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Blu Restaurant & Bar

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Seafood, Contemporary, Pub, Gluten Free Options
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1 Center St., Folly Beach, Folly Beach, SC 29439 (Artic Street)
+1 843-588-6658
07:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 23:00
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26 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We came in here early on a Saturday morning, there was one other man in the restaurant, the music was blasting we noticed they had a nice looking buffet breakfast, priced at 13.95 which seemed a bit high to us. We ordered coffee which was cold and very thick they fixed that for us, we ordered off the menu, my... More 

Thank lisa b
Savannah, Georgia
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53 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped in for breakfast before a beach walk, had many options on the buffet and the price was fantastic. If you're feeling choosy, there's also a menu to select from.

Thank rorich182
Raleigh, North Carolina
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Big hit with the family. Got seat quickly outside and service was quick. Drinks came within minutes and the food delivered in a timely manner. The food was acceptable but the atmosphere and view made up for any short comings. The waiter was above par. Took our birthday cake for our grandson inside till we were ready for it. Brought... More 

Thank NcChinaTraveler
Johns Island, South Carolina
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Took a relative for the Valentine menu. We were a bit disappointed in the food. The Lobster bisque was more like tomato soup with a small piece of lobster meat. The mussels were very good but the seafood risotto was much more risotto than seafood. The service was pretty good but a bit slow. They did have a crowd that... More 

Thank Joyce N
Chicago, Illinois
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46 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped in Folly Beach for the day and walked along the beach. We wanted to stop for a beachside meal and some drinks. We were told we could sit wherever we liked and someone would be with us soon. We then proceeded to sit in our seats for just of 30 minutes (normally I wouldn't wait this long but... More 

Thank pddorja725
Grand Haven, Michigan
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice restaurant which also serves on the deck overlooking the ocean. Great service and nice wine selection.

Thank Doug M
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Yummy breakfast right on the ocean. Beautiful view, spectacular food, excellent service. Two thumbs up!

Thank Angela D
Asheville, North Carolina
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94 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

We came in January, off season, so not many customers. They didn't have the Buffett open because of that. We order pretty much traditional hot breakfast. There was plenty of portions and delicious tasting. Grits were nice and hot, eggs bacon, fresh cooked. We were able to eat breakfast and look out at the pier and ocean. Reasonable cost, around... More 

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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

This is with the Tides Hotel. It is a very nice restaurant. Its prices are mid range to a little high. They offer a lot of seafood as well as American cuisine. I had a Flounder Sandwich and it was very good. The waitress was very nice and attentive. They also offer room service for the hotel although we did... More 

Thank Kevin H
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Our friend wanted to have lunch on the beach for her birthday. I researched places to eat and found that BLU inside the Tides Hotel was near where we wanted to shop. We sat outside and had a drink first loving the view of the ocean. Due to the cool temp outside we had lunch inside. We sampled the shrimp... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Bar, Seafood, Contemporary, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, View, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?