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Blue Marlin

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$$ - $$$
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1200 Lincoln St, Columbia, SC 29201-3136
+1 803-799-3838
11:30 - 23:00
Open now
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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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Augusta, Georgia
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This was our first visit and we were just looking for a good seafood restaurant and blue marlin was the first on the list! We see why! Christy from Chicago was the best server - she is a foody like us and she made GREAT suggestions! We had the firecracker shrimp which was too hot at first bc of the... More 

Thank Gmini220
Columbia, South Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The shrimp and grits and collard greens were so good. The service was great and they even served complimentary key lime pie for dessert for my birthday!!

Thank subergail
Columbia, South Carolina
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had a nice time, made the reservation on line, got straight in and service was great. Shrimp and grits were excellent, the steak was only average.

Thank TerryUSA2015
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Went with my job for lunch one day and the food was good, quick with being seated and good service also. will definitely come back

Thank Mike C
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Good food and service. Repeat customers. Flounder is a favorite. Good salads too. Martinis rate with the best. Conveniently located.

Thank Thomas W
Columbia, South Carolina
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69 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We went to this restaurant with friends for dinner. We had a reservation and were seated within 5 minutes. We all ordered drinks (mule, white moscato, red cabernet sauvignon, and beer) and all were good. The two men ordered the seafood platter (all fried and included a crab cake (with lots of filler)), and the two women ordered the salmon... More 

Thank GSimmons03
Columbia, South Carolina
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A very pleasant atmospher, dine in or on the patio. The shrimp and grits is yummy to your tummy and gumbo is lip smacking good. Nice evening out, can stroll in the University of South Carolina vicinity to make room for dessert at nearby ice cream parlor. Tour the State House grounds, as well.

Thank dorisg711
Myrtle Beach, United States
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We go there often when in Columbia. Went to dinner Saturday night and as usual it did not disappoint. The shrimp and grits are awesome. Wife got a bowl of She Crab soup and enjoyed it as well. Decor inside is classic. Outside dining was first come first serve. We ate outside this time as it was mild weather. Service... More 

Thank Robin F
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Although the wait for a table was a little long , it was well worth it. The seafood is absolutely great, Firecracker shrimp spot on, and the blackout cake was a great finale

Thank Phil M
Columbia, South Carolina
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55 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went to dinner with my boss and another colleague and the food never disappoints. I got the seafood platter that comes with fried flounder, fried shrimp and a crab cake for $23.95. This is a very large portion. You can get the same thing at lunch for around $13. I usually have them substitute more shrimp or another crab cake... More 

Thank Cristy G

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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
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Business meetings
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?