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Blue Marlin

101 N Hamilton St, Madison, WI 53703-2115
608-255-2255
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Ranked #231 of 835 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
virginia, MN
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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86 reviews 86 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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57 reviews 57 reviews
27 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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43 reviews 43 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
15 helpful votes 15 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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Oregon, wisconsin
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32 reviews 32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

The blue marlin has been around for a long time but it's menu has kept up. They have a large offering of appetizers and sides and although most items are seafood, there are also a few steak items as well. For appetizers my husband had crab cakes and I had mussels. Crab cakes were dense and packed with crab and... More 

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218 reviews 218 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

I've been here once for dinner. It's very small and the portions are small especially for the price. If you like sea food and don't mind paying a little extra for it and not eating a whole lot it's the place for you. The quality of the food is good, but just not a place I need to go to... More 

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198 reviews 198 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

Blue Marlin did not disappoint. Our dinner included pan-seared Whitefish , trout and Ahi Tuna. The Whitefish was fresh tasting and prepared well. It was layered on a bed or arugula with a non-descript salsa. Ahi and trout were also flavorful and cooked well. Our appetizer of fried calamari was the highlight for us. Delicate, tender and flavorful. Overall, our... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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143 reviews 143 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

I was disappointed in the Blue Marlin after dining there for a business lunch meeting. The space is nice and service was up to par, but the food was really lackluster. The Gazpacho was not pureed enough and tasted more like a mild salsa, the Caesar salad was absolutely pathetic, it actually looked like a salad that had been half... More 

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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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