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“Underwhelmed...” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Black Marlin Bayside Grill

Black Marlin Bayside Grill
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Ranked #44 of 350 Restaurants in Hilton Head
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $9 - $26
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Indianapolis, Indiana
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Underwhelmed...”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014 via mobile

The main event of the evening was the pursuit of crab cakes! We settled on the Black Marlin. I asked the waitress if the crab cakes had lumps of crabs meat. She said they did, so I ordered them.

Worst & most expensive ($25) crab cakes I ever eaten. They tasted like tiny dried up salmon patties. No identifiable chunks of crab meat. My date ordered the fried seafood platter. Another food miss! It is unlike us to not eat or food or ask for take home boxes.

Skip the Black Marlin...

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English first
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
“New Years Eve Date”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

This was the first time we had eaten at The Black Marlin Bayside Grill. We had reservations and we're promptly seated. Our waitress was excellent and advised us we'll. We shared the crab cake appetizer-excellent. Had the seafood chowder-also excellent, Ii had the scallops and my husband had the trout, both excellent. The service was excellent! What a great way yo end the year!!

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Natalie P
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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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63 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“One of Our Favorite Places to Eat”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

Always good service and delicious food. The cocktails are great too. Fresh local seafood, prepared fresh and always tasty. Highly recommended for dinner.

Visited December 2013
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Cumming, Georgia
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great location, great food, great service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

We visited the Black Marlin on the waterfront next to the ferry landing. We had a very nice table and view of the courtyard. Our waiter was very prompt and courteous. The food was very tasty and plentiful. I had the low country boil and my wife had the flounder. The pricing was reasonable and we received a good value for our money. Our manager TJ was very friendly and welcomed us to the restaurant and thanked us when we left. All in all it was a very relaxing experience. We will visit this location again.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Hilton Head
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88 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“An island delight”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

The seafood chowder and the seafood pasta Alfredo are excellent. There were 9 in our party an we all had a great experience. Steak, flounder and salads were great and the desserts were awesome. Will was our server and he did a very good job. A return trip is in order.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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