Blue Marlin - Bradenton Beach

4.8
1958 Reviews
$50 and over
Seafood


Due to the above guidelines put forth by Governor DeSantis our “Street Food” program has changed. The tables outside in the “Trap Yard” will be now be offering our full dinner menu. All tables at The Blue Marlin will need to be booked ahead so we can comply with guidelines. Please CALL to reserve for outside seating.

PLEASE NOTE: If the weather becomes inclement, outside reservations will have to be CANCELLED and take-out food will be offered if no tables are available inside the cottage.

You will be able to reserve the outside “Trap Yard” tables on-line in the near future. We have limited seating inside and out.



Until further notice, please go online www.bluemarlinami.com OR call (941) 896-9737 for ALL seating.

Please come and see us as we are making delicious food & cocktails for you!

We have missed you all!


Best Regards,
Blue Marlin Seafood Restaurant

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Dawn
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve been there before and brought 2 friends and they loved the restaurant and food.

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vipAndrea
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bring back the cornbread!!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
31 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

We enjoyed our meal very much. Was somewhat disappointed that the lobster was pretty much sold out so early in the evening, 5:45. But, no complaints. Grouper was excellent, appetizer of shrimp was very good. Service was very good. Would definitely recommend.

TG
TamaraG
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Must do if you’re interested in beautifully prepared craft cocktails and seafood! Remember to make a reservation before you arrive in your vacation or you might be disappointed that they are booked! Very popular dining destination on Anna Maria island!

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NancyE
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had wonderful meals while on AMI. Blue Marlin was the BEST! Great food and service. Wonderful way to celebrate my birthday.

MH
MaryH
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the blue Marlin! Love the food, atmosphere, music. I’m local to AMI and it is my favorite restaurant to recommend and to bring people to for dinner.

RP
RebeccaP
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious as usual but they have really raised their prices since last year. But then everyone has. Our only disappointment was the music. They’ve had some terrific groups here but tonight was just a young guy and his guitar. Next time I’ll be sure to check the line-up more c

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
16 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service in a quaint restaurant!

CM
CathyMitch
Indiana
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful experience! Cocktails and dinner with a longtime friend who had never been to Blue Marlin. He said “he would definitely be returning”.
Our server Ted was awesome! Food was delicious and atmosphere was great.

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vipwjparker
St. Louis
30 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have eaten here many times and always enjoyed the fresh local fish. Even had guava lime pie tonight that was unique. Tried a wonderful glass of Rip Van Winkle bourbon, not easy to find.

KH
vipKimH
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Blue Marlin continues to be our favorite restaurant! The seafood couldn’t be more fresh, and the relaxed vibe is always perfect :)

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Whenever we have visitors, we bring them to Blue Marlin, knowing they will have a great meal! Our favorite place!

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ScottC
Indiana
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. I can’t say enough about this restaurant and it’s staff. They were polite and professional with quick service. We will come back!

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food that you won’t find anywhere else.

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NancyS
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a very good meal, although it was a bit pricey. Nice, casual place to eat.

BB
BobB
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Little noisy inside. Food good but not great for price. Lack of parking. Very frustrating

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HappyRunner
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the Blue Marlin. The outside seating was just spectacular, the food was exceptional and the service was great!!

JJ
JoeJ
Tampa
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Always a great meal and service. Wish the Blue Marlin would reopen their fast food stand and allow an audience to listen to music without a dinner purchase

MB
vipMButterfly
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

In order to make patrons more comfortable in these times, the manager should wear a mask. It sets a tone of safety for people walking in the door. I’m sorry to say, this was not the case.
The meal was good, but not up to the restaurant’s usual standard.

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Tenneseeans
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our favorite restaurant in LBK/AMI area. We plan ahead with reservations in advance of our trip so we are sure to get in. Great food, quiet atmosphere and a wonderful dining experience.

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Rhonda
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always wonderful. We love the atmosphere & sitting outside, listening to the band.

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Susan
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Always our favorite spot for amazing food when in AMI!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect service, great cocktails and delicious food?

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vipcincy
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always perfection. Live music, excellent service, amazing food. The BEST

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vipkatief
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love everything about Blue Marlin!!! From the food to the decor to the waitstaff!!!

MB
MarkB
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and great service right at the beach. Outdoor dining area was great.

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PeterR
Pittsburgh
6 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Consistently good. A must visit every time we visit.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fantastic Easter Dinner! Great food, relaxes atmosphere, and great service!

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vipDOnB
Tampa
9 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience4

Blue Marlin is my wife’s favorite restaurant. The food was good this time, but something was missing. It definitely was not an outstanding meal like it usually is. Service though was outstanding. One thing we did notice is the prices seem to continue to go up. Will probably give the Blue Marlin and check out some of the other island restaurants.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tampa
9 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Grouper fulford and pecan always excellent. Guava key lime pie cannot be beat. Service is outstanding - server w great personality, kitchen chef and staff timely, an overall well-run system of outstanding cuisine and service.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wished we sat outside

OT
OpenTable Diner
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved this place! The outdoor dining had a comfortable back yard feel to it. The food, drinks and service were excellent. We will be back!

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vipParisienne
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent little gem - adorable upscale fish-centered restaurant with a good wine list and professional service. Definitely one of the better places on Anna Maria Island. An oasis right in the middle of Bradenton Beach Bridge St. Nice for romantic dinners- you can hear one another speak.

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food!! The blackened grouper fettuccine alfredo was delicious! Great service too! Be sure to spend $8 to tip the kitchen staff to a round of beer at closing if you are completely satisfied. Highly recommend.

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freddytopper
Pittsburgh
6 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fantastic food. Well distanced for safety. The waiter seemed burned out or just average. Food choices and preparation was extremely good. Highly recommend!

CS
CariS
Tampa
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Make sure you make a reservation. Great location, food, service and live music

DP
DrPhil
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding! Ambience was what we expected!

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BethH
Tampa
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Best!!

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Nipper
Atlanta
39 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great opportunity to dine with forever friends ! Blue Marlin was the perfect choice, superb service, outstanding food, and quiet atmosphere to have great conversation!

BB
BobB
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fresh fish of the day and steak were both excellent. Consistently great service and quality of food.

FAQs

Blue Marlin - Bradenton Beach is rated 4.8 stars by 1958 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.