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Blue Marlin

1200 Lincoln St, Columbia, SC 29201-3136
+1 803-799-3838
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good31%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“shrimp and grits” (239 reviews)
“seafood” (138 reviews)
“collard greens” (63 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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1200 Lincoln St, Columbia, SC 29201-3136
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Reviewed yesterday

My husband and I went to the Blue Marlin for dinner 12/4/17. The restaruant has a great traditional feel for a seafood and steak house. The place was packed! I had made reservations that same day and we were seated immediately. The service was impeccable,...More

Thank cheryldO6801QF
Reviewed 5 days ago

food is always good, wine selection is good, staff is always VERY good. Blue Marlin is a Columbia "must" located in our old train station. The decor is just beautiful. If you're lucky and catch some perfect Carolina Weather, choose to eat outside. You'll appreciate...More

Thank mdskinllc
Reviewed 5 days ago

A group of eight dined over the week of Thanksgiving. Everyone commented on the fresh, mix of greens in the salads. I had gumbo which was good but lacking any true Cajun/Creole flavor. The generous serving of shrimp and grits proved that you can get...More

Thank athernlillie
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We had an all-around great experience. The food was delicious and portions generous. The she crab soup is terrific! Our server Lauren was able to recommend an very nice wine to accompany our meal. We will definitely go back.

Thank Carol G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have to say WOW! What an amazing lunch. This place was magnificent. Prices are very reasonable. Thank you Graham C, our waiter. Haven’t had a waiter that good in a long time. Complimentary collard greens, since we’re from the north were PERFECTION. Never had...More

Thank beckage
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a buy night and we didn't have reservations, so we got the worst table in the place, at the intersection between the bar and the men's room. A lot of foot traffic passed us as we ate. There was also a TV hanging...More

Thank Rosemary W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I went with another couple after a football game. We had an early dinner and the restaurant was filled with people - about half of them in football attire. We all enjoyed our dinners, all seafood dishes. My husband said he would...More

Thank scrapgator
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Be sure to ask for Blue Marlin’s collard greens with your meal. They will convert you to a collard lover even if you have disliked them before!

Thank Vicki F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This has history, atmosphere, good parking (watch out for the meter end of day. It's an $8.00 parking ticket if you get it wrong like I did!), 1930 - 1940 period music, and a lot of great wood making it seem as though you could...More

1  Thank gregoryhW5089PE
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My daughter and I had the chance for a night out and I had always wanted to eat at the Blue Marlin. The outside area is so neat with lights strung overhead. The building used to be a train depot and is beautiful with dark...More

1  Thank Linda G
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6 December 2016|
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Response from AMiller121 | Reviewed this property |
If you go to their website there is a link @ the bottom which mentions buying gift cards.
Desere S
3 December 2016|
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Response from 715harryb | Reviewed this property |
12-15 dollars
17 January 2016|
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Response from Terrie J | Reviewed this property |
Probably. It is a restaurant with a bar at one end. Babies should be welcome and there are booths as well as tables. Not sure if they have high chairs or boosters so you may want to be prepared.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 30 - US$ 30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1200 Lincoln St, Columbia, SC 29201-3136
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: +1 803-799-3838
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