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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: Reservations
Good for:
Entertaining clients
Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 16
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Gourd food in a cozy atmosphere .

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 .

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
northwoodsgal61
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Rhinelander,WI
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Reservations
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Rhinelander,WI
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

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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68 reviews 68 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
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
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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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
12 helpful votes 12 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
87 reviews 87 reviews
50 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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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 0 - 30
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Entertaining clients
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?