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BLU Restaurant & Bar
BLU Restaurant & Bar

BLU Restaurant & Bar Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.blufollybeach.com
  • Phone: (843) 588-6658
  • Hours of Operation: Breakfast: Daily: 7:00am - 10:00am;

    Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 5:00pm;

    Dinner: Daily: 5:00pm - 10:00pm;
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Jon Cropf
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: The culinary team at Blu also caters special events and meetings in the flexible banquet space located on the second floor of Tides Folly Beach. Off-site catering and beachfront catering options are also available.
  • Entertainment: Live music at the Beach Bar from 9-12pm every Friday and Saturday. DJ at the Beach Bar from 2-5pm every Saturday and Sunday.
  • Special Events & Promotions: Join the third Thursday of every month for our Mercy of the Chef Dinner.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Artic Street
  • Public Transit: Guests of BLU Restaurant & Bar may use the Tides Hotel parking lot free of charge on a space available basis.
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: Guests of BLU Restaurant & Bar may use the Tides Hotel parking lot free of charge on a space available basis.
A word from BLU Restaurant & Bar
Few restaurants in Charleston offer oceanfront dining. None offer the unique experience you"ll find at the brand new 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 as well as an eclectic assortment of small plates perfect for sharing.

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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
Diner Reviews
  • "The food was excellent but the service is terrible. Took an hour to almost 2 hr to get my food. I also received a coupon for the restaurant from the hotel themselves and the waiter did not take it. The food is good but expensive."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "We always have a wonderful meal at Blu. Service was excellent, and all four of us had a wonderful meal - beautifully presented, cooked perfectly. We'll be back."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "We loved this place. We sat outside & enjoyed the beach scene! Food & service were very good."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "The food was some of the best we have had in Charleston. My wife had the fish and I had the pork tenderloin wrapped in bacon and both were very good. We had a fantastic view of the beach and was able to watch the sunset was a glass of wine. The service was the best we have had in Charleston."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "We took friends who were visiting us on the island. Unfortunately it was too cold to sit outside, but we enjoyed our meal anyway! The beet salad was a work of art and all of our entrees were delicious. I ordered the bread pudding for dessert and the portion was so large, I shared it with the entire table. Thoroughly enjoyable meal . . ."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "The location was great and the view of the beach was awesome. My kids really enjoyed looking out to the beach and it was very nice! The food was good and the staff seem to be very helpful and friendly! Until the next time!"
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "Loved the atmosphere and view -- the wait staff was very friendly -- the food great and priced right. Thanks! I ate there twice when I was just on Folly Beach for 3 nights."
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "...but, the service was a little weak. All in all, the setting and the food made up for it. Will go back again when in town."
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "Have stayed many times at The Tides and have always had a very pleasant dinning experience. Bar is very Vibrant and is a Gem of Folly Beach. Sunsets are second to none and is a great place to meet and make new friends."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Have eaten here multiple times and always had a great meal! Using local grown herbs & veggies in season pairing with varieties of seafood! A few selections as well for the land lovers! Decent wine list to pair for all enter selections! Great oceanfront view!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The view of the beach was amazing, our waitress was absolutely fantastic, the food was delicious and filling!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We went to Blu's for lunch and chose the restaurant because we wanted to be on the beach and it had a good rating. One menu choice was a choice of cornbread shrimp, oysters or flounder. They were out of the oysters and flounder, so we had shrimp. It was good, but I don't think it was just caught shrimp."
    Dined on 2/9/2014
  • "The service was excellent. The lighting was much brighter than we expected. Not the romantic oceanside experience we were hoping for. We called ahead to see if they would be able to prepare a vegan meal and they were incredibly accomodating. Our waiter knew when we arrived. Being restaraunt week, they were having a 3 for $30...app, entree, and dessert. We said we were not planning on having any kind of dessert so just an app and entree would be great. When we got out bill I was shocked at the price of our meal. $28 for a small salad and a vegetable plate. It was good...but for that same price, they have steak and chicken on the menu...and meat cost MUCH more than vegetables. We won't be going back."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "Despite my dining companion's surliness, our server remained cool, calm and professional. Excellent food and beverage. Visited during Restaurant Week. Great Value"
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "Katie was our server. She was pleasant and efficient. We were thrilled to find such a nice restaurant with availability following our canceled plans at Anson on Christmas Eve due to a fire in their kitchen. So sorry for Anson's and were so pleased to find Blu's on Christmas day. We have a wonderful dinner with extraordinary view. My husband, Kenneth Holseberg, is a native of James Island and we have lived in Mt. Pleasant for 23 yrs. Very seldom go to Folly but was a treat on Christmas day. Thank you and we look forward to going again. Happy New Year! Brenda Holseberg"
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "Right on the beach. Big windows to see the ocean. Outdoor seating in season. Great service and food."
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "We live in Charleston and I have wanted to try Blu out for some time, however, I was very disappointed. While possessing one of the most wonderful spots on Folly Beach, the inside of the restaurant is very dated and the food was mediocre for the prices - obviously one pays for the view. We had brunch items and quantity prevailed over quality. Biscuits and fried chicken appeared "warmed up". Our waitress was attentive and gave it a go, but when the food is just "so-so" and the décor is fully lacking, it is difficult to make it work. We were there when it was a bit chilly to sit outside. In summertime with a drink and a snack, outside, it possibly would be much better."
    Dined on 11/17/2013
  • "We enjoyed talking with the young, talented chef of Blu. He puts a lot of thought into technique and the local, sustainable products he selects. The proteins for our dishes, scallops for one and fish for the other, we're perfectly cooked, and the risotto was plump and flavorful. Although we each had our opinions on seasoning and certain products, I think this chef has great promise, and diners will not be disappointed."
    Dined on 11/14/2013
  • "We celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary on the patio. The view was amazing, the waiter was so nice. We have a few food "issues". The chef was so accomadating and the meal was amazing. Thank you for a wonderful memory."
    Dined on 10/31/2013
  • "I was hesitant to dine here, as it's at a hotel (albiet a nice hotel). The food was spectacular. There were 5 of us and everyone ordered something different. We we all oooing and ahhhing over the food. Very imaginative pairings and everything was delicious."
    Dined on 10/25/2013
  • "Fantastic service! Great beach scene! We were here to celebrate our anniversary and the restaurant was kind of enough to pay for our dessert while the waiter offered to buy my husband's beer. The food was excellent!"
    Dined on 10/10/2013
  • "Great outdoor seating. Not so great food. Right on the beach so it's a great place to sit outside and drink. Just maybe order the burger instead of the seafood."
    Dined on 10/11/2013