With a slew of impeccable dining concepts ranging from New American to coastal-inspired cuisine, Bluffton’s dining scene does not disappoint foodies! Whether you’re a local, a visitor, or a frequent vacationer dreaming of finding a home of your own in Bluffton one day, read on to discover a few of our favorite spots for spending quality time with family and friends over a delicious meal.
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Located in the heart of downtown Bluffton just off the May River Road, this New American eatery combines a rustic coastal farmhouse aesthetic with a mouth-watering, seasonally-inspired menu. This spot blends ingenuity with comfort food, bringing just the right amount of adventure and familiarity. Farm offers a variety of starters and small dishes, and the establishment encourages diners to taste their way through the menu. Start with roasted Lady’s Island oysters served with spices, parmesan and lemon, or indulge in the cavatelli pasta, which is made with duck ragu, parsnip puree, and ricotta. A vegetarian menu, as well as a surprise-filled chef’s tasting menu, means there’s truly something for everyone. Enjoy dinner daily or a Sunday brunch starting at 10am. We do recommend making a reservation for evenings—especially on the weekends, as those tend to be more crowded.
THE PEARL KITCHEN AND BAR
Situated in Old Town Bluffton, The Pearl is a short hop from both Hilton Head Island and Palmetto Bluff. Priding itself on its clean-eating menu, the Pearl sources meat, fish, and produce locally for a true farm-to-table experience. Start your evening out with fresh calamari or jumbo lump crab cake. Savor the establishment’s ember-grilled filet mignon, crab and shrimp piccata, or pistachio-crusted Ahi tuna. Finish the night off with peach and banana bread pudding and a nightcap from their extensive wine and drinks menu. We recommend making a reservation for the patio if you’re craving outdoor seating, as spots can fill up fast. Open daily at 5pm.
OLD TOWN DISPENSARY
Another spot in the heart of historic Downtown Bluffton, Old Town Dispensary is known for its lively atmosphere, events, and delicious food and drinks. This is the perfect venue to bring your whole family or a gaggle of friends. Enjoy live music Thursday through Sunday, a delicious Sunday brunch, cornhole and fire pits, and even a farmer’s market. Happy hour takes place Monday-Saturday from 4-6pm. Start your night off with roasted garlic fondue fries topped with smoked gouda, blue cheese, bacon and garlic, or go for the loaded dispensary nachos. For your main, fill up on the palmetto burger or sweet tea fried chicken sandwich (yes, you read that right!), and finish with a slice of decadent peanut butter pie. Sunday brunch consists of mouth-watering egg and crab benedicts, chicken and waffles, and shrimp and grits washed down with a $1 mimosa.
Whether you’re searching for a spot to enjoy a romantic date night, Sunday brunch, or freshly-caught dinner with family and friends, the charming town of Bluffton has something for everyone! This fall, take advantage of the local flavors and incredible foodie options we enjoy in the Lowcountry, and spend time exploring neighborhood eateries.
It’s not uncommon to fall in love with Bluffton after spending time here with friends and family. If you’re feeling the call to make this incredible sanctuary your permanent residence, we would be honored to assist you with finding a home that’s a perfect fit for your lifestyle. Call Johnny and Jeff today at 843-757-7712 to discover homes for sale in Belfair, Berkeley Hall, Colleton River, Oldfield, and other fine Bluffton communities.