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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%
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“seafood” (124 reviews)
Open Now
17:00 - 22:00All hours
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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1200 Lincoln St, Columbia, SC 29201-3136
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Reviews (1,098)
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We were greeted by a polite and smiling hostess, always a good beginning. Everything was absolutely delicious. We began our lunch extravaganza with the Pecan encrusted Calamari. It was tender like butter, and we were hard pressed to remember when we have had better. We...More

1  Thank AliceMA007
Reviewed 3 days ago

We usually dine here every time we visit Columbia. This time, we had a great experience. Service was very good, cocktails well made and food excellent. The Pontchartrain and the fire flounder very good. Crab cakes also good. We look forward to returning next year....More

Thank C H
Reviewed 3 days ago

I never remember to review local restaurants, but TA is always prompting. So here goes on one of our favorites in Columbia. We remember when the space that the Blue Marlin occupies was a railroad station. We are transplanted Yankees and have been in Columbia...More

Thank Grannyto5Cats
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Visited with my son during USC new student orientation and enjoyed great service and a delicious meal. Our server was friendly and polite as well as gave us time to enjoy conversation without feeling rushed. We shared the pimiento cheese with pitas and they were...More

Thank kbm22
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Family decided to meet in Columbia which is the halfway mark. Settled on Blue Marlin due to the reviews. We ordered calamari as an appetizer. Very good and especially liked the sweet dipping sauce. We were likeminded on entrees with everyone getting either the shrimp...More

Thank ADLayne
Reviewed 4 days ago

Blue Marlin was fantastic. So fantastic we ate here twice within 24 hours. Loved the crab cakes and key lime pie!

Thank Ellen R R
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Dinner with the family was great. The meal was a little pricy. The she crab soup is a killer and we washed it down with some fried green tomatoes. They didnt have anymore of the daily catch/special. All in all very good meal and they...More

Thank Christopher P
Reviewed 6 days ago

I went with two co-workers for dinner. Two of us ate the ravioli. It was delicious. It had a soup sauce, but surprisingly, that worked well with the pasta. One friend had salmon with scallops. She said the salmon was some of the best she'd...More

Thank olivefinder
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is always a treat to go the Blue Marlin. It is upscale Southern Food in an old train station. (If you have any doubts about it being an old train station, go to the men's room!) The food and service are always outstanding. So...More

Thank smitty237
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love this restaurant. The food is consistently good and the service is superb. Have been going there regularly since our move to the Columbia area four years ago and have never been disappointed (unless it's so crowded we can't get in - but that also...More

Thank Trudy G
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Can you Order gift card
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
How much is the average dinner entree
3 December 2016|
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Response from 715harryb | Reviewed this property |
12-15 dollars
Can you bring a baby here?
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
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
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
  • E-mail
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