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“Yum” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Blue Marlin Grill

Blue Marlin Grill
121 Bridge St, Bradenton Beach, Anna Maria Island, FL 34217-2442
941-896-9737
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Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Tele: 914-896-9737. New Restaurant just open 3 weeks. Best food on Anna Marie Island.
Tampa, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Yum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Very real fresh food. Thank-you to the people who opened this place, don't change a thing and if your reading this...go eat there, you just can't go wrong. Even the side dishes are surprisingly good.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Pleasant evening, despite the lackluster food”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 via mobile

We have been to the Blue Marlin in the past and enjoyed sitting outside for the entertainment. Same this time, but the food was not nearly as good. When my husband tells me I could make better at home, that means it's not up to $29 an entree. I have no qualms dropping $29 an entree for a great dish. At this price point, expectations are higher and the kitchen didn't deliver. The fish was cooked well, but the rest of the preparation was just lacking flavor. The server was very friendly, but seemed very distracted. We did order a delicious salad of peaches and tomatoes which was the only high point of the meal. The band outside was excellent and we had a good time but our bill was too high for the quality of food and service (even on an island). The management needs to improve entree preparation or lower the prices for a more satisfying experience.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Cardiff
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49 reviews 49 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Just okay,”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

went to this restaurant on trip advisor recommendations, but was disappointed, I found the food a little bland and over cooked, also the young lady serving had very little knowledge about the food and couldn't answer some basic questions, she did offer to go and find out but never came back with the answer! On a positive note the group entertaining outside were great.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Bradenton, Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Simply Amazing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

If you're looking for amazing food and a good time on bridge street... Look no further! One of the best places to dine in Bradenton Beach. Everything is always fresh and cooked perfectly. You have to try their house salad along with your meal. You're welcome :)

Visited December 2013
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England
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Best meal of our holiday”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Wish we had tried this restaurant early on during our holiday instead of leaving it until the last few days as I'm sure we would have gone back time and time again. All 4 of us thought our meal was the best one of our holiday. The atmosphere, service and food was all excellent and my one tip would be that you have to try the cauliflower starter; I'm not a massive fan of cauliflower but it was one of the nicest dishes I've ever had.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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