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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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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 17 March 2017 via mobile

The servers were great - very friendly and made sure our glasses were refilled. The food was good, but not quite worth the price paid.

Thank Adela L
Reviewed 16 March 2017

We sat outside and enjoyed the view of the beach during our meal. The food and customer service were excellent! Will definitely be back!

Thank judysurfs
Reviewed 15 March 2017

When we are at Tides, we typically have breakfast here and often dinner. We like to sit out on he deck, since it is dog-friendly. Food is always tasty and well-prepared and nicely presented.

Thank Reviewer1954
Reviewed 13 March 2017

This restaurant which is in the Tides hotel is right on the beach. We ate outside so it was very pleasant to watch the ocean and people. We ordered the chicken nachos and shared. They had a white cheese sauce with chopped tomatoes, chicken and...More

Thank beachcomber36
Reviewed 8 March 2017

On the beach with a cabana bar. You must visit this place if you really want to see what the front beach of Folly looks like when it’s crowded. Near the Pier. The dining room is on the par with hotel food.

Thank Adrian M
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

The view from the deck is phenomenal. A great place to have a few drinks, watch the waves and the dog walkers. Average prices for folly on drinks and food. The folly fried shrimp was delicious. The She- crab soup was only so-so. It was...More

Thank Sarah T
Reviewed 18 February 2017 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...More

Thank lisa b
Reviewed 16 February 2017

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
Reviewed 15 February 2017 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....More

Thank NcChinaTraveler
Reviewed 14 February 2017

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....More

Thank Joyce N
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
James R
Do you allow dogs on outdoor patio
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
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, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene
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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