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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” (131 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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1200 Lincoln St, Columbia, SC 29201-3136
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I was in Columbia for a business meeting. This was my third time at Blue Marlin. Eachtime the food was very good. I usually sit at the bar since I am by myself. The bar staff is attentive, decent selection of beer , wine and...More

Thank Sri K
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My colleague and I took a recommendation from the folks at the Homewood Suites to try the Blue Marlin for seafood. It was an excellent suggestion. We arrived on a Monday nite around 7:30 and had about a 15 min wait for a table. We...More

Thank 56brooklyn
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Scallop & Pasta was great, crab soup not good, did not take off the bill (neither my daughter or I ate it, all they did was clear the plates). Young waiter don't think he cared much or not trained on how to interact with a...More

Thank Brian C
Reviewed 5 days ago

Sometimes it's tough to find gluten free options, especially in restaurants that don't boast it. Blue Marlin marks all their gluten free options- ask for the lunch menu; they're in there. Plus, what great options to boot! The blackened salmon with crab & shrimp cream...More

Thank TrailGal17
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I enjoyed the fried oysters and they were great. The best part of my experience was the server, Latricia was by far the best server I have had the pleasure to have serve us. This is a wonderful place to experience and I highly recommend...More

Thank COP93
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I absolutely love this place the dishes are well thought out! Service is always excellent. Don't forget to ask for their collard greens, the best you can get!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant has mostly steaks and seafood (I eat neither) and I knew that going in. I ordered the only chicken dish, and honestly, it was fine. However, I don't think the food was worth the price. My husband loves steak and seafood (hence why...More

Thank adgriffith
Reviewed 1 week ago

I live right near this restaurant and eat there all the time. The atmosphere and service is fantastic. The food is hit or miss, depending on what you order. I am not a big foodie so I can just enjoy the atmosphere.

Thank Laura M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Delicious food in a beautiful setting! Their grilled tilapia was amazing and the grits were outstanding! We will definitely stop here again!

Thank Katie S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great pick in the heart of the vista. The atmosphere is great for groups, family dinners or date night. Food is great as well, one of the best restaurants in town for calamari and crab cakes. Can't beat the quality for the price.

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