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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 2014
Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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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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English first
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

Made reservations for two for a special birthday based on reviews. We were seated, ordered a bottle of wine, appetizer, dinner and dessert...and were handed the bill...and left... in less than an hour. While the food was good we felt that paying $165.00 for a rushed meal that was supposed to be special was a major disappointment. We won't be... More

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Pittsburgh
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42 reviews 42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

First of all, parking was difficult to find on a Friday evening. That's Bridge Street for you. Inside, the atmosphere was casual and comfortable. The wait staff was friendly and attentive. The entrees come in two sizes. Three of us ordered the regular portions, which were sufficiently large. I ordered the large portion of shrimp and grits, which didn't seem... More

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Sarasota, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

SInce we moved to Sarasota , from Chicago we looking for the DON"T MISS AND DON'T GO restaurants in the area We booked yesterday at 8 PM . The fun started at the parking , You have to follow a golf cart that will scout a spot and then will give you a ride to restaurant and The young lady... More

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London
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8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

We were in Bradenton to celebrate a good friend's birthday and when visiting Anne Marie let a friend back in UK know that we were there. He immediately told us to go to Blue Marlin Grill for dinner. Our friends in Bradenton didn't know it but we booked anyway. I drove around for a while trying to park and eventually... More

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Parrish, Florida
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91 reviews 91 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

We have started using TA for selecting new restaurants to try. This small unique place was my selection for my birthday dinner...........Thank you TripAdvisor!!!! Our waitress Kelsey started us with a Tater soup and Cracker shrimp and the food just kept getting better. Entrees of shrimp & grits and pecan crusted red snapper almost filled us up but dessert was... More

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

We went to walk Bridge Street and came upon the Blue Marlin, then decided to try them for dinner. What a great experience. Pleasantly greeted, then we asked for outdoor seating and ended up in a beautiful area alongside the restaurant. Our server Devinne promptly came to our table and a fabulous evening was underway. She was wonderful and made... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

We went early for dinner and sat at a booth inside- the scene in the garden out back is more like a bar/music venue. Service was very good. My wife had the shrimp with (cheesie) grits and we both thought it was great. I had black grouper done with the crispy pecan preparation, and it was wonderful. Key lime pie... More

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Columbus, Ohio
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43 reviews 43 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

We visited Blue Marlin as a party of 6 adults, attracted by its top rating on TripAdvisor. The menu was typical of beach destinations, touting fresh seafood and higher prices. The seafood was indeed fresh and came served in a variety of preparations. The shrimp and grits was lacking flavor and the grits were more congealed than creamy, but the... More

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Colorado
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Fresh fish served in a cozy atmosphere! Incroiable! The pecan preparation was to die for. Highly recommend this place, even though the waitstaff were in an odd mood.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The wait staff treated our 4 couples as long time neighbors. Food and service excellent. Will go back.

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Additional Information about Blue Marlin Grill

Address: 121 Bridge St, Bradenton Beach, Anna Maria Island, FL 34217-2442
Phone Number: 941-896-9737
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Anna Maria Island  >  Bradenton Beach
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: American, Seafood

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