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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
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Tue - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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92 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We first found our way to The Bluffton Oyster Company down on the May River where they had a great retail assortment of fresh seafood, particularly the local shrimp and oysters. Will definitely go back. They pointed us to the restaurant which is a few blocks away. The restaurant is a very unpretentious place with a good assortment of great... More 

Thank Great_diner
Leechburg, United States
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128 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband got oysters on a half shell and LOVED them. They were presented well with horse radish lemon. He also got the shrimp cochtail and also lived it with a local draft beer. The bar tender was awesome and the cook came out too to make sure we luked the food. Great place...will definately return

Thank Christine D
Paris, Texas
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38 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Used to be a dependable place for fried seafood, now not much better than a fast food joint==where the food isn't even fast. Ate twice recently over the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays, and both times were unacceptable. My food came out cold and when I asked for it to be redone, I'm sure that what came back to me was... More 

Thank Rolando M
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6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Casual dining. I had fried shrimp and flounder with cheese grits and collards. It was all delicious! My husband had broiled shrimp and salmon with French fries and coleslaw. He said it was all very good. We ate at one of the more popular restaurants in Hilton Head last night, but this was way better. The music was piped but... More 

Thank Mhtickmom
Bluffton, South Carolina
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20 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Locally owned by the Oyster Company down the street, so you know it's fresh. Quick service, usually a table available, nice selection on the menu, recommend giving it a try!

Thank Dave L
Advance, North Carolina
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The oysters (fresh and fried) were outstanding! Fried shrimp as well. The service was quick and very friendly. This restaurant is popular with the locals and a bit off the beaten path, but well worth looking it up. The bucket of steamed oysters was very popular! Good value as well.

Thank William L
Atlanta, Georgia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

May River oysters are the best you'll ever taste. Hands down. And these were steamed to perfection. My wife and two kids (8 and 6) split a full bucket. In addition to how good they are, we had fun teaching the kids how to open them with an oyster knife. Everything else was yummy too (especially the hush puppies and... More 

Thank MayRiver2016
Atlanta, Georgia, USA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Toomer family has been working the local waters for 100 years, and it shows. Two of my dining companions ordered a bucket of steamed oysters. I am NOT an oyster person but even I was impressed. The oysters were harvested locally and were of the highest quality. Their gumbo is one of the best things on the menu. Also... More 

Thank AndyAtl
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Half a bucket of steamers was almost a meal in itself, so many oysters and so fresh! The grilled shrimp was also excellent. Enjoyed the grouper as well. Great cole slaw it was swimming in dressing like some varieties.

Thank Joseph R
Indian Land, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Seafood House was recommended to us, so we went with our extended family. We were NOT disappointed. The location is very close to the May river, which allows the restaurant to have access to the very freshest seafood. And it really comes through in the meals. From the fisherman's platters to fried and fresh oysters to the Southern favorite of... More 

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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
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Television
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
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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