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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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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, 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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  • 151
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  • 48
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  • 24
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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
Great Weekend Brunch

The Saturday and Sunday brunch menu is varied and has something for everyone. My only complaint is that there is no choice of potato - only cheesy hashbrown casserole - which is good but would prefer a choice. The hostess always greets you with a smile and the servers are terrific. The food is... read more

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4 of 5 starsReviewed February 9, 2015
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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

The Saturday and Sunday brunch menu is varied and has something for everyone. My only complaint is that there is no choice of potato - only cheesy hashbrown casserole - which is good but would prefer a choice. The hostess always greets you with a smile and the servers are terrific. The food is served hot, your coffee cup is... More 

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Thank BuckyB2015
blackmarlinhhi, Manager at Black Marlin Bayside Grill, responded to this review

Thank you for being a loyal Weekend Brunch guest! So glad you enjoy the hot coffee, Bloody Mary Bar and friendly service! Chef will create some brunch potato specials for you to try on your next visit! Look forward to seeing you soon! More 

Hilton Head, South Carolina
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015 via mobile

We love going to black marlin and spending time at the hurricane bar! Love the food that's available for happy hour..the tacos are my fav! Alex and JR took great care of us and black marlin will continue to be one of our favorite restaurants on the island!

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

We thank you for your great comments and we are excited for Spring and more fun times at the Hurricane Bar! Look forward to seeing you soon! More 

Bluffton, South Carolina
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

We had heard several people refer to the Black Marlin as a super special seafood place. It was not. The flounder and shrimp were both fresh and good, but the place just did not come off as special.

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

Happy to hear you enjoyed your dinners. On your next visit call us for priority seating and we would love to accommodate your special occasion! More 

Onalaska
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41 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Stopped here for an early dinner and had a wonderful seafood meal. I had the broiled seafood medley while my wife tried the swordfish. Both were wonderful and, with the help of a coupon, very reasonably priced. The menu was extensive with a separate menu full of early bird specials and another one focused wholly on fresh seafood. Give it... More 

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

The Island's Best Selection of Fresh Seafood is our motto! So glad you enjoyed our menus! Chef is always creating new exciting dishes and sources local products! More 

Canonsburg, Pennsylvania
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Went with friends to Happy Hour. The barmaid quickly had someone push the heavy tables together for our large group. The house margaritas are great and well-priced!! The problem came with the food and the checks. Kristy, the barmaid made the drinks AND took our orders...too much for one person. She didn't write anything down and mixed up food orders... More 

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

Thank you for your response and we are addressing all service standards and will ensure prompt service from staff and management in the future. We pride ourselves in having great customer service and will not fall short of our standards in the future. More 

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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015 via mobile

This place has one of the best happy hours on Hilton Head and Jenn, JR and Alex are always awesome bartenders! It's also a huge plus that they are dog friendly! More places should be. Who doesn't have a dog?

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Thank Hungrybeaver6
blackmarlinhhi, Manager at Black Marlin Bayside Grill, responded to this review

So glad you enjoy the Hurricane Bar and all of our Bartenders. And of course we love dogs too! Enjoy dinner on the patio as well on your next visit! More 

Ipswich, Massachusetts
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65 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

We've eaten at the Black Marlin many times. So far this season had a lovely lunch outside on their patio and inside for dinner. The hostess has smiles when she greets you, as did the wait staff. We were there for dinner, early we thought, at 5:30 and we had to wait for tables already! They take your cel phone... More 

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

Thank you for your continued visits to the Black Marlin! We have some great new dishes for you to try on our new menu in the Spring. More 

Augusta
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

This is the worse restaurant in the serge group have tried 3 x to go there the food is not good the service slow will not return

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4 Thank Dan L
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015 via mobile

Whenever we come to Hilton Head Island we eat at the Black Marlin...the food is always good and the service is equally good. One server, Sandon, is especially good. We've had this waiter before and he always impresses us.

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

Thank you for being a loyal customer! Sandon and the staff look forward to your next visit! See you soon. More 

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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015 via mobile

Very causal atmosphere and good menu. There is a basic menu and daily specials. Had the Caribbean mahi mahi prepared with sweet heat style. Also salted caramel brownie was great. Cool location as well.

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

So glad you enjoyed the Mahi Mahi! Next time try the Grouper Daufuskie! More 

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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, Soups, Sushi

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Scenic view
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?