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101 N Hamilton St, Madison, WI 53703-2115
608-255-2255
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Ranked #129 of 841 Restaurants in Madison
Price range: $0 - $30
Hours:
Sun - Mon 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Entertaining clients
Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Cambridge, Wisconsin
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

Again, a fantastic meal at the Blue Marlin. The staff was pleasant and timely. I ordered the Mahi Mahi with risotto/spinach. Dessert was a chocolate torte. Yummy!!

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

I'm really not sure what the prior negative reviews were about... Wonderful evening, stellar waitress, amazing food. Period.;)

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WI
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Good place to dine with friends or to people watch if you're sitting near the windows. Excellent service and food. Although it can be loud and crowded at times. Probably not a good first choice if you have a large appetite at the time. However, can't go wrong with this as your dining destiny for the evening a majority of... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Shrimp and grits are exceptional and the service is great. I have eaten here many times over the years and have always been impressed. The setting in an old train station just adds to the charm

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virginia, MN
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Couldn't get waited on at the Cooper's Tavern or Rare so wandered down the street. All we wanted were burgers and drinks. We're not seafood eaters but the had a burger on the menu. So ordered burgers and they were out of this world. And if you go, make sure you order the roasted potatoes. They are to die for.... More 

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Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Service is good and the seafood also, they need to learn how to cook the asparagus. Some seats have views of the capitol. They also have a few tables in a good location and a few more in a fair location.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

My group ate here because everywhere else we wanted to go downtown had a 60-90 minute wait and didn't take reservations. We settled on Blue Marlin because someone who travels to Madison regularly said she heard it was good and they had no wait. "No wait" should have been a clue... I had the shrimp pasta diablo, which was spicy... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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59 reviews 59 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

If you're downtown Madison, and you get a hankering for some good seafood; Blue Marlin is the place to pull into.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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50 reviews 50 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 via mobile

We went there for dinner during restaurant week and had a fabulous 3 course dinner for $30! I had a thai style crab soup as an appetizer which was simply delicious followed by a flawlessly prepared salmon, probably one of the very best I ever had. It was served with a jalapeño risotto which was delicious followed by a desert... More 

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Leusden, The Netherlands
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57 reviews 57 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

One of special places in Madison where you can get seafood. Service is nice without overdoing it, but more important is the great quality of the food. I had Iha Tuna, that was very good. Normal portion and a bottle of nice Sancere

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Additional Information about Blue Marlin

Address: 101 N Hamilton St, Madison, WI 53703-2115
Phone Number: 608-255-2255
Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 0 - 30
Cuisine: American, Seafood

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