5 Best Restaurants in Bluffton: The Growing Food Scene

Posted by Paige Rose on Wednesday, February 17th, 2021 at 11:10am

With so many new concepts opening the past few years, we are always on the quest for the best restaurant in Bluffton. Our small town maintains its charm and hospitality while expanding in ways to better serve the growing community. One of those ways is by growing the food scene!

Bluffton is attracting chefs of all types who are putting their heart and soul into restaurants, cafes, bakeries and specialty shops throughout town. Trying new dishes can fill the void created by travel limitations right now; it brings us some excitement to try new flavors and regional cuisines.

New-to-you dishes can leave you wanting more, and Bluffton has so much to give. Since there is no time like the present, venture out to try a new cuisine or new spot! Now more than ever we love to support our locally owned shops, so get excited for your next meal and head over to one of these fantastic locations.

Are you ready to start your own journey to find the best restaurant in Bluffton? Check out our choices: 

 

FARM Bluffton

The Farm BlufftonKnown for dinner and Sunday Brunch, this local spot is popular in the heart of Old Town. Chef Brandon Carter is also a partner of FARM Bluffton and likes to keep the menu fresh based on local seasonal ingredients. The dishes reflect the traditions of farmers, and Chef Carter creates seasonal harvest into delicious meals.

The take-out is just as good. If you’re up for a great dining experience, plan to dine in for dinner one night to enjoy the full experience. You can count on the team at Farm Bluffton to offer the best service, great food, and an all-around good time meal at the restaurant.

FARM Bluffton also just started a nonprofit in 2020 called Rootstock Community Foundation to focus on the community they know best, the food and beverage industry. Their work lies in addressing mental health needs. It’s great to support an establishment that also actively supports the community. 

Address: 1301 May River Rd Bluffton, SC 29910

Phone: (843) 707-2041

Hours: 

  • Dinner: 

    • Monday - Thursday: 5 - 9pm

    • Friday & Saturday: 5 - 10pm

    • Sunday: 5 - 9pm

  • Sunday Brunch: 10am - 2pm

 

Cahill’s Market

CahillsSeeking a farm-to-table concept...in an actual barn? For a more casual experience be sure to make a trip to Cahill’s Market. This roadside country store is owned and operated by third and fourth-generation Blufftonians. They serve lunch daily, supper Thursday through Saturday, and Sunday Brunch. The menu serves up the classic country dishes you can’t help but love, like Fried Chicken and Pork Chops. Huge portions and delicious sides will leave you feeling full and happy.

The dining room is as relaxed as it gets - in the best way. Cahill’s has acreage behind the store and is a working farm. After enjoying a meal, be sure to pick up canned goods, local honey, farm-fresh eggs, and fresh seasonal vegetables grown right out back.

Address: 1055 May River Rd, Bluffton, SC 29910

Phone: (843) 757-2921

Hours: 

  • Monday - Saturday: 8am - 7pm

  • Sunday Brunch: 9am - 3pm

 

Chef’s Cornerstone Cafe 

The search for the best restaurant in Bluffton continues with Chef’s Cornerstone Cafe. Executive Chef Thomas Ferrel opened this cafe after 30+ years operating private clubhouse kitchens and fine dining restaurants. The menu is designed to deliver fresh gourmet food at affordable prices.

Breakfast consists of American classics and southern and Lowcountry beloved dishes. The options are endless for lunch, with sandwich and salad staples that leave you full to the brim. If you want lighter dishes, there are several options to choose from, in addition to decadent and nostalgia-filled meals.  

We are looking forward to their “Pre-St. Patrick’s Dinner” celebration on March 12th and 13th. The restaurant previously served dinner regularly, but it is only back for a two-night special. Count on traditional Irish dishes to be served. 

Address: 149 Riverwalk Blvd, Unit 9 Ridgeland, SC 29936

Phone: 843-645-2255

Hours: 

  • Breakfast 8:30 - 11:30am

  • Lunch 11:30 - 3pm

    • Monday - Friday 8:30am - 3pm

    • Saturday: 8am - 2pm

  • Special Dinner Event “Pre-St. Patrick’s Dinner Celebration” March 12 and 13, from 5 - 7pm. 

    • Book your reservation to secure your table!

WASABI

Sushi enthusiasts rejoice! Bluffton recently welcomed a legitimately incredible Japanese restaurant with owners Ling & Sumi serving up delicious sushi, hibachi, and much more.

WASABI's food is fresh, creative, and authentic. Their hospitality is second to none and that says a lot when you’re in a town exploding with southern charm. Some might call this spot an intimate Asian Bistro. It’s not your typical strip mall eatery - this is a gem that we hope to frequent for years and years to come. 

Get your sushi fix and much more with on-site or take-out options to please even the pickiest eaters.

Address: 103 Buckwalter Pl Blvd Ste 109 Bluffton, SC 29910

Phone: (843) 757-8885

Hours: 

  • Monday - Thursday: 11am - 10pm

  • Friday - Saturday: 11am - 10:30pm

  • Sunday: 12pm - 10pm

 

The Bluffton Room

Chef Jeff Congdon heads the culinary team at this aptly named restaurant. Their upscale dining room and swanky bar make this location great for special occasions. Chef Congdon is one of Bluffton’s most recognized culinary stars and you will surely enjoy any number of his dishes.

From seafood to steaks, the fine-dining staples are elevated and prepared to perfection. Enjoy tableside bananas foster for dessert - trust us. This location is best for an adults-only evening. If the kids are joining you, consider dining on the patio or their rooftop bar. Visit their site here.

Address: 103 Buckwalter Pl Blvd Ste 109 Bluffton, SC 29910

Phone: (843) 757-8885

Hours: 

  • Tuesday - Thursday: 5pm - 10pm

  • Friday: 11am - 2pm and 5pm - 11pm

  • Saturday: 5pm - 11pm

 

Conclusion

The next time you make plans to dine out in Bluffton, consider checking out these places: 

  1. FARM Bluffton for an upscale culinary experience with fresh, locally sourced ingredients.

  2. Cahill’s Market for a casually authentic southern meal and country store experience.

  3. Don’t miss the chance to try a fun St. Patrick’s Day-themed dinner at Chef’s Cornerstone Cafe on March 12th & 13th. If you can’t make it, try out breakfast and lunch.

  4. For the sushi enthusiast, do not miss WASABI. Hibachi and other authentic Japanese dishes are also served with care.

  5. Treat yourself to dinner at The Bluffton Room for a cozy date night experience. 

What place do you consider the best restaurant in Bluffton? What restaurants should we try next?

Share with us in the comments below!

 

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