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“Great Food”

Blu Restaurant & Bar
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Ranked #10 of 36 Restaurants in Folly Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $30
Cuisines: American, Bar, Seafood, Contemporary
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Good for: Kids, Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Artic Street
Transit: Guests of BLU Restaurant & Bar may use the Tides Hotel parking lot free of charge on a space available basis.
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.
Piedmont, South Carolina
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great Food”
Reviewed September 18, 2012

Loved the oyster trios! Great Margaritas and I was comfortable sitting at the bar by myself. Good breakfast bar. Room service prices are reasonable.

Visited September 2012
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Durham, NC
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Good breakfast buffet”
Reviewed September 12, 2012

Great breakfast buffet for $11. Went on a Monday morning and the service was lacking. Also flies kept biting my ankles. Next time I'll sit inside. Food was hot, a good variety, and really yummy!

Visited September 2012
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North Carolina Mountains, North Carolina
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138 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Wants to be better than is...”
Reviewed September 11, 2012

You can tell this place has a direction but lacks the management to get too much very right. Although the menu is half-way ambitious and really sounds good enough it may need more time to figure out a way to tighten things up and get it right.

We had the Oyster Shooters and even if the mignonette had enough vinegar to give it the pop we hoped for they were served at room temp and that killed the dish completely. The Peel & Eat Shrimp and they were nice sized and fresh but way overcooked. I had the highly touted 'Beef Short-rib' which was lacking salt and otherwise flavorless. The accompaniment of grits were good enough and the price was fair.

The service was more than hurried. Our server wouldn't give us the time of day for running to the Starbucks and spread out all over the place between two room. He had 7 or 8 tables and just wouldn't stand still long enough to hear if we needed anything when he did pass by the table. I would have liked to have tipped big in this setting but the service provided was a sacrifice to leave 15%.
- Another thing that could really help the atmosphere would be some hurricane candles for the outside dining area. Could't cost that much and would add so much to the setting.

Visited September 2012
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Thank Arthur P
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Mims, Florida
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
“Great breakfast bar”
Reviewed September 10, 2012

We ate breakfast there twice. There was plenty of bacon cooked well done, which we loved. In addition to expected breakfast bar foods, there was quiche, french toast, pancakes, fruit, pastries, yogurt and some local traditional items. Coffee and juice were included with the breakfast bar price. Excellent value. Oceanfront.

  • Visited September 2012
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Elizabethton, Tennessee
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Excellent food”
Reviewed September 9, 2012

Excellent food this week. The scallops were some of the best that I have had in a long time. The surf and turf were excellent as well. The short rib , mushroom risotto was wonderful. Will eat here again next time. I also enjoyed the 3 flavor creme brûlée was very good as well . We had a great view of the ocean, beach and pier as we dined.

  • Visited September 2012
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