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“Absolutely the best” 5 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: Families with children, Special occasions, Scenic view, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups
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, 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.
Midland, Texas
Level Contributor
35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Absolutely the best”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

We ate here three times during our stay at Tides. The first night we ate there we had the crispy fried oyster shooters for starters then the bistro beef tenderloin and the pan roasted scallops . WOW Wonderful. So delicious. Our waitress was Katie and she was very helpful and very sweet. We enjoyed her. Marcus also helped with the service. Very friendly and visited with us. The next time we had Joshua as our waiter. He also was very helpful and extremely friendly. Katie saw us and spoke to us like friends. We ordered the shrimp bruschetta and crab cakes for starters and the surf and turf and linguine with shrimp . Fabulous . Joshua was always right there to see if we needed anything. Marcus came by also . The third time we had Joshua again as our waiter. He saw us and immediately order our drinks from the bar, remembering what we had and how we liked them. Visited with us about our day and trip. We reordered the beef tenderloin and scallops. Everything we had was just out of this world . The wait staff was the best . So nice and friendly. They all explained the food preparation and where it came from . Great job. Way to go Katie, Marcus and Joshua.

Visited June 2013
1 Thank Steve M
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English first
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52 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“The Best on the Beach”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

The staff is amazing. The pool is great. The bar is fun, live music,unique cocktails and a fun staff

Visited June 2013
Thank Follybeachpatriot
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Charleston, South Carolina
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great ambiance and gorgeous view of ocean”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

Conflicted over not giving 5 stars. Killer was the service. Food was undercooked and they made it over from scratch taking another 20 minutes when friend had already eaten his meal. On another occasion, every thing was fine. Outside dinning with fire pits and view of Folly Pier. I would say you have an 70% chance of having a most enjoyable meal and 100% chance of a great view. Resort pricing of course.

Visited May 2013
Thank J R H
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Greenville, South Carolina
2 reviews
“Great burger”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

Servioce is excellent and the breakfast buffet is wonderful and nicely priced for a hotel. But at the end of the day they have one of the best burgers to take the edge off after a day in the sun working up an appetite.

Visited June 2013
Thank Trevor G
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Rochester, NY
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Delicious Brunch...But Pricey”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

We stayed at the Tides so we decided to give Blu a try for brunch...we were lured in by $4 mimosas and bloody Mary's.

My husband and I each had one drink each and eggs benedict with lump crab meat - very good! My teenage daughters each ordered sandwiches or wraps which were also good and the service was excellent. Our only complaint is the price...it was over $80 with the tip! That's a almost double what we paid for at other local restaurants for breakfast.

Visited June 2013
1 Thank Melissa M
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