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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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American, Bar, Seafood, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1 Center St., Folly Beach, Folly Beach, SC 29439
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Reviewed yesterday

Rarely do I find hotel restaurants to stack up against local fare, but had breakfast here on my departure date and it was as good as it gets. My wife had a 3 egg seafood omelet and I chose their pancakes with fruit and maple...More

Thank Van H
Reviewed 2 days ago

The view was unbeatable. The service and food was just average. I would probably choose to try a different restaurant when we are back in the area.

Thank jenniferbort72
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a wonderful breakfast buffet here one morning and an incredible dinner one evening. Outside seating is a few steps from the beach looking out onto the beautiful Atlantic Ocean. We would go here again and again.

Thank janeh0518
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is lovely - beautifully decorated, with a great ambiance and a perfect view of the ocean. Dining is available outside, as well. We arrived for an early breakfast, while the place was still quiet. We had good service, but were underwhelmed with the...More

Thank Laurieuhoo
Dean J, Regional Food and Beverage Director at Blu Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the critique of your recent visit to BLU. I am pleased to tell you that we have actually written a brand knew breakfast and brunch menu that will be in place by Memorial Weekend. Our new Chef Glen who is credited with...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I just ate the best salmon salad I've had, maybe ever. The salmon was hot and perfectly cooked. The greens were fresh. Just the right amount of dressing and so tasty. The roasted tomatoes were the perfect touch.

Thank srlala2018
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sit outside if you can, lovely breeze during breakfast and lunch. The crab-cake sliders were delicious, and the turkey club was good too. Had the buffet for breakfast, selections were typical for breakfast buffet at hotel $14.99.

Thank AVLTravelers
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

4 couples visited on a Friday night in May. Service was actually pretty poor. When asked to bring a drink menu, she brought 1 for the 8 of us. Our appetizers were all very good and the live music was fun to listen to, but...More

Thank Charlotte M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My friends and I always grab a spot on the beach in front of Blu. With alcohol banned on Folly Beach itself, it’s great to sit up at Blu and enjoy a few drinks while directly watching your stuff on the beach. Unbeatable view too!

Thank Mbg1993
Reviewed 16 April 2018

We were a party of three, and was seated outdoors on the deck. Beautiful view of the beach, with a lovely breeze on a partly clouded day. Perfection! We ordered the corm meal fried shrimp, lobster roll, and fish sandwich (not sure of the type...More

Thank Shirle C
Reviewed 7 April 2018

This is a good option if you want the convenience of staying in the hotel. The people are very friendly and you have a view of the beach which is a plus. The food is fine. Nothing exception but not bad.

Thank 3btravelers
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James R
23 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
USD 30
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, View, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
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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