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Blue Marlin - Bradenton Beach, Bradenton Beach, FL

Blue Marlin - Bradenton Beach

4.7
4.7
2367 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

Make a reservation

2 people

8:00 PM


Booked 1 time today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Southern

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (941) 896-9737

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Neighborhood

    Bradenton

  • Cross street

    Gulf Drive

  • Parking details

    If you cant find a parking spot along Bridge St or at the Post Office (after hours), let us know you would like to use our shuttle service. Our golf cart driver will show you to our lot then shuttle you back. There is a public parking lot on 1st ST N and also at the end of Church ST. A free Island Trolley stop is at Gulf Drive and Bridge Street.

  • Public transit

    There is a trolley stop at the corner of Gulf Drive and Bridge Street that requires a short walk East. The trolley is free and runs until 10:00.

  • Entertainment

    We offer Live Local music outside in our courtyard on Friday & Saturday nights from 7:00-10:00 weather permitting. Check our website & facebook for special events

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 2,367 people are saying

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Tampa / Central Florida West

    Seafood

  • Sarasota / Bradenton

    Seafood

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Blue Marlin is our must go to restaurant on Anna Marie Island. Always Great!
  2. SB

    ShelbyB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was the best meal we have had in a long time if not ever. The clam chowder was unbelievable. Highly highly recommend.
  3. RS

    RodneyS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    Food is way overpriced compared to other restaurants on the island. Grouper was basically bread crumbs. Screaming kid next to our table so that made our visit less than stellar. Won’t return for a $200 meal.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place with food and atmosphere!
  5. p

    paulk

    Los Angeles

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic service, food, and drink in a cool atmosphere!
  6. D

    Debi

    Tampa

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Consistently great service, fresh creative menu and delicious food! Love this place!
  7. BL

    BrianL

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service - as always at Blue Marlin
  8. DM

    DavidM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We thoroughly enjoyed our time at Blue Marlin. The food was exceptional. I had the swordfish special (grilled with sesame and plum sauce) while my wife had grouper coated in crushed pecans, two of her favorites, so she couldn't lose. We had opened with a bowl of Tater Soup, full of flavor and tender potato chunks, and were complimented with a bowl of edamame which, though not my favorite, my wife loves and really appreciated. The margaritas were excellent and had more than a passing relationship with tequila, unlike too many chain restaurants. I had a draft brown ale which was smooth and rich, not at all bitter and just delicious. Our waiter was friendly and more than attentive. He anticipated our needs and we wanted for nothing. He made it a very pleasurable evening.
  9. JL

    JohnL

    Minneapolis

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food and drinks. Loved the vibe of the place and staff and owner were fantastic! Will be back!
  10. KC

    KConthebeach

    Tampa

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A laid back atmosphere with nautical charm. All the servers were very attentive and it made this 6 person reunion special. Everything served was delicious and the presentation was awesome. Recommended specials were awesome.
  11. J

    Jerry29

    Pittsburgh

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience4
    Thier menu is limited and it never changes. I had the shrimp dip for an appetizer and was disappointed. I also ordered the shrimp & grits special and was not impressed. The ambiance is charming and the service was good.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our experience was great! First te we have been and we will definitely go again!
  13. LJ

    LauraJ

    Richmond

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Food very good, bar drinks not so much. Not sure what happened to live entertainment, but we went in a Friday night expecting music. Very disappointed. Super hot outside to sit, but they had fans so that helped. Portion sizes very good. Menu is somewhat limited and very pricey.
  14. KK

    KyleK

    Tampa

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, quaint atmosphere- definitely recommend.
  15. DT

    DaveT

    West Virginia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Must visit this restaurant if you're on the island! Great for a special occasion (might want to make a reservation). We visit 2-3 times a year and have since our first visit in 2015. Shrimp and grits is best I have had anywhere!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary
  17. BW

    BrianW

    Dallas

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and atmosphere. Love dining here with spouse and friends. Best upper end seafood on the island!
  18. WB

    WilliamB

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thefoodand service was excellent. We enjoyed the evening and will likely visit again
  19. AG

    AshleyG

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The absolute BEST food and atmosphere on Anna Maria Island!!!
  20. S

    Sharrn

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    The waitstaff were excellent. The food was very tasty but we felt that the food was way overpriced.
  21. DM

    DawnM

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A fabulous dinner with friends! The absolute best Cioppino I have ever had!
  22. J

    Janice

    New York Area

    69 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    69 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Very good experience though prices are very high. Had the grouper sandwich for $35 which seemed exorbitant. Great atmosphere and a charming little place. Service was excellent. Oh, and a great martini! Will definitely go back but still feel prices are a bit too high.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A fabulous experience every time we visit.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed our meal and time at the Blue Marlin.
  25. KB

    KevB

    Bedfordshire

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Beautifully prepared fresh fish by the sea, what more could you want?
  26. P

    Phillylove

    Philadelphia

    54 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Quaint dinner spot. Terrific night out with the fam!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Blue Marlin is a 5 minute walk from my home. I’ve eaten there probably 50 times and have never, not once, had a bad experience. Food is always incredibly delicious, especially the black grouper, and the staff is consistently great. I usually make it a point to bring my out of town visitors there and the food and service never disappoint. On a few occasions, I have heard from my visitors, “That was one of the best meals I’ve ever had”. My most recent visit this week was with a client who was vacationing on AMI with her two teenaged daughters. My client said she wanted the best seafood on the island. That was easy, so I made reservations at the Blue Marlin for four. Three different styles of grouper plus a lobster grilled cheese followed by three different desserts. Hudson was our server and was awesome. Food and service couldn’t have been any better. Oh, and after dinner one of my client’s teenage daughters said, “That was one of the best meals I’ve ever eaten.” Added to the list.
  28. BM

    BrittanyM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Blue Marlin exceeded my expectations. The food, the atmosphere, the staff! All of it was wonderful! Glad we chose to spend our anniversary there!!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always very good. Max has always been helpful and welcoming. One of our favorite places.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful as always.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience4
    We were so excited to head to Blue Marlin. Unfortunately, the dinner entrees were not good. Heavily salted or others lacked seasoning at all. The clam chowder special was delicious, we would have been happy with the $500+ meal if it were good. Our saving grace was the great service.
  32. SS

    StephanieS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The two of us shared: shrimp, crab cakes, the best clam chowder, Caesar salad, steak and lobster, and a chocolate peanut butter dessert. Our server was wonderful! We had brought our own wine for a $25 corking charge. The Blue Marlin is always satisfying!!!
  33. KR

    KimR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best food on AMI. It was awesome. We will definitely go back.
  34. MB

    MelissaB

    E. Tennessee

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food! The Lobster grilled cheese and seafood egg rolls were amazing!!
  35. TM

    TiffanyM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, cocktails and service. Definitely going to be a stop here each time we visit. Tim was great and he provided excellent service.
  36. JT

    JohnT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, friendly staff. Great place to meet family for dinner.
  37. GC

    GeorgeC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had outstanding service and the filet and lobster dinner were cooked to perfection! The watermelon feta salad was suggested and very refreshing! We finished off the dinner with a lovely orange creme brulee and raspberry coulee that was delightful! Light and perfection portion! Will definitely be back!
  38. B

    Blac

    Louisville

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious! Grouper was amazing! Made a reservation to return again while we are in town on vacation.
  39. h

    happy

    Tampa

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food and service. Out of town visitors were blown away.
  40. BC

    BrittanyC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Food was amazing and the must have is the Pecan and Pretzel Grouper. Service was just really lacking attention. For paying fine dining pricing, the servers should be trained on that type of experience. It felt like we were being treated like we were at a beach bar, but yet the food, drinks and pricing was high end. Overall, I'm sure we would go back, but because the food was so good.

FAQs

Blue Marlin - Bradenton Beach is rated 4.7 stars by 2367 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

8:00 PM


Booked 1 time today
Google Map for Blue Marlin - Bradenton Beach

121 Bridge St, Bradenton Beach, FL 34217

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Gulf Drive

  • Neighborhood

    Bradenton

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Southern

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    If you cant find a parking spot along Bridge St or at the Post Office (after hours), let us know you would like to use our shuttle service. Our golf cart driver will show you to our lot then shuttle you back. There is a public parking lot on 1st ST N and also at the end of Church ST. A free Island Trolley stop is at Gulf Drive and Bridge Street.

  • Public transit

    There is a trolley stop at the corner of Gulf Drive and Bridge Street that requires a short walk East. The trolley is free and runs until 10:00.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Entertainment

    We offer Live Local music outside in our courtyard on Friday & Saturday nights from 7:00-10:00 weather permitting. Check our website & facebook for special events

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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