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Blue Marlin Grill

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65 Eastern Ave, Essex, MA 01929-1321
+1 978-768-7400
11:30 - 01:00
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Gloucester, Massachusetts, United States
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I went out on a Thursday night early dinner. The restaurant was busy but we were seated right away. Our waitress was very friendly and knowledgeable about the menu. We didn't order cocktails, but the cocktail menu was extensive. We ordered calamari as an appetizer and it was the best I've ever had. Cooked perfectly. I ordered... More 

Thank Lori D
Lynnfield, Massachusetts
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

My boyfriend and I went to dinner at the Blue Marlin. We were eating dinner, a while back at a local fish restaurant, when another patron recommended we try this place out. We were not disappointed! Both of our meals were delicious and great portions for the price. The waitstaff was very friendly and helpful with recommendations. We will definitely... More 

Thank sheparz
2 reviews
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

My family and I have been eating at the Blue Marlin for as long as I can remember. The baked haddock and clam chowder is the best in town! Great atmosphere, only complaint is the service is often very slow. However, it's always worth the wait!

Thank Alura C
Beverly, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Always consistent! Great atmosphere, pleasant staff. Food is of the highest quality. Large selection on the menu.

Thank tiegansnana
Beverly, Massachusetts
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81 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 December 2016

We have been coming to the Blue Marlin for many years. The food is always excellent. Both seafood and meat dishes are excellent. We had the steamed clam appetizer during the last visit and it was very tasty. The bar is fun to sit at, usually a friendly collection of loyal patrons. The bar and wait staff are very friendly... More 

Thank Cadillacjay
Newburyport, Massachusetts
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40 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2016

Always good food, and friendly atmosphere. Seafood is very good! All the seafood plates are huge! Love their scallops. Also their potato skins are some of the best we've ever had!

Thank Kathy D
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Met up with a couple here as a Destination Point. The menu was quite extensive making it a difficult decision on what to order. Our sever, Angela, when asked for her recommendations, stated that the seafood was always fresh - that was the way to go no matter which seafood dish was ordered. Sure enough the Clam Chowder, Lobster Crab... More 

Thank Robert B
Kerrville, Texas
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187 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016

Wow. My husband loves to eat clams when he comes to New England - in Texas, we can't get them. We met up with friends who recommended this place and what a great choice. At first, it didn't appear we'd get in - it was Sunday and the place seemed busy, but we were seated quickly. The wait staff was... More 

Thank ncftx
Ipswich, Massachusetts
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91 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

If you aren't looking for it, you could drive by it. The locals don't though! Nice staff and atmosphere. We gals had soup and sandwiches. Chowder excellent, gumbo really good . Large tomato sandwiches and a pastrami were excellent. The pastrami not a New York deli excellent, but for New England not bad! We thought we were getting half a... More 

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Grantham, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

My Bostonian friends treated me to a day out on Cape Ann and after visiting various destinations such as Rockport, beautiful Castle Hill and enigmatic Hammond Castle we decided to stop for dinner at the Blue Marlin Grille in Essex. The place has a great atmosphere, lively even on a Monday night, and has a mix of table and booth... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?