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The Cottage

38 Calhoun St, Bluffton, SC 29910-7014
+1 843-757-0508
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good24%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“lunch” (251 reviews)
“pistachio cake” (20 reviews)
Open Now
08:00 - 15:00 Hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
38 Calhoun St, Bluffton, SC 29910-7014
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We went to the Cottage for breakfast last time we were in Hilton Head. This time we stopped for lunch. Outstanding. Wrap was fresh and delicious. Crab and shrimp on a bun was very tasty. Desserts are wonderful - got the Mellon pistachio cake to...More

Thank Lou B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Check out their website to see the menus. I travel and eat out a lot so really appreciate interesting, first rate meals. Everything we had for our lunch was excellent. My friend from Hilton Head says it’s a popular place & there’s always a line,...More

Thank vt2go
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a lovely place. lunch on a cottage porch! Imaginative food served in a nice setting outside. The bread salad with crab cakes was very large and really shareable. The special of the day was heirloom tomato pie which was just ok. The prices are...More

Thank Bookchic56
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Worth it just to read about the original owner of The Cottage, J. J. Carson. Worth the $16 breakfast items because they are made with obviously made with fresh, quality ingredients. Worth the trip from HiltonHead Island just to get a little small town charm....More

1  Thank Pomommie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just had Easter breakfast at The Cottage. As usual, the food was delicious. I had The Hammy, eggs Benedict with tavern ham. It is such a unique cozy place. A place not to miss when visiting Bluffton.

1  Thank Doret T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A great 👍 was had by all The crab and bacon pot pie was OMG good and my wife had the jumbalaya very 😋 Large selection of homemade desserts Nice ambiance in a funky artistic neighborhood Blufton has become a foodie town with great atmosphere

Thank zeta140
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The service was great. The food is always imaginative and most of us know that. To the reviewers who complained, ask the waitress to leave out the ingredients you don't want. They are happy to do that. Expensive yes. But always a lovely meal when...More

1  Thank LadyGardner
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Remember when a lobster roll was just a lobster roll? Remember when the cuisine of the South meant hush puppies, collard greens, fried chicken, gravy & biscuits? It seems that in many Southern restaurants, they are no longer interested in---for whatever reason---keeping to good Southern...More

Thank Nan F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Tea parties aren't just for little girls. For those of us looking for a little something different, I recommend a stop here for tea service. Many, many different types of tea served here with a descriptive menu similar to a wine list. Sandwiches, scones and...More

Thank CoastaLady
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to bluffton for the day and ended up at the cottage. We sat on the covered porched and had a great lunch. My friends had the cobb salad and the turkey panini. I had the chicken salad wrap. Everything was wonderful from food...More

Thank Tucker785
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Christina V
7 January 2017|
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Response from Anna1345 | Reviewed this property |
our bill, with apps, lunch for 4, side salad and side french onion soup was over $100
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
08:00 - 14:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 38 Calhoun St, Bluffton, SC 29910-7014
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Bluffton
  • Phone Number: +1 843-757-0508
  • E-mail
Winner of Hilton Head Monthly Reader's Choice Awards and Best of Bluffton Awards in 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011 and 2010! Sit back and relax in this cozy, 1868 Low Country cottage, then savor delicious, sophisticated fare for Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Afternoon Tea, Early Dining, Dinner, and Sunday Brunch. Breakfast items include Green Eggs N' Ham, Cottage Hash, French Toast, Huevos Rancheros, and a long list of Benedicts! Lunch includes award-winning Tacos, Pot Pies, Awesome Salads, Lettuce Wraps, Paninis, the BEST Fried Green Tomatoes EVER, and house specials such as B'Town Gumbo, Shrimp & Grits, Lobster Avocado Roll, Cranberry Trout , Flounder Amandine and more! The Cottage features 20-30 different desserts every day. Award-winning Pistachio Cake is a MUST! Choose from the daily delectable assortment of pies, cakes, cookies, bread pudding, dessert bars, brownies, shortbread, corn bread, homemade granola, cheesecakes, local honey and more! The Cottage offers a full bar including wine and beer, house-roasted coffees, cappuccinos, lattes, espresso and more than 75 loose-leaf teas to choose from. Dine indoors or out on the wrap-around porch. Pet friendly. Reservations suggested for parties of five or more.
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