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“Outdoor Tiki Bar”

Blu Restaurant & Bar
Ranked #12 of 37 Restaurants in Folly Beach
Price range: $0 - $30
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Contemporary
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Good for: Scenic view, Romantic, Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Reservations
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.
Reviewed May 27, 2014

I can't say much about the sit down restaurant but the outdoor Tiki bar has an awesome day time vibe. We had a group of 20 on a bachelor party and ended up staying at this bar for a whole day after surfing. The bartenders were fun and kept up with our pace of eating/drinking. It turns into a bit more formal at night but we were ready to leave by 5pm anyways.

It's a bit pricey but you can't beat the location and waterfront view.

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Thank Christopher M
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Reviewed May 26, 2014

For the poor service: Hostess 'forgot' us (her words) and left us waiting in the bar for 45 minutes.
Waiter brought menus and water and promptly disappeared. About 15 minutes later he arrived, took our order and disappeared again. Food arrived about 40 minutes later.
This is where this experience goes from poor to terrible.
3 scallops on a bed of gooey bland risotto for $26.
A cup of thick inedible she crab soup
The smallest portion of shrimp and grits ever.
We had to get another server to bring us refills and coffee. No one asked how our food was or if we needed anything.
Our server showed up again to bring the bill and left in a flash.
Although this place tries to appear to be an upscale restaurant serving food locally grown they have really missed the boat here.

Maybe this was just an off night but it was without a doubt terrible and we will never eat there again.

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2  Thank carolinakay
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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!

Thank JillMJackson
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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.

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Thank Howard P
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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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