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Blue Marlin Grill

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

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  • 39
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 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
Serves local catch

Restaurant recommended by local family member. Very comfortable atmosphere. A lot of local dinners. Staff friendly. Food delicious. Food priced accordingly. Definitely a stop when in town again.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
Julie D
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Sebastian, Florida
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Sebastian, Florida
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

Restaurant recommended by local family member. Very comfortable atmosphere. A lot of local dinners. Staff friendly. Food delicious. Food priced accordingly. Definitely a stop when in town again.

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Orange, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Really fantastic clam plates with huge portions. The pineapple shrimp wrapped in bacon were for starters and very tasty. Our party of four all ordered clam plates and were pleasantly surprised with the very large portion of clams that were on the plate. Usually there are piles of fries or onion rings to make the plate look bigger, but the... More 

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Marshalls Creek, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Found this place on the advice of a local antique dealer, and glad we did! The restaurant is newly re-decorated, colorful, relaxing atmosphere. Service was excellent, food was great! My husband had a gigantic stuffed lobster, I enjoyed the eggplant parmigiana (it was so good I had to take my leftovers, even though we were staying at a hotel). We... More 

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Boston
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Went for lunch today and it was just great. My husband and I shared a bowl of clam chowder, and it is still the best chowder around. I think it could have been hotter, but right temp for hubby. We had baked haddock, and combo Cameron Alex, that was scallops, shrimp and haddock with a cheese sauce. It was so... More 

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Bellevue, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Great atmosphere and delicious food! Stayed open later than many restaurants around. Fried fish was outstanding and the spicy shrimp pasta was good too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

The Blue Marlin is one of our favorites. We try to get there at least once a month or so. All the food there is exceptional and they give you great portions. One of my favorites is the Dijon Encrusted Salmon, Also, the clams are fabulous. I had the baked seafood casserole recently with shrimp, scallops and haddock and it... More 

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Arlington, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

I had the fried shrimp and scallops which was accompanied with onion rings and French fries. The service was prompt and efficient and the food hot and in large portions. My only complaint was that the seafood could have been better seasoned. It was somewhat on the bland side; however that seems to be the way it is served in... More 

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Essex, Massachusetts
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?