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“Tasty Seafood in Downtown Columbia”
Review of Blue Marlin

Blue Marlin
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Ranked #11 of 1,040 Restaurants in Columbia
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$30 - US$30
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Reviewed October 14, 2017

Based on Trip Advisor reviews and ratings we gave Blue Marlin a try and we were not disappointed. Enjoyed their delicious crab cakes and hubby had the swordfish special. The calamari appetizer was tasty and they had a nice wine list to accompany their seafood selections. Service was good as well. This is a winner.

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Thank ljtraveler_11
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Reviewed October 11, 2017

The food is awesome at Bllue Marlin. The atmosphere is great. Dress is casual to elegant. You can get free collards with every meal which is a treat for me.

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Thank Vicki F
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Reviewed October 10, 2017

Located in the Vista District in downtown Columbia, this was our wedding rehersal dinner venue. Worked with Rachel for planning and John the night of the event. EXCELLENT. Shrimp and Grits, Salmon, Pasta, Collards, all great. Choices were plenty, room was perfect, service and planning process flawless. Loved the outside table top area for drinks which opened into the dining area. We had so many compliments on the food. Only downside is this, parking. After 5 it is hard to get a spot in front of the venue, but that would be the same issue for anyplace in the Vista area of Columbia.

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Thank CatLL
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Reviewed October 9, 2017

Great service from Graham, who anticipated our needs before we did. The appetizer special was a sampler of all things wonderful- charleston crab cakes, fried green tomatoes, fire cracker shrimp and pimento and cheese dip with crackers. The breading was light and not greasy. This platter had plenty to share with at least 4 people. Next up- fried chicken and biscuits in gravy. Tender succulent chicken with crunchy biscuits and an appropriate amount of gravy. I had the surf and turf with filet mignon, crab cake, potatoes and peppers, and perfectly grilled asparagus. No steak knife necessary. This was an old train station that has managed to keep the ambience with beautiful wood carved ceilings. A must when visiting Columbia. Prices are very reasonable.

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Thank ndm685
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Reviewed October 8, 2017 via mobile

We always come to the Blue Marlin at least one time during football season. Again it did not disappoint. We sat outside this time and it was perfect!! The appetizer sampler is amazing. Our service was also top notch!!

Thank Ryan W
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