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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
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
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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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Myrtle Beach, United States
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 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 

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Thank Robin F
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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

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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 1 week 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 

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Thank Cristy G
College Station, Texas
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80 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Firecracker Shrimp was a great appetizer... but be careful - cherry peppers have some punch! BLT salad was very good. Mahi Orleans was fresh and delicious - topped with shrimp and crab meat - great flavor. Service was attentive and prompt - great experience (again).

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Thank macnjac89
Northwest Arkansas
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66 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I may not need to eat any more butter for the rest of 2017 (and it's just January) but the Oyster and Shrimp Skillet is an excellent way to get it! Think of an oyster pie with shrimp and cheese. I can't really explain it - just order it and you'll be convinced too. Comes iwth a side of really... More 

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Thank ejchron
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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79 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a great server here. The sheepshead fish was fresh but slightly small (with the skin on)...it was the daily special for 27$. Tasty but not amazing. Seems a little expensive for what you get. The crabcakes were great and had a very good sauce with mashed potatoes and well-seasoned green beans.

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Thank mydayjob
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The she crab soup was wonderful -- thick with crab and super creamy. The crab cake (main course) was the best I have tasted in the area. Dessert of house made key lime pie was perfection. The young woman who was our server was attentive and pleasant without being intrusive. All in all a perfect lunch.

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Thank Wickey E
Columbia, South Carolina
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32 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Shrimp and grits are best in town ! Wahoo special was delicious and perfectly prepared with corn salsa Complimented the fish perfectly. Surf and turf was tasty however meat was a tad undercooked. Service was superb! Great evening out with family. Vibrant atmosphere. Highly recommend making reservations.

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Thank evernie
Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great location near lots of things AND if you like collard greens...get ready because they serve them and they are complimentary if they don't already come as a side. I love the woodwork and ambience in this place and the plenteous options on the menu of seafood with a southern flair. And they know how to "kick it up a... More 

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Thank cityslickerindasouth
Columbia, South Carolina
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent service and food and wine!! Staff very friendly, atmosphere cozy. Restrooms very clean and fully stocked. Wait staff a little inexperienced but overall okay. Restaurant very clean and temperature in restaurant very comfortable.

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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
Meals
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
Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?