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Blue Marlin

1200 Lincoln St, Columbia, SC 29201-3136
+1 803-799-3838
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good31%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“shrimp and grits” (249 reviews)
“seafood” (149 reviews)
“collard greens” (63 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Hours
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1200 Lincoln St, Columbia, SC 29201-3136
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On recommendations from others, we tried Blue Marlin while we were in town for a tour at USC. Bottom line: really good restaurant that missed in a couple of areas. After being promptly seated by a super nice hostess, it took a while for our...More

Thank Louis59
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Ate lunch here. The food was good but I only got the grilled chicken salad. The portions are huge. We were seated right away during lunch hour. Did not take very long to get our food either. I will go back there for dinner. The...More

Thank stephie38
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had family travel from Texas for Aggie gamecock game. We Had a party of 16, they were Very accommodating. Had to move reservations 30 mins due to game running long. No problems with that all. Food and service were excellent. Thanks for a great experience.

Thank TheKids2014
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Parents Weekend! Hard to get in so reservations recommended! Calamari and crab/spinach dip is always a great app. Be sure to order the dip ASAP as it takes a while for it to bake. House special was a Corvina seared over a bed of curried...More

Thank Kenichi K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have had the shrimp and grits and it was very good! Steaks are great here. It is busy and loud but the service is quick. We've had family birthdays here and everyone liked it.

Thank John G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was excellent and my steak was cooked to perfection and I sat at the bar and enjoyed every minute of it

Thank Antonio W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife & I returned for a Wednesday evening dinner. We made reservations & were promptly seated. The service was excellent & quick to notice water glasses being less than full. I had the seafood gumbo app which I believe is the best anywhere. My...More

1  Thank tgrdvrmd
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great food! Great service! Great atmosphere! I love their Blackened Salmon Charleston and their Shrimp & Grits.

Thank Willpam2
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Plesant deck seating near commercial fishing boats. Sometimes has good band. Food is average and service a bit slow. Worth a drink,

Thank richard s
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyed the food, service and atmosphere. We ordered the calamari appetizer, crab soup, mahi-mahi and the pecan crusted salmon. The last two dishes were the specials. The food was outstanding and served in a timely manner and at the right temperature. The prices are...More

Thank Robert I
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Michael H
September 30, 2018|
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Response from kimfarrelly | Reviewed this property |
Just casual
August 15, 2018|
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Response from Margi S | Reviewed this property |
Street parking...fills up fast Sometimes you need to park around the block.
December 5, 2016|
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Response from AMiller121 | Reviewed this property |
If you go to their website there is a link @ the bottom which mentions buying gift cards.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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
11:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
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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