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Blue Marlin

1200 Lincoln St, Columbia, SC 29201-3136
(803) 799-3838
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Ranked #15 of 830 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
Columbia, South Carolina
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68 reviews 68 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

We arrived here at about 4:00 PM after a noon Homecoming football game at USC that day. This restaurant is in an old Amtrak station building, so very nice area in the Vista of Columbia. This is a very established restaurant. We have been here many times in the past and know the owners and the main chef. We were... More

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Lafayette, Louisiana
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Blue Marlin is consistently Great choice my dining in Columbia. Their lunch and menu options are expensive, from Lowcountry favorites to classic Americana. The food, service, and atmosphere are always consistent. They Have a great bar selection, and I've never had a bad meal. It can be very busy on the weekend so reservations are recommended

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Columbia, South Carolina
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86 reviews 86 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Went here for a Friday meal with friends. Although most tables were filled walk in were still welcome. My wife commented later that when we were seated her expectations were low as she felt the atmosphere was kind of off balance with the aqua colored seats in the booths just not matching well with the rest of the decor. She... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Excellent, fresh, homemade everything. What more can you ask? Delicious meals: tilapia and salmon. Very friendly, attentive service.

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midwest
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96 reviews 96 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014 via mobile

I went here today just for a quick lunch before my son's baseball game. He is pitching today, so I decided to have a Bloody Mary :) (just 1, though). The Bloody Mary was good. I prefer when they have more creative garnishes, though. This one was pretty boring, with just the typical green olives. I do wish that they... More

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New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

This is our third time eating here, first time for lunch. In keeping with our previous visits it was spot on. The food is fabulous, service attentive. Although we need to try some new places, we keep on coming back to Blue Marlin. Highly recommended

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Columbia, South Carolina
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37 reviews 37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Do you like fried oysters? I love them and these were some of the best I've ever eaten! There are many choices on the menu and the fish my friend ordered was as delicious as my oysters were. Collard greens were excellent so my educated guess is everything offered would be equally appealing.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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56 reviews 56 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This is a great restaurant for either Lunch or dinner. My wife and I both enjoy the shrimp and grits. Bar scene is relaxing.

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Asheville, North Carolina
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21 reviews 21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

We had a drink at the bar as we waited for our table.. very nice ... Once seated our server was very good.. My seafood couldn't have been better and my beau's steak was perfection!

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Columbia, South Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Food and service were excellent. Staff was very friendly and helpful. First time here if we return to Columbia definitely will make another visit or two.

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