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Blu Restaurant & Bar

1 Center St., Folly Beach, Folly Beach, SC 29439
+1 843-588-6658
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good30%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“risotto” (10 reviews)
“surf and turf” (7 reviews)
“grouper” (16 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.All hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1 Center St., Folly Beach, Folly Beach, SC 29439
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We had a Valentines special. Very nice, but small portions. The service was very good. The wait staff was very attentive.

Thank BirdDog33
Reviewed 1 week ago

Chicken Nachos were NUTS! SO GOOD. The burgers were decent, fish tacos were gross, Caesar salad was not worth the price. Service was ok inside. All the fun looked to be outside despite the seafogMore

Thank eelhsa_rehtul
Dean J, Director of Food and Beverage at Blu Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your honest evaluation of Blu. I agree with you on the Chicken Nachos, we sold over 300 of them at the last street festival here in Folly Beach. With regard to the other menu items you did not enjoy I am pleased...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

BLU is one of our favorite places on Folly beach. They have recently just completed a huge renovation and it looks amazing. I’ve aiways enjoyed the outside tiki bar it has a beautiful views of the ocean and folly pier in addition to having such...More

Thank Love2Play10is
Dean J, Owner at Blu Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for the kind words. Brooke and the culinary team enjoyed reading your review. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Had lunch for three. On a cool wintery Tuesday, restaurant was not busy. For whatever reason service (meal preparation and server) was very slow. Couldn’t believe one draft beer was out and they just started a new keg on the second beer. Meal was average....More

Thank BrianS612
Dean J, Director of Food and Beverage at Blu Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you very much for the feedback on your visit. I am very sorry we failed to meet your expectations. We will use your experience as a training tool to ensure we provide only the best food and service to our guests. Thank you again...More

Reviewed 14 January 2018

My significant other and I were walking around on the island and found this place to grab some grub. We were seated and greeted by a cute waitress with dark hair. A few minutes go by and a large white man who I assume was...More

Thank Emily G
Reviewed 13 January 2018

While Blu is not big on vegan or vegetarian meals, the chef prepared a great vegetarian entree with local vegetables roasted on a bed of mashed potatoes. It was surprisingly good and I would definitely try it again.

Thank SophiesMom55
Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

Excellent food, view is great, atmosphere is so nice. We were there taking family pictures in the lobby as it was too cold to take them on the beach as planned.

Thank clemmonslk
Reviewed 29 December 2017

Stopped at 4:40 but they don't start dinner til 5. Asked for a dinner menu and they said no NOT before 5. I wanted a steak but there are no steaks on the lunch menu. (we were the only seated customers a few were out...More

Thank Bob B
Reviewed 1 December 2017

Stop by in the morning and stay all day. Only draw back is breakfast is over early. A lot of us lazy vacationers don't want to get up early, consider serving breakfast later like the other restaurants perhaps?

Thank clamal0t2
Reviewed 30 November 2017 via mobile

My family and I enjoyed our Thanksgiving meal here :) . The lady who was working as the front of house person helped my family and I set up our table :) . She was amazing :) . Our waitress was also amazing:) . She...More

Thank Amanda B
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James R
22 April 2015|
Response from SamAtTheWater |
Yes, Blu allows dogs on the patio. The Tides Hotel (Blu is the hotel restaurant) is a dog friendly hotel.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Television, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
View, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
7:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Center St., Folly Beach, Folly Beach, SC 29439
    (Artic Street)
  • Public Transportation: Guests of BLU Restaurant & Bar may use the Tides Hotel parking lot free of charge on a space available basis.
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Folly Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 843-588-6658
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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.
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