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Blu Restaurant & Bar

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$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Seafood, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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1 Center St., Folly Beach, Folly Beach, SC 29439 (Artic Street)
+1 843-588-6658
07:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 23:00
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I ate at Blu Restaurant during our stay at Tides Folly Beach. The menu offers a wide variety of dishes; however, the buffet has most of the same food and did not disappoint. The restaurant offers indoor and outdoor seating. We elected to sit outside and the view of the ocean, while enjoying our meal, added to... More 

Thank Andrew W
Atlanta, Georgia
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at the hotel so we had a breakfast, lunch and dinner out at the beachside bar. The eggs benedict was perfection. We had sandwiches for lunch and burgers for dinner. Both were delicious. We did try to have dinner one night at the inside restaurant but didn't really find the menu to have the types of food we... More 

Thank coteash
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25 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went here on a first date. The staff was awesome, the food was great, and the ambiance was perfect. I had the surf and turf. It was the perfect amount of food.

Thank Donna S
Florence, South Carolina, United States
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64 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant is located inside the Tides hotel. Aesthetically it is beautiful and very beachy. You can sit indoors looking out over the ocean or you can sit on the outdoor patio. The customer service was very good . That is where the good comments end. Remember this was breakfast so that's all I can speak to. We decided to... More 

Thank Penny C
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73 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Blu restaurant was a great choice. We had never been to Charleston before and our hosts showed us why everyone loves Charleston. The Blu was the last place we visited on our trip and it did not disappoint. The service was great and the food was even better. The view of the ocean and the pier is awesome around... More 

Thank Lou B
Zebulon, Georgia
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52 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed the laid-back vibe of the patio and bar. Delicious frozen drinks, great kettle chips/dip, friendly service = great times. Plenty of dogs around makes it more enjoyable for me.

Thank BoxLunchConnoisseur
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Had a wonderful dinner with friends at Blu this week. Arrived early to get outdoor seating and was able to see pier and ocean while having a great diner and drinks. Surf and Turf was very nice but a tad salty. My wife's Gnocchi Vegetable dish was amazing. Very good service made the experience very memorable.

Thank Rene R
Olney, Maryland
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

The Blue restaurant and bar have a wonderful view of Folly Beach and pier. The menu is great and there is a wonderful breakfast buffet. There wasn't a single item on the menu we didn't enjoy! The staff was very friendly and accommodating, and we were happy with our meals with a view!

Thank Ashley S
Nashville, Tennessee
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370 reviews
269 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2017

This really is a lovely location. We sat on the patio overlooking the beach/water and it was beautiful. Not a really extensive lunch menu but lots of good salad and sandwich options. I had the oyster po' boy and it was delicious. Servings were quite generous and pricing was reasonable. Service was a bit slow -- but we were at... More 

Thank HintonTN
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 31 March 2017

We were staying at the Tides, which is terrific. And the Blu restaurant seems generally to be a good effort. We only ate breakfast there - the only breakfast option on the beach. We love eating outside, and that part was great. The breakfast itself was okay, didn't seem like much effort on the part of the chef. Food was... More 

Thank David S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
USD 30
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
View, Bar Scene, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?