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Blue Marlin

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1200 Lincoln St, Columbia, SC 29201-3136
+1 803-799-3838
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Today
11:30 - 21:00
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Hours:
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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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The location is a renovated railroad station located near the capital. We ate outside on a warm spring evening. The food was outstanding and the service was excellent. The crab cakes, gumbo and the Pontchartrain salmon were delicious. Be sure and request the collard greens, as it is also a treat.

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Thank Dennis O
Morris, Illinois
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The food was wonderful!! Everyone loved their meal! Would suggest making reservations to make sure you don't have to wait a long time. But if you do have to wait, it is worth it!

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ManCityChamps
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I celebrated our anniversary. Great ambiance and service. That scallops were cooked terrific in the pasta but it lacked flavor. The specialty dessert is a peach cobbler praline but it lacked cobbler. Overall I highly recommend this place as one of Columbia's staples! Their service and environment is above any other

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Thank MancityChamps
Cleveland, Tennessee
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing southern seafood cuisine. I highly recommend the pecan crusted calamari. Tilapia and filet were both great. Service was fast and friendly.

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Thank Kimberly D
London, UK
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Saturday night of Masters week, so very busy. Booked a table but waited 20 mins to be seated. Waitress was very good and explained Kitchen was busy, but they were overwhelmed by number of people being seated in quick succession. Food was very good when it came. I guess this was the exception to the norm, as it probably isn't... More 

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Thank JustaTravelJunkie
Columbia, South Carolina
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the best restaurants in Columbia. Great atmosphere, and well stacked bar. Grest miced drinks (drinks do carry alcohol). Food is masterfully prepared and if you like swordfish or salmon they are the best I ever had. They prepare the best seafood. My wife had a shrimp dinner thst she absolutely loved. Been there 4 other times...my favorite seafood... More 

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Thank I1873XJluism
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

No matter when you visit Columbia, you won't be disappointed by the service and the food at Blue Marlin. It's been an outstanding Columbia lunch and dinner and Sunday brunch location for many many years.

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Thank Edward W
Lombard, Illinois
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Last weekend we visited Columbia, SC as a family. Decided to try Blue Marlin and we had a very good meal, the service was up to par, and overall it was a good experience. We did follow the recommendations of our waitress and thank goodness. She did not steer us wrong. Would definitely return!

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Thank AAM0404
Erie, Colorado
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39 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

we were in town with another couple for the Masters and was directed to this place. of course it was packed with men all going to the tournament but.......this restaurant definitely caters to all. even though a bit loud, we could still speak without shouting. the stacked seafood platter for an appetizer was worth the cost (could have used more... More 

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Carmel, Indiana
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Located in an old train station in the middle of town a few blocks from the Capital. Reasonably priced compared to the quality of meals and the nice atmosphere. Have eaten here twice and enjoyed both meals.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
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
Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 21:00
Monday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
Saturday
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?