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May River Grill

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1263 May River Rd, Bluffton, SC 29910-7003
+1 843-757-5755
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11:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Tue 17:00 - 21:00
Wed - Fri 11:00 - 21:00
Sat 17:00 - 21:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Love this place great food,great Service liver an onions are to die for,duck is great! Fried green tomatoes salad,dam getting hungry from writing this also trying to type one hundred characters for them s review almost there, but not quite,

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Thank Bill B
Wildwood, Missouri
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have visited this restaurant many times over the past 15 years and had always found the food and service to be very good. My wife and I decided to try their early dinning. Not sure what has changed but the food was average for Hilton Head and the servers were so intrusive that we were asked if we were... More 

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Thank robarllc
MayRiverGrill, Owner at May River Grill, responded to this review

Sorry i was not there that evening ,you should not have been in and out in 45 min i will discus this with my staff if you decide to give us another try please contact me personally Yours Chef Charlie More 

Beaufort, South Carolina
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264 reviews
215 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We attempted to dine at May River Grill when we first moved to this area five years ago, and were treated so rudely by the hostess, we left and never returned, until now. I'm from the Midwest and grew up eating fresh caught Walleye, Perch, Trout, etc. - so the restaurant appealed to me as we are unaware of any... More 

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Thank Luv2Dine55
MayRiverGrill, Owner at May River Grill, responded to this review

Im very sorry that we did not live up to your expectations, i was not there that evening and will discuss this with the staff thanks for being honest If you ever decide to dine with us again please contact me Chef Charlie personally and i will make sure everything is perfect!Yours Chef Charlie More 

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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We popped in on a Saturday night with no reservations and we seated very soon. The food was beautiful and beyond good. Very nice staff, we were very well taken care of. We will be regulars for sure

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Thank Beth H
MayRiverGrill, Owner at May River Grill, responded to this review

Thanks for giving us a try we will be looking forward to seeing you again Yours Chef Charlie More 

West Milford, New Jersey
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

all, allEveryone's palate and food is different; yet, shrimp and crab egg roll and oysters(the best I ever had) commence the starters................after that, everyone is on his own. My wife and sister-in-law totally enjoyed the Seafood Pasta Pomodoro-- with shrimp and scallops in fresh tomatoes and basil over angel hair pasta. Tom, my favorite brother-in-law, had his favorite, the wall-eyed... More 

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Thank St. Luke
MayRiverGrill, Owner at May River Grill, responded to this review

Thank you taking the time to write such a nice review!! we look forward to seeing you soon Yours Chef Charlie More 

carlisle, pa
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40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have dined here many times and never disappointed. The food is always well prepared and service is very good. It can be a bit noisy as it is small and usually all tables are filled....which speaks for the food and service.

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Thank eflow
MayRiverGrill, Owner at May River Grill, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful review We look forward to seeing you soon Yours Chef Charlie More 

Long Island
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55 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband had the crispy flounder. It was good, except that since he had some leftover, we brought it home for the next day. The bottom skin was left on the piece of fish. It's ok when initially served, but somewhat rubbery when leftover. Not a fan of the spicy flavor as well. My eggplant part was the best I... More 

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Thank Ann-Marie54
MayRiverGrill, Owner at May River Grill, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to give us your review!! The next time you visit us please ask for extra pasta Thanks again for the nice review we look forward to seeing you soon Yours Chef Charlie More 

Bluffton, South Carolina
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

By reservations only. Hard to get in and have a dinner because it is small and only takes reservations due to the size. Early bird specials are nice. Food is good and service is good.

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Thank csnyder048
MayRiverGrill, Owner at May River Grill, responded to this review

Thank you for the review and giving us a try we hope to see you soon Yours Chef Charlie More 

Oneonta, New York
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place was recommended by a family member who lives locally. So my family (my two adult children and my wife and I) had high expectations. The server was friendly and capable, although the back waiter was overzealous and constantly coming to clear plates. The menu was exhaustive, between the regular menu and the specials. Everyone's meal was good but... More 

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Thank Newton72
MayRiverGrill, Owner at May River Grill, responded to this review

Sorry we couldn't offer you more fish choices, maybe next time when you visit the fishing boats might be able to get out thanks for giving us a try and God Bless Yours Chef Charlie More 

Bluffton, South Carolina
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49 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The May River Grill might be in a small strip complex but the food and service was amazing. Dinner with friends and a great bottle of wine... We will be back.

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Thank Richard C
MayRiverGrill, Owner at May River Grill, responded to this review

Thank you for the nice review We will look forward to seeing you soon Yours Chef Charlie More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 35
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Monday
17:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 21:00
Saturday
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1263 May River Rd, Bluffton, SC 29910-7003
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Bluffton
  • Phone Number: +1 843-757-5755

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9 months ago
Bluffton, South Carolina
Hilton Head
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?