YesI love this restaurant…….Now that my gushing is out of the way. The Cottage is exactly what Calhoun street needed. I have eaten at this restaurant many times and have NEVER had a meal that was not thoroughly enjoyable. The staff are friendly yet not intrusive, the menu offers an assortment of dishes that should satisfy most everyone. Now to the shortfalls. Parking is abysmal. You have to hunt along the road for a place and god for bid it’s raining. The front of the restaurant becomes a lake and there is no hope of coming or going with your feet staying dry. They have done all they can by bringing out temporary ramps to put on their walkway but the street and sidewalk flood badly. Seating is limited but worth the wait if you don’t get a table right away. The chef is a keeper using fresh ingredients and showing his culinary skill. I still can’t quite figure out the pimento cheese spread and couple of crackers and carrot sticks that arrive to keep your stomach from growling and mouth from salivating in anticipation of the culinary creation that you have ordered. As I said……I don’t get it but…..whatever. THE COTTAGE is one of those rare treats you are so happy to have discovered and you hope it always remains just as it is and does not fall the way of so many wonderful restaurants and lose itself in it’s success. TripAdvisor- April 29- Liz Bree
I just wanted to tell you how much I enjoy the food and atmosphere at The Cottage. FYI I am moving to downtown Bluffton and am excited about being even closer to you. Congrats on the wonderful job you are doing.
P.S. One of my very favorites is the Fried Green Tomatoes, the shrimp are always perfectly cooked. Dierdre J., Jan. 2012
Your Cottage IS THE BEST. My DAUGHTER AND I just love it…the food service and drinks (MINT TEA) is the best in S.C. Whatever you are doing keep it up…Your place puts a 5 star on best eating places here. Good Luck with 2012.
Jane U., Jan. 2012
We came to the Cottage a week after you opened And fell in love with the food and the people, especially Wendy. She is one of a kind!!!! All the food is great. It if we had to pick one thing that blew us away was your vanilla good that we ordered two sheets of it last July for a family reunion. It was a big hit! We will be coming down to HHI ( from Ohio) the end of Jan and will visit The Cottage as many times as possible!!! Please say hello to Wendy for us!!
Cindy & Dave, Jan. 2012
I come a couple of times a year to visit my was the highlight! The food, the decor, the
service (even though we got there at 2:15, we got great service!) was wonderful. We also got two macaroons to go. I ate mine that evening and I am a coconut fanatic. Many macaroons are overly sweet and to me, that masks the flavor of the coconut. Yours were perfect! Now my friend is going to bring her husband. We think he will love the Elvis Presley sandwich! Can’t wait to visit again, and I will DEFINITELY be coming to The Cottage! I am going to share your website and information and my recommendation to my face book friends and email buddies. Thank you!
Cheryl N., Jan. 2012
My husband and I had breakfast at The favorite breakfast ever – it was a Belgian waffle topped with yogurt, orange blossom granola, band bananas, drizzled with honey. I still talk about it and plan to return to the restaurant again for a meal at any time of day, breakfast, lunch or dinner. We are so pleased to find such a delightful, unique place to dine in the Bluffton area.
Debbie H., Jan 2012
Leslie, thank you once more for the wonderful open house. Our 50 guests could not have been more complimentary. They absolutely raved about your food, service and atmosphere. Most everyone specifically said it was the best destination-reception they’ve ever attended! Jaime and I will absolutely be stopping by the next time we’re in Bluffton. Your staff was marvelous and sincere in their efforts to make our wedding weekend one for the memory books.
~Thanks again, Kent & Jaime Culberson