Affordable Oceanfront Dining.

For an intimate dinner, a fun seaside lunch, or a late night fix…the only name you need to know is BLU! Offering one of the only true oceanfront dining opportunities in the Charleston area, BLU features a unique combination of spectacular ocean views with delicious seasonal specialties. It’s open, airy, and welcoming…with a vibrant atmosphere as exciting as the menu. Flip-flops or full dinner dress, BLU is the place for the freshest local seafood creations around. Come feel the difference…and be prepared to be amazed.


Welcome to the taste of oceanfront dining at BLU. Where the spectacular views complement the signature seafood creations, and the local ingredients are as fresh as the ambiance. Chef Franklin Kirkman delivers local favorites and seasonal specialties in this full-service restaurant. 

Set alongside the beach at the Tides Folly Beach, BLU combines indoor and outdoor seating with food as pure as the view. Enjoy fresh local seafood showcasing regional flavors and southern ingredients.

Casual yet gracious, take advantage of our outdoor beach bar, relaxed indoor bar or oceanfront restaurant seating. In a city defined by water, BLU stands tall as one of the few Charleston restaurants with oceanfront dining.

Open Daily

  • Breakfast: 7am - 11am
  • Lunch: 11am - 5pm
  • Dinner: 5pm - 10pm
  • Sunday Brunch: Al a carte 11am - 2pm: $5 Bloody Mary Bar and $5 Mimosas and Bellini’s
Blu Oceanfront Bar

Happy Hour

During the months of October through February, join BLU for Happy Hour Monday through Thursday from 4 pm - 7 pm. We offer $1.00 off well drinks, $1.00 off domestic beers and much more!

BLU’s Beach Bar

Keeping things swimsuit casual? Snack on appetizers, sandwiches, and grilled favorites at the pool or ocean-deck bar. For cool cocktails and lighter fare, order from our Beach Bar Menu.

Opens Daily at 11am until Midnight (weather permitting)

Live Music Friday, Saturday and Sundays April - Oct

Seasonal Poolside Service

Enjoy the convenience of our seasonal outdoor poolside dining at the Tides Hotel. Featuring some of your favorite beverages and casual cuisine from BLU’s Beach Bar. Continue your fun and re-fuel at the same time!

Open Seasonally 11am - 6pm