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Blue Marlin Restaurant

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8594 US Highway 98, Fairhope, AL 36532-5806
+1 251-928-5673
15:00 - 21:00
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Tue - Thu 15:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sun 11:00 - 21:00
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112 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We always enjoy this very casual dining spot. Great fried oysters, shrimp, flounder served with slaw and choice of potatoes, even sweet potato fries!

Thank Colette W
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Service was great and tip and food s4 group of 22 was expensive handy stuffed fish was not great overall it was worth half what we paid and we are all experienced local seafood carnivores will never go back.

Thank stevendarkhorse
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful seafood, baked potatoes, salad - reminds of an after church on Sunday type of restaurant. Friendly staff - I've always had a positive experience at the Blue Marlin!

Thank MobileBayBell
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34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our innkeeper recommend the Blue Marlin for dinner and we're glad he did. I enjoyed fresh local shrimp and my husband had the fried whole flounder. The food was excellent and the atmosphere very casual and friendly. A good spot for local seafood.

Thank 752patriciaw
Gulf Shores, Alabama
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73 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

We moved into the area today and my husband found us this hidden gem in Barnwell for a late lunch - the building doesn't look like much but the food and people are great! Going with the recommendation of Jodie, our waitress, he ordered the Alligator bites and Angels on horseback - oysters wrapped with bacon and then deep fried.... More 

Thank TheCuriousQuokka
Fairhope, Alabama
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

I eat at Blue Marlin frequently. The food is always good and is very reasonably priced. The owners and staff are very friendly. I highly recommend Blue Marlin. It is one of my favorites. Robert Berglin, Fairhope

Thank RobertBerglin
Foley, Alabama
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

This restaurant doesn't look like much from the road,but the food selection is excellent. Will be going back.

Thank Noplacelikehome445
Birmingham, Alabama
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

A group of family and friends visited the Blue Marlin while visiting Fairhope. The restaurant had a private group in another large room and that is all that seemed to care about. They should have informed the other 3 to 4 tables in the main dining just to leave. Instead we all sat and waited on sub par food for... More 

Thank rebbryant
Daphne, Alabama
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26 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

On the spur of the moment our trio decided to eat out on Sunday evening. In all honesty we had planned to go to another restaurant but found they were closed on Sunday's. I had read the reviews on the Blue Marlin and it was on our bucket list so we quickly made a change in plans. There is no... More 

Thank Elvin N
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016 via mobile

Good food. Pretty much all fried food but yummy. Nice servers. I noticed they have a big private room. Good local place. The crab laws and shrimp were very good.

Thank sharon o

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
15:00 - 21:00
15:00 - 21:00
15:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8594 US Highway 98, Fairhope, AL 36532-5806
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Fairhope
  • Phone Number: +1 251-928-5673

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