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Marlin Monroe's Surfside Grill

404 Butler Avenue, Tybee Island, GA 31328
912-786-4745
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Ranked #26 of 44 restaurants in Tybee Island
Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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English first
amandalael
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

We were the first ones in the restaurant one day at 11:00 and it clearly had not been cleaned from the night before. Chunks of food and dirt were everywhere and there were tons of flies! Also, the salad had so much dressing that it was inedible.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 NEW

Food was good. Sit outside and you will have plenty of flys and ants to keep you company. The view was awesome but a group of locals were having too loud conversations that were inappropriate for our children. Definitely eat inside for a better experience!

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Nashville, Tennessee
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Started our first night of vacation here. Good service and everyone enjoyed their choice of food. From the marline special to fish tacos. The grouper fingers app was cooked perfect and wonderful beginning to our meal.

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Woodbridge, Virginia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Nice location, right on the beach. Went for dinner and sat inside due to the heat but the patio looked like more fun with live music. The restaurant wasn't busy when we arrived but filled up quickly. The food was good (grilled cheesy buns and fries for the boys, fried shrimp and coconut shrimp for the adults). Our waiter was... More

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Tampa, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

My husband and I had a late lunch at Marlin's. The place was basically empty inside, only one other diner at the time we visited. The pool side bar and several customers. Our server was pleasant. There are a lot of very interesting sounding dishes on their menu, but we were basically only there for a mid afternoon snack. I... More

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Nice atmosphere just right on the beach. Is not a fancy place do not expect a personal service is fast (just ok). Also the food is good we ask for nacho and salsa. Wings with buffalo salsa. Tacos fish. Cesar sald. Everything was good We will go again. The frozen drinks are good too.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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103 reviews 103 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

If it looks dirty then it probably is dirty. This little establishment is connected to Beachside Colony which has its own issues. Nevertheless, all it took was a step inside to see how dirty and unsanitary it was and we walked right out. If the dinning area looks that way, whats it say about the food prep area???

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Lilburn, Georgia
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4 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Dont waste your time! Service was poor at an early seating and food was ok, there are a lot of other great places to eat at Tybee

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Covington, Georgia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

A lot of places say they have a great view and they really don't. Or they talk about having seafood and everything is fried and your only options are the fried shrimp or the admirals platter with a side of hush puppies and ketchup...not here. This place has a huge oceanfront deck with a gorgeous view. There is nothing like... More

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Indianapolis
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 via mobile

Went in on a Sarurday night. Told it would be 20 minutes. Was closer to 45 min. Took 45 min to get food. Ok it is Sat night but really? Plan for a rush and deal with it. Oh yeah, and the food was crappy. Fries were limp and tasteless. Fish taco and sandwich were tasteless. Asked to see the... More

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