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Blue Marlin

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1200 Lincoln St, Columbia, SC 29201-3136
+1 803-799-3838
11:30 - 21:00
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Sun 11:30 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:30
Fri 17:00 - 23:00
Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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Canfield, Ohio
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Friendly and excellent service. Food was outstanding and our waiter was top notch. Will definitely come back.

Thank jack v
Richmond, Virginia
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196 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Located right in Vista area. Was very busy that night, and we were seated about 15 minutes after our 8:15 reservation time, but they worked very had to get us seated asap. Service was very good once we were seated. Food was above average and prices reasonable.

Thank virginiahome64
Camden, South Carolina
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91 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited on a Friday night for dinner and booked our reservation on OpenTable. We were seated when we arrived for our reservation. I highly recommend a reservation as the place was packed. The atmosphere and social scene appeared to be pretty good. The service was very prompt and tentative even though they were swamped. Our food was pretty good... More 

Thank Parishve
Florence, South Carolina
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35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Comfy, dark ( pleasantly so ) restaurant in a great location. The Crab Bisque is chock full of crab. Salads are fresh and of good portion size. Have only eaten here for lunch, and have never been disappointed.

Thank tdl253
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had a taste for some crab legs and this place was suggested by s friend. The legs were ok, the shells were a bit chewy! Although the cocktails were good i think they were over priced.

Thank Trenisha B
West Columbia, South Carolina
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband & I dine here a few times a year. Every time we go my husband always order's the firecracker flounder. He loves it.

Thank Chelsie L
Ballentine, South Carolina
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Best shrimp and grits in the area. Gumbo was also very good. The collard greens that they serve as a free appetizer are the best I've ever eaten - and I come from a southern family who knows how to cook collards. Fried seafood items not very good when compared to lowcountry cuisine found in Charleston or Savannah. Portions are... More 

Thank USPSretired
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food, service and reasonable price. Great for business lunch or dinner. Family friendly and good location.

Thank johntF8553DY
Columbia, South Carolina
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went for brunch with 5 other folks and everyone liked their food. Service was attentive and pleasant

Thank GlowNeumann
Las Cruces, NM
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136 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was on a short list of restaurants we received from staff in another downtown location. It was great. Service, food and atmosphere all top flight. This is not a place to go on a budget. It also is not outrageous.

Thank Henry4218

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Kids
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

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