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Blue Marlin Grill

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65 Eastern Ave, Essex, MA 01929
(978) 768-7400
Today
11:30 am - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 37
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 11
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good food at reasonable prices

A favorite of the locals for a nice variety of reasonably priced food. Not much atmosphere and it can be noisy but everyone I know like to go there.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
Donna G
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Essex, Massachusetts
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Essex, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

A favorite of the locals for a nice variety of reasonably priced food. Not much atmosphere and it can be noisy but everyone I know like to go there.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

It's a fun bar with good food, lots of regulars, different specials every day. Bartenders have been attentive each time I've visited and the food has been consistently good, For people who are happy with a consistenly good but not especially exciting menu, this is the place,

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Based on Trip Advisor reviews we decided to take a ride by the shore and stop at Blue Marlin. First I want to say I don't like the decor. It is very antiseptic and bland. My husband thought the chairs looked like cafeteria chairs. Other than that I can't say enough about this place. They served warm bread then we... More 

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Boston
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

We joined another couple for dinner at The Blue Marlin Grill, and sadly we were disappointed with the place. The food was not too bad, but the portions of French fries and onion rings versus the amount of clams and/or scallops was over whelming. Many more fries and rings with few clams or scallops. The service was fair, but the... More 

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Woburn, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Went to the Blue Marlin Grille this afternoon since they have a large lunch menu selection that is served until 4PM. Found out we could order any item off either lunch or dinner. Bonus was if you sit at the bar Monday to Thursday most apps are half price 3 to 5PM. Since it was almost 3 we waited while... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

I was vacationing in New England recently and my daughter and her husband treated us to this wonderful restaurant. The food was excellent and the waitstaff is just wonderful.

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Lynnfield, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

It was a rainy night and we decided to share a wonderful meal with our friends. The food was excellent and plenty of it and the service was outstanding.

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Peabody, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

the blue marlin is my all time favorite restaurant. The service is surperb, friendly wait staff and bartenders and the food is consistant every time I go which is quite often. When you sit at the bar you will see many locals and very easy to strike up a conversation, and have a good drink or a well poured glass... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Not quite up to the raves in my opinion based on only one visit. Service was excellent. Fried food looked great, but your at fried food ground zero in Essex so you expect that. Nice size shrimps by the each, nicely served on ice, but the cocktail sauce was disappointing. The spicy fried calamari were cooked and battered to perfection,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

We go a few times a month we live in Boston it is worth the 45 min drive I have not been disappointed yet mussel are fantastic . Menu has a lot to choose from. Very friendly we enjoy the bar side just love this cozy spot

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Additional Information about Blue Marlin Grill

Address: 65 Eastern Ave, Essex, MA 01929
Phone Number: (978) 768-7400
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Ann  >  Essex
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Monday 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Thursday 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Friday 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Saturday 11:30 am - 1:00 am

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  • Address: 65 Eastern Ave, Essex, MA 01929
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Ann  >  Essex
  • Phone Number: (978) 768-7400
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Monday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Friday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 1:00 am

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