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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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“risotto” (10 reviews)
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Open Now
07:00 - 23:00 Hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
1 Center St., Folly Beach, Folly Beach, SC 29439
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We were a party of three, and was seated outdoors on the deck. Beautiful view of the beach, with a lovely breeze on a partly clouded day. Perfection! We ordered the corm meal fried shrimp, lobster roll, and fish sandwich (not sure of the type...More

Thank Shirle C
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a good option if you want the convenience of staying in the hotel. The people are very friendly and you have a view of the beach which is a plus. The food is fine. Nothing exception but not bad.

Thank 3btravelers
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant is not only convenient (if you are staying at The Tides), it is also very good. You can either sit outside with a view of the surf or sit around the fire pit, or inside where the atmosphere is quite romantic. The food...More

Thank cpgins
Reviewed 15 March 2018 via mobile

Highly recommended. Great selection for brunch and all great drink deals. Full menu is good, service upon visit was a little slow.More

Thank Eric M
Dean J, Director of Food and Beverage at Blu Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your review of your recent visit to BLU. I would love to hear a little more regarding the slow service you experienced. Feedback from guests like yourself really help us to fine tune our operation and to improve in areas...More

Reviewed 20 February 2018

We had a Valentines special. Very nice, but small portions. The service was very good. The wait staff was very attentive.

Thank BirdDog33
Reviewed 12 February 2018

Chicken Nachos were NUTS! SO GOOD. The burgers were decent, fish tacos were gross, Caesar salad was not worth the price. Service was ok inside. All the fun looked to be outside despite the seafogMore

Thank eelhsa_rehtul
Dean J, Director of Food and Beverage at Blu Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 13 February 2018

Thank you for your honest evaluation of Blu. I agree with you on the Chicken Nachos, we sold over 300 of them at the last street festival here in Folly Beach. With regard to the other menu items you did not enjoy I am pleased...More

Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

BLU is one of our favorite places on Folly beach. They have recently just completed a huge renovation and it looks amazing. I’ve aiways enjoyed the outside tiki bar it has a beautiful views of the ocean and folly pier in addition to having such...More

Thank Love2Play10is
Dean J, Owner at Blu Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 10 February 2018

Thank you so much for the kind words. Brooke and the culinary team enjoyed reading your review. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

Had lunch for three. On a cool wintery Tuesday, restaurant was not busy. For whatever reason service (meal preparation and server) was very slow. Couldn’t believe one draft beer was out and they just started a new keg on the second beer. Meal was average....More

Thank BrianS612
Dean J, Director of Food and Beverage at Blu Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 22 January 2018

Thank you very much for the feedback on your visit. I am very sorry we failed to meet your expectations. We will use your experience as a training tool to ensure we provide only the best food and service to our guests. Thank you again...More

Reviewed 14 January 2018

My significant other and I were walking around on the island and found this place to grab some grub. We were seated and greeted by a cute waitress with dark hair. A few minutes go by and a large white man who I assume was...More

Thank Emily G
Reviewed 13 January 2018

While Blu is not big on vegan or vegetarian meals, the chef prepared a great vegetarian entree with local vegetables roasted on a bed of mashed potatoes. It was surprisingly good and I would definitely try it again.

Thank SophiesMom55
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James R
22 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
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic, Groups, Bar Scene, View, 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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