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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%
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“shrimp and grits” (248 reviews)
“seafood” (142 reviews)
“collard greens” (65 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1200 Lincoln St, Columbia, SC 29201-3136
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My mother, brother and I were in Columbia for a family affair. We were staying downtown and only had a couple meals with just us. This was one of our favorites. We went on a Saturday night and it was packed and a little loud....More

Thank Karen B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went for lunch on the basis of the trip adviser ratings and was somewhat disappointed. We had the shrimp and grits and fried shrimp dishes which were very average and a bit bland and monotonous to eat. Service was fine

Thank Kate R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice place to get together for a business meeting. This was a place we had been before on the recommendation of friends. It was a convenient place to meet the staff were very pleasant and the food was quite good. It wasn’t overwhelmingly happy that...More

Thank Lee H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was outstanding. Felt like I was at a 5 star restaurant in NYC. The salmon was delicious! We had 4 adults and 1 child and the bill came out to $100 including tip...it was the best deal in SC for such exceptional food.

Thank Olga B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

At dinner this was a hoppin' place. We felt very lucky we were seated right away. The wait person suggested a combo appetizer that wasn't on the menu and it was great. It had house made pimento cheese with pita chips, fried green tomatoes, and...More

Thank Betsy S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a lovely restaurant in an old railway station. The atmosphere is nice and it's fairly quiet - the restaurant is not overly large. I had the oysters which were wonderful and fresh. My partner had a shrimp and grits dish which he said...More

Thank SuzeQFlorida
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent menu, service outstanding Excellent ambiance They went out of there way to cook the steak as requested Wife had ravioli which was outstanding Prices reasonable would return

Thank Richard S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Universally fresh seafood prepared in classic southern style. Expect the food to be heavy in cream and butter which is the southern style. Salmon was terrific with fresh shrimp and scallops. Shrimp and grits were the best we ever had. Only disappointment was the crab...More

Thank highwoodkevin
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant was in walking distance to our hotel. It is beautiful inside and the food was good. Good shrimp and grits and many other selections.

Thank Melissa M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The collard greens and cornbread are really an unexpected delicious surprise. The server was very helpful with our large work group and delivered all substitutions with a smile. I'll definitely be back!

Thank angelagalloway
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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.
Desere S
December 3, 2016|
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Response from 715harryb | Reviewed this property |
12-15 dollars
January 17, 2016|
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Response from Terrie J | Reviewed this property |
Probably. It is a restaurant with a bar at one end. Babies should be welcome and there are booths as well as tables. Not sure if they have high chairs or boosters so you may want to be prepared.
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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
Romantic, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
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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