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1200 Lincoln St, Columbia, SC 29201-3136
(803) 799-3838
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Ranked #13 of 845 Restaurants in Columbia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
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
Cuisines: Dessert, Seafood
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
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English first
Greenville, South Carolina
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64 reviews 64 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Ate lunch here. Prices are VERY reasonable and almost underpriced for the quality of food. Portions were not huge at lunchtime, but definitely were enough to fill us up. The firecracker shrimp and fried green tomatoes were delicious. I did not find anything particularly great about their house specialty of shrimp and grits...they were not bad but nothing special either.... More 

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Lexington, South Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

This continues to be a great restaurant. If you can make collards taste good, and they do, you gotta be great.. Crispy flounder is my favorite.

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Fort Mill, South Carolina
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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Great food, atmosphere, and service. Located in a great area of Columbia SC. Parking can be tricky at busy times.

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Prospect, Kentucky, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We visited during restaurant week but no one ordered from the special menu. Our table of six was really well served. Our server was both knowledgeable and patient. We ordered a sampler appetizer at her suggestion and it was delicious. Everything was wonderful. I had the shrimp and grits and they were flat out amazing. I am not a foodie... More 

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Evans, Georgia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Loved the seafood and the cool atmosphere.Prices fair and the service was very good. walking distance from from the Hampton Inn.

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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Many people told us that this was the place to go, especially for Lowcountry food. Well, Columbia is not the Lowcountry, so that should have been my first tip off. We ordered the shrimp and grits, and they were just okay. Nothing special. I saw other people's food coming out of the kitchen, and while it looked good, it was... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Excellent food and nice staff The menu is varied and every item is tasty. Always a pleasure dining there

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Columbia, South Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Blue Marlin is one of our favorite restaurants in Columbia. We have never been disappointed. The menu is varied and every item is tasty. The servers are always helpful to see that we get everything we need or request. Firecracker flounder, shrimp and grits, and crab cakes are among our favorites.

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Bluffton, South Carolina
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96 reviews 96 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Southern pecan salad, Charleston salmon with collard greens and creamy grits, and the gooey chocolate desert were all fantastic. The service left nothing to desire either. Great choice but parking can be difficult.

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Chapin, South Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Food excellent as well as the waitstaff. Always a pleasure dining there. Best crab cakes I've ever had.

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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: Dessert, Seafood

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