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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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Open Now
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 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
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

Worst restaurant service ever. Do not bother to go here. Horrible food horrible service very overpriced. Must get people off the street to work here. Still dirty. Manager cannot work computer doesn't know how to take wrong charges off.

Thank WorthIt269
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

Restaurant was half full for a 9pm dinner. Less than impressive from the start. Hard to find a reason why service was so staggered and lacking. Waiter had nice manners but couldn't figure it out. Bills came out, were not correct, and they "couldn't fix...More

1  Thank travelLH5
Reviewed 24 May 2017 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...More

1  Thank Andrew W
Reviewed 11 May 2017

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...More

Thank coteash
Reviewed 29 April 2017 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
Reviewed 27 April 2017 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...More

Thank Timothy C
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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
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic, View, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
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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