At Blu, the seafood is serious. So serious that they’ve garnered a platinum rating from the S.C. Aquarium’s Sustainable Seafood Institute, which means you can order the fish of the day and feel confident that it’s an environmentally responsible catch. Ostensibly a hotel restaurant located within the Tides Hotel, Blu is a casual place that also caters to the locals who recognize its unique beachfront setting (it’s surprising how few options there are on the beaches) and excellent fare, whether it’s surf and turf or shrimp and grits. During the warmer months, they open up for a Sunday brunch buffet that’s always popular. —Stephanie Barna Dish (Winter 2013)
Fresh local seafood combines with an oceanfront setting to make this place perfect for a day at the beach.
Features: Outdoor Dining, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Live Music, Waterfront
Hours: Dinner daily
Breakfast: 7-11 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Late Afternoon menu: 3-5 p.m.
Dinner: 5 p.m.-10 p.m.
Late Night menu: 10:00 p.m. until
Sun. brunch: 11 a.m.-2 p.m.