Ooh! If you’re going to be in Bluffton for fun or business, we have the following recommendations for the best dishes in Bluffton to eat before you leave! The amazing talented local chefs in Bluffton don’t disappoint.

Restaurant: May River Grill
Dish: Shrimp and Crab Cake Pasta
Description: Garlic shrimp and pasta combination topped with a Daufuskie style crab cake make for one ‘clawsome’ dish you don’t want to pass up! The flakey crab cake melts in your mouth with every bite. The pasta soaks in the flavor of the seafood and the result is a dish that is just simply on fire.

Restaurant: The Pearl Kitchen & Bar
Dish: Pan Roasted Baseball Cut Steak
Description: Sometimes, you have to be wary ordering steaks at a restaurant. Not at The Pearl! The steak is impeccable, cooked to perfection with so much flavor. Served with a tasty veggie side and roasted fingerlings.

Restaurant: The Bluffton Room
Dish: Bluffton Room Burger
Description: Everything on this menu is mentionable, but we have to talk about The Bluffton Room Burger. This isn’t your standard steakhouse hamburger! The brioche bun compliments the lightly charred meat patty and soaks up just enough of the juices to make for an unbelievable bite. The frittes are fresh cut and definitely invite a situation where you could eat a whole plate of just fries in one sitting.

Restaurant: Red Stripes Caribbean Cuisine and Lounge
Dish: Oxtails
Description: There’s just something about southern oxtails that just comforts the soul. The owners have perfected this recipe, the meat quite literally falls off the bone, in a smooth silky nibble like you’ve never experienced before. You won’t find another dish like this! The plate comes with two sides of your choice ( Mac & Cheese with Collard Greens is my recommendation).

Restaurant: Fat Patties
Dish: Chicken Tacos
Description: This spot may be a popular burger joint, but we have to taco ‘bout the chicken tacos! The shells are soft but crisp, then the meat is just so full of flavor and juiciness. Add all the extra condiments; fire roasted tomatoes, jalapeno, smoked cheddar, and a spicy aioli… You are really in for a treat!

Restaurant: Truffles Cafe
Dish: French Onion Soup and Chicken Pot Pie
Description: To start, a French Onion Soup is an absolute must! There is nothing ‘mini’ about this pie. It comes homemade loaded into a flakey pastry with carrots, mushrooms, bell peppers, peas, and broccoli all mixed into a creamy white wine sauce. Served with a tasty side caesar salad.

Restaurant: Old Town Dispensary
Dish: Fish Tacos
Description: This spread highlights blackened cod, sauteed cabbage, pickled carrots and a caper remoulade sauce. The perfect ratio of crunch and smooth packed into every bite. Served with your choice of one side; French Fries, Sweet Potato Fries, Onion Rings, Potato Salad, Coleslaw
Or add Side Salad for extra!

Restaurant: Squat ‘N’ Gobble
Dish: The Hangover Cure
Description: Don’t let the misleading outdoor exterior dismay you from trying this secret weapon! The Hangover Cure will make all your problems go away when you take a bite of the creamiest grits you’ve ever had. Grits combined with bacon, sausage, home fries, gravy, cheese, tomatoes, and eggs. You get a little bit of everything for only 12 bucks!

Restaurant: Mi Tierra Mexican Restaurant
Dish: Burrito Mojado
Description: Pick up the Burrito Mojado at this simple and straightforward authentic mexican spot. Warm tortilla lovingly wrapped around juicy shredded chicken and beans then topped off with ranchero sauce, cheese, and sour cream. Your taste buds will thank you when you sink your chompers into this burrito, every bite you taste the perfectly moist shredded chicken in harmony with the fresh Ranchero sauce.

Restaurant: Mellow Mushroom
Dish: Holy Shitake Pie
Description: The name says it all! This little gem comes with an olive oil and garlic base, all of the mushrooms, caramelized onions, mozzarella, and MontAmoré®. Finished with a garlic aioli swirl and a spritz of black truffle oil. Garnished with fresh chives and shaved parmesan. This is THE pie for garlic and shroom lovers!

Restaurant: Cahill’s Market & Chicken Kitchen
Dish: Chicken N’ Waffles
Description: Make sure you come here on an empty stomach, then undoubtedly order the Chicken N’ Waffles. Pick your choice of white, dark, combination, or a boneless spicy chicken breast. The fried chicken thighs are oh-so tender and juicy with the perfect amount of crunch. Paired with a made-from-scratch waffle that embodies the best combination of sweet and salty you’ll ever need in life.

Restaurant: Jim ‘N Nick’s Bar-B-Q
Dish: Chopped Southern Salad
Description: Starting off with the complimentary table cheddar biscuits dipped in BBQ, incredibly fresh and flakey. For the salad lovers, try the Chopped Southern Salad with honey mustard dressing! Greens are mixed in with grilled veggies, pecans, bacon, cucumbers, and cheddar. It comes perfectly chopped up so every fork full is effortless.

Restaurant: Corner Perk Brunch Cafe & Coffee Roasters
Doastersish: Perk Power Breakfast Burrito
Description: This little pick-me-up brings together; scrambled eggs, sauteed spinach, mushroom, onion, feta, and a touch of sriracha hot sauce. The sriracha gives it that extra ‘oomph’ of flavor leaving a delicious lingering flavor in your mouth! All these ingredients are seared into a warm tortilla and served with your choice of seasonal fruit, chips, or roasted potatoes. What’s better than a burrito for breakfast?

Restaurant: Giuseppi’s Pizza & Pasta
Dish: Pizza (Pick out your favorite toppings)
Description: Yes, just the Pizza. Any kind you like, because you can’t go wrong! Giuseppi’s award winning pizza is just the right combination of sauce, flavorful crust, and quality toppings that you really can’t find too often in Bluffton. When you have a low key night and just want to pick up a quick pie, this is the spot!

Restaurant: Sippin Cow Cafe & Grill
Dish: Pancakes
Description: A staple breakfast item most people order monotonously. That is, until you try these warm, buttery, and sweet little slices of heaven! Watch as the syrup slowly cascades down the soft stack of cakes’ and dig your fork in.

Restaurant: The Bluffton Room
Dish: Filet Mignon
Description: This is a must-have for any meat lover. This artistic dish is tender, delicious, and plays well with the grilled asparagus, broiled tomatoes, fingerling potatoes, and shaved horseradish. It’s the subtle favor of a filet mignon paired with the personal added flavors of chef Jeff Congdon that really make this dish a specialty.

Restaurant: Captain Woody’s Seafood Bar
Dish: Grouper Melt
Description: This famous dish is beloved to locals and tourists alike. A fried, grilled or blackened Grouper topped with sauteed onions, mushrooms, and melted cheese. All of that magic brought together between a brioche bun. It’s the fan favorite for over 35 years for good reason!

Restaurant: Local Pie
Dish: Deez Knotz and Classic Margarita
Description: Two things you have to order here. To start, Deez Knots are Da Bomb. You have to start any meal here with those! They are the perfect harmony of crusty and doughy southern goodness tossed in garlic, San Marzano sauce, and ricotta. For the main course, Margarita pizza. Also featuring the San Marzano sauce, house mozzarella, locally grown basil, and olive oil.

Restaurant: Agave Sidebar
Dish: Tender Beef Brisket Taco
Description: The tender, soft brisket quite literally melts in your mouth. Then your taste buds pick up a hint of melted cheese, cabbage and fresh pico de gallo. As your eyes close with the first bite you soon start to wonder, am I dreaming?