Food was great. We loved I️t. Travis was super helpful when I️ couldn’t get the top up on my rental car.
Great food. A little pricey. Friendly, warm , quiet!!!!
Not as good as last year. This is a very small restaurant. The outdoor seating is much larger and there was a duo performing.
The service both years started out strong and fell apart once our entrees were delivered. Had to flag someone down to get us cleared and check delivered. Kinda sad. :(
I had scallops on potato croquettes with a lobster sauce and a side of brussel sprout hash. The food was lukewarm, the scallops rubbery, the croquettes soggy and non-descript, and the lobster sauce truly tasted like they used a lobster soup base, an off-putting color and consistency and taste. My husband ordered the whole fried red snapper and that was delicious. A very pricey dinner, no atmosphere, so be prepared for a hit or miss experience.
Excellent all around!
In terms of bang for your buck...this is the best restaurant on AMI, we believe. We go (and will continue to go) every time we are on the island!
Blue Marlin is always great. Though I have a hard time picking something else besides the pecan grouper, partly because of the sweet potato, there are always a ton of options to choose from. The Burrata salad is a new favorite as well. We make sure Blue Marlin is always one of the dining spots, when visitors are in town. Ashley was a great server!!!!
Great food and service! Great place for seafood!
Our "go-to" restaurant when we visit the island. Never a bad meal and you must get the clams linguine with white sauce complimented by a very robust wine selection! Finish the evening off by reserving a table on the upper porch to enjoy the entertainment. In addition, ask for Drew - he was a delight to have as our server.
My husband and I had a lovely meal at Blue Marlin. It was quaint, charming, and delicious! The dusted gulf shrimp with chipotle mayo was really yummy. The pecan crusted grouper was crunchy and just a bit sweet. Along with it were amazing roasted sweet potatoes with pesto. With fine beer and sangria, we could not find room for dessert.
They serve some of the freshest seafood. We enjoyed the whole snapper with pineapple salsa-delicious!
Great dining experience! Excellent service. We like that it is small, cozy and quiet.
The seafood is always the absolute freshest available, the service fantastic, and the vibe as good as it gets. Blue Marlin continues to be my favorite restaurant in the area.
The food was very delicious. Very small and cozy. Seating is just ok on comfort. We had a fabulous waiter named Shepard. Spent a lot of time with us explaining he menu.
Food while it did taste very good was served warm for the entree. The Appetizers were hot and also tasted good.
Overall, the prices are bit more inflated than the quality of food delivered but that is standard for the beach area.
Quaint local old cottage in seaside area. Great service and food. Four “senior” gals who travel extensively and enjoy gourmet dining.
One of the best restaurants on the island. The fish is always well prepared. We come here whenever we are vacationing on the island.
My husband and I went here during our 4 day vacation in the area. This was BY FAR our best meal. The grouper was amazing and we loved the cornbread!! Wish we could come back...maybe next year!
this is one of the best restaurants i have ever eaten in. small, wonderful knowledgeable staff. wine list extensive. food is to die for. Hopefully not too many people will discover it and i won't be able to get in.
We came to Blue Marlin to celebrate our one year anniversary and had a wonderful experience. We were early for our reservation but seated immediately. The wine menu was fantastic and the dinner menu was somewhat limited, but the food was amazing. We ordered the famous cornbread after reading many recommendations and it was fantastic. We can’t wait to come back!
Always very good and well trained staff. Which is hard to find in Florida resort area.
We had an amazing meal and can’t wait to go back! The black grouper pasta was to die for!!
We had a delicious meal and great service but felt the quantity served didn’t match the price charged for meal.
Food was great. Service was wonderful. We went with two sets of friends. Our waiter kept checking on us but left us alone when necessary. It was a repeat for 4 of us and two newbies. We all look forward to going back again
We have never had a bad meal or experience at the Blue Marlin.
By far, my favorite restaurant on the island. I love everything about this place.
Fulford style grouper was fantastic. Shrimp and grits was worth every bite. Waiter was very knowledgeable. Only complaint would be seating by the bar was a noisy for table conversation.
Great place in an otherwise touristy area. Great seafood choices. I had the grouper, and my wife had the shrimp and grits. Too full for dessert, but for sure next time!
Really good food. All locally caught fish deliciously prepared
Loved cozy cottage atmosphere. Dined with friends for the first time and was not disappointed. The cuisine was creative and delicious. To make it better the staff was knowledgable and very kind. Happily guided us to best choices for us. Will definitely go back soon.
Best meal we had during our stay on Anna Maria Island. My wife and I each had the black grouper, but she had it prepared with pecan crust and I had the piccata sauce. Both were delicious. Good wine list with a range of prices. Our server Sherman took great care of us.
The service and food was outstanding! Our waiter was very helpful and answered all our questions about the special, etc.
Valet parking is available which is most helpful as parking can be challenging.
Always warm and friendly service, and just delicious fresh fish! We love it!
Somewhat limited menu, food was good, but not worth the hassle to find parking. Thought
food was somewhat pricey for what you can get at other restaurants on the island. We had wanted to eat at there for some time, now that we have, doubtful we would come back. Just too many better restaurants we can go to on AMI.
Everything was wonderful. loved the ambience, food and wine was fantastic, can't wait to go back!!
Amazing food (Shrimp and Grits is FANTASTIC!), exceptional service, wonderful atmosphere. Love the place!
Food great, service great, music great! Can`t go wrong eating here.
Wonderful as always. Our 5th straight year of celebrating Valentine's Day and our anniversary here. I had the Blackened Grouper Alfredo and my wife had Shrimp and Grits. Both delicious. Great anniversary and dinner.
Excellent food. Service was attentive and professional. Enjoyed the refined food with a casual atmosphere that is sometimes hard to find. Great selection of wine and local beers. Can’t wait to visit again.
Our Group of five enjoyed our dinner very much. Our waiter was very knowledgeable about the menu. Our food was very good. We had soup, salad, grilled grouper. We all agreed food was good.