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The Cottage

38 Calhoun St, Bluffton, SC 29910-7014
+1 843-757-0508
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good24%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (251 reviews)
“pistachio cake” (20 reviews)
Open Now
8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
38 Calhoun St, Bluffton, SC 29910-7014
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Reviewed today

Great place for lunch (since they don't do dinner during the week). Menu is small but varied. Lot's of dessert options. Only problem is that they have too many tables packed into the space and that probably keeps it from being a "5". It's not...More

Thank Keith M
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We spotted this restaurant and it was buzzin so we decided we would return for brunch. Service was terrific and the portions were enormous. Food was tasty and healthy. I would certainly recommend it.

Thank BernieH001
Reviewed 3 days ago

Stopped here on my way from Hilton Head to the Savannah airport. The service was excellent. The server recommended their white sangria that was a special that day. It was excellent and had large chunks of fruit including yummy watermelon in it. I had the...More

Thank needwospaces
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My wife and I found The Cottage by chance during our stay in Hilton Head. We had lunch there two days during our stay. The first lunch was for me the fish tacos, all I can say about this dish was WOW !!!! The flavors...More

Thank jimandtheresa12
Reviewed 1 week ago

Absolutely amazing food only outdone by the outstanding service and conversation we were provided by Teneile. Highly recommend, I had one of the daily specials, Cajun shrimp and grits. Unforgettable. My wife's salad had to have been harvested from that same morning. A highly recommended...More

Thank Berton_Guster
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food at the cottage is excellent and our waitress Nicole was very friendly and service was great! I highly recommend this restaurant.

Thank shootingstar3886
Reviewed 1 week ago

No wait. Outside seating. Good food. We parked on the street. Afterward, we walked down to the church on the water. Beautiful area of historic downtown Bluffton.

Thank redfishers
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My friend and I enjoyed a delightful meal served in this quaint and eclectic cottage. I was impressed with our waitress, Nancy. She took great care of us. The meal was served promptly, refills and carry—out cups given. Overall, an experience I would love to...More

Thank unaesper
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have such mixed feelings about this cute spot in Bluffton. Yes, the food is pretty good - on this last visit my friend and I had the gumbo and trout almondine. The gumbo was good with a nice kick to it and the trout...More

Thank SoBelle27
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was looking forward to going to this restaurant. The experience at this eatery was not good. The food was passable, but not average. The building is small with limited seating--only a few tables inside and outside. There must not be much sound insulation at...More

Thank gator142
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Christina V
January 7, 2017|
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Response from Anna1345 | Reviewed this property |
our bill, with apps, lunch for 4, side salad and side french onion soup was over $100
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 38 Calhoun St, Bluffton, SC 29910-7014
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Bluffton
  • Phone Number: +1 843-757-0508
  • E-mail
Winner of Hilton Head Monthly Reader's Choice Awards and Best of Bluffton Awards in 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011 and 2010! Sit back and relax in this cozy, 1868 Low Country cottage, then savor delicious, sophisticated fare for Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Afternoon Tea, Early Dining, Dinner, and Sunday Brunch. Breakfast items include Green Eggs N' Ham, Cottage Hash, French Toast, Huevos Rancheros, and a long list of Benedicts! Lunch includes award-winning Tacos, Pot Pies, Awesome Salads, Lettuce Wraps, Paninis, the BEST Fried Green Tomatoes EVER, and house specials such as B'Town Gumbo, Shrimp & Grits, Lobster Avocado Roll, Cranberry Trout , Flounder Amandine and more! The Cottage features 20-30 different desserts every day. Award-winning Pistachio Cake is a MUST! Choose from the daily delectable assortment of pies, cakes, cookies, bread pudding, dessert bars, brownies, shortbread, corn bread, homemade granola, cheesecakes, local honey and more! The Cottage offers a full bar including wine and beer, house-roasted coffees, cappuccinos, lattes, espresso and more than 75 loose-leaf teas to choose from. Dine indoors or out on the wrap-around porch. Pet friendly. Reservations suggested for parties of five or more.
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