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Blue Marlin Grill

65 Eastern Ave, Essex, MA 01929-1321
+1 978-768-7400
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good33%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“bouillabaisse” (7 reviews)
“haddock” (19 reviews)
“seafood” (36 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
65 Eastern Ave, Essex, MA 01929-1321
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I went with two other couples and everyone enjoyed their meals and five of six left with a doggie bag. Waitress Lindsey was very nice and provided great service.

Thank m0r0c0
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Dinner in middle of storm, power outages. Staff could not be any more accommodating. Haddock was fabulous!

Thank 243MicheleB
Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

Why this isn't ranked higher on Trip Advisor for best restaurant in Essex beats me. Dined their last night, and the 30 minute wait was well worth it! We shared the fried clam appetizer, Portuguese Bouillabaisse and Dijon Encrusted Salmon all which were absolutely delicious....More

Thank pkornbluh1
Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

A great group of friends getting together with our friend out from Charleston south Carolina, we had Mia as our server, she was superb and the dinner was excellent!

Thank Sharon G
Reviewed 21 December 2017

Last minute decision to have dinner here turned out to be a good decision. We sat at the bar and the service was amazing. Both bartenders were super friendly. I had the lobster pie and it was packed with lobster meat. My gf had the...More

Thank 596christopherk
Reviewed 13 December 2017

My wife and I went in there to order food to go. As we usually do at most places,we ordered and went into the bar to enjoy some drinks while we waited. Well, as someone else on here said, they definitely have their regulars and...More

1  Thank Gary A
Reviewed 9 November 2017

We chose it based on TripAdvisor reviews, and boy! were we glad we did. Before we entered, we asked some departing patrons if they had enjoyed their meal. Their praise tumbled out of them like a waterfall. Good sign! At 2:00 on a Thursday afternoon,...More

Thank SisBoston
Reviewed 2 November 2017

We recently had dinner here, and the good news is that the food was very good. However.... We often will order a bottle of wine with our meal and I, the driver, will have a small glass, my wife not much more. There is always...More

1  Thank RHM-64
Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

Good food, decent service. Seafood was very good - seafood platter, baked stuffed haddock, steak was cooked just right. The dining area was quite cramped for a party of 11.

Thank sybeab
Reviewed 3 October 2017

The seafood was excellent - the overall atmosphere was a bit crowded/noisy. Our server was excellent, professional and friendly. Its worth a visit there!

Thank thephoenixagain
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 65 Eastern Ave, Essex, MA 01929-1321
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Ann  >  Essex
  • Phone Number: +1 978-768-7400
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