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Black Marlin Bayside Grill

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86 Helmsman Way, Hilton Head, SC 29928-3206
843-785-4950
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Takeout
Delivery
Late Night
Dessert

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  • 488
    Excellent
  • 239
    Very good
  • 94
    Average
  • 30
    Poor
  • 15
    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
Most recent review
Sushi nachos are the best

I love this place. It has inside outside dining at a marina with a top shelf food. Every time I eat here I always want to order a plate to go home too. You must try the sushi nachos they are phenomenal

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2013
Allanobrien
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Hilton Head, South Carolina
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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866 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

I love this place. It has inside outside dining at a marina with a top shelf food. Every time I eat here I always want to order a plate to go home too. You must try the sushi nachos they are phenomenal

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

I have had lunch at the Black Marlin Grill twice within the past month. On both occasions, I must admit the food was very, very good. The first time I had their Tropical Cobb Salad with chilled shrimp and a great vinaigrette--tasty, fresh ingredients, nice presentation, generous portions. The second time I ordered the fresh tilapia grilled, with black beans... More 

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

Thank you for the review and so glad you have enjoyed the food and atmosphere on multiple visits! We are expanding the team so you will be meeting more friendly faces on your next visit! Would love for you to contact a manager before your next visit so we can thank you and provide a great lunch and service experience! More 

Winter Park, Florida
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

We took a day trip to Hilton Head while staying in Savannah and had lunch at the Black Marlin when the weather was beautiful. Great fresh seafood in pleasant outdoor setting when the weather is nice. There sweet potato fries are the best I have ever had and the flounder is great. They did give us way too much food... More 

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

We are happy to hear you enjoyed your lunch experience with us. If you are looking for a lighter and still delicious option -we have great salads for lunch as well! Try the sushi bowl salad next time with a side of sweet potato fries-of course! Thank you for the compliments and look forward to seeing you soon. More 

2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013 via mobile

Shaun Anderson was our waiter-he was great! Shaun was knowledgable about the menu, gave great recomendations, was very personable & even switched my sister's entree when she didn't love the seasoning. (She loved the replacement). Jill, the manager, was visible on the floor & checked on us twice. She was also very friendly & informative. The outdoor patio had a... More 

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

Jill, Shaun and the entire staff thank you for taking the time to share your compliments! Delicious fresh seafood, smiling and efficient staff in an island atmosphere is what we strive for and we succeeded with you on your visit. Look forward to meeting you on your next visit-Try us for dinner -have the Sushi Nachos they are a great... More 

PHILADELPHIA
Top Contributor
189 reviews 189 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

This was our first time eating at the Black Marlin, and it will not be our last. The property is set back well off the main highway in a marina setting. There are actually three parts of the Black Marlin. There is the inside/outside Hurricane Bar and the main restaurant. Our meal, in the main restaurant, started with the Chowdah... More 

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

Thank you for the compliments! Your server will was commended for his outstanding service. The Chowdah Pizza is a new item and it is great to hear that it is a delicious addition to the menu! If you are an oyster lover try the herb grilled oysters and the oysters rockefellar next time-also new menu items! Thank you again and... More 

2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013 via mobile

The Black Marlin is a restaurant on the South End of Hilton Head Island situated on the Palmetto Bay Harbor so the scenery is amazing. The specialize in the freshest catches from the area and the menu has plenty to choose from. BM also has it's own daquiri shop called the hurricane bar, and if that isnt enough just wait... More 

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

Thank you for the compliments! We are very happy you enjoyed your experience with us! If you are still in town Join us this Saturday for Daiquiri Day at the Hurricane Bar! Please say hello on your next visit so we can thank you in person. More 

Estero, Florida
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

Nice patio that overlooks the water. The atmosphere was fun. We happened to be there for happy hour and tried the Baja fish tacos for $3...excellent. Wish we had more time to make another visit.

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

We are so happy that you had a chance to get a taste of our atmosphere, island inspired cuisine and happy hour. We offer an extensive lunch, brunch and dinner menu that we think you will love. We can't wait until you return to the island and get to experience more of our tropical libations, food and ambiance! More 

Bluffton, South Carolina
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

My daughter and I went to Black Marlin for lunch. What a pleasant surprise!! Excellent lunch menu! Large servings of fresh food cooked to our request. Shaun, our sever was very pleasant and helpful in suggesting what to order. The special chosen was jumbo scallops with a sauce that included pecans and was perfect. The fried shrimp came with out... More 

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

Thank you for your delightful comments on your lunch experience. Chef was recognized for his outstanding preparation of the scallops and shrimp. We look forward to your visit on Mother's Day, hope to meet you in person. More 

Tequesta, Florida
Top Contributor
131 reviews 131 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
200 helpful votes 200 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

Based on others reviews we gave the Black Marlin a try for lunch. It was OK but not outstanding. It was our server's first day on the job and she gave it a good try but there were too many errors and we couldn't find her for long periods during our meal. I can't say there was anything outstanding about... More 

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

Thank you for your feedback. We strive to train all staff to a consistent standard of excellence. Since your visit we have extended the training progam with our newest staff member. We look forward to your next visit and please let us know for your next visit to ensure a great experience. More 

Hilton Head, South Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013

Mina was our waitress and she was FABULOUS. Lots of personality and and went above and beyond for a few of our guests this night. Service was terrific and food from appetizers to dessert was perfect. We were a group of 7 women celebrating and this was a great waitress, restaurant and experience. Thank you!

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

We are happy that you decided to spend your special occassion with us! Mina received praises from the management and staff for your compliments! Mina and the entire staff Thank you and we look forward to your next visit! 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: 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
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?