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Blue Marlin

1200 Lincoln St, Columbia, SC 29201-3136
+1 803-799-3838
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good31%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“shrimp and grits” (249 reviews)
“seafood” (144 reviews)
“collard greens” (68 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 11:00 PMAll hours
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
1200 Lincoln St, Columbia, SC 29201-3136
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Beautiful 80 spring day was complimented by a good lunch outside. My fried oysters were some of the best I've every eaten. My wife's wedge salad was mediocre, but heavy on the dressing. Shrimp & grits average. Good service

Thank jp9c
Reviewed 6 days ago

Service was great and food was excellent. Restaurant was quiet even with a full house and atmosphere was relaxing.

Thank lindahagins
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our party of five enjoyed our visit on Valentines Day prior to a local concert. We made reservations 2 weeks before & these were confirmed by the restaurant a day before. Service was excellent ( Madison) & we were out in plenty of time for...More

Thank tgrdvrmd
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped here due to a spur of the moment biz trip. Sat outside on a beautiful night. Service was ok. Just ok. Food was very good.

Thank JJHenley
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have eaten at almost every spot in the downtown Columbia area, and in the Vista, Blue Marlin is hard to beat. Not everyone is aware, but you can get collard greens instead of bread if you ask and they are terrific! I am a...More

1  Thank floridatocanada
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a potentially outstanding restaurant that has a mixed identity. The collard greens, she crab soup and grits are outstanding made with fresh ingredients whereas the salmon, fried hominy, and green beans are indifferent and lack both the seasoning and care of the other...More

Thank jonathb5
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We walked in without reservations during lunch time and were immediately seated. The menu includes several Southern specialties. Service was attentive, food was good, pricing fair. Atmosphere was neat, given that the Blue Marlin is in a former rail station.

Thank WestvaleWally
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We ate Sunday brunch before leaving town and it was magnificent... nice staff and delicious food ...

Thank MrsDWG1
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just back in town and my wife had a craving for their complimentary vinegar based collards. We weren’t that hungry so we ordered light. My wife ordered the Petite Shrimp and Grits which is just the smaller version of the main menu item and the...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Blue Marlin is located in the historic Seaboard Rail Depot at the popular Congaree Vista. Although not the largest of the city's depots it boasts two blocks of loading platforms which are now filled with restaurant and club patrons. The interior still had some...More

Thank mlorahga
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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
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic
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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