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Blue Marlin Grill

121 Bridge St, Bradenton Beach, Anna Maria Island, FL 34217-2442
+1 941-896-9737
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good19%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“black grouper” (56 reviews)
“seafood” (95 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
121 Bridge St, Bradenton Beach, Anna Maria Island, FL 34217-2442
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We happened upon this restaurant as we were walking down Bridge St. Generally it is recommended to have a reservation as it is not very big but they were able to seat the 3 of us with very short wait. The food was very good....More

Thank sjb16
Reviewed 1 week ago

On our recent vacation to Anna Maria Island, we had dinner at seven different restaurants and the Blue Marlin Grill was definitely the nicest, most relaxing place for dinner. The food was also quite good as was the service. Really enjoyed the creme brulee for...More

Thank brl91
Reviewed 1 week ago

Having read other reviews we looked forward to going there as we tend to return to the same places where we have had positive experiences. Maybe it was not the same place others reviewed because the experience we three had differed greatly from reviews. One...More

Thank Anna D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is not the first time we have dined here and it will certainly not be our last. Service was impeccable- thank you Shepard! I had the whole snapper, my husband the black grouper. Fish was fresh, rice and veg perfectly cooked. Plates were beautiful....More

3  Thank Adrienne W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Shepherd was our waiter the night we chose to dine at THE BLUE MARLIN! And, we are so glad we did! We sat at the bar while our table was being set, and we met a delightful couple from northern Wisconsin. We compared snow stories...More

2  Thank Trish M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Busy, so make sure you go early or book. Good range of items on the menu and my wife's fish went down a treat. They have got the balance right between being smart and not too smart so you can relax. Nice place.

1  Thank RoamingRobin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After reading mostly great reviews we decided we must dine here during our AMI stay. We were determined to have local caught grouper. Our grouper entrees were pecan encrusted and deliciously prepared. My wife had the Brussels for her vegetable which were exceptional (I got...More

2  Thank jmopens
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed our evening at the Blue Marlin, we arrive early and were seated right away. Service was very good, food was good

Thank bondmn
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Although they have a full menu, the Blue Marlin specializes in preparing whatever the boats across the bridge in Cortez brought in that morning. The day we were there the catch-of-the-day was Black Grouper, and from the three ways I could have it prepared, I...More

1  Thank Jim Y
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We just have to make this a stop whenever we’re in town. Fresh local seafood, deliciously served in a casual, upscale atmosphere. Dan, our server, was very attentive and friendly. Make sure to save room for one of their yummy, homemade desserts. You definitely need...More

1  Thank MCCMR
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6 March 2018|
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Response from Trish M | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure if music is available daily. Places around the corner or down the block had music as early as 5. Music was over by 10 on the nights we were out.
6 March 2018|
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Response from lynnandrich | Reviewed this property |
Outside,yes, it's small inside but I would ask.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 121 Bridge St, Bradenton Beach, Anna Maria Island, FL 34217-2442
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Anna Maria Island  >  Bradenton Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 941-896-9737
Tele: 914-896-9737. Best food on Anna Marie Island.
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