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Blue Marlin

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Sun, 2/17
8:00 PM

Ratings and reviews

Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Bar scene, Business meetings

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southern caviar
"pimento cheese" house-made w/ aged white cheddar, served w/ low country pita chips
charleston crab cake
authentic low country recipe made w/ lump & claw crabmeat, served w/ a sweet onion remoulade & roasted corn salsa
fried green tomatoes
green tomatoes breaded w/ a mixture of cracked cornmeal & lightly seasoned flour, deep fried & served w/ a chipotle cream sauce
pecan dusted calamari
fresh​ calamari, flash-fried & dusted w/ crushed pecans & romano cheese, served w/ a sweet onion remoulade
petite shrimp & grits
an appetizer portion of our signature dish w/ adluh stone ground grits, creek shrimp, andouille sausage & tasso gravy
firecracker shrimp
fried shrimp tossed w/ cherry peppers & served w/ roasted garlic ranch
crab & spinach fondue
fresh blue crab & spinach in a creamy mornay sauce, served w/ pita chips & toast points
ahi tuna
seared ahi tuna paired w/ ginger aioli slaw, pickled ginger & wasabi
she crab soup
fresh crab meat in a rich, creamy soup served w/ a spoonful of sherry
new orleans seafood gumbo
an​ original new orleans recipe w/ shrimp, crawfish, andouille sausage & okra bowl
barbecue salmon salad
barbecued salmon fillet on a bed of mixed greens, julienne tortillas, & vine ripe tomatoes tossed in a cilantro lime vinaigrette & drizzled w/ barbecue sauce
blue marlin cobb salad
a tossed version of this classic salad. grilled chicken, avocado, blue cheese crumbles, bacon, tomato, diced egg, cucumbers & crispy greens tossed in our herb vinaigrette dressing
al fresco salmon salad
grilled salmon w/ a salad of mixed greens, carrots & cucumbers, tossed w/ a herb vinaigrette & garnished w/ lemon aioli
charleston crab cake salad
Mixed greens tossed w/ avocado, bacon & herb vinaigrette, drizzled w/ ranch dressing & topped w/ our Charleston crab cake
southern pecan grilled chicken salad
juicy grilled chicken over a bed of mixed greens, danish bleu cheese, candied pecans, dried cranberries & herb vinaigrette
grilled chicken blt salad
grilled chicken, crisp greens, vine ripe tomatoes & bacon tossed w/ ranch dressing
fried green tomato salad
deep fried green tomatoes served on a bed of mixed greens w/ goat cheese, diced tomatoes & herb vinaigrette drizzled w/ a chipotle cream sauce
southern crispy chicken salad
crispy greens & vine ripe tomato tossed in ranch dressing & topped w/ sliced crispy chicken breast & swiss cheese
soup & salad
a bowl of our soup served w/ caesar, wedge, southern candied pecan or blt salad
old fashioned cheese burger
fresh ground & served w/ lettuce, tomato, pickle slices, onion, mustard & mayo
crispy chicken sandwich
lightly breaded & served w/ lettuce, tomato, pickle slices, onion, mustard & mayo
blackened salmon charleston
Topped w/ our shrimp & crab cream sauce w/ collard greens & Adluh stone ground grits
blue marlin award winning shrimp & grits
our signature dish. adluh stone ground grits topped w/ creek shrimp, andouille sausage & tasso gravy
grilled catfish & grits
Cajun catfish fillet, stone ground Adluh grits & collard greens
charleston crab cake
Authentic low country recipe made w/ lump & claw crabmeat served w/ sweet onion remoulade, roasted corn salsa, Savannah red rice & collards
low country shrimp creole
blue​ marlin's original creole sauce w/ bacon tossed w/ sauteed shrimp over rice
blue marlin’s chicken pasta
chile-rubbed grilled chicken breast w/ asiago cream sauce, smoked bacon, & penne pasta topped w/ green onions & tomatoes
grilled tilapia & succotash
Grilled or cajun tilapia fillet w/ choice of creole or Charleston sauce, served w/ adluh stone ground grits & succotash
portabella mushroom ravioli
ravioli w/ sautéed spinach & vine ripe tomatoes in a rich portabella mushroom broth
firecracker flounder
fillet of flounder breaded in our special firecracker seasoning & served w/ creamy grits, collards & firecracker sauce
fried large gulf shrimp
lightly breaded in our special firecracker seasoning served w/ cocktail sauce, tartar sauce, seasoned fries & tortilla slaw
salt & pepper catfish
boneless catfish breaded in our special salt & pepper seasoning served w/ fries, tortilla slaw & tartar sauce
parmesan encrusted catch
a mild flaky fish fillet w/ homemade mashed potatoes, green beans & tartar sauce
crispy gulf oysters
apalachicola oysters w/ seasoned fries, tortilla slaw & tartar sauce
blackout cake
homemade gooey chocolate fudge cake, vanilla ice cream, hot fudge, butterscotch sauce & whipped cream
key lime pie
made fresh in house, our traditional key lime pie is made w/ a graham cracker crust & topped w/ fresh whipped cream
creme brûlée cheesecake
vanilla bean cheesecake w/ a caramelized sugar topping, vanilla wafer crust & topped w/ fresh berries & strawberry sauce
signature blt salad
iceberg & romaine lettuces, vine ripe tomato, & bacon tossed w/ ranch dressing
southern candied pecan salad
spring mix w/ candied pecans, blue cheese, dried cranberries & herb vinaigrette
iceberg lettuce wedge salad
iceberg wedge w/ creamy bleu cheese dressing, candied pecans, bacon, blue cheese crumbles & vine ripe tomatoes
classic caesar salad
crispy​ romaine, house-made caesar dressing, seasoned croutons & grated parmesan
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
American, Seafood
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I don't remember the year, but I ate at the Blue Marlin shortly after it opened. We live in NW GA, so.my visits to Volumbia are infrequent and most often.are business related. But for VDay weekend 2019, we two couples spent the day at the...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank DLGilmore
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Had dinner with Grandson and his girlfriend. Food and drinks were very good. This is one of the top restaurants in Columbia.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Ed C
Reviewed 4 days ago

The food is consistently good and the atmosphere is great. Our waiter did an excellent job in spite of the crowd.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Dianne M
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We had a great time at the Blue Marlin! They were busy on a Sunday afternoon; recommend that you make reservations. The she crab soup was really good; definitely in the top five that I have ever eaten. The grits are really good. I believe...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Alikat30
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped by on a business trip and sat at the bar since I was by myself. Adolfo and Rachel were awesome-great teamwork and their rhythm was a joy to watch. They were personable, gave some good recommendations for food, (the she crab soup is wonderful!),...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank cpenn5
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Seated quickly. Kari was our server. Very sweet, professional, and attentive. I opted for a Buffalo Trace/Woodford old fashioned to start. My husband had a Woodford neat. Drinks brought promptly. We ordered the mixed starter (me, for a main) which included two small crab cakes,...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank JaxMahan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I ordered the seafood platter and got fried fish, fried shrimp and a burnt crab cake. For a fraction of the cost you could go to Captain D’s fast food restaurant and get same quality for fraction of price. I have heard great things about...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank SCoxygenman
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to Blue Marlin on Jan 26, 20019. We were seated promptly; server arrived in a short time. 2 of us ordered ahi tuna entree. The rare tuna & roasted corn/tomato were very good, but the scallion rice cake was cold, hard & tasteless....More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Suzanne M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went there for lunch and was delighted by the service and helping me to select a new wine, allowing me to be flexible with their menu, and just awesome food. The cobb salad was dynamite with blackened salmon. The fried green tomatoes were good with...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank R84W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

With reservations for birthday and noted as birthday, we were seated in a cramped table for two with heavy traffic and wind from both sets of doors. Very cramped even though there were plenty of other tables. Never noted it was my birthday. Salmon was...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Rjkono
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Just casual
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Street parking...fills up fast Sometimes you need to park around the block.
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If you go to their website there is a link @ the bottom which mentions buying gift cards.
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