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Blue Marlin Grill

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121 Bridge St, Bradenton Beach, Anna Maria Island, FL 34217-2442
+1 941-896-9737
17:00 - 21:00
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Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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32 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Partner and I ate here a couple times on our vacation. The first time was for the Cortez chowder and clams. Both were excellent. The second time was for the live music, provided that night by Bird Tribe, a trio I suggest you go out of your way to see. The outside patio area where the band played also had... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Had dinner here and it was fantastic! Our waiter was very personable, the atmosphere was lovely and everyone enjoyed their food immensely. Couldn't ask for anymore!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and had an early Valentine's dinner here. We were first time visitors. Service was friendly and attentive but not rushed. Food was excellent. We started with the crab cakes which had a generous amount of crab and was paired with a slightly spicy remoulade. I had the fish of the day which was black grouper. It was prepared... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved the Blue Marlin Grill. The food was superb! I had the clams and linguine, so fresh and wonderful. A good wine list! Great appetizer asparagus and pea on toast! Sublime. We also had the shrimp and grits. Bourbon pecan pie! The music outside was lovely!

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Emporia, Kansas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place was recommended by another shop owner. Tried it out. It is new but the food was good. Black Grouper - very tasty. Costs more than many of the restaurants around but the menu is upscale and I bet it is going to get better every day.

Thank Mike H
Warren, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent seafood located on a lively strip of bars and restaurants right by the pier. Food was cooked perfectly by a friendly and caring staff. Have to mention the incredible Bourbon Pecan Pie !! Don't miss it.

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Cape Cod, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Blue Marlin is our very favorite seafood restaurant in the Sarasota/Bradenton area! The little blue cottage located on Bridge Street on Anna Maria Island will delight you in every way--decor, service and an exquisite dining experience! We have been vacationing in the area for three years, and always come to The Blue Marlin for the best seafood--fresh, local, and prepared... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Blue Marlin is in a small blue building tucked away on Bridge Street. It's easy to miss but don't. It's best to make a reservation. We were there on a Tuesday and there was a wait. The wait staff was excellent and attentive. There was a substantial wine list. I ordered the shrimp and grits-whole gulf shrimp in cheesy... More 

Thank Sherri M
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went here for a meal on our last night in Anna Marie Island and it was a lovely. Food excellent, service great and a great vibe. Would definitely return if we went back. Gets very busy so need to book to guarantee a table

Thank Lee H
Arlington, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Five of us had dinner -- grilled oysters, pecan-crusted catch of the day, clams linguine, all excellent. Wonderful wait staff knowledgeable of all the menu items and also made some good suggestions. Blue Marlin has a nice selection of wines; we chose a South African sauvignon blanc. We had a great table outside and close to the band The Tribal... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?