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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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My husband and granddaughter went to have late lunch/ early dinner. I ordered a combination platter with shrimp and calamari, it came with coleslaw and collard greens. My husband ordered fried shrimp with succotash and collard greens. My grand-daughter ordered chicken nuggets and french fries. The food was superb the service was a little slow. We ordered a dozen oysters... More 

Thank florinda r
Hickory, North Carolina
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201 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Had eaten last visit to area 3 and 4 years ago. Looks like they are expanding floor space. Ordered Fried seafood appetizer to share and a cup each of seafood gumbo and she-crab soup. Everything was good. Remembered more food for the money.

Thank JJ L
Hilton Head
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35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The short review: first visit so good we returned 2 weeks later; second visit food was not so good. Maybe it's hit or miss? The long review: Our first visit was during Restaurant Week. The price was unbeatable--one each appetizer, entree and dessert for $22. They bring a complimentary basket of hush puppies to the table and they are very... More 

Thank MaymeSez
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I had dinner at the Bluffton Family Seafood House. The food and staff are a perfect "10". As others have said about the restaurant, the seafood is caught and sold at their store or taken to the Seafood House to prepare and serve to patrons. You just cannot find fresher fish and the taste is proof. We... More 

Thank Southeasternchic
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28 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You can't beat a place that catches what they serve you. You can go down to May River and see Daddy's Girl come in with her bounty and then go to the store to cook your own or go to the restaurant and let them cook it for you. Always fresh and amazing. They have a lot more than shrimp... More 

Thank Amy B
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Toomer family owns the shrimp boats and Blufton Oyster Company. I believe the oysters come from the May River which looks like one of the only clean rivers left on the East Coast of the USA. Usually shrimp give me an allergic reaction, but I decided to try theirs since they were caught off the May river which meant... More 

1 Thank SovereignSage
Charleston, South Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped by Bluffton Family Seafood House Saturday night for the 1st time and was totally blown away by the amazingly fresh, lock oysters at an unbelievably great value! The food was great, the staff were so helpful, and even the local customers helped us with understanding the menu! If you haven't been to Bluffton Family Seafood House, GO RIGHT AWAY!... More 

Thank wildblueropesr
Parkersburg, West Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We eat here regularly - several times a year and always have the shrimp salad po boy, which is made from fresh catch everyday. Served with sweet potato fries and coleslaw, it's a great lunch to either eat-in or take out after enjoying Old Town Bluffton for a few hours. The restaurant is definitely informal, staffed with super friendly servers... More 

Thank RedBubbly
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80 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 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

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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, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?