About Red Fish - Bluffton

A new seafood restaurant in Bluffton!

32 Bruin Rd.
Bluffton, SC 29910
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Seafood, Southern, American

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Sun-Wed: 4:45pm- 9:00pm
Dinner: Thurs-Sat: 4:45pm-10:00pm
Brunch: Sunday: 11:30am- 2:00pm

Cross Street:
Pritchard St.

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(843) 837-8888

Website:
http://www.redfishofbluffton.com/

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Red Fish - Bluffton Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (34)
Good for a Date (31)
Notable Wine List (30)
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Good for Anniversaries (26)
Neighborhood Gem (26)
Good for Birthdays (21)
Casual (21)
Creative Cuisine (19)
Good for Groups (19)
Great for Outdoor Dining (18)
Quiet Conversation (16)
Worth the Drive (13)
Fit for Foodies (13)
Romantic (12)
Great for Lunch (11)
Local Ingredients (10)
Bar Seating (9)
Fun (9)
Pre/post Theatre (9)
Authentic (7)
Business Meals (7)
Gluten Free Options (7)
Comfort Food (5)
Cozy (5)
Happy Hour (4)
Healthy (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Seasonal (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
People Watching (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Great Beer (1)
Live Sports (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Tapas (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 4, 2017

We were disappointed. We had been there before and enjoyed it but Sunday didn't cut it. Service was weak. The lettuce wraps barely had any lettuce. Pork chop was gristly. Veggies were all stems floating in some greasy sauce. Same for veggies with the salmon dish. Overdone and tasteless. Salmon was done correctly. Was our favorite restaurant but we will look elsewhere. Told waitress it was a birthday celebration. Would've thought you guys could have spared a small cookie or something.

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·Dined on November 29, 2017

This was my retirement party with close friends and family. I couldn’t have picked a better place. The waiter Chris was great and made the event even more special. My friends from Houston just loved the reastaraunt. Thanks for a great evening.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Healthy, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Sunday Brunch was recommended by a friend and I was not disappointed. The meal was delicious and the holiday music was just perfect!

Tags: Disabled Access, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Detroit)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Great early bird specials!

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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Greeting at the door friendly, seating and reservation honored upon arrival. Lovely decor, waitress greeted us in a timely manner and took drink orders. This was Thanksgiving so there was a specific menu. We were not rushed, the food came out properly, and timely. Best meal we have had in a long time from appetizer of crab cakes and clams. Main course was perfect prime rib, and amazing salmon and the desserts were excellent. We ate the balance of the prime rib cold the next day and it was still excellent. We recommended it the next day. We will be back!

Tags: Late-night Find, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Will try again, went on thanksgiving, food was cold and Turkey was very dry, service was slow.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 23, 2017

We were visiting during Thanksgiving weekend. The menu had 3 choices EACH for an appetizer, an entree and a dessert. In addition, we had a choice of soup or salad and delicious bread with maple flavored butter was served. Two fine wine pairing suggestions and 6 accompanying sides were offered as well!! Everything was exceptional including the cost for the quality!! Ambience was superb! Highly recommend for a memorable meal.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 23, 2017

We celebrated Thanksgiving at Red Fish and our meal was delicious. Everything was perfect. Although it was a dark, rainy day, my only suggestion would've been to lower the lights just slightly to improve the ambiance. Other than that, service was great and extremely prompt; the food was excellent and way more than we could eat in one sitting. Can't wait to go back to enjoy the outdoor dining area.

Tags: Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Comfort Food
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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 23, 2017

We go to Red Fish for almost all of our special occasions and we are never disappointed. They always meet or exceed our expectations. We take friends and any out-of-town guests there because we know they will be impressed. The waiter we had was excellent.

Tags: Seasonal
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 (New England)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Food and service were excellent. Awesome night out!!

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 (New England)·Dined on November 18, 2017

While the food was good overall it's not great given the expense. Very unlikely to return.

Tags: People Watching, Good for Birthdays
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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Early bird is always a great value but I think the presentation is lacking the attraction of earlier time . I chose the Vsalad did not feel as fresh as I had wished; the ribs were a bit tough and cole slaw needed a bit more dressing.

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 18, 2017

We had early bird dinner Saturday choosing steak and salmon respectively. Both were superb as was the included house wine. The service was attentive, the dining room pleasant and classy. The meal would have been well worth it at full price. At early bird prices it is unquestionably the best deal in town.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Food and Service are always excellent. Everyone that has waited on us has always been pleasant.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Tapas, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 10, 2017

We have a second home on Hilton Head Island and frequent the area, and have been regulars at Red Fish - HHI (Pope Rd) for years; we frankly think the ambiance and menu (and the cooking) are better at Bluffton. The menu is more inventive and better prepared, and the ambiance strikes a very nice balance between cozy and urbane. Great place.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation
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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 29, 2017

We needed to find a quick early-dining place on a Sunday evening where everyone in our party of 5 could meet. Red Fish Bluffton was perfect! The early-dining menu was appealing to all of us. We were satisfied with the amount of food served.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Happy Hour, Great Beer, Notable Wine List
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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 26, 2017

The service was good but the swordfish special was terrible as was my husbands pimento burger

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Best meal a we've had this week. Our server was great and had a perfect sense of humor. My dining partner had two specials, the spinach salad and swordfish. The fish was prepared better than any I've ever had. It was moist and firm with a great infusion of thyme. I had crispy shrimp spring rolls. I'd never had spring rolls that were crisp, but it worked. I'll be trying this at home. For a main course I tried the scallops which was another hit. Then we had coffee and shared dessert. Prices seemed to be a tad lower than in hilton head. The venue is attractive. We will be back.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Blueberry tart was dry and bourbon pecan tart was pasty!!

Tags: Casual, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Good food and excellent service. We celebrated a very happy occasion with our neighbors. This was our first time in the Bluffton Red Fish. We do frequent the Red Fish in Hilton Head. Both are equally wonderful.

Tags: Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Excellent Early Bird. Extensive Wine list. Nice quiet atmosphere. Outdoor dining is awesome.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 22, 2017

My husband's be a bass was very good but my crab cakes were not. Sorry for the bad review.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Excellent Early Bird Dinner! Nice time with friends without feeling rushed.

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 21, 2017

A great meal was had by all and we appreciated the birthday cheesecake!

Tags: Fun
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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 21, 2017

The salmon entree (could have done with less rice) and flounder special were delicious.
We enjoyed sitting on the patio since the weather was lovely.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Need to update menu,always the same,yawn,maybe Hilton head store is better?

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Great food & great service. We will look forward to dining here again.

Tags: Casual, Late-night Find, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 19, 2017

As always a favorite for a go to nice dinner out. If you are going for the early bird, make sure to ask for that menu if it's not presented in the early bird time frame. We went specifically for the early bird because it's a nice taste of the restaurant at considerable savings. Our waiter did not offer the menu and launched into specials. But didn't fool us! Result was a very good, leisurely meal catching up with a friend. Still one of my top favorite restaurants in the area.

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·Dined on October 19, 2017

Had a great early bird dinner. Food was beautifully presented and delicious. Service was lovely. Came in with a backache and they were kind enough to find me some ibuprofen. Definitely will return!!!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies
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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 16, 2017

The food on the old menu was better. Red Fish on Hilton Head still uses that menu.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 14, 2017

I had the locally caught Mahi bowl. Delicious. Great service.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Healthy
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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Very comfortable atmosphere and quality cuisine. The recipes could use an update to become more inventive, although the current menu is not boring.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for a Date
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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Had dinner with family after attending play on Hilton Head Island. I have always enjoyed Red Fish and their early bird menu is very good. I especially like the shrimp and grits. The other people in our party had the salmon which they enjoyed very much.

Tags: Seasonal, Disabled Access, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Special Occasion
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 (Savannah)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Our favorite go-to restaurant in Bluffton. Food and service are always top-rate. Definitely the best early bird around. We always take out-of-town guests and they are always impressed. So are we!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 6, 2017

We made a last minute reservation for a special dinner with out of town guests. Had great service with a very engaging server. The food was great Between us we had salmon, shrimp/grits, crab cakes and steak. All servings were tasteful and the right portions. The noise level could have lower.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 6, 2017

I rated the food as "Poor" solely based on my own meal selection which was the Vegetarian Entree in the phyllo pastry. The vegetables were so UNDER cooked they were basically raw, so inside the pastry was crunchy, soft (from some very mild cheese), and tasted very bland. I did not care for the sauce poured over the pastry. It was a strange red color, with no flavor, and spicy hot.

All others in our party ordered other things and did enjoy their meals.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 6, 2017

It was probably a mistake to order the filet at a restaurant named 'Red Fish', but if one is not a fish fan it's the only game in town! The filet was way overdone and while staff offered to replace it (I declined so as not to interrupt the flow of the evening), it still felt wrong to pay $38 Lesson learned.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Food was good as always. My husband loves the Latin Ribs!

Tags: Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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·Dined on October 5, 2017

Delicious as always. We have never disappointedly. We brought a friend from out of town. She loved it. Her husband owns a high end restaurant on Cape Cod.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on October 5, 2017

Excellent! Food, service, ambience were all great! Third time here and each time was enjoyable. Brandon, our server, did a great job.

Tags: Good for Groups, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options, Good for Birthdays
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