Blue Marlin - Bradenton Beach

4.7
1808 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

What 1808 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.7
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VickyS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was delicious. Great patio with good live music. Staff very accommodating. Will definitely go back.

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RvH13
Tampa
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food as always. Wife and I enjoy the atmosphere.

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KatH
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love the ambience of sitting outside and listening to great musics while having a fabulous meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A must visit!!! Top notch food and drinks and especially the service! Great job guys!

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DeniseV
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Blue Marlin is a wonderful restaurant - you can not go wrong. I enjoyed the scallop and Brussel sprout hash, with a delicious Dijon sauce. I have also enjoyed the grouper plate encrusted with pretzel and pecans with asparagus that are so tasty. Great outdoor sitting with a bar and live music on the weekends. Don't miss this great restaurant when on the island.

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Glamma123
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall4food2service5ambience5

We eat here frequently but we’re disappointed this time. The Black Grouper was soggy and mushy. Didn’t taste good either.
I wish they’d find some less acidic Pinot noirs than Lola.

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vipsquarjaw
New England
11 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Waitress was short. Manager didn't care. Food was ok. Won't return.

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vipErikS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always, great shrimp and grits, friendly staff.

JP
vipJoanneP
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous service, presentation of food and every bite was to perfection! We truly enjoyed our experience!

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vipDebb
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Could not have had a better experience!! From the food to the band to the service... everything was top notch!!! We sat outside and there was plenty of room ... the sandy floor made you feel you were at a beach bar yet the service and plates were a 5-star Resort. Such a cool vibe. Food was amazing!!!! Best grouper I’ve ever had. Our waiter was so friendly and attentive. Can’t wait to go back

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We’ve been to the blue marlin many times and love it. Food ans service was delicious. However, I’d like to see the entire staff wearing masks consistently and correctly (1 didn’t have a mask and many staff pulled it down or didn’t cover their nose).

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TomB
Key West
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The menu is always good! Atmosphere is wonderful. A great place to eat

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vipLsjx3
Tampa
18 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Dined on a Sunday night early November. Have been here many times before. I understand restaurants are struggling during COVID times but felt like things were not up to usual high standard. Edamame too salty, tasteless rice, grouper the only catch of the day (that never changes). Tried the whole fish tacos got dry overcooked snapper and underwhelming fixings. Sad

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LoraW
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent as always!!!

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CarynH
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I know I can always count on the food, service and ambiance to be excellent at Blue Marlin. Great food and drinks and the service is impeccable. They don’t rush you and they really know the menu and origin of the ingredients. Creative cocktails, locally sourced menu items and local musicians. It’s a perfect spot.

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vipbirthday
Cleveland
15 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great night! Loved the music! Trevor was amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, atmosphere, & experience!

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AprilS
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

We loved the outdoor seating. The people were really nice. The appetizers and soups were delicious- the main course meal was just OK.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family visiting

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AnnaMariaIslandVaca
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and very accommodating. Will definitely come back. Would definitely sit outside during pandemic rules. The inside gets crowded.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb food. Outstanding service.

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LSUerica
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent! We’ve never had a bad meal here.

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PaulaK
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always a great experience! Extra special with availability of stone crab. Loved sitting at the bar this time. Enjoyed the outdoor music afterwards!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently high quality food and excellent service, always with a Thank You for coming when you leave. Best in the area! Grouper Fulford or Pecan are must have orders. Surprise yourself with tasty Brussel sprouts - even for those of you doubters. These are not like Mom made you eat years ago. Enjoy!

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LCSGator
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was friendly, professional, and attentive and food was VERY good and key lime crème brulee delightful! Added to that, the convenient location, cozy rooms, quaint decor, and choice beer and wine made it a wonderful evening!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

This was our 3rd time we’ve eaten at Blue Marlin. We started with the crab cakes appetizer with Brussel Sprouts and enjoyed every bite of the crab cakes but the brussel sprouts was ice cold. My husband and I were disappointed in our main course. I had the Grouper and Clams and he had Pecan Grouper and both dishes the fish was well over cooked. Very disappointing!!! We are building a new home and looking for a list of staple restaurants we would visit. This is currently off the list.

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ErikaH
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the best dinner we have had in awhile. Everything was delicious and 5+. I can’t say enough about it. Even our two littles, 4 & 8, loves it! Highly recommend!!

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JenniferD
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved everything about this quaint cottage restaurant. The quality ingredients with creative menu choices will bring us back each time we visit the island. Great “Old Fashion” too!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Stone crab Mac and cheese was absolutely phenomenal

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I went during our honeymoon and we were greeted with two champagne glasses and offered rose on the house. The waitress was knowledgeable about the menu and offered guidance as requested. We were also given complimentary edamame which was a nice surprise. Fish tacos served family style were so yummy and my husband has the steak that was cooked to his request. Highly recommend!

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vipDOnB
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food is always good and consistent. Service was good. Very attentive

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NancyW
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and we enjoyed the outdoor setting. Will return on our next visit to Bradenton
Beach!

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GeorgeS
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Service was friendly and helpful. Portions were ample. Ambiance seemed cramped, maybe fewer trophy photos on the walls...swordfish (new to me) cooked well, but sauce seemed salty. Covered flavor of the fish. Might try basing it in a light citrus OJ, or pomegranate.

Table features seemed more like a diner than a restaurant. Visuals have a bearing on the overall enjoyment.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Didn’t think the food was worth the price. Chef special was swordfish and wasn’t quite up to speed

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RoqueP
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Drew was friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. The food was fantastic. The atmosphere was charming. Definitely recommending this place to our friends!

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KrisN
Key West
8 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After planning on getting to the Blue Marlin in the past, only to have to change plans, we finally made it. Wow ! Now I realize what we missed on past vacations in Anna Maria. Everything was near perfect; food, setting, waitstaff, etc. From beginning to end, we had a perfect dinner out.

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RandTWinterPark
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything excellent here for a special out-of-town dinner with my wife. Steamed clam appetizer and Cortez chowder were perfect starters- we loved the red pepper flakes in the clam preparation. My wife enjoyed her fresh catch with Pecan preparation, and I enjoyed my catch with Fulford preparation as well. Lovely preparations and first-class fish. We split the pecan praline cheesecake, which was one of the best we have tasted. Five stars!!

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WalterD
Savannah
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food is excellent! Pricey, but very good. I can never understand why restaurants feel the need to have their piped music so loud. Most often you are dining with family or friends and you would rather hear the conversation than their music.

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KURTK
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, very cool vibe, one of our favorite places to eat and or even just go have a drink!

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
7 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Had a wonderful dinner and great service. Was a little loud next to the bar, as you can’t control folks who want to drink more and more and get louder and louder! But the food was great and we recommend.

FAQs

Blue Marlin - Bradenton Beach is rated 4.7 stars by 1808 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.