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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 #54 of 69 restaurants in Beach Haven
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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  • English first
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English first
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

I've never written a review before but I feel this is necessary. This place was by far the worst dinning experience I have ever had. The food was awful and there customer service was terrible. After sending back cold crab raviolis and a Undercooked fish(which we never do)..the manager came out and would not comp our meals after only taking... More

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Bethesda, Maryland
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120 reviews 120 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Good location, but that is about as far as it goes. There is little energy and the results are pretty predicatble unfortunately. Maybe they can turn it around, it has potential.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We went for our 10th anniversary. Bad idea. The waitress got the drink order wrong off the batand for attitude when we tried to correct it. Apps were good. Ordered the special 1lb lobster with the crab for an extra 3.95. The claws of the lobster were good, but the tail was rubbery. I told the waitress and she said... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 via mobile

We were a party of 5 who were told to wait 30 mins. I had no problem with the wait as I understood that this was a Saturday night dinner. As we waited at the bar, a party of 7 arrives 5 mins after us. They are white we are Asians. They get their table BEFORE us. I let it... More

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Hamilton, New Jersey
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28 reviews 28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

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
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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
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300 reviews 300 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
110 helpful votes 110 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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75 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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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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15 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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