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Blue Marlin

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1200 Lincoln St, Columbia, SC 29201-3136
(803) 799-3838
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Fri 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Columbia, South Carolina
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The service was great. Friendly waitress & staff. Not a long wait for food. Everything tasted delicious especially the greens. I would recommend this restaurant to everyone I know.

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Thank Denise M
Columbia, South Carolina
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great location in the Vista but good luck with parking anywhere in the area. They take reservations, which is great. The She Crab soup is great as is the food in general.

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Thank jfcq2016
Columbia, South Carolina
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Good restaurant in the Vista. hard to get parking. Getting a table on Saturday night was hard to do and the one that we did get was cramp for us. the wait staff was good but the food was slow to come out. I was hungury so that may be why is seem to take so long.

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Thank 669rjohnson
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited Blue Marlin while visiting relatives. Located in Vista area a growing vibrant section close to SC Statehouse and Univ of SC. Great atmosphere. Excellent service from Claire our server. My wife loved fried green tomatoes I had petite shrimp n grits. Sea bass was excellent while the Mrs loved her crab cakes. Next time we're in Carolina it's the... More 

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Thank Michael R
Columbia, South Carolina
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Good service. Shrimp and grits are crazy good. Be sure to ask for the comp collard greens. They're close to grandma's perfection.

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Thank Vbrailsford
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is some of the best food in Columbia, especially for southern fish and seafood. I personally like the shrimp and grits, and the catfish and grits. Both are on the spicy side which I like. If you like collards or love them like I do, you will be hard pressed to find better around. This restaurant is on the... More 

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Thank Jeff M
Simpsonville, South Carolina
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Really nice seafood restaurant in Columbia. Close to fine dining with white tablecloth service. Food is delicious and presented well. Be prepared to wait for a table but I've never had a bad seat.

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Thank Mark D
Aiken, South Carolina
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Traveling to Columbia for the first time, we were looking for a convenient seafood restaurant. We stumbled across the Blue Marlin, which has an enticing menu and is located in the heart of downtown. Unfortunately, that is where the praise comes to an end. The hostesses were rude, and the waiter was peeved when we started asking questions about the... More 

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Thank Traveler1232016
Columbia, SC
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46 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Blue Marlin is a locally owned restaurant that never disappoints. They have a chicken dish that I love and their she crab soup is yummy! We have never had a bad meal here. We also try to support them since they are so good about supporting the local air national guard base. Great to have a company that gives back... More 

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Thank coco928
Rougemont, North Carolina
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Great restaurant! The she crab soup is delicious. Service was great. Don't go if you're looking for a quiet evening. I went on a Thursday night and it was very loud. It is a pub so I should have expected that.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $30
Cuisine
American, Gluten Free, Seafood
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Families with children, Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1200 Lincoln St, Columbia, SC 29201-3136
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: (803) 799-3838

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