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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%
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“shrimp and grits” (249 reviews)
“seafood” (144 reviews)
“collard greens” (68 reviews)
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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

We gathered at Blue Marlin today for a birthday lunch for our daughter and could not have had a better experience. The food was outstanding and reasonably priced--we sampled the firecracker flounder, catch of the day, a meal-sized salad, a pasta dish, and the she...More

Thank BKM29401
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Food and staff was amazing! I will recommend this seafood restaurant to anyone wanting great food! Their bread is AMAZING!

Thank Bee R
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Came with work mates, all of home had something different for starter and main. Everybody loved the food, so much so that we returned a few nights later.

Thank Daniel D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had the grits and shrimp, was very pleased with the meal, more shrimp than I expected, sausage was good and grits weren't bland at all, I selected the key lime pie for dessert, to go. When I looked at it, noticed the graham cracker...More

Thank Thomas O
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Try the fried green tomatoes! They’re to die for!!! I had a first date here and was blown away by how good the food was!!!

Thank Megan M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great seafood enjoyed by all in the group. The shrimp and grits was very nice and the added andouille sausage a lovely addition. Gumbo was tasty and seemed bottomless. Scallops were to the highest standards. Service was average, but the food makes up for it!

Thank thebogga
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visit the restaurant with family and friends for brunch. The shrimp and grits were amazing! Loved, loved our meal. We will visit blue marlin again.

Thank kreedy6
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Consistently great food! Best collards & grits anywhere. I drive 70 miles to dine here & it is well worth it.

Thank James L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Always great friendly service. Wide range of menus options. I had the blackened salmon, collards, grit cakes. All way fabulous.

Thank Tom S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Although it maybe 114 miles from the coast, Blue Marlin has the freshest seafood around. This classic upscale restaurant has a multitude of inspirations with the selections that come from the talented kitchen. Everything from Low Country Flavors to African and Caribbean recipes. The Mahi...More

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