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Blue Marlin

1200 Lincoln St, Columbia, SC 29201-3136
+1 803-799-3838
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Overview
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good31%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“shrimp and grits” (248 reviews)
“seafood” (142 reviews)
“collard greens” (65 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
££ - £££
RATINGS
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Food
Value
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LOCATION
1200 Lincoln St, Columbia, SC 29201-3136
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11 - 20 of 1,223 reviews

Reviewed 16 March 2018 via mobile

Food and staff was amazing! I will recommend this seafood restaurant to anyone wanting great food! Their bread is AMAZING!

Thank Bee R
Reviewed 14 March 2018 via mobile

Came with work mates, all of home had something different for starter and main. Everybody loved the food, so much so that we returned a few nights later.

Thank Daniel D
Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

I had the grits and shrimp, was very pleased with the meal, more shrimp than I expected, sausage was good and grits weren't bland at all, I selected the key lime pie for dessert, to go. When I looked at it, noticed the graham cracker...More

Thank Thomas O
Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

Try the fried green tomatoes! They’re to die for!!! I had a first date here and was blown away by how good the food was!!!

Thank Megan M
Reviewed 8 March 2018 via mobile

Great seafood enjoyed by all in the group. The shrimp and grits was very nice and the added andouille sausage a lovely addition. Gumbo was tasty and seemed bottomless. Scallops were to the highest standards. Service was average, but the food makes up for it!

Thank thebogga
Reviewed 3 March 2018

Visit the restaurant with family and friends for brunch. The shrimp and grits were amazing! Loved, loved our meal. We will visit blue marlin again.

Thank kreedy6
Reviewed 3 March 2018

Consistently great food! Best collards & grits anywhere. I drive 70 miles to dine here & it is well worth it.

Thank James L
Reviewed 28 February 2018 via mobile

Always great friendly service. Wide range of menus options. I had the blackened salmon, collards, grit cakes. All way fabulous.

Thank Tom S
Reviewed 26 February 2018 via mobile

Although it maybe 114 miles from the coast, Blue Marlin has the freshest seafood around. This classic upscale restaurant has a multitude of inspirations with the selections that come from the talented kitchen. Everything from Low Country Flavors to African and Caribbean recipes. The Mahi...More

Thank BRSIMPSON
Reviewed 23 February 2018

Beautiful 80 spring day was complimented by a good lunch outside. My fried oysters were some of the best I've every eaten. My wife's wedge salad was mediocre, but heavy on the dressing. Shrimp & grits average. Good service

Thank jp9c
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naynay1130
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.
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Desere S
3 December 2016|
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Response from 715harryb | Reviewed this property |
12-15 dollars
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MommaK15
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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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
Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 21:00
Monday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
Saturday
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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