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2500 NE 163rd St, North Miami Beach, FL 33160-3901
305-957-8822
Today
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch

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    Very good
  • 8
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  • 3
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    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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A fish shack with culinary skill. Place doesn't look like much but the fish is fresh, the preparation is excellent and the service is with a smile. They have waterside first-come, first serve seating. Just bring some bug repellent with you if you plan on late PM lunch otherwise you'll be lunch for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
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Greenwich, Connecticut
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Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
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11 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We had a large group (15) doing some community service at Oleta River State Park and wanted to eat at the Blue Marlin afterward. I called the day before to see if we needed a reservation but was assured that there would be plenty of seating. Well there was, because there was no food! They had 3 items available from... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

First the good part. After a great morning of kayaking in the nearby Oleta river State Park, we headed here for our lunch. The setting is nice, besides the river where one can see a sign "manatee area". Luckily for us, there where not any mosquitoes or flying insects. The bad part is that after ordering a fish salad for... More 

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Greenwich, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

A fish shack with culinary skill. Place doesn't look like much but the fish is fresh, the preparation is excellent and the service is with a smile. They have waterside first-come, first serve seating. Just bring some bug repellent with you if you plan on late PM lunch otherwise you'll be lunch for another critter like we were - but... More 

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Falls Church, VA
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

I also read the reviews and we came out of our way. The food was bland and actually really pricey for food from a shack. I had fish tacos and it was bland, husband had fish and chips and said it was mostly breaded and gave it thumbs down. Husband also noted fries were not fresh and had been sitting... More 

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Leominster, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Perhaps we hit this place on an off day. Three of us shared the smoked fish spread as an appetizer. It was not very smoky and the flavor was definitely off. My sister had the fish tacos, there was a very generous serving but no seasoning at all, very boring. My red snapper was just fine, moist and fresh. My... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Don't pull in and pull out like we almost did. This place is nice and clean but doesn't have a lot of curb appeal. The food is fantastic, and the reason it is so good is because Chef Jimmy is not only well-trained and talented, he cares about the quality of the product. I almost never buy anything BBQ'd because... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

After a morning of kayaking in nearby Ocela State Park, we came here for lunch. The owner Jimmy greeted us warmly and told us about the specials. He was so very nice and friendly, you wanted to like his cooking. I had the fish tacos, they were delicious with a wonderful cilantro sauce on the side, a great tasting cole... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

The owner/chef could not be nicer ! We talked to him after we finished our lunch, and he discussed how he carefully selects the fish he serves, and that he doesn't cook with any added oil, only a very hot cooking surface. We loved the cilantro sauce that comes on the side. He said he uses Greek yogurt in this... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

What a neat setting near a park, tables over the lake is cool! Food is good but don't go too far out of your way to get there. People were friendly. Perhaps it was an off-day for them but the posted menu was hard to figure out with items taped over and some things not well written in. I was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

The people treated us great, and the food was the best!! Everyone should try this place. My girlfriend says is the best fish she ever had in her life lol

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Additional Information about Blue Marlin Fish House

Address: 2500 NE 163rd St, North Miami Beach, FL 33160-3901
Phone Number: 305-957-8822
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  North Miami Beach
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Cuisine: Seafood

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2500 NE 163rd St, North Miami Beach, FL 33160-3901
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  North Miami Beach
  • Phone Number: 305-957-8822

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm

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