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Blu Restaurant & Bar

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American, Bar, Seafood, Contemporary, Pub, Gluten Free Options
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1 Center St., Folly Beach, Folly Beach, SC 29439 (Artic Street)
+1 843-588-6658
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07:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 23:00
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Lake Charles, Louisiana
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72 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Great food ! We had salad, beef stew, crab cakes, steak, shrimp appetizers and fish in coconut sauce. Every dish was delicious. The outdoor sitting has a gorgeous view of the water and the fire pits made sitting outside on a chilly evening very cozy. Loved it !

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Thank saswatibiswas
Woodbury, Connecticut
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had dinner twice and breakfast 4 times. Great view of Folly Beach. Great food. I had the Pork Shank with grits and roasted Brussels sprouts. Meat fell off the bone. Enjoyed everything including the creme brûlée. Had the breakfast buffet and omelets with grits. Both good

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Thank gregbricksr
Alexander_Burgess, Manager at Blu Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Dear Greg, thank you for dining with us at Blu Restaurant & Bar! It was a pleasure serving you and we look forward to seeing again on your next trip. More 

Chicago, Illinois
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly service , extensive seafood local fare offerings. Limited options for non seafood lovers. View is amazing. Plan time for cocktails outdoors on the patio before dinner. Comfy setting with great service and amazing views. You may even see some Dolphins off the coast. Breakfast High quality with good options

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Thank katherinrinc
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On par with Tides at Folley Beach Hotel, it's 5 stars and more! service, staff and atmosphere are fantastic. Will go again.

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Thank Lisa J
Germantown, Maryland
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had dinner here our first night. Food was delicious. Bar was a little slow considering the number of diners, but I will forgive them that.

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Thank Linda B
Oxford, United Kingdom
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121 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Decided to take the afternoon off to eat by the beach. After over 20 min for a hamburger I asked for it to go. Off peak season and not a full capacity- server failed to check on me. My $14 medium rare burger came out like hockey puck so dry- not fresh but a frozen patty too.

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Thank pamela j
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

We stayed overnight at the Tides and enjoyed breakfast at the Blu restaurant there. The atmosphere was amazing beside the beach and so relaxing. Our waitress Amanda was very good, friendly and attended to our needs in a warm hospitable manner. We enjoyed talking with her. Definitely recommend this place. The food was delicious too!

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Thank Rick S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

We both got the mahi BLT. It was really good the first night! We then went back a couple days later and got it again, they did not disappoint! Great view!!

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Byron
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20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

We ate here for the breakfast buffet. It was good but pricey. Nice view as it was right on the beach. Service was great and restaurant was pretty. Recommend eating here.

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Poquoson, Virginia
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140 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

Spent Thanksgiving in Folly Beach & we went to Blu several times had cocktails on the deck & just watched the waves roll in at the folly pier grabbed a couple of Apps everything was excellent look forward to going back on my next visit.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 30
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood, Contemporary, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Television, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Private Dining, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
View, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 23:00
Monday
07:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 23:00
Thursday
07:00 - 23:00
Friday
07:00 - 23:00
Saturday
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
Description
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 have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?