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“Great little dump. Virgin Islands in SC.”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Pepper's Porch - CLOSED

Pepper's Porch
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff
Bluffton, South Carolina
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271 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
“Great little dump. Virgin Islands in SC.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2012

The atmosphere is sort of BVI casual. The owner, Pepper, plays bar keep and host. The menu has lots of good dishes and as many specials. Our food was good but took quite awhile in the coming. Our watress was loud, hurried, and could care less about being there. At least she made a habit of being hard to locate as well. I don't know when I have had worse service. I hate to say that because Pepper was just the opposite. While at the bar waiting for a table, he really could not do enough for us. The wine menu is fairly good and priced fairly. There was live music out back but we did not go there. I would go again but if the same group of waitresses are there, I will ask to stay at the bar.

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Thank Michael D
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English first
Greensboro, North Carolina
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Funky Little Roadside Seafood Restaurant”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 29, 2012

Every year my husband and I travel to Bluffton to celebrate our anniversary and we always have dinner at Pepper's Porch. We love the funky, seaside shack vibe of the restaurant which is visited by locals and tourists, and the seafood is just fantastic. Must tries on the menu include the corn fritters (made with creamed corn), which are crunchy, sweet and savory all at the same time. The blackened grouper is to die for - perfectly seasoned with just the right amount of sear to lock in the juices of this meaty fish. The cheese grits were tasty if just a tad bit on the too cheesy side and we loved the crab cakes which had lots of lump crab and were not loaded down with bread filler. Prices are reasonable and they have a full bar. Service is fast and efficient. The owner's teenage daughter was running the restaurant the night we were there and we were impressed with her knowledge of the menu and her friendliness. The restaurant is super family friendly and prices are reasonable, making this a must stop for anyone planning to dine in Bluffton.

  • Visited March 2012
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Thank worldcitygirl
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Marietta PA
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33 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Adorable Little Restaurant”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2012 via mobile

My wife spotted Peppers Porch as we were driving through Bluffton and insisted we stop.
We were not disappointed as the food was great and the service excellent. The restaurant was very rustic and it appeared as if there was outside dining also. We opted for inside on a cool evening in March. Everything about this place was fun. I love grouper and theirs was great.
Will definitely eat there again. Bon Appetite

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Thank Will0928
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Bluffton, South Carolina
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108 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Thought there was More to Offer”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 20, 2012

With all the advertising we had seen we expected a lot more. The food was not very well prepared (pieces of shell in the crab dish) and fish didn't really taste fresh. The wait staff didn't ask if they could help us or inquire as to how satisfied we were with the meal and the place had a dirty look about it.

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“Perfect!!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 12, 2012

my boyfriend and I drove over to bluffton for a day trip and found this perfect little place, Peppers Porch, we had half bucket of oysters, cheesy bread, fries, cheese grits and chocolate cake. The bluffton oysters were so good and salty, service was great shannon was our server.

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Thank Shannon-n-Zach
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