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The Cottage

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38 Calhoun St, Bluffton, SC 29910-7014
+1 843-757-0508
08:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 20:00
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Sun 08:00 - 14:00
Mon - Sat 08:00 - 15:00
Thu - Sat 17:00 - 20:00
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United States
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98 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Back for my crabby Bernice!! Love this place! Great fresh food, made with southern love! This time, I had a Reaper Bloody Mary! Delicious!!!

Thank zannadanna
Dahlonega, Georgia
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541 reviews
388 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 235 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The special was grouper tacos. I had them they were great. We had a great side salad with it. Also we shared fried green tomatoes. We also had a shrimp Cobb salad. We ate outside. Waitress was great and so was the food Choices in the menu are very varied You will find something for you. Electric decor. Busy and... More 

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Downingtown, Pennsylvania
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144 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Oh my, what a platter full of eggs, go hungry on you'll be taking a box home. All we had was very good, except our friend did not like the crab cake benedict. Said the crab cake was not very good.

Thank Paul L
Beaufort, Slo Country
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311 reviews
223 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Three of us went for lunch on a weekday…it was packed. Some people were still eating breakfast at noon. As if it were Sunday. And it is a cottage with a front porch with seating and casual (no tablecloths) tables inside. Our waiter was prompt and earnest. The menu had some good selections…not just the usual sandwiches, salads and wraps... More 

Thank joeyeatsout
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I ate at the cottage for breakfast. We sat outside and took in the garden atmosphere. The staff was friendly and accommodating. While the food was a little pricey it was not overpriced and we found it to be in line with the overall experience. The shrimp and grits with eggs was great and my wife enjoyed... More 

Thank Daniel M
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a wonderful find! extensive tea menu. Pastries and yummy cakes! Enjoyed the visit and good. Definitely recommend for breakfast lunch or diner! Super cute! absolutely love!!!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Manhattan Beach, California
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263 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cool spot in beautiful downtown Bluffton. The food is terrific and the portions are huge. Good spot for everyone. A little pricey, but worth it.

Thank fozzetti
Avon, Ohio
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192 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate lunch here while visiting the farmers market. The food was okay. I thought they crammed too many tables into the outside area as seating was tight. Our sandwiches were good and the service was fine, but I thought it was a little expensive for the area. It is a quaint old house but we would probably not return.... More 

Thank NDfan65
rockford ,IL
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246 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a tiny restaurant with a very good chef. The menu is varied and very creative. I had excellent fish tacos and my husband had a unique Carolina BBQ pork. It is sort of cramped inside and the restroom is located through the dishwashing area. It is very busy, and the service was quite slow. Luckily we were not... More 

Thank teachem4
Fruitland Park, Florida
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47 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I visited the The Cottage for lunch during the Taste of Bluffton festival. The town was packed and the restaurant was bustling. She had the fish tacos $16 and I had the crab cake plate $13. The food portions were very good and an overall good value. The restaurant has a huge assortment of hot teas and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 14:00
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
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
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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