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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: Dessert, Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 607
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  • 277
    Very good
  • 105
    Average
  • 34
    Poor
  • 17
    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
Love the seafood!

If you are looking for shellfish on Hilton Head...go to Black Marlin. There steaks are also excellent. The servers and bartenders are all very friendly and helpful in selecting from their broad menu. Lissy was especially good at helping us select a bottle of wine to partner well with our... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 7, 2014
lynne w
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hilton head
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
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hilton head
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

If you are looking for shellfish on Hilton Head...go to Black Marlin. There steaks are also excellent. The servers and bartenders are all very friendly and helpful in selecting from their broad menu. Lissy was especially good at helping us select a bottle of wine to partner well with our seafood entrée. $$

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Hardeeville, South Carolina
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68 reviews 68 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

The food here was very good. I had a pasta of sorts with veggies and my son had a bowl of steamed veggies only. Everything came in good time and the food tasted fresh and hot when delivered. Nothing was too much or too little. The place itself is divided in different parts as you walk in and the wing... More 

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Harmony, Pennsylvania, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

We have spent the last four February's in Hilton Head and have been to the Black Marlin many times. The seafood is always wonderful. Lunch, dinner or brunch. Fish tacos, broiled fish platter, salads....it's always good. Wait staff is attentive. VIP coupons just make it all that sweeter ( Dec.,Jan. and Feb. only)

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cincinnati
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78 reviews 78 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

Thanks to TripAdvisor reviewers and my brother, we ended up here for our first dinner in Hilton Head. We were seated immediately (off season) and felt very at home and happy with our choice. The wait staff was attentive. The sound level was great. The place was fairly busy but we could converse with no trouble. We both had seafood,... More 

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Bluffton, South Carolina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

My husband and I rarely get a day off together. We decided we would have a little date lunch/brunch. First off our server was excellent. Amy was very friendly and did not rush us at all. (We were very indecisive) The food was excellent as well. Lettuce wraps, Frogmore Pho, Fish tacos, and not to mention a build your own... More 

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Springfield, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

I'm not given to hyperbole. If something sucks, I say so. If something is worth sharing, I recommend it. If something is awesome, it's Black Marlin at HHI. For those sorry souls who travel to HIlton Head in January, they (we) get what we deserve. The first snow in 25 years, colder temps than in KC (I looked it up),... More 

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Greenville, South Carolina
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

This is a favorite of ours when we go to Hilton Head (which is often)! The seafood is some of the best we have ever had! The fresh sea scallops and grouper is melt in your mouth wonderful! The seafood chowder is to die for! There is not one thing on the menu that isn't prepared in the most perfect... More 

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Bethlehem, New Hampshire
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

This was our second time enjoying dinner here in the past year, both times we chose to sit outdoors. We're from NH so we thoroughly enjoy the chance to eat outside whenever we're in Hilton Head. The food is great (loved the fish tacos), the drinks were very good and again can't beat the outdoor seating. And the waitstaff have... More 

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Greeneville, Tennessee
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

We've been to the Black Marlin twice. The food is great! Servers are very polite, fun, and knowledgeable about the menu. We will definetly go back. If you're starving, have a snack before you leave because there is a pretty long wait, usually.

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I went out to celebrate her birthday. we decided to go to the Black Marlin. The food was excellent and the service provided by Will, our server, was attentive and first rate in every respect. Although, the restaurant was entertaining a large group in the bar, it had no effect on the timeliness of our service. We... 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, Sushi

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children, Bar scene, Entertaining clients, Romantic
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?