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Review of The Starvin Marlin - CLOSED

The Starvin Marlin
Price range: $4 - $23
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed October 30, 2012

Good food (yummy Warm Lobster Roll...cold one was good as well) and very friendly service the bartender even checked to make sure the Old Fashion drink was made to our expectation. Obviously is a favorite hangout for locals.

1  Thank PleasantCarey
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StrvnMrln1, Owner at The Starvin Marlin, responded to this reviewResponded November 9, 2012

Thanks for giving us a try, we're so glad you had a good time. We're thrilled that you enjoyed (both) types of lobster rolls! We do love our locals and are thrilled that we have gotten such an outstanding local response. We hope you'll come on and give a go at trivia or listen to some music!

Cheers!

Steve and Cynthia Marlin

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Reviewed October 24, 2012

This wayside restaurant along the King's Highway (Route 6A) in Brewster, MA on Cape Cod is a gem! What was once a lackluster pizza joint has been transformed into a handsome dining room, with a bar discreetly separated from the main seating area. While not a huge place, it has well-placed tables, good waitstaff and food that is carefully prepared and served perfectly! I had pot roast, often a mistake as a restaurant order, but this was mouth-watering tender and succulent. I got to pick sides from a variety of interesting offers and chose ratatouille, and a homefried potato concoction (that was really delicious). While the Cape quiets dramatically for winter, this neat, tidy and tasty eatery is on our list for return visits. The Cape has many forgettable places to eat where the food is OK, but nothing special. The menu here has just enough variety (many appetizers), and just enough pizzazz to make the dining a cut above. For comfort food, seafood and terrific desserts (caramel apple pie), this place rates as one of the best!

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1  Thank RiverGuy2
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StrvnMrln1, Owner at The Starvin Marlin, responded to this reviewResponded November 9, 2012

Well now you should write reviews for a living!! Thank you so much for your wonderful descriptions! We have put our heart and soul into making the Marlin a place that is not pretentious, warm, friendly and serves great food. Our incredibly talented Chef Steve and his team along with Rob our General Manager and our waitstaff and bartenders try to make sure that you have a great experience at every turn. And most importantly we want you to have fun!!!
We hope that you'll stop and say hello next time you're in
Thank you again.
Regards,
Steven and Cynthia Marlin

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Reviewed October 20, 2012

Last night my husband and I ate at the Starvin Marlin. We have eaten there once before. We sat at the bar and Amanda our server was very personable and her service was excellent. We do have a few suggestions. We got the pork ribs appetizer and the meat was tender and tasty. There were however only three ribs in the order and like most couples were were sharing it. Four ribs would have been greatly appreciated. My husband got the veal picatta which was very good but we felt the portion of veal and the two sides were all quite small. Perhaps if a side salad and a dinner roll were included he wouldn't have had a snack as soon as we got home. The last suggestion is to have Romaine lettuce offered in one of your salads as it is readily available all year, not expensive, lasts well, is much tastier than iceberg and it is also filled with nutrients, not so with iceberg lettuce. I had a wonderful dinner, the large lobster roll (nice size serving of lobster that was dressed perfectly) with a side of broccoli (the side of a vegetable was not offered but was gladly substituted). I think it is very important for restaurants to offer healthy side dishes with all meals. We will be back! Thank you!

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StrvnMrln1, Owner at The Starvin Marlin, responded to this reviewResponded November 9, 2012

Thank you for your review and excellent recommendations. We will most certainly take all of them back into consideration. We're thrilled that you enjoyed the lobster roll and that you'll be back...we truly value your opinions and hope you'll stop and say hello before you leave!!

Regards

Steve Marlin

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Reviewed October 10, 2012

We decided to eat here solely based on the reviews here on TripAdvisor. We really liked that the management took the time to reply to the reviews. It's nice when a restaurant listens to their customers and truly appreciates feedback.

We ordered the Lobster Roll (The larger sized one). It had a TON of lobster. We posted pictures of it. It was really good. I ordered the Duck Sandwich. It's not something I would have normally ordered, but it's the first time I've seen something like that on a menu so I had to try it. It was really good. I'm glad that I ordered it.

The prices were fair, service was great, and the food was really good. We were glad we selected Starvin Marlin to eat at.

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StrvnMrln1, Owner at The Starvin Marlin, responded to this reviewResponded November 9, 2012

Thank you so much for the excellent review and great pics of the Lobster Roll (and fries)!!! We should have you back to be our house photographer! As owners we feel that the only way to have a true sense of whether your doing the right thing or not is to absolutely listen to you, our customers... Good or bad (which is not always easy to hear, but peoples opinions are important)

We hope to see you again and when you do come in please say hello

All the best,

Steve and Cynthia Marlin

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Reviewed October 9, 2012

We had a seafood dinner at the Starvin Marlin. The food was great and the service was also great. We felt like the restuarant provided a good value and we would return!

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StrvnMrln1, Owner at The Starvin Marlin, responded to this reviewResponded November 9, 2012

We're thrilled that you enjoyed your time with us. We are really proud of the seafood items we have and firmly believe in serving only the freshest ingredients! Our seafood is delivered daily which makes all the diffence in the world....

Hope to see you soon!

Steve Marlin

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