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“GREAT GREAT GREAT” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Starvin Marlin

The Starvin Marlin
2237 Main Street, Route 6A, Brewster, MA 02631
774-323-0707
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Ranked #20 of 33 Restaurants in Brewster
Price range: $4 - $23
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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63 reviews 63 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“GREAT GREAT GREAT”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

What a find! High end food at a reasonable price. Owner is most often on premises and very friendly. He listens to his customers as is evidenced that a special found its way to being on the menu: lamb sliders. The lobster tools: hot or cold are tremendous as is the hamburger with lobster. Try it. Do not be fooled by the building.

Visited March 2013
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StrvnMrln1, Owner at The Starvin Marlin, responded to this review, April 1, 2013
What a great review!! Thank you for giving us a try! We're so happy you enjoyed everything....I have to agree, the lobster topped burger is just outstanding! You're right about the lamb sliders also. We have a wonderful couple that comes every Friday night and would rave about them- well on the nights that we didnt have them on special, it was so hard telling them that it wasnt available. Seeing their disappointment was just too much.. so whala...onto the menu it went- and now they have become one of our customer favorites...
We hope to see you come in again and when you do, make sure to say hello...

Steve and Cynthia Marlin
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English first
Chatham, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Many Visits - Always Excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

My family ate at Starvin Marlins a number of times over the last year (in season and out of season), and the experience and food were great everytime. My son and I loved the cold lobster roll (lots of big chunks of lobster), my wife says the fish 'n chips is the best on the Cape (she's spent her summers there for 35 years), and my other son loves the steak sandwich. All of our meals come with fresh cut fries, which were to die for. In addition to good food, they have a very nice draft beer selection, with many local brewers featured.

Finally, I want to note that we found Starvin Marlins as a result of a Restaurant.com offer (sorry no longer available), and that unlike a number of restaurants, Starvin Marlins staff graciously processed the offer with no problems.

Great food, beer, and service at fair prices.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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StrvnMrln1, Owner at The Starvin Marlin, responded to this review, April 1, 2013
Many thanks for your excellent review. Its so important that you have a good experience each time you come. We strive for consistency in service, quality and experiences. We so enjoy seeing our regulars week after week and love to get to know our travelers and "newbees" to the area. We're glad you found us throught restaurant. com, We do different types of offers throughout the year, perhaps you'll see another one this Season at some point....and our incredible staff will always go the extra mile to make sure your time with us is a good one!

Please stop and say hello the next time your in....we'll look forward to seeing you.

Steve and Cynthia Marlin
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Fairhaven, Massachusetts
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17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Warm atmosphere, solid menu”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

Looking for an informal, pub-style spot for a Saturday dinner, we chose this spot on the recommendation of a massage therapist from down the street. We were greeted warmly, seated immediately and found the service friendly, the server knowledgeable about the menu. My burger was absolutely wonderful - fresh, not frozen, cooked perfectly to order. My husband's grilled eggplant also was delicious. Not a fancy place but exactly what we were looking for.

Visited February 2013
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StrvnMrln1, Owner at The Starvin Marlin, responded to this review, April 1, 2013
Thank you so much for your excellent review. Two things that just make our day? Being recommended by our friends in the community and the fact that we lived up your expectations. So glad to hear your burger and eggplant were to your liking. The burgers are ground fresh daily and it really does make all the difference in the world. We hope to see you again. Have a wonderful Spring!

Steve Marlin
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“Great Hidden Secret!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013 via mobile

I have a home in Brewster, a friend of ours recommended trying out the restaraunt. Ever since we tried it out, it's one of favorites. Rob, the manager is always so friendly & accommodating when it comes to the menu and always checks in on us to make sure we are satusfied. We always get great service and the atmosphere is laid back. Don't change a thing!

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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StrvnMrln1, Owner at The Starvin Marlin, responded to this review, February 22, 2013
Thank you so much for your excellent review. We're thrilled that you gave us a try and had a good experience. We are very proud of our staff and can always depend on our General Manager Rob to ensure everybody is having the very best experience.
We hope you come on back in soon, this time perhaps for a little trivia or Irish Music. Please stop and say hello when you do...

See you soon!!!

Steve and Cynthia Marlin
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Harwich, Massachusetts
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“EXCELLENT PUB FARE FOOD IN BREWSTER”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2012

We finally made it to the Starvin Marlin for a casual dinner and we were glad we did. We started with Oyster's Rockefeller which were the best I have ever had! We also tried their Clams casino which were spot on. Both of our sandwiches were fresh, full of flavor and inexpensive. We also each tried a cup of soup. French Onion and Chowder. Both were great. The owner of the restaurant is a really nice guy and always greets everyone that comes into his place.
We really hope The Starvin Marlin is here to to stay!

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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StrvnMrln1, Owner at The Starvin Marlin, responded to this review, January 2, 2013
Thank you so much for your excellent review! We are so glad you decided to give us a try. We are really proud of our menu and staff. We firmly believe that fresh food is the best food. You certainly got a great combo of tasty treats!!! Love the Oysters and the French Onion soup, we agree is out of this world!!! Chef Steve Ferguson and his staff do an amazing job.
We hope you'll come on back on in soon- and say hello when you do.

Cheers!
Steve and Cynthia Marlin
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