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Blu Restaurant & Bar

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$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Seafood, Contemporary, Pub, Gluten Free Options
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1 Center St., Folly Beach, Folly Beach, SC 29439 (Artic Street)
+1 843-588-6658
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7:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Greenville, South Carolina
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2014

The buffet is well stocked with a huge variety of foods. They could use a little more selection for the dinner menu though. Everything I've ever had from there has been great!!

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Thank Jay K
Kodak, Tennessee
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2014

Enjoyed our appetizers and drinks here. Great staff as well. Scenic beach view is over the top amazing!

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Thank loraleis2014
Columbia, South Carolina
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46 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2014

Blu Restaurant is located in the Tides Hotel at Folly Beach. It's not "cheap" but worth every penny. My Snapper meal was past delicious with quinoa and tiny roasted carrots, the salad wedge had all the extras such as shaved parmesan and exquisite dressing and the brownie dessert was to die for! The olive martini was perfect and they would... More 

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Thank Char0707
Holly Hill, South Carolina
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108 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2014

Food was delicious. We did not do buffet but ordered off menu & prices were comparable to any other restaurant. Must eat!

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Thank mrssrb
Swanton, Ohio
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37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2014

This meal was excellent! We ordered room service and at with an ocean view in our room. Crab cakes are wonderful and so is the calamari. Surf and turf consisted of hanger steak and crab cakes. Hubby said it was excellent as well. And they use local, sustainable seafood.

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Thank Sandy K
Charleston, South Carolina
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59 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2014 via mobile

I decided to treat myself to a nice dinenr out on Folly Beach and I was told how good the food at BLU at the Tides Hotel is. I sat at the bar and Casey was helpful and friendly. The service was great. I enjoyed a great salad, cocktail, and the entree (pad thai) was big enough for me to... More 

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Thank Dan Z
Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2014

We went to the Blu Bar and Restaurant daily for lunch and then later on for a drink. Great food, all fresh and prepared to order. Drinks were amazing (but pricey). Love to sit and look at the ocean while eating. Service is only so-so. Servers have to cover both inside and outside tables and sometimes they tend to forget... More 

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Thank Glenneth R
Santa Monica, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2014

Terrific fresh fish preparation and presentation. Best restaurant on Folly Beach and nice low key ambiance overlooking the ocean.

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Thank Elliot S
Augusta, Georgia
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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2014

we loved the restaurant! great atmosphere, good food, yummy drinks & friendly service...BUT no restrooms, only port-a-potties :(

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Thank cathi2014
Charleston, South Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2014

Hands down Blu has the best service, atmosphere and food on Folly!! Whether you are coming to grab a delicious drink and bite to eat at their beach bar for lunch or looking for a fine dining dinner experience... Blu has it all. Their chef does local seafood AND traditional favorites right. I cannot say enough about their fabulous wait... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$30
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood, Contemporary, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Meals
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
Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions, Bar scene, Scenic view, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
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
Description
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?