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The Cottage

38 Calhoun St, Bluffton, SC 29910-7014
+1 843-757-0508
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good24%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“lunch” (241 reviews)
“pistachio cake” (20 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
38 Calhoun St, Bluffton, SC 29910-7014
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We went to bluffton for the day and ended up at the cottage. We sat on the covered porched and had a great lunch. My friends had the cobb salad and the turkey panini. I had the chicken salad wrap. Everything was wonderful from food...More

Thank Tucker785
Reviewed 4 days ago

It is as named, a cottage, so I didn't expect a large restaurant. I rather enjoyed the smaller size as it some how seemed more intimate to me. All four of us enjoyed our varied lunch entrees and two had carry outs for left overs....More

Reviewed 1 week ago

The menu is limited. Bakery items are good. Seating is VERY limited. When I was leaving there were 3 dogs tied to a railing--I am not a big dog fan and was not going to be bitten or sniffed as I tried to walk down...More

Thank crro37
Reviewed 1 week ago

Back in South Carolina again and another amazing lunch at The Cottage. We visited four years ago for lunch and back again this year... it did not disappoint....and even better. My husband has a fish allergy and so for anyone wanting a safe lunch...there are...More

Thank MJB1256
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Always enjoy sitting outside or in the tea room. Nice imaginative good choices. Wholesome ingredients, nice bakery. Ninety-nine teas available. Street parking can be difficult. Nice bakery. Pricey, but enjoyable.

Thank Sandie P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This wonderful breakfast and lunch restaurant is located in a former little home right off the street. It’s small but very, very good. A great local feel when eating here. Coffee comes in mild, bold, or a daily flavor. The egg dishes are absolutely fabulous....More

Thank Tonypose
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Bluffton, South Carolina
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love this cozy restaurant. Inside and outside tables. Very tasty selections and spectacular desserts. Must try this gem when you are in beautiful old town.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

granted it was lunch time on a festival day so busy,busy,busy...inside table in peril from wait staff collision,interesting menu, ordered promply, food came out piecemeal, my tomato pie , I had to ask about then it came, tasted as if it had been warmed over...More

Thank doholman
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing breakfast this morning! We all enjoyed our food! Thanks to Nicole for great service! Will definitely be back!

Thank RobynMB
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had lunch with friends at the Cottage while we were visiting Bluffton. We got a nice table inside and the waitress was prompt and friendly The atmosphere is very quaint and the seating cozy. I ordered the Blue Bayou sandwich and my wife ordered...More

Thank Robert D
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Christina V
8 January 2017|
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Response from Anna1345 | Reviewed this property |
our bill, with apps, lunch for 4, side salad and side french onion soup was over $100
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 20
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 38 Calhoun St, Bluffton, SC 29910-7014
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Bluffton
  • Phone Number: +1 843-757-0508
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Winner of Hilton Head Monthly Reader's Choice Awards and Best of Bluffton Awards in 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011 and 2010! Sit back and relax in this cozy, 1868 Low Country cottage, then savor delicious, sophisticated fare for Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Afternoon Tea, Early Dining, Dinner, and Sunday Brunch. Breakfast items include Green Eggs N' Ham, Cottage Hash, French Toast, Huevos Rancheros, and a long list of Benedicts! Lunch includes award-winning Tacos, Pot Pies, Awesome Salads, Lettuce Wraps, Paninis, the BEST Fried Green Tomatoes EVER, and house specials such as B'Town Gumbo, Shrimp & Grits, Lobster Avocado Roll, Cranberry Trout , Flounder Amandine and more! The Cottage features 20-30 different desserts every day. Award-winning Pistachio Cake is a MUST! Choose from the daily delectable assortment of pies, cakes, cookies, bread pudding, dessert bars, brownies, shortbread, corn bread, homemade granola, cheesecakes, local honey and more! The Cottage offers a full bar including wine and beer, house-roasted coffees, cappuccinos, lattes, espresso and more than 75 loose-leaf teas to choose from. Dine indoors or out on the wrap-around porch. Pet friendly. Reservations suggested for parties of five or more.
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