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Blue Marlin Grill

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121 Bridge St, Bradenton Beach, Anna Maria Island, FL 34217-2442
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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60 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had heard a lot about this restaurant. We looked at the menu the last time we were in town and decided to come back and try it. As we live out-of-town, we booked a hotel across the street and spent the night. The restaurant is very cute inside. Our waitress was not very friendly and seemed overwhelmed. We ordered... More 

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Fountain Hills
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a wonderful restaurant this is! Wonder ambiance as you walk thru the door followed by a meal that was simply out of this world. The service was amazing, we come here yearly from Arizona and this was our first time here. It will not be the last as its at the top of our list offering the best fresh... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The seafood was fresh and healthy portions. Service was great too. LOVED eating outside with the live acoustic music. Would definitely recommend this restaurant.

Thank jazzyrobn
Macon, Georgia
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant takes itself too seriously. If you're an older local you probably love it, but if you're a tourist they're going to treat you not so great. The food was okay, really not that great. It was bland. And it was way overpriced. Only good thing is they have a parking lot with a golf cart escort.

Thank klgillespie7
Southampton, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the restaurant one evening, put our name on the list for a table and went for a drink outside and watched the band. All of a sudden a storm came in and everyone ran indoors for shelter, this also meant that people in the restaurant didn't want to leave their table. They said there would be a delay... More 

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Sammamish, Washington
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I are new to the area and always refer to Trip Advisor for the best recommendations. This restaurant is rated #1 in the area and were looking forward to good food and service. It was a Saturday night during low season but they were still very busy. That is a good sign...or so we thought! After a... More 

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Anna Maria, Florida
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It took 10 minutes before we got menus. The food was promptly served, but the grouper tasted more like frozen and was somewhat dry. We had very high expectations which were not met. Considering the portion size vs. price, you'd better not go hungry.

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Orlando, Florida
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant is fantastic. The entire staff is extremely accommodating and goes the extra mile. We were able to slip in last second with our 4 and 6 year old at 5:45pm. The ambience is perfect for the beach (kind of a pottery barn feel, cool pictures, lighting, etc). Every piece of food we ate was amazing (hush puppies, snapper,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We loved this little quaint restaurant. We were a party of 5, 2 of whom were teenagers and all of us loved our meals. I had crab cakes for staters and they were lush! My daughter, who is not the biggest fish fan had a burger that she loved. All in all can not fault this place. The service was... More 

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38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just had to make a meal of the appetizers because they all sounded so great. And they were! Our favorite was the scallops served on top of pulled pork with just enough BBQ to not overpower the scallop.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
American, Seafood
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 121 Bridge St, Bradenton Beach, Anna Maria Island, FL 34217-2442
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Anna Maria Island  >  Bradenton Beach
  • Phone Number: 941-896-9737
Tele: 914-896-9737. Best food on Anna Marie Island.

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?