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Blue Marlin Grill

65 Eastern Ave, Essex, MA 01929-1321
+1 978-768-7400
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good32%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“haddock” (18 reviews)
“bouillabaisse” (5 reviews)
“seafood” (35 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
65 Eastern Ave, Essex, MA 01929-1321
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The seafood was excellent - the overall atmosphere was a bit crowded/noisy. Our server was excellent, professional and friendly. Its worth a visit there!

Thank thephoenixagain
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is hopping. We sat at the bar waiting for a table. The bartenders were quiet efficient. We enjoyed martinis and coconut shrimp while waiting for our table. We had a 45 minute wait, but it was fine. The meal was delicious. I had...More

Thank Kathy C
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

We had martinis and fried zucchini sticks the other night. The portion of zucchini was huge! We shared it and still had leftovers. My martini was delicious! The martini menu was amazing, so we will have to come back and try another next time

Thank Eve1717
Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

Went there with a friend from Georgia. She was craving seafood from the New England do we went. The food was great, portions were large and the prices were excellent. Hard to beat.

Thank G8S
Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

A friend recommended this restaurant to me and told me it was really good. It was better than he said. He menu was great with fried, broiled and baked seafood. I had fried haddock and shrimp done just right. The portions were more than generous...More

Reviewed 20 August 2017

I have been here many times and I have always loved it. I got the appetizer I usually get, the Italian fish stew and it was great. For dinner, I tried something new. Shrimp and snow pea fettucini romano and it was wonderful. I love...More

Thank sleeper61
Reviewed 21 July 2017

I have eaten several meals at the bar. The bartenders are attentive, the food is delicious, and the atmosphere is good. Never had a bad meal. Seafood, steak, and salads all good. Order whatever you like. You won't be disappointed.

Thank Judy S
Reviewed 20 July 2017

We returned to visit our friends on the Northshore. The Village was closed as it was Monday so we went to the Blue Marlin. We sat in the back room where a large family was finishing up their meal. To describe the room as loud...More

Thank Beachtraveler29576
Reviewed 17 July 2017

it was a couples night with friends ..we had drinks at the bar and then waited to be seated....best haddcock ever

Reviewed 14 July 2017

This is one of the Better local restaurants in Essex Nice bar setup and a good menu option usually fills up before the other restaurants in the area Good to get there early

Thank bubbia1
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 65 Eastern Ave, Essex, MA 01929-1321
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Ann  >  Essex
  • Phone Number: +1 978-768-7400
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