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Blu Restaurant & Bar

1 Center St., Folly Beach, Folly Beach, SC 29439
+1 843-588-6658
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good30%
  • Average15%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“scallops” (26 reviews)
“salad” (21 reviews)
“steak” (13 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 am - 9:00 pm Hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1 Center St., Folly Beach, Folly Beach, SC 29439
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
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1. Highly Recommend
"absolutely loved our dining experience at Blu on Folly"
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2. Great dinner and service
"We will be back and I recommend this location"
Jim J
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3. Excellent food, great service
"Best view in Folly. Service was also excellent"
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Reviewed today via mobile

We had breakfast 2 mornings . Everyone was pleasant and very nice. Food was delicious. I ate breakfast sandwich with grits. My husband had pancakes. Service was prompt . View was amazing.

Thank oceanviews11
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

BLU is one of our favorite places on Folly beach. They have recently just completed a huge renovation and it looks amazing. I’ve aiways enjoyed the outside tiki bar it has a beautiful views of the ocean and folly pier in addition to having such...More

1  Thank Love2Play10is
Dean J, Owner at Blu Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 10 February 2018

Thank you so much for the kind words. Brooke and the culinary team enjoyed reading your review. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 3 days ago

Had a long day of golf, sightseeing, and driving all over Charleston. Found some reviews for this restaurant and decided to make a drive out to Folly Beach. This is inside the Tides Hotel and we sat outside and although the sun had already set,...More

Thank swf1107
Reviewed 1 week ago

When we travel we rarely eat at the same place more than once, but we were so impressed with the food and service from BLU that we had two breakfasts, a lunch and two dinners while we were staying at the attached hotel. The salmon...More

Thank Ted B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our last meal before heading home to Kentucky. Window table candlelight dinner for two. Lovely view of the ocean and after walked out onto the gorgeous patio. We were not hotel guests, but the concierge treated us like VIPs. Loved the cocktails from the beachside...More

Thank Kimberly W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The dinners were enjoyed by 7 friends! Excellent meal! The chef came out to meet us. Drinks were great. Everyone loved their entrees.

Thank Ellie W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are staying at the Tides this place is very convenient. Even if you are not the food and the staff are very good.

Thank Brian D
Reviewed 1 October 2018

Stayed at the hotel, so ate here twice. Breakfast was average. We had the french toast and bacon. Dinner was very good, we had scallops and risotto which was delicious. A bit pricey, but decent food and you can certainly eat there in casual clothing.

Thank 416lilaf
Reviewed 26 September 2018 via mobile

Stopped here for an early dinner. We were seated immediately. It was not too busy. Our erever was really friendly and attentive. Couldn't have asked for a better server! Our food was all fantastic. I got the fried flounder and shrimp. It was cooked perfectly....More

Thank Jim J
Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

We didn't eat here ,so I can't rate the food ,but the Bar and Deck area are really Awesome. Prices were reasonable and service was quick.It was so nice to have a little shade and cold drink on a hot day and the view of...More

Thank dascamp48
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Questions & Answers
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, 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, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, View, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 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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