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Blue Marlin

1200 Lincoln St, Columbia, SC 29201-3136
+1 803-799-3838
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good31%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“seafood” (123 reviews)
Open Now
17:00 - 22:00All hours
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
1200 Lincoln St, Columbia, SC 29201-3136
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Reviewed 6 days ago

It is always a treat to go the Blue Marlin. It is upscale Southern Food in an old train station. (If you have any doubts about it being an old train station, go to the men's room!) The food and service are always outstanding. So...More

Thank smitty237
Reviewed 1 week ago

Love this restaurant. The food is consistently good and the service is superb. Have been going there regularly since our move to the Columbia area four years ago and have never been disappointed (unless it's so crowded we can't get in - but that also...More

Thank Trudy G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Requested bar booth, and one person hadn't made mind up on drink and we lost server so we had to go to bar to get drink, then we had to find a server when we were ready to order no too organized on a week...More

Thank Frances Diane I
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The service was good, restaurant appeared clean, and the food was good/great. However, I felt like shrimp & grits dinner was heavy on the grits & light on shrimp & sausage !

Thank wabjr705
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Whenever we have out of town guests or family we always head to the Blue Marlin and they never disappoint. We went last night with a party of 7 and some had the nightly Tilapia special while others had the Low Country Favorites and we...More

Thank Pete D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I thought the food was quite good, but not quite fabulous. I had the crab cakes which were quite good, although a tad thick for my taste. My husband had the shrimp and grits, which needed scallions and maybe some cheese. Somehow,...More

Thank TravelinMomma77
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place to take or meet clients or customers. A little uneven on quality. I've had very good to so-so. Wait staff always good. Great location if you want to explore the Vista. I will go back. Go ahead.

Thank sebring1970
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Always a favorite. Crab cakes are some of the best I have ever had. Great service, local atmosphere.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From the start of planning my event I was worried because the Event Planner Rachel seemed to be easy going and my concerns that we discussed via email seemed to be minor. But now I understand why. Rachel and the staff that made this event...More

Thank NIcholas M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lunch & dinner provided equally excellent service & very good meals. Had fried oysters, shrimp, filet. All good. Best French fries.

Thank rrobuck
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Can you Order gift card
5 December 2016|
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Response from AMiller121 | Reviewed this property |
If you go to their website there is a link @ the bottom which mentions buying gift cards.
Desere S
How much is the average dinner entree
3 December 2016|
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Response from 715harryb | Reviewed this property |
12-15 dollars
Can you bring a baby here?
17 January 2016|
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Response from Terrie J | Reviewed this property |
Probably. It is a restaurant with a bar at one end. Babies should be welcome and there are booths as well as tables. Not sure if they have high chairs or boosters so you may want to be prepared.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1200 Lincoln St, Columbia, SC 29201-3136
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: +1 803-799-3838
  • E-mail
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