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Black Marlin Bayside Grill

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86 Helmsman Way, Hilton Head, SC 29928-3206
+1 843-785-4950
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Dessert, Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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    Very good
  • 115
    Average
  • 42
    Poor
  • 21
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
One of my favorite places

As a local I've eaten at Black Marlin dozens of times. Dinner is always excellent and their weekend brunch is my favorite on the island. Tonight was no different. Excellent food and great service despite being packed. Highly recommended!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 18, 2015
Mark N
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Hilton Head, South Carolina
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

As a local I've eaten at Black Marlin dozens of times. Dinner is always excellent and their weekend brunch is my favorite on the island. Tonight was no different. Excellent food and great service despite being packed. Highly recommended!!

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blackmarlinhhi, Manager at Black Marlin Bayside Grill, responded to this review

Thank you fo the compliments and we look forward to seeing you many more times for Lunch, Weekend Brunch, and Dinner! Visit The Hurricane Bar for Cool Libations and Fat Tuesday Frozen Drinks! More 

Littleton, North Carolina
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We LOVED the Black Marlin! My husband had the fried grouper sandwich and enjoyed every bite. My 2 sons ordered fried shrimp and the 4 ounce filet. Both were excellent and the steak was perfectly cooked. I ordered the grilled swordfish on a bed of noodles and it was amazing! Key lime pie and the chocolate lava cake with homemade... More 

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blackmarlinhhi, Manager at Black Marlin Bayside Grill, responded to this review

So happy to hear you enjoyed dining with us! Chef Chris takes pride in preparing fresh, local cuisine, down to the house made desserts! Next visit youi must have the Caramel Salted Vanilla Brownie! We look forward to seeing you soon! More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We did call ahead seating through open table and were sat promptly upon arrival. It was pretty crowded, as it shares space with several restaurants in the area, but the patio was spacious. The unfortunate part is that while they're close to the water, there are condos that block a potentially beautiful view. We were able to catch the sunset... More 

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blackmarlinhhi, Manager at Black Marlin Bayside Grill, responded to this review

Thank you for the review and we are happy to hear you enjoyed the shrimp tacos! Chef will continue to create new exciting Salmon dishes for you. Yes our view is limited by the buildings, the marina atmosphere is fun especially when we have live music-next visit join us for live music by Luke Mitchell on Tuesdays! More 

Peoria, Illinois
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We visit the Black Marlin often. Our last visit was for a retirement party. There were 10 people in the bar area at happy hour. The special appetizer menue is fantastic. We have also ordered from the regular menu several times. The food is always fresh, tasty and well prepared. One of the cooks has told us that everything is... More 

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blackmarlinhhi, Manager at Black Marlin Bayside Grill, responded to this review

We are happy to hear you chose to celebrate your special occasion with us! Yes the chef does source products fresh and locally whenever possible! We look forward to many return visits! More 

Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We enjoy eating at the Black Marlin Bayside Grill. It's one of our Top 5 restaurants on HHI. The inside/outside dining is a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. Food is Delish!

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blackmarlinhhi, Manager at Black Marlin Bayside Grill, responded to this review

Thank you for the compliments and we are happy to hear we are in your Top 5! We look forward to your next visit! More 

New Jersey
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29 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Stopped in here for a quick bite to eat around 4:30pm the end of June. Sat at the bar and were served by Audra. Great gal .. As always the Crab Legs were amazing and you just can't go wrong with this restaurant. Crab Legs on the early dining menu were plenty, just a little shy of the serving you... More 

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blackmarlinhhi, Manager at Black Marlin Bayside Grill, responded to this review

Thank you for the compliments and we look forward to your next visit. Join Audra at the Bar and she will share all of our great Happy Hour specials with you! We look forward to seeing you soon! More 

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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We went with my sisters family, total of 6 in our party. Chicken Cesar Salad was big, fresh and good. Nachos were amazing. Clam Chowder was fresh, full of clams and so good! Prime rib dinner looked delicious and according to my brother in law very good. Kids macaroni and cheese was fun spiral noodles with bread crumbs and my... More 

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blackmarlinhhi, Manager at Black Marlin Bayside Grill, responded to this review

Thank you for the compliments and Happy to hear the entire family enjoyed dinner. You will also enjoy our Early Dining Menu from 4-5:30 which includes a soup or salad, soft beverage and an entree for $15. We look forward to your next visit! More 

Springfield
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68 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

The Black Marlin is one of our favorites on Hilton Head. You can make reservations, sit inside or out and seating in the bar is first come first served. Happy hour is from 4 - 7 and they have a great happy hour menu along with the regular almost overwhelming menu. I like to get several items from the Happy... More 

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blackmarlinhhi, Manager at Black Marlin Bayside Grill, responded to this review

Thank you for the compliments and we will be sure to commend Audra for her great service! Join us on Tuesdays for Happy Hour and Live Music with Luke Mitchell! It's a fun time for the whole family! More 

Charlotte, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Some of the best Shrimp and Crab legs we have had.... I highly recommend Black Marlin as a Must for Hilton Head!!

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blackmarlinhhi, Manager at Black Marlin Bayside Grill, responded to this review

So happy to hear you enjoyed our Shrimp and Crab Legs! Next visit have the Mussels Messina and our Local Steamed Clams also delicious! More 

Jacksonville, Florida
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84 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

This place is on the inlet and offers a Great View. The Luguini and Red Clam Sauce is Great and The Black and Blue Burgers are also! The staff is very friendly and really make your stay enjoyable. This place is well worth going to and having some Great food!

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blackmarlinhhi, Manager at Black Marlin Bayside Grill, responded to this review

Thank you for the compliments and we look forward to your next visit. Enjoy the Mediterranean Pasta on your next visit! More 

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Additional Information about Black Marlin Bayside Grill

Address: 86 Helmsman Way, Hilton Head, SC 29928-3206
Phone Number: +1 843-785-4950
Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Hilton Head
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 9 - 26
Cuisine: American, Seafood, Sushi

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 86 Helmsman Way, Hilton Head, SC 29928-3206
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Hilton Head
  • Phone Number: +1 843-785-4950

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 9 - 26
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood, Sushi

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Doing business, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm

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