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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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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, 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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  • 743
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  • 358
    Very good
  • 151
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  • 48
    Poor
  • 24
    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 - Service Above and Beyond

We have eaten at the Black Marlin multiple times and the food is always excellent. However we had a special experience on Dec..4, 2014. My wife ordered the Lobster Tacos - however she does not eat onions so we asked for the pico either be left off or put on the side. When the meal arrived, there... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 22, 2014
M_D_D_01
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McKinney, Texas
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savannah, georgia
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

We dined at the Black Marlin for lunch. I realize lunch portions are smaller (along with the price) but I thought these portion sizes were ridiculously small. My husband ordered the seared scallops with pecan butter sauce. It consisted of 3 medium size scallops, along with a small scoop of rice and beans and a serving of "seasonal" vegetables (which... More 

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Thank honeybee815
blackmarlinhhi, General Manager at Black Marlin Bayside Grill, responded to this review

Thank you for dining with us. We look forward to your next visit and will be sure to provide a greet experience and we will evaluate our portion sizes! Thank you again. More 

Acworth, Georgia
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40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014 via mobile

Family has goon here many times. Back when it was known as "Hemingway's". The decor and outside seating area are great. Service was very good. The food was average. I had a appetizer of crab cakes. While they had plenty of crab they just had little flavor. Wife had the sirloin and shrimp. The steak was tuff and had little... More 

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1 Thank Eric P
blackmarlinhhi, Manager at Black Marlin Bayside Grill, responded to this review

We would like to thank you for your recent visit to The Black Marlin Bayside Grill. I am sorry to hear your experience was less then what you had expected. We would really like the opportunity to earn your business on a return visit. Your thoughts and concerns have been passed on to our executive chef for his immediate attention.... More 

High Point, North Carolina
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

We ate there in Nov 2014 and my meal was not good. I had a seafood sampler that was barely warm and very dried out. I think it was probably stuff that sat around under heat lamps for way too long. The other 3 people with me had other dishes that they felt were decent. A manager stopped by half... More 

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Thank G J R
blackmarlinhhi, Manager at Black Marlin Bayside Grill, responded to this review

We would like to thank you for your visit to The Black Marlin Bayside Grill back in November. I am very sorry to hear that your experience was less than what you were expecting. We would really like the opportunity to have you and your guests visit us again, so we may have a chance exceed your expectations. Your review... More 

McKinney, Texas
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

We have eaten at the Black Marlin multiple times and the food is always excellent. However we had a special experience on Dec..4, 2014. My wife ordered the Lobster Tacos - however she does not eat onions so we asked for the pico either be left off or put on the side. When the meal arrived, there was pico on... More 

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Thank M_D_D_01
blackmarlinhhi, Manager at Black Marlin Bayside Grill, responded to this review

Thank You for dining with us here at The Black Marlin Bayside Grill. We certainly appreciate your business and hope you will join us again soon! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 via mobile

Was excellent and so is the service Ashley at the bar recommended the sushi nachos own lettuces I need to be gluten free great service

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

Thank you for dining with us! We hope to see you again soon! We have many gluten free options you can try on our menu. More 

Charlotte, North Carolina
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

My fiancé and I, along with our families, biked to The Black Marlin for afternoon drinks and appetizers. Ashley was our waitress and her service was fantastic. Great drink specials and great food!

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1 Thank Hanna S
blackmarlinhhi, Manager at Black Marlin Bayside Grill, responded to this review

Thank You for visiting us here at The Black Marlin Bayside Grill. We are very pleased to hear that your experience with us was so good. We look forward to your next visit. More 

Kissimmee, Florida
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189 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Stopped in for a bite on a sunny afternoon and we weren't disappointed. On the recomendation of the bartender we had the chicken and biscuits, it was simply the best. On the drinks were pretty good too. Wish they served brunch during the weekdays.

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Bluffton, South Carolina
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

What a party in your mouth! PLEASE try the sushi nachos! Had a grouper daufuske - incredible! Really fine seafood and apps, great ambiance, tasteful and great view in daylight!! We had Marie as our waiter and she was excellent! Everything was great: signature drink, nice selection, apps, dinners, desserts! Prices were reasonable, quality was outstanding. Marie was attentive, engaging... More 

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Kanata
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34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 via mobile

This restaurant is a must visit. The ambience, service and food were outstanding. We had a lengthy Q and A with our server about local beverages, spices used and food tastes before deciding on dinner. Everything was fabulous including the torrential downpour that soaked us running 100 yards to the car. Thank you

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Thank GDKanata
Bluffton, South Carolina
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

It's that time of year again when the Serg Group puts out their BOGO coupon booklets. What a brilliant idea!!! Restaurants are packed (or almost), but there's no waiting, food is still fantastic, and prices are really cut. This enables the restaurants to keep the help working and gives the local public a chance to try the restaurant without breaking... More 

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Thank Judy H

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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: Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, 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?