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“All was perfect” 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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Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Tele: 914-896-9737. New Restaurant just open 3 weeks. Best food on Anna Marie Island.
Orlando, Florida
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“All was perfect”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

What can I say but perfection…The service & the food was excellent. What sets the Blue Marlin apart from other establishments is the atmosphere, food, drink and most of all the service. We had a small child with us, we called ahead to make sure it was conducive for a toddler and all was good to go. The minute we were seated our wonderful sever could see our toddler was getting a bit anxious, our sever ran back and brought a small cup of gold fish and our baby claimed down and started munching the gold fish and was appeased immediately, making "our" fresh catch meal a delight! My fish dish was one of the best I have ever had! We can't wait until our next visit. This is one of the best restaurants in the nation in my book!

Visited July 2014
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Fleetwood, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Lovely evening”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Had a delicious meal here. No tables available inside so we sat at the bar. Kelsey the server was very helpful, suggested a good wine and explained the menu choices well. The key lime creme brûlée was to die for!

Visited August 2014
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Tunbridge Wells
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39 reviews 39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Best garlic shrimps in Florida”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

You would be as at home here in your bikini and sundress as you would posh frock. Go early if you don't have a reservation otherwise you won't get in. The garlic shrimp to start is delicious and the special of the day red snapper was meaty and succulent. Great decor, good service and tasty food, what's not to like.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Horsham, Pennsylvania
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84 reviews 84 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
“Mixed Feelings”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

We had 6 in our party when we dined at the Blue Marlin. We had a gift certificate so that was the main reason for choosing this restaurant. However, it seems to be quite a popular destination and located on Bridge Street which has a few boutiques and seems to be the tourist hot spot of Bradenton Beach. It is a seafood restaurant and you can smell it when you walk into the place. Wait staff was very friendly and attentive. Two in our party ordered the skirt steak and said it was excellent. Two of us ordered a scallop and pulled pork appetizer. It was mediocre. Scallops were slightly undercooked. Pork was ok. Nothing special. Cole slaw was very dry. Another person in our party ordered a lobster special on a rice noodle that was pink in color. It didn't look appetizing and he said it wasn't that great. Honestly, the place left me flat. I am thinking they do the standards really well but fall short when they try to go outside the box. If you go, stick to the basics and I think you will have a great experience.

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BRANDON
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10 restaurant reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Excellent in every respect”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 via mobile

The fish is very fresh, from a local fishery just across the sound. It was artfully prepared and so delicious; there are many ways to have your fish prepared. I am not a fan of brussel sprouts, but it is a specialty of theirs, and I was pleasantly surprised by the seasoning and the creative mixture with potatoes. The tropical bread pudding for dessert was awesome!

Visited August 2014
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