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Blue Marlin

1200 Lincoln St, Columbia, SC 29201-3136
+1 803-799-3838
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good31%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“seafood” (134 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 23:00All hours
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1200 Lincoln St, Columbia, SC 29201-3136
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I've eaten at this restaurant many times and have never been disappointed. It is always difficult to make a selection because everything is good.

Thank Aunt23
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife, mother and I were evacuees from Irma looking for a nice dinner. Although the staff and facility were great, the food left much to be desired.

Reviewed 1 week ago

While Blue Marlin is known for its fresh seafood, it also serves delicious steaks and salads. Yummy desserts were explained to us by a very knowledgeable and friendly server named Brooke G. She knew her bar menu and food menu as well. The restaurant does...More

Thank Sarah F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As evacuees from the coast of SC, we loved visiting Columbia. A high point was dinner at Blue Marlin. Great service, good wine & beer selections and an interesting "Lowcountry" menu. Fabulous she crab soup! Good pasta dish that my husband enjoyed. Good Cobb salad...More

Thank Ceil13
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food was excellent, ordered the crab cakes and the shrimp and grits... I highly recommend them. Sad to say I can’t say that about the service at bar area, had one female bartender change out the trash can and not wash her hands (super gross)....More

Thank Dvazquez9
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not authentic low country -- I can make better Gumbo with mt eyes closed and I was born in the North! Husband got Shrimp and grits, their "signature dish", also unremarkable. This is different at every establishment, but theirs is not in my top 10....More

Thank cookmark
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Simply a wonderful place to dine. Great food! No hype here this place speaks for itself. Plan ahead by making reservations or go early and expect to wait. ... nobody is in a hurry to leave this place.

Thank Paul D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped in for a late lunch. My mom and I split three appetizers and it was still more than we could eat. Fried green tomatoes and spicy fried shrimp were very good. The shrimp and grits were also very good but were way heavy...More

Thank Lvn4vacation
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Parking was a pain, but still has a great downtown location. Good atmosphere and great service. I'd like to give it five stars, but the main dish was equivalent to what you'd find in Indiana, not a coastal state. The crab cakes do NOT have...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We love seafood and decided to check this place out while in Columbia for the eclipse. We easily made reservations online. Love the area of town this restaurant was in. There was some lovely outdoor seating but it was an extremely hot day so we...More

Thank Julie G
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6 December 2016|
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Response from AMiller121 | Reviewed this property |
If you go to their website there is a link @ the bottom which mentions buying gift cards.
Desere S
3 December 2016|
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Response from 715harryb | Reviewed this property |
12-15 dollars
17 January 2016|
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Response from Terrie J | Reviewed this property |
Probably. It is a restaurant with a bar at one end. Babies should be welcome and there are booths as well as tables. Not sure if they have high chairs or boosters so you may want to be prepared.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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
Romantic, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, 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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