Testimonials

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Dear Liz and Leslie,
Larry and I want to thank you for that gorgeous and extremely delicious hummingbird cake.  It was the highlight of the party we brought it to last night. Every single person asked who made it and commented about how fabulous it was both in appearance and taste. No one was surprised when we said it came from The Cottage. It truly is an extraordinary cake.Thank you for your wonderful restaurant and for always making your diners feel as though they’re warmly welcome..  Your food is truly innovative and going to The Cottage is one of the first things on our minds when we come down to Hilton Head.

Continued success to you and your staff. With thanks, Merle Rosenbloom Aug 9, 2015

 

Passing through...We were on our way to Hilton Head and decided to eat at ‘the Cottage’ after reading the reviews. We ate on the front porch for a late lunch. I had the yummy special of fried green tomatoes with a delicious sauce on top! So good I ate every last bite. Husband got the generous fish tacos. Glad we stopped! K. Joy Aug 4, 2015

Always excellent and reliable. The Cottage is a must for visitors to either Bluffton or Hilton Head, SC. It’s on Calhoun St. in Old Town Bluffton, near Rt. 46 which runs off of Rt. 278 into HH. Four of us went there for lunch again. Our guests are from Columbia, SC and wanted to go here again. All of us had different entrees and all were excellent and a great value – Fish Taco Salad; Shrimp Cobb Salad; Shrimp Tacos; and the Flounder Lunch Entree. Don’t miss it; it’s worth the visit and the wait. We’ve been there many times on our visits here and always go back. Richard L. Aug 2, 2015

BIG servings, great food!
We’ve been there twice now for brunch and enjoyed both times immensely. It starts with delicious cornbread and the best coffee I have had in a long time- southern pecan. Yum! My husband had the southern hash and raved about it. Plan to go hungry and depending on the time (Sun after church) it could be packed.
R.A. Aug 1, 2015

Every Choice a Winner! Stopped here for lunch as the way to the Savannah airport after leaving Hilton Head Island. Service was attentive and helpful, it was difficult to decide what to order from the many wonderful choices. settled on grouper tacos which were fantastic. Grouper was grilled and seasoned to perfection. Crab cakes were also very good, with no filler. Prices were reasonable and I will definitely add this to my places to visit again.
Rick C. July 29, 2015

Fun and fantastic We visited for breakfast and for lunch. We enjoyed every bite. The atmosphere is like a little southern tea room but perfect for women and men. The scrambled egg dish with cream cheese, spinach, and fresh tomatoes was delicious! My husband loves his with sausage peppers and cheese. Lunch was amazing pot pies with puffed pastry. It reminded me a little of Rebecca’s Bistro in Walnut Creek, Ohio. Both are wonderful places to dine. Lisa P. July 27, 2015
Fantastic ” Really good food and great service. The shrimp and the fish tacos looked fabulous. We had a panini and fried green tomatoes. It was fantastic! Marin July 17, 2015
“Creative food. Outstanding service!” Stopped here for breakfast and found a terrific place. Charming inside, with seating both outside and in. We both chose the breakfast burrito. Turned out to be a fabulous choice. Huge, filled with delectable combination of food, wrapped in a tasty tortilla, and covered with yummy sauce…this was astounding! If every item served here is as good as this…well, they have it nailed! They also have some awesome baked goods to choose from here if you just want coffee and something sweet to nibble. We’d love to try dinner here if we lived in the area! Lastly, the service was awesome as the crew of friendly servers tag teamed on everything. Could not ask for better service. Go. Now.
Bob W., July 6, 2015

” Great Patio” Love sitting outside enjoying the wonderfully prepared dishes…chef specials are good. Mint tea, grouper tacos, fried green tomatoes…Yum!  A. Ryes June 25, 2015

“Best Kept Secret in Bluffton” great food and service… only a short drive from HHI. We went to Farmers Market on Thursday then dinner at the Cottage.  L. Green June 24, 2015

“One of the 10 Best Restaurants in Bluffton/Hilton Head.”
We just completed our fifth visit. Food, Service/Ambience GREAT! We particularly like the fresh seafood, Fresh, Tasty and Most Enjoyable!
Murray S. June 14, 2015

“Very good breakfast!”
My friend and I were visiting Hilton Head and we decided to drive over to Bluffton because we had heard it was a cute area – it is very charming and loved it there! We stopped at this restaurant for breakfast and it was very good. I enjoyed the atmosphere …we ate outside – it was beautiful out – and laid back. Different options for coffee and tea. The portions we got were pretty big, but delicious! The fried potatoes were very yummy! I would def come back here again when I am in town!
P. Burgess June 12, 2015

“Great restaurant and bakery”
We have had breakfast and dinner at the Cottage. Love the French toast with Carmelized apples. They have over 90 different teas to choose from, and their butter pecan coffee is delicious. Had the fish for dinner – very moist and flavorful. You can choose a dessert from their bakery section, and you may want to take something home too. Outdoor seating is pet friendly.
J. Willis Alexandria, Virgina June 6, 2015

“Quaint, Great Service and Delicious!” We had the pleasure of dining at The Cottage in Bluffton, South Carolina with another couple. We went early and enjoyed the Early Dining option! I have to say this was the BEST meals that I have eaten in Bluffton! All 4 people enjoyed the dinner and we are going BACK!  Two of our members of our group, had enjoyed their wonderful breakfast options! The Early Dining was only $21.95 per person and included a salad, main course and either dessert or a glass of wine. We ate on the porch and enjoyed people watching while dining. Don’t miss The Cottage!
Edie, May 31, 2015

Staff was friendly very nice place food was good. Jeffrey Cross, January 2015

Food was fantastic. Service is fast, efficient and very kind. Also has a lovely bakery with amazing cakes, pies, pastrys, and more. Great place for breakfast, lunch or just a quick snack.  Brandon Saul , December 2014

I recently enjoyed tea at The Cottage and have written a post about it in my blog, Tea Time and More. I hope that you will check out the post – it is called A Cottage Tea. I also purchased your cookbook and would like your permission to share 2 of the recipes that I enjoyed that day: Southern Chicken Salad Tea Sandwiches and Cherry Almond Cream Scones. I will, of course give you full credit.Thank you for an enjoyable afternoon tea and for letting me know as quickly as possible if I can share these two recipes. http://teatimeandmore.com/ Best wishes, Daphne Wright-November 2014

I recently visited your establishment for the very first time while vacationing in Hilton Head.  I am from NJ and was told by some friends that your place was not to be missed. We dined at your Cottage on Sunday, 8/24/14, for breakfast and I wanted to let you know how wonderful the food was!!!  On a scale from 1 to 10, I would rate you a 15!!  Kuddo’s to your chef!! Again I thank you for a delicious meal and can’t want to come back soon.” Vita – August 2014

“Our visit to your Cottage was AMAZING! The food and the SERVICE was OUTSTANDING! You made this an unforgetable day for us! And talk about PAYING IT FORWARD THAT MORNING AND LUNCH WOW!!” We will be back! Thank you
Jutta and Edward Kobel- August 2013

“The food is so good. The menu is exciting, the flavors are unique. It is absolutely one of my favorite places to dine in the Bluffton area.” Barry DePristo- August 2013 via Facebook

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

Hello to everyone at The Cottage! Our readers have been agreeing with our thoughts about your fine establishment after reading our review on The Cottage. You can see the article at our food, wine, and travel site at SavorHour.com. Just scroll down the right sidebar on the site until you find THE COTTAGE under ESTABLISHMENTS BY NAME. Thanks again for so many wonderful meals at your lovely eatery. We can’t wait to return in the future!Best Regards,
Jennifer
SavorHour.com
“Unbelievably great! Cottage is my new favorite restaurant! Love it!” Brooke, Jan. 2013
 
“I love this place! Namaste” Christine, Jan. 2013
 
“Fantastic and so creative. Can’t wait to bring my husband” Ms. Nesbitt, Jan. 2013
 
“Love all the interesting menu items. We come for breakfast, lunch and dinner and are never disapointed! Thanks for supporting Girl scouts with your donation!” Beth, Jan. 2013

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

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