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Blu Restaurant & Bar

1 Center St., Folly Beach, Folly Beach, SC 29439
+1 843-588-6658
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good30%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Bar, Seafood, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1 Center St., Folly Beach, Folly Beach, SC 29439
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago 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 Penny C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Blu restaurant was a great choice. We had never been to Charleston before and our hosts showed us why everyone loves Charleston. The Blu was the last place we visited on our trip and it did not disappoint. The service was great and the...More

Thank Lou B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed the laid-back vibe of the patio and bar. Delicious frozen drinks, great kettle chips/dip, friendly service = great times. Plenty of dogs around makes it more enjoyable for me.

Thank BoxLunchConnoisseur
Reviewed 16 April 2017

Had a wonderful dinner with friends at Blu this week. Arrived early to get outdoor seating and was able to see pier and ocean while having a great diner and drinks. Surf and Turf was very nice but a tad salty. My wife's Gnocchi Vegetable...More

Thank Rene R
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

The Blue restaurant and bar have a wonderful view of Folly Beach and pier. The menu is great and there is a wonderful breakfast buffet. There wasn't a single item on the menu we didn't enjoy! The staff was very friendly and accommodating, and we...More

Thank Ashley S
Reviewed 4 April 2017

This really is a lovely location. We sat on the patio overlooking the beach/water and it was beautiful. Not a really extensive lunch menu but lots of good salad and sandwich options. I had the oyster po' boy and it was delicious. Servings were quite...More

Thank HintonTN
Reviewed 31 March 2017

We were staying at the Tides, which is terrific. And the Blu restaurant seems generally to be a good effort. We only ate breakfast there - the only breakfast option on the beach. We love eating outside, and that part was great. The breakfast itself...More

Thank David S
Reviewed 26 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...More

Thank Kimberly K
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James R
Do you allow dogs on outdoor patio
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
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, View, Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
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.