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“Pleasantly Surprised”
Review of Blue Marlin

Blue Marlin
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Ranked #6 of 974 Restaurants in Columbia
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$30 - US$30
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Romantic, Groups, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Dining
Sylvania, Ohio
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195 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Pleasantly Surprised”
Reviewed 14 July 2014

We were in Columbia visiting family and I wanted seafood for lunch. I was told to go to Pearls but they didn't open till 4. I quick check on TripAdvisor and up comes the Blue Marlin so I give it a shot.

Very nice, traditional steak house dining room with a contemporary bar. Immediately greeted and shown a table. The menu is well conceived, compact but let's their best items show. I started with She-crab soup that was delicious. It was a little salty but get over it. The ingredients are salty. I followed up with Parmesan cheese crusted white fish with mashed potatoes and fresh, local green beans.

Nice place. I'm going back.

  • Visited July 2014
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chapin, sc
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Outstanding”
Reviewed 12 July 2014

Shrimp and grits, cajun foods, outstanding meals and service. Been there many times and never disappointed in any facet.

  • Visited July 2014
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Loughborough, United Kingdom
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“Blue Marlin”
Reviewed 8 July 2014

In town for a week, very friendly staff, good menu and great local brews available. Definitely worth another visit. Josh was a great host, friendly, knowledgeable and attentive

  • Visited July 2014
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Springfield, Illinois
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“A welcome Treat”
Reviewed 1 July 2014

The restaurant was very busy when we went. We were surprised at how quickly we were waited on, how quickly our drinks came and the food was prepared in a timely fashion. We had steaks and seafood which was very good and we had no complaints. When we visit Columbia again, we will try to plan on eating here again!

  • Visited November 2013
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ColumbiaSC
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“Big Portions, Great Service, Great Food”
Reviewed 30 June 2014

Nice atmosphere. Service is friendly and fast. Food is delicious. I would definitely recommend this to my friends and family...

  • Visited May 2014
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