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Blue Marlin Grill

121 Bridge St, Bradenton Beach, Anna Maria Island, FL 34217-2442
941-896-9737
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: American, Seafood
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: Tele: 914-896-9737. New Restaurant just open 3 weeks. Best food on Anna Marie Island.
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: Tele: 914-896-9737. New Restaurant just open 3 weeks. Best food on Anna Marie Island.
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Schaumburg, Illinois
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed this restaurant so much last year, we couldn't wait to return this year! We arrived on time for our reservation and were seated at a quiet table for 2 immediately. Everything was perfect! Our server was quite pleasant and offered several suggestions. I seriously appreciate how they offer you 1, 2, or even 3 tastings of wine before... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

We were looking forward to dining here based on other Trip Advisor reviews. Our reservation was at 7, they were ready for us, mild parking concerns. Pulled up to front as instructed on their website, saw golf car, but no one in it. Waited a while, the pulled into spot across street at another bar. Ordered bottle 2011 Albariño, received... More

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Scotland
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

last year we visited this restaurant twice so it was on our agenda again for this years stay in Bradenton. Table was pre booked in advance we arrived and were seated in what I would call the visitors table - yes the small one squeezed in next to the front door restaurant was not full so we were surprised at... More

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new jersey
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Excellent service and great food, very nice atmosphere in this cozy restaurant right near the water in Bradenton Beach. Live music outside, very fresh fish caught right there every day. Can't beat the freshness.

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Florham Park, New Jersey
Top Contributor
94 reviews 94 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

From Anna Maria Island all the way down to Lido Key, Blue Marlin is the absolute best restaurant on the island (and probably the area). The food is so fresh and perfectly prepared. Our table was delayed, so they had us wait at the outside seating area and gave us a bottle of wine to share while we waited. How's... More

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Bradenton, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

This is one of my favorite restaurants. The atmosphere is perfect with the outdoor venue for live music and the charming cottage inside. The food is outstanding and I have dreams about the shrimp and grits. If you are visiting this should be on your must visit list and if you are local it should be a regular stop!

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Cocoa Beach, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

My family and I have been to Blue Marlin on several occasions when on vacation. It is consistently our favorite place to go when we are in town. The food is awesome and the atmosphere is fun and easy. They have great live music and a patio outside. We bring our kids and they are very welcoming. My favorite items... More

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Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

My husband and I came here while on our trip to Anna Maria Island. We chose to eat early and then came back after sunset for dessert. The decor reminded me of the galley of a boat. Wood booths and tables mixed with patterned cushions and nautical wall hangings. Cute! The food was delicious and fresh. We really enjoyed the... More

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

My wife and I met a couple who were in town for a Pirates spring training game so we decided to give the Blue Marlin a shot for dinner after looking at some Tripadvisor reviews. Well they did not disappoint. Got to Bradenton Beach early hoping to find a place to park near the restaurant which is tough and did... More

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Shelburne, Vermont
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45 reviews 45 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014 via mobile

Each day they offer a fresh catch of the day (or two), prepared in three different ways. My wife and I both went for the catch of the day. She had the red snapper and I had the black grouper. Both seemed very fresh and were well prepared. The serving sizes were generous. Although not technically a "catch of the... More

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