Nestled in the heart of South Carolina’s Lowcountry, Bluffton has a vibrant food scene offering diners everything from locally caught seafood and classic Southern comfort food to award-winning barbecue fare. We’ve rounded up ten of the best locally-owned restaurants you’ll find in Bluffton.
Sigler’s Rotisserie & Seafood is known for its cozy, family-owned ambience, first-rate rotisserie meats and delicious, locally caught seafood. Start with a Southern-themed appetizer of Lowcountry crab cake or fried green tomatoes before opting for a rotisserie or seafood entrée . Try the half chicken flavored with fresh lemon, rosemary and Sigler’s signature seasoning.
Bluffton BBQ is a previous winner of the Best of Blufton Awards’ Best Barbecue prize. It’s a casual joint, where diners can enjoy beers and iced teas while waiting for their barbecue – all slow-smoked over the course of 12 hours – in Bluffton BBQ’s laidback dining room or outside on the patio. Choose from pulled pork, baby back ribs and rotisserie chicken and team with sides like mac and cheese, coleslaw and the Lowcountry classic Brunswick stew.
Bluffton BBQ, 11 State of Mind Street, Bluffton, SC, USA, +1 843 757 7427
May River Grill has a classic American menu with a distinct emphasis on locally caught seafood. You’ll find dishes like baby back ribs and sautéed calf’s liver, as well as oysters, seafood curry and crispy flounder. Try the jumbo shrimp stuffed with Daufuskie crab and drizzled with lemon glaze for a true taste of locally caught produce.
May River Grill, 1263 May River Road, Bluffton, SC, USA, +1 843 757 5755