Blue Marlin - Bradenton Beach
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!
Blue Marlin Seafood Restaurant
The Blue Marlin*
Mixed greens, crumbled blue cheese, Pearson Farms pecans, strawberries balsamic honey vinaigrette
Blackened Fish Alfredo
Daily cuts of fish, blackened over classic linguini alfredo with basil pesto
Shrimp and Grits
Large Gulf shrimp rolled in Cajun spices, sautéed and placed in our cheesy grits with crumbled bacon and scallions
I’ve been there before and brought 2 friends and they loved the restaurant and food.
Bring back the cornbread!!!!
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.
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!
We had wonderful meals while on AMI. Blue Marlin was the BEST! Great food and service. Wonderful way to celebrate my birthday.
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.
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
Great food and service in a quaint restaurant!
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.
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.
Blue Marlin continues to be our favorite restaurant! The seafood couldn’t be more fresh, and the relaxed vibe is always perfect :)
Whenever we have visitors, we bring them to Blue Marlin, knowing they will have a great meal! Our favorite place!
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!
Great food that you won’t find anywhere else.
We had a very good meal, although it was a bit pricey. Nice, casual place to eat.
Little noisy inside. Food good but not great for price. Lack of parking. Very frustrating
We loved the Blue Marlin. The outside seating was just spectacular, the food was exceptional and the service was great!!
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
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.
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.
The food is always wonderful. We love the atmosphere & sitting outside, listening to the band.
Always our favorite spot for amazing food when in AMI!
Perfect service, great cocktails and delicious food?
Always perfection. Live music, excellent service, amazing food. The BEST
Love everything about Blue Marlin!!! From the food to the decor to the waitstaff!!!
Fantastic food and great service right at the beach. Outdoor dining area was great.
Consistently good. A must visit every time we visit.
A fantastic Easter Dinner! Great food, relaxes atmosphere, and great service!
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.
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.
Wished we sat outside
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!
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.
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.
Fantastic food. Well distanced for safety. The waiter seemed burned out or just average. Food choices and preparation was extremely good. Highly recommend!
Make sure you make a reservation. Great location, food, service and live music
Food was outstanding! Ambience was what we expected!
Great opportunity to dine with forever friends ! Blue Marlin was the perfect choice, superb service, outstanding food, and quiet atmosphere to have great conversation!
Fresh fish of the day and steak were both excellent. Consistently great service and quality of food.
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.