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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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Hours:
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Bar scene
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 561
    Excellent
  • 262
    Very good
  • 101
    Average
  • 31
    Poor
  • 16
    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
Great food and service

Great seafood! Steamed shrimp the tenderest and tastiest I've ever eaten. Such marvelous service from server Ashley that we returned for a second meal in less than a week. Again a tasty, delicious meal and terrific, friendly service. Fried shrimp and sweet potato fries were the best ever. And the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 22, 2013
Susan C
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Nashville, Tennessee
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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Nashville, Tennessee
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

Great seafood! Steamed shrimp the tenderest and tastiest I've ever eaten. Such marvelous service from server Ashley that we returned for a second meal in less than a week. Again a tasty, delicious meal and terrific, friendly service. Fried shrimp and sweet potato fries were the best ever. And the atmosphere of the outside dining experience is relaxing and enjoyable.

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Suwanee, Georgia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

The outside dining was very inviting. String lights hung in the trees and no bugs around. Loved the calamari and chicken livers!

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198 reviews 198 reviews
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80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

My husband and I and friends went to Black Marlin while vacationing in Hilton Head. I had a salad and lettuce wraps. The salad was good but the lettuce wraps were not that good. The lettuce wasn't big enough to wrap around the stuffing so I ended up eating bits of chicken with a fork. My husband and our friends... More 

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Strongsville, Ohio
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267 reviews 267 reviews
227 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013 via mobile

This is another regular dining destination when we're visiting HHI. Great seafood, friendly and competent waitstaff. Creative daily special fresh fish entrees.

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Columbia, Maryland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

Went to dinner this evening based on recent reviews...maybe they were having an off night but I wasn't impressed. My husband had a broiled seafood platter and everything was over done. I had one of the evening specials with grouper, crab sausage and cheese grits, it was called Dafuskie Island something and it was ok but nothing I would order... More 

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Indianapolis
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

We have eaten at The Black Marlin twice this week and Brett, our waiter was excellent! First night a storm blew in and we were dining outside with my in-inlaws and our 1 1/2 yr old son. We were seated outside under no cover and were promptly moved to a covered table which was really nice.Brett went above and beyond... More 

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Grovetown, Georgia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

We absolutely love eating here. If you miss eating at the Black Marlin, then you've missed a wonderful experience. We enjoy outdoor dining and Black Marlin's patio provides a pleasant view of Palmetto Bay. We had the "surf & turf" and it was soooo good!!! I highly recommend this restaurant to anyone going to Hilton Head.

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Pennsylvania
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

We were a group of six and we were all happy with our meals. I got the stuffed flounder which was excellent. Others got salmon, steak, clams and chicken and we had no complaints. Our waiter Mike was great. These were all eary bird specials that were only $15.00 a meal which included a soft drink. Bread was very good... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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6 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

We were down at Hilton Head and this restaurant was recommended by a salesperson. It is a wonderful place to eat and the price is right for the amount of food you get. We went with friends and everyone had something different and all were very satisfied with the food. Mike, the waiter, was on top of things and very... More 

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Georgetown, Kentucky
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21 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

I always enjoy outdoor dining and Black Marlin's patio provides a pleasant view of Palmetto Bay. I love their sushi nachos and my husband is always pleased with their oysters in the half shell. I usually opt for their seafood or fish special of the day and have never been disappointed. Relaxing with very attentive wait staff.

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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

  • Cuisine: American, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?