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The Cottage

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38 Calhoun St, Bluffton, SC 29910-7014
+1 843-757-0508
08:00 - 14:00
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Sun 08:00 - 14:00
Mon - Sat 08:00 - 15:00
Thu - Sat 17:00 - 20:00
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Hilton Head
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38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

'Love this spot! I usually hit the Farmers Market on Thursday, and often will lunch here with friends before the market opens at 1: unique little bustling restaurant that is a favorite of locals. Always good specials, and a wonderful low country cuisine. There is an incredible bakery so save room for dessert and bread (or you can purchase it... More 

Thank Ellen W
Bluffton, South Carolina
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The cottVe will not disappoint hone on food And service it is great for brunch a and dinner the seafood is local the building is historic

Thank Karl R
Bluffton, South Carolina
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Cottage is a quiet and convenient locale on Calhoun Street and the perfect spot for coffee, your newspaper, and an excellent breakfast. The staff are attentive but also allow you time to "wake up' with your coffee. It's a homey setting with both indoor and outdoor seating.

Thank Rick B
Hermiston, Oregon
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Our family was visiting the area and looking for a lunch spot that could accommodate a stroller and a dog, not as easy as you would think. The Cottage was the perfect place! They put us outside on the patio in front on a beautiful day. Our service was perfect and the food was absolutely delicious. I highly recommend going... More 

Thank EricMic1878
Hilton Head Island
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27 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is one of our favorite regular hang outs. The meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) are fresh and delicious. The owner (Leslie) and her staff make you feel at home and then blow your mind with platefuls of awesomeness. Everything is made in house including their baked goods (pies, cakes, scones, cookies and more). Excellent Calhoun Street location!

Thank VicnLel R
Hickory, North Carolina
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The Cottage is a wonderful way to start your visit to Bluffton. Go for breakfast! No matter what you choose, it will be good. Everything is prepared fresh and to your preference. The staff is friendly and helpful. Oh, and pick up one of their cookbooks. Have fun in Bluffton!

Thank Terry B
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37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The downtown location and the quaint setting make the Cottage a draw. It has great outdoor seating with a view of Calhoun street. The food is good but not great. I have been there for lunch and breakfast and have enjoyed it but didn't love it enough to want to run back

Thank Amy B
St. Helena Island, SC
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100 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Charming cottage with full explanations of all their menu items. I enjoyed the blackened shrimp on a beet and lettuce salad with bleu cheese and walnut vinaigrette (balsamic vinegar). My husband had a very nice calf's liver with crispy bacon, toast, parsley and onions (house salad came first with his entree). Good decaf coffee and sweet tea plus we could... More 

Thank Bouviers
Clearwater Beac
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It is rare to see such a fierce group of people working so hard to provide excellent customer service at an extremely popular local breakfast/lunch spot for Sunday brunch! Servers of all ages with smiles and sweat, racing to provide a great customer experience. So far GREAT right?! Then your food comes!!! Their local ingredients make a good meal better.... More 

Thank Jamie C
Fairfax Station, Virginia
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I are here back in October and had to return for another meal last week. It is a consistently good service and food. It was one of the best shrimp and grits my wife ever had!

Thank jeffhoel

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
08:00 - 14:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 38 Calhoun St, Bluffton, SC 29910-7014
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Bluffton
  • Phone Number: +1 843-757-0508
Winner of Hilton Head Monthly Reader's Choice Awards and Best of Bluffton Awards in 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011 and 2010! Sit back and relax in this cozy, 1868 Low Country cottage, then savor delicious, sophisticated fare for Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Afternoon Tea, Early Dining, Dinner, and Sunday Brunch. Breakfast items include Green Eggs N' Ham, Cottage Hash, French Toast, Huevos Rancheros, and a long list of Benedicts! Lunch includes award-winning Tacos, Pot Pies, Awesome Salads, Lettuce Wraps, Paninis, the BEST Fried Green Tomatoes EVER, and house specials such as B'Town Gumbo, Shrimp & Grits, Lobster Avocado Roll, Cranberry Trout , Flounder Amandine and more! The Cottage features 20-30 different desserts every day. Award-winning Pistachio Cake is a MUST! Choose from the daily delectable assortment of pies, cakes, cookies, bread pudding, dessert bars, brownies, shortbread, corn bread, homemade granola, cheesecakes, local honey and more! The Cottage offers a full bar including wine and beer, house-roasted coffees, cappuccinos, lattes, espresso and more than 75 loose-leaf teas to choose from. Dine indoors or out on the wrap-around porch. Pet friendly. Reservations suggested for parties of five or more.

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