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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%
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Open Now
07:00 - 23:00All hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1 Center St., Folly Beach, Folly Beach, SC 29439
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Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

The snapper was perfectly cooked with spiced black beans, cilantro avocado sauce. The mixture of tastes and textures was wild. Also had the cream of celery whint of blue cheese soup. Also delicious....

Thank thwright
Reviewed 12 July 2017

We had a quick lunch here and I have to say it was excellent. I had the wedge salad but really wanted shrimp - our waitress told me she could ask the kitchen to add shrimp for me. I was pleasantly surprised at how good...More

Thank WVClairenmaddy
Reviewed 12 July 2017

Breakfast as good as the competing raved about competition if you order off the menu. Reasonable prices and Starbucks coffee! Please read my review of the hotel for more restaurant details.

Thank herb B
Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

We heard that Blu has the best fresh seafood in Folly Beach. This may be true but our lunch service experience there was so abysmal that we will take our dinner business elsewhere. Everything was fine until one a salad arrived short of some ingredients....More

Thank BWB1972
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

Small buffet with normal fare, nothing extraordinary or interesting. Food was OK, got some Cold sausage links which surprised me. Fresh fruit diced up was great!

Thank Phrogmedic
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

Restaurant seems to be catering to too many crowds: meals average $20-30 for smaller portions, special was 5oz filet when we visited and was cooked perfect, great quality, and delicious BUT there was loud drunk crowd inside and outside the restaurant the entire time we...More

Thank Eric M
Reviewed 28 June 2017

Great views, friendly staff, and fairly good food. Prices were ok for such a location. The birds flying around if you sit outside can be a pain but they try and shoosh them away. I would eat there again.

Thank dadatwork40
Reviewed 27 June 2017

This is a great restaurant to sit outside and enjoy the view, just keep an eye out for the seagulls diving over you. We had breakfast at Blu and it was good, but nothing exceptional. Maybe the lunch or dinner meals are better, but I...More

Thank uniquegirl
Reviewed 27 June 2017

Fantastic view over the beach and of the pier. Great fish tacos and margaritas. Staff was very friendly and accurate.

Thank margieblakley
Reviewed 15 June 2017

My experience at this restaurant is always good. The first time we went there was when my family was staying at Tides, the hotel that Blu is in. We went there for lunch, and I don't remember what I got, but my little sister got...More

Thank Jaiden D
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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
American, Bar, Seafood, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, View, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, 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
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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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