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Blue Marlin

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1200 Lincoln St, Columbia, SC 29201-3136
+1 803-799-3838
11:30 - 23:00
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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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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice place to take or meet clients or customers. A little uneven on quality. I've had very good to so-so. Wait staff always good. Great location if you want to explore the Vista. I will go back. Go ahead.

Thank sebring1970
Columbia, South Carolina
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Always a favorite. Crab cakes are some of the best I have ever had. Great service, local atmosphere.

Hoover, Alabama
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

From the start of planning my event I was worried because the Event Planner Rachel seemed to be easy going and my concerns that we discussed via email seemed to be minor. But now I understand why. Rachel and the staff that made this event possible were incredible. I quickly realized that they were experts at this! Yes, it was... More 

Thank NIcholas M
Columbia, South Carolina
1 review
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Lunch & dinner provided equally excellent service & very good meals. Had fried oysters, shrimp, filet. All good. Best French fries.

Thank rrobuck
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

My fish was fabulous, staff friendly, service was quick. I highly recommend if you are looking for a great and fresh seafood restaurant and good drinks too!

Thank Angela T
Charlotte, North Carolina
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92 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I had a late afternoon lunch and we both ordered fried oysters. Our oysters were lightly breaded and still very hot. Bread, fries and slaw were all quite tasty. We will return to the Blue Marlin when we are in Columbia again.

Thank FRED B
Cincinnati, Ohio
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were a table of 8 last weekend (May 6, 2017) after my daughters' graduation from the University of South Carolina. We had the Tour of the South appetizer. It had pimento cheese, fried green tomatoes and mini crab cakes. All were good. My son had one of the specials that night, the surf and turf. It was a crab... More 

Thank Brendababe13
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went with my team and coaches to have dinner. The food was great, I ate salmon with teriyaki sauce. The only one bad thing is that it took a while to come to the table.

Thank Silvia C
Rockford, Illinois
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132 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had the crab soup, crab appetizer & the salmon salad - all were outstanding. The service was very good with very attentive staff and the furnishings were beautiful - can't wait to go again. It's pricey, but you get your money's worth.

Thank Bsnss_Trvlr5
Columbia, South Carolina
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was very disappointed in the crab cakes. They did not taste much like crab and even my husband who has them there often said they were not good. The service was lacking too.

Thank hmorris28

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, 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, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?