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“Beautiful scenery for drinks” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Blu Restaurant & Bar

Blu Restaurant & Bar
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Ranked #13 of 33 Restaurants in Folly Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $30
Cuisines: American, Bar, Seafood, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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Good for: Bar scene, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Scenic view, Families with children, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, 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.
West Columbia, South Carolina
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49 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Beautiful scenery for drinks”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

We enjoyed drinks after dinner with friends here while we stayed at Folly. It is a beautiful place to talk and sit -- the outside bar is on the beach, and there is bar seating and adirondack seating around little firepits. I will say, as the evening wore on, the music was turned up so loud we couldn't hear each other any more. I don't know how the people staying in the hotel slept! We left at that point, but prior to that, it was very nice.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Atmosphere
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2 Thank SoldByNicole
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Hyde Park, New York
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Atmosphere great...food ok”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

Nice relaxed atmosphere, right on the beach. Good thing we like dogs, since there were several dining right at their owner's tables. Had a watermelon martini that was really good! Food was pricey for " average".

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Brenda D
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Best place to eat in Charleston”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

We love eating here whenever we are at Folly. Service is great and the food is always wonderful. Presentation is creative and always fresh!

Visited June 2013
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Thank Pls8a
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Sidney, Ohio
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129 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“breakfast and bar”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

Bar drinks were only so so. I suggest sticking with the beer or something simple like rum and coke. Bar over run by local 20 somethings. Breakfast was cold

Visited June 2013
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Thank frs2778
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clermont
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346 reviews
216 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
“Needs some help.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

The BLU did not live up to its reviews. The lettuce wraps were a very, very small amount of chicken, a few Mandarin oranges and whole peanuts. Not enough for an appetizers. The fries were crinkle Ore Ida's. I expected much better.

Visited June 2013
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Thank whimisical
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