor. Presentation was nice. I liked the live music and view was incredible.More

Thank Janet G
Ryan_Francey, Manager at Blu Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded May 21, 2015

I am glad to hear we were able to accommodate your dining needs and that you had a great meal. We take dietary restrictions and allergies very seriously here as I myself have a few. Our staff takes pride in their food knowledge and wants...More

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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, Large groups, Kids, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions, Scenic view, Bar scene, 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.
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