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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
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07:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 23:00
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25 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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.

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Thank Donna S
Florence, South Carolina, United States
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65 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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 

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Thank Penny C
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72 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 

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Thank Lou B
Zebulon, Georgia
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52 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

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Thank BoxLunchConnoisseur
Poughkeepsie
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

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Thank Rene R
Olney, Maryland
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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!

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Thank Ashley S
Nashville, Tennessee
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361 reviews
262 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

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Thank HintonTN
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

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Thank David S
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3 reviews
Reviewed 26 March 2017

The food was really good, but the atmosphere left a lot to be desired. It made me think of the 60's beach movie, "Where the Boys Are". Too much going on in 1 place. My husband took me out for a romantic vacation dinner for 2 on the ocean and what we got was good food in a very unromantic... More 

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Thank Kimberly K
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15 reviews
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Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

Nice atmosphere. Food was good and served fairly quickly. Check out the deck with the fireplaces overlooking the ocean.

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Thank Jonni A

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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, Gluten Free Options
Meals
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, Romantic, Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?