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Bluffton Family Seafood House

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27 DR Mellinchamp Street, Bluffton, SC 29910
+1 843-757-0380
11:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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Tue - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Clearwater, Florida
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721 reviews
467 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Ate dinner here one evening. The service was very friendly and good. The food was excellent. Restaurant was very clean inside. I would definitely eat here again.

Thank Mark0076
Bluffton, South Carolina
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We popped in here for a quick meal after a long day and have to say for a fresh seafood, NON-tourist type restaurant this place is hard to beat. From the hush puppies to the cool drink menu it's a nice quiet comfortable place. Real people, real food. I'm sure the lack of parking impacts them on a daily basis... More 

1 Thank Rumrunner W
Sanford, North Carolina
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50 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Outstanding service. I had the seafood platter. Large servings and delicious dinner I will be returning

1 Thank RodgerDSr
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Looking for an authentic Southern seafood meal...this is the place! Super fresh fish grilled to perfection. I had it with collard greens and cheesy grits for that Southern flare. The atmosphere is casual and the service outstanding. If you're into the quality/freshness of your seafood...this is your place!!

1 Thank Susan G
North Caldwell, New Jersey
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited the harbor where shrimp were just brought in from the sea. They suggested the we eat at this place since they supplied them with fresh fish. Small but we arrived before it got crowded.

1 Thank Robert B
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38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Read previous reviews and decided to go in. Was pretty much empty at 6 :30 on a Friday night yet parking was horrible. Ordered a dozen local raw oysters and was told they were out..only had steamed ...?? At 6:30 on a Friday in a oyster place and u r out of oysters , ? Ordered local steamed shrimp..they were... More 

Thank HH1068
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, United States
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117 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A sister restaurant to the Bluffton Oyster Company, this restaurant is now called Toomers. No matter the name, the focus is on well-prepared oysters. We had fried oysters on our visit--Oyster po'boy is always my choice on my first visit to a Low Country seafood restaurant. This was the best i've ever had! The sides are all Low Country favorites,... More 

Thank Karen R
Fripp Island, South Carolina
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220 reviews
191 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Great, Friendly Place for Local Seafood that won't break the bank! Nice Family Seafood restaurant that offers a Cozy Bar with Great Service. Great Place to stop in for seafood, especially when there's an event in Bluffton. Funny, Friendly Bar Staff! Worth the stop! Enjoy, Chef Gary!

Thank ChefGaryCurry
Tombstone, Arizona
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70 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

I don't like to write negative reviews, but here goes. We heard the next table complaining when we sat down, so maybe that set the tone. Our waitress arrived with a frown and asked "What'll ya have?". Since we didn't have menus yet I said " A menu and a Bud." All downhill from there. I should have listened to... More 

Thank Wendell F
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Just wanted some local seafood and they delivered! It's conveniently located in town (there is no restaurant at the seafood store). Locals were there so we figured it would be a hit!

Thank Alice M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$20
American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Television
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 27 DR Mellinchamp Street, Bluffton, SC 29910
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Bluffton
  • Phone Number: +1 843-757-0380
This is a brand new restaurant in Bluffton, SC . It is wonderful and I would like to provide a positive review

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