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Blue Marlin

1200 Lincoln St, Columbia, SC 29201-3136
(803) 799-3838
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Ranked #13 of 827 restaurants in Columbia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
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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81% Recommend
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English first
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW via mobile

Wow. Very strong specialty drinks. Great food. Started with shrimp and grits appy and grouper special, both delish. Lovely wife went with oyster and shrimp special. Yum. We even had dessert. Nice wine list. Great service.

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Columbia, South Carolina
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 via mobile

The fried green tomato appetizer was very good and the she crab soup was exceptionally thick and rich. Fried shrimp and parmesan encrusted catch were perfect. At this point I realized we had chosen way to heavy and should have gone with one of their creative and beautiful salad selections for lighter fare. Service was good. We went on Sunday... More

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Georgetown, Kentucky
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

OMG!!! Should I say more?!?! Excellent service! Excellent food!!! We decided to wait around for dinner hours since they dont open till 5 and it was worth the wait!! We loved the Shrimp app!!! Thanks Ryan Dukes!!:)

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Columbia, South Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

My sister and I had lunch at The Blue Marlin. We were in town for her son's Army Basic Training Graduation. I had read good reviews for the Blue Marlin on several different sites. They were not wrong! The fried green tomatoes were perfectly done. I cannot rave enough about their signature dish, shrimp and grits. The shrimp were perfectly... More

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East Setauket, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We saw the Shrimp Grits on the menu and had to order it to share and try. As soon as we had our first spoonful, we ordered a second. The service and food were top notch. Really nice restaurant.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We went to the Blue Marlin at the recommendation of the Concierge at the Marriott hotel. We arrived late around 10:15pm on a Friday night and despite the fact that the kitchen was closing at 10:30pm, the waiter Jeff was very invited and said he would be happy to serve us as late as we needed to be. He was... More

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Sylvania, Ohio
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We were in Columbia visiting family and I wanted seafood for lunch. I was told to go to Pearls but they didn't open till 4. I quick check on TripAdvisor and up comes the Blue Marlin so I give it a shot. Very nice, traditional steak house dining room with a contemporary bar. Immediately greeted and shown a table. The... More

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chapin, sc
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Shrimp and grits, cajun foods, outstanding meals and service. Been there many times and never disappointed in any facet.

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Loughborough, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

In town for a week, very friendly staff, good menu and great local brews available. Definitely worth another visit. Josh was a great host, friendly, knowledgeable and attentive

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Springfield, Illinois
19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

The restaurant was very busy when we went. We were surprised at how quickly we were waited on, how quickly our drinks came and the food was prepared in a timely fashion. We had steaks and seafood which was very good and we had no complaints. When we visit Columbia again, we will try to plan on eating here again!

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