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Blue Marlin

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1200 Lincoln St, Columbia, SC 29201-3136
(803) 799-3838
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Today
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Fri 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 292
    Excellent
  • 186
    Very good
  • 67
    Average
  • 22
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Service and Quality of Meal

Had an absolutely wonderful supper at the Blue Marlin on Friday evening. The restaurant was packed and we noted second seating's at a number of tables. There is inside and outside seating. There is also a separate dining room for large groups or parties. We were seated immediately inside the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
Seabee-Officer-11
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Atlanta, Georgia
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
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Lexington, South Carolina
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Dinner here will be overpriced ; if you are expecting fancy pancy... Atmosphere. Go with friends we went with 6 . Three appetizers... 6 different entrees.... Mix with beverages and you have a great date night..

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Atlanta, Georgia
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165 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Had an absolutely wonderful supper at the Blue Marlin on Friday evening. The restaurant was packed and we noted second seating's at a number of tables. There is inside and outside seating. There is also a separate dining room for large groups or parties. We were seated immediately inside the restaurant and served in a timely fashion. We had a... More 

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Marietta, Georgia
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76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Restaurant is popular among the locals. Shrimp appetizer and fried green tomatoes were awesome. Catfish ordered by another looked great and the shrimp and grits also looked good. The crab cakes didn't seem to have much crab - mostly breading. One was the max I could eat. i wouldn't recommend that dish again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

My wife and I have eaten at the Blue Marlin several times over the past few years and I thought I should finally post a review. We have never been disappointed by the quality of the food and service here. On weekend nights, it can be busy (and loud) but the wait for a table is never more than 15... More 

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Ordered a meal of the ahi tuna which was incredible. The she crab soup has a few shells in it, but overall was tasty. With the soup, a "side," of green beans was ordered, however we got a full plate! Casual attire, yet formal service.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

My wife and I have been to Blue Marlin a number of times in the last year and we loved each of our experiences. Although our latest visit was awful. We visited on a Sunday night, the last weekend of June. The restaurant was "unexpectedly busy." We waited 10 minutes at our table until we told the hostess that no... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Had dinner with my family and friends before graduation. Was a wonderful selection and everyone enjoyed their meal. She crab soup was out of this world. Make sure to check out the ceiling. The building caught on fire and during the renovations, they discovered the ceiling that previously had been covered.

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Leland, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Really a very nice surprise Restaurant was very nice service was very good our waitress was very attentive and was very helpful with the menu Food was excellent and would definitely eat there again on our next trip to Columbia

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58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

When I go out to a pricey restaurant, I expect great food. Thankfully, Blue Marlin exceeded my expectations. My wife and I ate here for our 3 year anniversary. The unique mixed drinks the bartender made for us were fantastic. Our appetizers did not disappoint, and our fish entrees were stellar. The only drawback of this restaurant is that it... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

In the heart of the Vista area, this restaurant delivers. The firecracker shrimp appetizer was amazing. The entree was just as delicious. Great service, drinks and ambiance.

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Additional Information about Blue Marlin

Address: 1200 Lincoln St, Columbia, SC 29201-3136
Phone Number: (803) 799-3838
Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Columbia
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm  11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm  11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm  11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm  11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
Cuisine: Seafood

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1200 Lincoln St, Columbia, SC 29201-3136
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: (803) 799-3838

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?