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“Beautiful oceanfront views!” 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: Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Families with children, Scenic view, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, 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.
Asheville, North Carolina
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Beautiful oceanfront views!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

The food and service were both excellent. They had a vegan hummus appetizer that was excellent. They also made me a vegan platter of fresh grilled vegetables with fingerling potatoes that were the best potatoes I have ever had! The hostess was nice enough to even move a table for us by the ledge!

Visited May 2014
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Charleston, South Carolina
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479 reviews
303 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 195 helpful votes
“Ocean front dining”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

Blu is located in the Tides hotel just down from the Folly Beach pier. We went for a light dinner. We sat on the deck overlooking the beach and ocean. I had mussels and my wife had the braised short ribs with Geechie boy grits and pine nuts. Both were excellent. The service was up to expectations. There is a full menu and inside dining. Worth a visit and I will be back.

  • Visited May 2014
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Charlotte, NC
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39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“drove over from Charleston for nice dinner and drinks”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

we orginally had a boat trip scheduled so I made reservations for dinner. It rained so we still kept the dinner reservations and drove over from historic Charleston. We had drinks in the many bars and had a very nice dinner. The food was beautifull and great tasting, trigger fish. Appetizers a little small , but that is the way it is now.Decor was very nice & beachy.

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1 Thank travelers67
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Richmond, Virginia
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5 reviews
“Love da outdoor bar - BLU!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

So nice & comfy to enjoy a drink in the outdoor bar right on da beach! Very spacious & relaxing! Had a variety of seating arrangements - u could sit up at the bar, or in circular seating in comfy chairs or on the bar stools that face the beach.

Visited April 2014
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Charleston, WV
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Food served cold”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Limited breakfast menu, unless you want the $14 buffet. Bar staff very nice and accommodating. Please bring back truffle popcorn.

Visited April 2014
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Thank sonrisesonset
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