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101 N Hamilton St, Madison, WI 53703-2115
608-255-2255
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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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
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 19
    Excellent
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    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Fairly good meal in roadside restaurant

Lovely evening with food of mixed quality. The helpings were not really big although the taste on the whole was good. But for the price you pay you may expect a bit more food on the plate. My salmon was excellently seasoned but the risotto was peculiar, rather mushy and not al dente as Italians... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 19, 2015
Wim W
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Alkmaar, The Netherlands
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Alkmaar, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Lovely evening with food of mixed quality. The helpings were not really big although the taste on the whole was good. But for the price you pay you may expect a bit more food on the plate. My salmon was excellently seasoned but the risotto was peculiar, rather mushy and not al dente as Italians would prefer it. Also the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Blue Marlin Tuesday night with two friends/business colleagues. It was outstanding. Superbly cooked fish dishes (my Ahi Tuna was out of this world). We had a wonderful evening and the service was excellent as well. My torment though was to find out this restaurant is closing down at the end of the month. You have to go there and you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

It takes a passionate team to truly offer the full affect of this restaurant. We came exsausted and Left refreshed! The server and bar tender were knowledgable and able to enlighten us by being sensitive to the mood or our two kids but also offering suggestions to a fully satisfying meal. The options were creative enough that it's worth returning... More 

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Philadelphia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Awful, Awful, Awful food and overall dining experience here! I really don't understand what went wrong. I honestly feel I must have passed thru a vortex to an alternate universe and into the BAD cousin of this establishment. I am not kidding. It has been a long time since I've had such an awful, cold, weirdly flavored meal at ANY... More 

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Beloit, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Enjoyed dinner here on a Thursday at the end of a cold January evening. We did make reservations, but was not needed either because of the day or the cold. Walked into the cozy warm dining area with a friendly greeting and shown to our table. We proceeded to enjoy a relaxing dinner with excellent food and wine. There were... More 

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Rhinelander,WI
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I recently had dinner here on a Friday night. Reservations are accepted and we were seated immediately . Our waitress was friendly and service was perfect . Our seafood was excellent .

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Mc Farland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

We were here with other friends for a special evening. We all had a very nice time, were not rushed in our 3 hrs there, and will treasure the memory for a very long time. I'd like to state that we've been here before with absolutely outstanding experiences, so our expectations were very, very high. We did the whole deal... More 

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Cambridge, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

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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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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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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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 30
Cuisine: American, Seafood

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 101 N Hamilton St, Madison, WI 53703-2115
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: 608-255-2255

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business
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

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