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Blue Marlin Grill

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65 Eastern Ave, Essex, MA 01929
(978) 768-7400
11:30 am - 1:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 1:00 am
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Beverly, Massachusetts
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We often frequent the Blue Marlin. We have never been disappointed! The food is beautifully presented and delicious! The warm and crusty bread is soooo good. We love calamari and it's delish. I love the mustard encrusted salmon- incredible! The swordfish was really good on a recent visit. Our friend ordered the fried seafood platter- big enough for 2 people... More 

Thank angelasn2003
Salem, Massachusetts
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been dining here for years and brought many new people who are now fans. The seafood is incomparable in the area!!

Thank lrainville
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27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of my favorites always great food, service and drinks. A little on the pricey side but well worth it. Try the stuffed shimp, steak tips or if it's on special The KONA steak!

Thank Sharon G
Chelmsford, Massachusetts
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147 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

We were first placed in the back room and I thought I was in a slummy cafeteria. I asked for a booth in the front of the restaurant, and after waiting 20 more minutes we got a booth. The booths were wooden and very dull (grey) When I saw the prices I was very surprised they were so high especially... More 

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Topsfield, Massachusetts
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57 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

Wife and I went there last night at 5:30 PM. The front dining area and the bar were packed so we were seated in the "west wing" where that tables were more casual than those in the front. Menu has a wide variety but we each chose seafood platters. Both were cooked perfectly, hot and tasty. By the time we... More 

Thank Bill139
Peabody, Massachusetts
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67 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

We come here often with our friends and we always come away saying what an excellent meal. My favorite is the baked haddock. Others have loved their stir fry meal and other fish dishes!! On our last visit we had a server by the name of Gisela, who was so much fun and a great server!!!

Thank meme4934
Beverly, Massachusetts
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29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

This was an unexpected delight! Perfect neighborhood bar. Perfect food and a great wait person. This was really nice. We ordered seafood, it was fresh, fried to perfection and wow like tasty. I will go here over and over again. What a great hideaway.

Thank rebaspal
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37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

I love the Blue Marlin Grille located in the town of Essex MA. The food is always excellent and the servers are awesome here.

Thank Jackson H
stow, ma
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38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016

Stopped by for a late lunch, menu is extensive, hard to decide. Tried the stuffed haddock - best ever, while wife enjoyed the Cajun steak tips. These were amazing. Friendly service, fast pace, very clean, good prices - highly recommend.

Thank bradcasey
150 Great Wolf Drive
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016

Today we are on the letter e thus Essex was our destination. We chose the. Blue Marlin Grill.,this was highly recommended by our friend Bob who frequents this place. We followed his advice and were so happy we did. The lobster and crab cakes were delicious. We all had something different. Buolubaise, fried clams , stuffed haddock swordfish, and a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Television
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 65 Eastern Ave, Essex, MA 01929
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Ann  >  Essex
  • Phone Number: (978) 768-7400

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