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Marlin Restaurant & Bar

2 S Bay Ave, Beach Haven, Long Beach Island, NJ 08008-1767
609-492-7700
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Ranked #47 of 70 restaurants in Beach Haven
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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English first
Hamilton, New Jersey
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW

Marlin is nothing special. Food is ok. Service is ok. There is usually no wait. Expensive for what is offered. They put way too much ice in the drinks. Probably would not recommend unless you need to be seated quickly--the burgers are pretty good. They have a nice bar.

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Beachwood, New Jersey
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We have been coming to LBI for the past five years . Tonight was the first the first and the last time we will be eating here. I had the chowder and it was very good the rest of our meal was not! The seafood pot pie had raw puff pastry on top. The shrimp were frozen shrimp not fresh,... More

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Ship Bottom, New Jersey
Top Contributor
269 reviews 269 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Local landmark in Beach Haven, NJ. Excellent service. Nice bar area. Very good food. Very good specials. Limited beer selections. Limited dessert selections.

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Boca Grande, Florida
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70 reviews 70 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

We ended up eating here because the wait was outrageous at other local restaurants in Beach Haven and were out for a friends birthday. The service at the bar is usually very attentive and friendly but it lacks in the dining room 100 percent. The meals ordered were eatable, but nothing you would ever rave about to come back and... More

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94 reviews 94 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We go to Long Beach Island often in the Summer months and are always looking for friendly places to kick back have a decent meal and a few beers to round off the day. This year we stumbled upon a place we have not been to for a number of years. We were standing out side of Buckalews and did... More

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Harrisburg, PA
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

This wasn't one of my "go-to" places in Beach Haven--that's going to change, Busy Chowderfest weekend and couldn't get in anywhere. Thought this place looked nice. Only waited 20 minutes to be seated. Wonderful seafood that was cheaper than the other restaurants we had just visited. Great waitstaff and atmosphere. Will be returning here.

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Hopewell, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

went slightly out of season, no type of substitions availabe, nothing gluten free, 2 out of 3 of us ended up getting sick, never again.........altough we had the nicest waitress, wish i could remember her name, wasn't her fault!

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Fairfield, Connecticut
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69 reviews 69 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

Mediocre all around. Kids food was fine. Pasta dishes ok. The rest wasn't especially worth noting. OK bar. Unlike many other restaurants on LBI they don't seem to feature noise.

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NJ
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013 via mobile

Stopped here for an impromptu dinner, rather skeptical given the poor reviews. I can honestly say I don't know what you people are complaining about. Seated quickly with no reservation. Service was excellent. The scallop entree is simply amazing! I rarely get excited about food, but the pan seared scallops were perfectly paired with a creamed corn. It was excellent.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

I brought my family out to the Marlin and I was pleasantly surprised after reading some of the reviews. The food was absolutely delicious and came out quickly! The menu had a variety of specials and something everyone could enjoy. Our server was very pleasant and accommodating. I will definitely be returning.

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