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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%
Travellers talk about
“risotto” (10 reviews)
“surf and turf” (7 reviews)
“grouper” (16 reviews)
Closes in 3 min
7:00 am - 11:00 pmAll hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1 Center St., Folly Beach, Folly Beach, SC 29439
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Reviewed 5 September 2017

I have eaten eaten at Blu maybe a dozen times and it's always been great. The service is always good and you just can't beat it for sunset dinner. There's usually a band playing in background. Sometimes it's a little loud and tough to have...More

Thank Bert W
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

Food was over priced! The food was at best, average in taste, portion, and portion sizes. I had a reservation and was seated quickly but it took 15 timed minutes to get recognized for even for water to begin with! There were open tables so...More

Thank ccr9217
Reviewed 22 August 2017

We had lunch here, service was very nice. Menu had a lot to offer but not much for veggies. The room was right off the beach

Thank jo514
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Limited menu but the food was good...again considering that there is nothing on Folly beach that is fine dining..This is it. So sit outside, listen to good music and have some fun.

Thank johnnydrama1
Reviewed 11 August 2017

Beach setting was great. Outside dining seating mixes with the beach goers in beach attire. Drinks and water served in plastic cups....fine dining?. Entrees were tasty but dessert was very disappointing. Coffee was served stone cold. Wedge salad just a normal salad with blue cheese....More

Thank WineAndDineLocal
Reviewed 9 August 2017

I highly suggest planning a meal or two at Blu. My husband and I have been many times and each time is a great experience. Plus every Wednesday evening you can dine outside, overlook the Ocean and watch and outdoor movie. Great idea and fun!

Thank Holly p
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

We have never been to Blu, but have been to Folly many other summers. We heard there was a new chef and we loved it! I had the scallops and my husband had the grouper. Both were wonderful.

Thank AND19_79
Reviewed 5 August 2017

Average dinner staff very friendly setting is beautiful but more could be made of outside space very plain

Thank Tara F
Reviewed 19 July 2017

We had no clue that the restaurant in the Tides Inn would be so high quality. The food at breakfast and at dinner was very good, and of course very convenient. The grouper at dinner was divine. It is a great place to eat at...More

1  Thank notlostyet36
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

The snapper was perfectly cooked with spiced black beans, cilantro avocado sauce. The mixture of tastes and textures was wild. Also had the cream of celery whint of blue cheese soup. Also delicious....

Thank thwright
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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
American, Bar, Seafood, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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
Business meetings, View, Kids, Child-friendly, 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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