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“Doing it right”

Bluffton Family Seafood House
Ranked #31 of 199 Restaurants in Bluffton
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Bluffton, South Carolina
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38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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“Doing it right”
Reviewed April 17, 2013

In Old town bluffton . This family keeps the fishing industry alive and preserved. See oysters shucked, and info on the local shrimp and catch of the day.Seafood doesn't get any fresher.They also have a restaurant in Bluffton ,not to be missed.Great view of the wharf and river.

  • Visited April 2013
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Cosio Valtellino, Italy
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“Fabulous to visit! Great local seafood!”
Reviewed March 22, 2013

You have to visit! A trip to South Carolina must include a stop at the Bluffton Oyster Co. on the May River. Watching the women shuck oysters by hand - seeing the oyster pickers come in with their catch - talking with the locals who have been there for generations - this is a must go to destination! This is the old South Carolina - a family business and a profession that has been engaged in by the same families for decades. Stop in to chat! A very interesting and friendly place and Bluffton is beautiful too!

Visited March 2013
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Alaska
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“great food and folks!”
Reviewed January 4, 2013

Had a fabulous time! Our map quest took us first to their fishing dock but we had a wonderful visit with the owner as well as better directions. This is a wonderful local family seafood restaurant and we had a great time with our steamed oysters and all. So tasty and different from what we're used to, with a fun, puzzle like activity to find and enjoy all those oysters in the clumping way they grow.

Great service with friendly folks, good and plenty of food. Yes, i suppose it is a bit quiet if you're looking for a wild and crazy place, but we can't wait to come back!

  • Visited November 2012
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St. Louis, MO
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“Delicious fresh seafood, great prices and service!”
Reviewed January 4, 2013

We stumbled upon the oyster factory in our walking tour of old Bluffton, and they recommended we try the restaurant, since it sources their oysters, crabs, and shrimp! We were glad we did. She crab soup was creamy and delicious, oyster po boy was outstanding, shrimp were sweet and fresh. Bluffton is a cute place and I'm sure we'll be back!

Visited December 2012
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Centerville, Ohio
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“The shuckers are very hard working ladies”
Reviewed December 29, 2012

Bluffton Oyster Company is a visual from history. Visitors should note that the Bluffton Oyster Company is a historical entity, and the Bluffton Oyster Company restaurant is offsite from the Bluffton Oyster Company. Comments about the Bluffton Oyster Company restaurant actually are in the Bluffton restaurant section.

Bluffton Oyster Company is a real “dock” shucking building. Take some time to view the whole scene. The shuckers are very hard working ladies, and we can not master their art. Visitors may view the process, but may not film the process.

Please do not dismiss Bluffton Oyster Company as an “old building.” Bluffton Oyster Company is a real treasure. Fresh oysters, shrimp and other seafood arrive daily, and the seafood products are for sale.

We enjoy a purchase of oysters to take back to our Marriott villa at SurfWatch. We then mix the oysters with a raw egg and panko and fry in a buttered hot skillet. WOW! We do this is moderation, and the Bluffton oysters are a cherished part of our five annual visits to Hilton Head.

We always include a day trip to Bluffton and we stop at the Bluffton Oyster Company to purchase a pound of oysters, shrimp, and the catch of the day. Bluffton Oyster Company will offer a free small bag of ice for our return trip to Marriott Surf Watch on Hilton Head.

  • Visited December 2012
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