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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%
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07:00 - 23:00All hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1 Center St., Folly Beach, Folly Beach, SC 29439
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Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

Small buffet with normal fare, nothing extraordinary or interesting. Food was OK, got some Cold sausage links which surprised me. Fresh fruit diced up was great!

Thank Phrogmedic
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

Restaurant seems to be catering to too many crowds: meals average $20-30 for smaller portions, special was 5oz filet when we visited and was cooked perfect, great quality, and delicious BUT there was loud drunk crowd inside and outside the restaurant the entire time we...More

Thank Eric M
Reviewed 28 June 2017

Great views, friendly staff, and fairly good food. Prices were ok for such a location. The birds flying around if you sit outside can be a pain but they try and shoosh them away. I would eat there again.

Thank dadatwork40
Reviewed 28 June 2017

This is a great restaurant to sit outside and enjoy the view, just keep an eye out for the seagulls diving over you. We had breakfast at Blu and it was good, but nothing exceptional. Maybe the lunch or dinner meals are better, but I...More

Thank uniquegirl
Reviewed 27 June 2017

Fantastic view over the beach and of the pier. Great fish tacos and margaritas. Staff was very friendly and accurate.

Thank margieblakley
Reviewed 16 June 2017

My experience at this restaurant is always good. The first time we went there was when my family was staying at Tides, the hotel that Blu is in. We went there for lunch, and I don't remember what I got, but my little sister got...More

Thank Jaiden D
Reviewed 14 June 2017

When you walk in you see its empty, eat there and find out why. From a bad band that plays so loud that you cannot have a conversation to food that leaves you wanting something that had some taste. The location is top and the...More

1  Thank nashvilleroam
Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

We heard it was the best place to eat in Folly Beach so we tried it. It's located in the Tides Hotel. I will say the food was just ok, and it was more upscale than most of the fried food joints in town, but...More

Thank MikeBAshevilleNC
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

I ate here for breakfast staying at the Tides hotel. I only ate from the buffet but I can day for $13 it is a value. The waitress was very attentive in keeping my coffee filled and it was a beautiful view of the beach...More

Thank Robbie W
Reviewed 31 May 2017

Blu is the Tides hotel dining venue. Inside or outside oceanfront seating. The ambiance is pleasant and the service acceptable. The grouper was excellent with a grits side, The wedge salad was split and was adequate with a lite dressing and sun dried tomatoes. The...More

Thank Howard P
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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
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
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine
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
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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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