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Blue Marlin

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2019 Winner

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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
$30 - $30
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
American, Seafood
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We asked our hotel what the best seafood restaurant in town was and they told us that Blue Marlin was by far “THE BEST” The restaurant was busy and we had a very friendly server. We are from Florida so we know good fish and...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank kselznick
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food here is excellent. I usually get steaks, even at seafood restaurants and the Ribeye was excellent, cooked to perfection. The Caesar salad I got might have been the best Caesar salad I have ever eaten anywhere. Eveyone else enjoyed their meals.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank besjjs
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Blue Marlin is one of the best restaurants in downtown Columbia! The staff is very friendly and attentive and the restaurant has a great vibe. The menu is very Southern and my wife’s favorite it the shrimp and grits. I love the firecracker shrimp...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank conley1234
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Vista Room handles small parties with complete privacy from restaurant. One of a kind local favorite. A favorite of military and veterans groups. Service and menu truly outstanding. Best lowcountry shrimp and grits in the state. Parking plentiful very close to this accessible restaurant. Close...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank robertb050300
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food was very good as usual! Nice menu also. Reasonable and able to make reservations on open table.

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank 221rabbit
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

When you are in our state, low country, midlands, and upstate all have their flavor profiles. The fare here does lean to the low country, but if you can't cook it, it doesn't make a difference. They do a great job here. Nice Ahi Tuna...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank stevefZ6437MH
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I always enjoy eating here, just don't like the Vista particularly. Good wait staff, nice bar area, and the food is upscale Southern. They take extra care with all of their dishes, so it's good for a special night out. Take your out-of-town guests here...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank freemanflies
Reviewed June 14, 2019 via mobile

Delicious! Loved that they took reservations, the staff was very knowledgable & helpful, and the food was wonderful! Two of our favorite dishes were the Vista Chicken and the stuffed flounder.

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank 4Jarretts
Reviewed June 13, 2019 via mobile

We were recommended to this restaurant from a local person while visiting here. We just sat in the bar and ate as we didn’t have reservations. We had drinks. Appetizers and dessert and we had a great evening. Everything was delicious. We will be back...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank 451candia
Reviewed June 7, 2019

We had a reservation. I would highly recommend the place was packed for a midweek dinner. The service and food was good. I had the shrimp and grits and my daughter had the nightly special. I would go back and try something different. We had...More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Street parking...fills up fast Sometimes you need to park around the block.
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