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Blue Marlin

1200 Lincoln St, Columbia, SC 29201-3136
(803) 799-3838
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Ranked #13 of 840 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
Irmo, South Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 NEW

A favorite place to dine while in the Columbia area. The shrimp are delicious and do try the shrimp and grits. It is a busy restaurant with a beautiful decor. The service is great and a great place to dine for that special occasion.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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94 reviews 94 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

I wanted to enjoy this restaurant but in the end I did not! First of all I think the front of house is very unorganized. The night I was there it seemed they were having some issues but I did not let that bother me. It was not till I sat down at my tables that my trouble started. My... More 

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Ridgefield, CT
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35 reviews 35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Nice dinner for six... family gathering. Meals good and menu offered a ton of variety. Busy area of Columbia due to holidays..parking a bit tough. Interesting drink menu.

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17 reviews 17 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 via mobile

We dined at the Blue Blue this evening as a party of six. We were celebrating our daughter`'s college graduation. Our reservation was honored on time and our seating was very comfortable and spacious. Drinks came quickly and the meal was served in good time and with all being served together. The flow of the meal was very good and... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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106 reviews 106 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

A great meal (we split the seafood combo) and it was plenty. The she crab soup was also a hit. The final excellence was the appetizer shrimp and grits.

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Columbia, SC
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Marvelous food, service and prices. I will definitely return. Located in the beautiful Five Points area. Plenty of parking.

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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96 reviews 96 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

On the road with an expense account. So you would think. Remember I like the complete experience. This place offers that ask for Jacqueline. She is among the best I have seen or had as a server. Sweet and attentive. Came in at 7pm place is jamming with people had a reservation had one drink at the bar and then... More 

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Massachusetts
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132 reviews 132 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

This is a local classic. The grilled chicken and mahi-mahi were tasty, and Erica our server was pleasant and attentive. The mashed potatoes were saltier than I would have preferred,, but otherwise it was as I expected.

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West Lafayette, Indiana
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

My husband and I shared the Ahi Tuna for starters, it was very good, lots of flavor. I had the salmon Pontchartrain it was what looked like a 4 oz filet with grilled shrimp and petit scallops with a light white sauce; it was good. However it could have used a little more spices and salt and pepper. My husband... More 

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Newport, Kentucky, USA
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I go here almost every time I go to Columbia. Seafood is fresh. Prices are reasonable and what you'd expect for a nicer restaurant with fresh seafood, in the twenty's for an entree for the most part.

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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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