The Cottage

4.4
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63 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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American

The Cottage, located in Bluffton, South Carolina, is an establishment with menus for breakfast, lunch and dinner. In addition, this restaurant is known for the tea and baked goods it offers to its customers. Those looking for tea service at The Cottage can choose between light afternoon tea, full tea, or, for the young ones, children�s tea. All of these come with assorted sandwiches and snacks, as well as a pot of tea.

Once you make it through your meal at The Cottage, you can check out the great bakery items. There is a long list of pies from which to choose, like old-fashioned cherry and peanut butter chocolate cream. Many tarts, scones and cakes are available, as well.

What 63 people are saying
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LynnP
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it all! The charming cottage, we dined on the front porch. Our meals were delicious and our server was excellent. We had an early dinner, so the noise level was low.
Will visit again.

JS
JeanetteS
Savannah
9 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a perfect evening to enjoy our meal outside and so we did! The food was so delicious and the service was welcoming and great! Now one of our favorite restaurants!

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BarbaraG
Charleston
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service.

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LindaM
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food & service. The owner was hospitable & friendly

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vipJuice
Savannah
54 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The Cottage always presents very good meals and a nice selection of desserts. As usual Monica was excellent despite being quite busy.

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vipMaryF
New England
22 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience3

First time at the Cottage and highly recommend 👍👍👍👍👍 will definitely be back on our next trip to Hilton Head!

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BMOCWM
Charleston
14 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent. The crab and green tomato stack appetizer is an unusual pairing but the sauce pulls it together. It is so good that we order it every time we go. The special New York strip with blue cheese was thoroughly enjoyed by two members in our group. Service was excellent. Tiffany's timing is perfect. She knows exactly what we need when we need it. We had a great time. We'll be back.

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JimH
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had friends in town and tried this at the last minute. Wonderful find, great food, wonderful waitress with a mischievous sense of humor. Will most definitely be back.

Thank you for a wonderful evening!

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Habs
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

CJ was outstanding as was the rest of our service that night.

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BobM
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner. Fun entertainment. Fantastic service from Monica.

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BMOCWM
Charleston
15 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was delicious and the service was great! My only issue is and has always been space. It is hard not to listen to other diners' dinner conversations or not have them listening to yours when you are only a foot away. It can feel a little intrusive. It is a small restaurant and that is part of its charm. If the space doesn't bother you it is a fabulous place to eat.

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vipLuna
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The Cottage always has great food. This was probably my 8th visit there and all were great until last Saturday. Everyone in our group of 4 had wonderful meals - blackened mahi mahi, jambalaya, and liver and onions. Mine was disappointing - I branched out from my usual choices and tried the Chicken and Waffle. The chicken was undercooked and the waffle was black on the bottom. I sent it back and they redid it which was fine. I am amazed that they served a burnt waffle in the first place. I ended up taking most of it home since everyone in our party were almost finished by the time I got my food. My maple syrup soaked waffle did not reheat well so I feel like I wasted my money on that meal. Next time I will go back to my favorite - fish tacos.

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KarenS
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was fabulous and gourmet. Waittress was a true professional. Food a good value. Drinks and deserts desserts pricey.

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CorrineW
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Sadly, we had a bad experience. The food just wasn't worth the cost. We were a party of 6 and most were disappointed. I've eaten there many times and always been happy. Probably won't be returning.

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AMYH
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Too loud, too cramped, our dinners came out at different times. At least 5 minutes apart from each other. My husband's dinner was missing ingredients noted on the menu.

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DianeH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience5

Our group was excited to try the local seafood, especially the Shrimp & Grits. While it apparently has won some awards, we found it was way too heavy, especially with the bacon and onions (literally had to pile it up on the side of the plate to get to the shrimp/grits). No one finished their meal b/c it was overpowered by this. I got the sea bass special and had stomach issues afterwards. On the plus side, the wait staff was very friendly, we love the vibe, and would come back for coffee/breakfast to try it out.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
6 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent server and service and food always good.
Highly recommended.

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vipKevin
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an exceptional meal! Our favorite restaurant in Hilton Head area.

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suzannea
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Never disappointed in the food! Awesome menu variety and specials. I’m a repeat visitor (local resident).

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vipyummy
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Nice/cozy environment. Food is excellent. Nice selection of daily specials and fixed menu items.

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FrancieH
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious as usual. This time 3 of us each ordered 2 appetizers and shared. One was better than the next! All wonderful!!

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JoanneD
New England
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my friend to the Cottage for her birthday dinner and we had a wonderful time as usual.
Great people, great food, very accommodating

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vipCaryL
Detroit
9 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience2

Chicken spongy. Did not feel well after dinner. Rushed us through meal.

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DonaldS
Savannah
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Desserts were a bit disappointing. Hostess a bit abrupt. Server was outstanding!

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MFlewelling
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service. It's eclectic and definitely worth checking out.

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vipSandP
Louisville
90 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The live entertainment was fabulous. The Fried Greg Tomato appetizer was amazing, along with the bread they serve with it. The entrees were ok, not great. Very good desserts.

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MIchaelA
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Cottage is a staple! Every time we have family down, this is where they want to go. Food is always outstanding, service is superior and you just can't beat the desserts. I love the addition of music on Friday and Saturday nights, fits in with the whole calhoun street vibe! This has been a favorite for many years and continues to bring us back. How do you go wrong with coconut cake and Monica!!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great food and great customer service. The nut and seed crusted tuna was fabulous.

JR
vipJimR
Savannah
38 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun place very nice staff

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Nickster
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food. Go for the sampler, shrimp and grits, gumbo and jambalaya - very tasty. They also make their own desserts.

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CaptainTucker
New England
6 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

And outstanding little restaurant in old town Bluffton. The food was amazing, service was outstanding. We loved the jazz band outside. We sat outside on the porch and had a wonderful time. We will defiantly be going back. So many things on the menu looked good

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FreddiH
Savannah
25 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional meal while being serenaded by a fabulous blues duo on the patio. A perfect birthday treat.

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vipthomasj
London
25 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We had some friends that had not dined for dinner there and enjoyed it as well ! Friendly service , good food nice setting

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MtPleasantGirl
Charleston
8 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

A quaint nice place, but the food was average for the price. The server got two drink orders wrong, but she was friendly and willing to correct with a smile, which is the most important part of making mistakes in my mind. The stir fry lack flavor and the tuna covered in nuts and seeds was almost deep fat fried, not as light as we were expecting but still good.

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vipRobP
Savannah
10 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Cottage never disappoints on the quality of service or food. Desserts are a fantastic finish to their wonderful entrees. Save room for the sweets!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pasta was very good and wine was also. Very quick!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely phenomenal!

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vipEmilyB
Charleston
18 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Server Pirkey was great. A little too much sauce on my red fish..but always love the menu! Will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Entrees, entertainment by Earl and desserts were fabulous!!!!

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LindaL
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Adorable and super tasty! The only drawback is the place is small ... so it’s a tight fit. SO worth it!!! The service was outstanding and the chef nailed it. Enjoy this gem!

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The Cottage is rated 4.4 stars by 63 OpenTable diners.

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