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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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3 reviews
Reviewed 25 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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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
Lancaster, PA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2017

Great location, beach views. Breakfast, lunch or dinner. Food was overpriced, but enjoyable. Excellent wait staff.

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Thank Darrell M
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Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

The servers were great - very friendly and made sure our glasses were refilled. The food was good, but not quite worth the price paid.

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Thank Adela L
Greenville, SC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

We sat outside and enjoyed the view of the beach during our meal. The food and customer service were excellent! Will definitely be back!

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Skaneateles, New York
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Reviewed 15 March 2017

When we are at Tides, we typically have breakfast here and often dinner. We like to sit out on he deck, since it is dog-friendly. Food is always tasty and well-prepared and nicely presented.

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Thank Reviewer1954
Andersonville, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

This restaurant which is in the Tides hotel is right on the beach. We ate outside so it was very pleasant to watch the ocean and people. We ordered the chicken nachos and shared. They had a white cheese sauce with chopped tomatoes, chicken and bbq sauce drizzled on top. They were very tasty. I will have to say there... More 

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Thank beachcomber36
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Reviewed 8 March 2017

On the beach with a cabana bar. You must visit this place if you really want to see what the front beach of Folly looks like when it’s crowded. Near the Pier. The dining room is on the par with hotel food.

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Thank Adrian M
Woodbine, Georgia
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Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

The view from the deck is phenomenal. A great place to have a few drinks, watch the waves and the dog walkers. Average prices for folly on drinks and food. The folly fried shrimp was delicious. The She- crab soup was only so-so. It was a little thick and needed a good shot of sherry. The service was friendly, and... More 

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Thank Sarah T
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Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

We came in here early on a Saturday morning, there was one other man in the restaurant, the music was blasting we noticed they had a nice looking buffet breakfast, priced at 13.95 which seemed a bit high to us. We ordered coffee which was cold and very thick they fixed that for us, we ordered off the menu, my... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
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
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Kids, View, 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 have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?