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Dancing Marlin

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The Dancing Marlin is an American small plates restaurant, featuring fresh seafood, inventive & creative dishes, all meant to be shared. We feature 18 wines on tap, 8 hand crafted cocktails on tap & a full bar. Enjoy the area's best Sunday Brunch!
PRICE RANGE
$15 - $30
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
American, Seafood, Wine Bar
FEATURES
Takeout, Seating, Free off-street parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Free Wifi
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Reviewed March 5, 2020

Fresh fish is the landmark of this restaurant, probably making it the only one in a large radius. This explains why it is always crowded: even with a reservation (highly recommended!) you may have to wait 10-15 minutes to be seated. But the wait is...worth: the food is amazing, the choices are many and all of them are creative, tasty, well presented. Go for the octopus with polenta, or the incredibly tasty and tender brisket (yes, there is meat too), or the cauliflower... Go for anything in the menu: you can't go wrong! We also enjoyed the flight of white wine: a reasonably priced wine offer that is sure to please. And the staff i warm and friendly!More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 29, 2020 via mobile

Oh my God ! Amazing food and service. Just eat here. You won’t be disappointed. The menu changes each season that keeps us coming back

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 23, 2020

I think the title says it all...SOOOO delicious. While the food is always delicious, the staff is what makes it perfect. I highly recommend. If you have never had bone marrow, you must try it. The beef pierogi has so many layers of flavor that...I cannot begin to describe its deliciousness. It will cost a little bit of money but it is worth every penny.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed January 16, 2020 via mobile

The Ambiance was wonderful. James was a wonderful server. The drinks were NOT watered down as another reviewer suggested. I liked the idea of sharing several items. One does not leave bloated. The scallops though... There were only four and they were so delicious.... I...didn’t want to share with my husband. Since that was the main course, maybe there should have been six.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed December 30, 2019

I would recommend it for a cocktail and a snack only. For a restaurant that has the appearance of healthy, fresh food, I was surprised with each dish. Examples: Starting off with fried kale.....wonderful light crisp texture but coated with so much oil. Lobster bisque....so...incredibly salty I couldn't finish the 4oz little cup. Little Bit of Chicken....heavily breaded. Pig and Fig....hard to believe but not much flavor and underside of the bacon was pretty raw. Beet salad was good. Cocktails were VERY good. We are major foodies and don't mind paying $150 for dinner, but we'd like to really enjoy it for that price. Our server, Blue M, was outstanding!! Her service is what saved the night for us!!!More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed November 24, 2019

Loud, crowded, watered down mixed drinks, “small plates” equal big prices. We had a party of 6 sitting at a long plank table folks at other end of the table couldn’t be heard. Portions are for 2-4 people so additional pieces are extra. Mixed drinks...were very weak, they had speciality cocktails that were premixed also weak hardly any alcohol in them. Food was OK came out as ordered, but again small portions. I understand concept of a tapas bar, but disappointed in their presentation.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed November 18, 2019 via mobile

I liked the concept of the restaurant and the ambiance, and had great service. The only issue was that the food didn’t tase nearly as good as it sounded. Unfortunately food is the most thing at a restaurant. I’m not saying it’s terrible, just not...as good as you would think.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed November 5, 2019 via mobile

A bunch of phenomenal apps, and Great prices on wine!! Crab dip, General Tso's cauliflower. It's great at the Marlin!!

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed October 12, 2019

Went on a Friday night at 7pm. Place was packed. Very very conversationally challenging. The tables were long not round so that was a bit awkward and added to the difficulty of talking to anyone at the table. That being said, the food was great....We ordered pretty much everything on the menu and loved all of it. They have a flight of different drinks which was so cool, don’t see that a lot. Our waiter was really good, though the young servers bringing the food to the tables need some help and some etiquette training. The restaurant is small, would love to see a bigger space. Will be backMore

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed October 7, 2019 via mobile

Had a good dinner. Family style. Pasta, Chicken Parmesan, and steak. Delicious!!! Very good service and nice atmosphere.

Date of visit: October 2019
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Linda W
August 12, 2017|
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Response from MarlinTeam | Property representative |
Hello Linda, Dancing Marlin does feature an "All-You-Can-Eat" option called our "Breakfast & Brunch to Share" which includes unlimited breakfast sausage & bacon, scrambled eggs, buttermilk pancakes , biscuits & gravy, pork... More
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Sewfastnow
August 20, 2015|
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Yes! Brand new for this year!!
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