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Blue Marlin - Bradenton Beach, Bradenton Beach, FL

Blue Marlin - Bradenton Beach

4.7
4.7
2472 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

7:00 PM


Booked 25 times 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 2,472 people are saying

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Tampa / Central Florida West

    Seafood

  • Sarasota / Bradenton

    Seafood

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  1. B

    Babs

    St. Louis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our first visit and the experience was great! Delicious food!
  2. ES

    ESHS

    Orlando

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent! Best meal on AMI.
  3. SW

    SteveW

    St. Louis

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Food and service is always terrific! VERY expensive and was frustrated that they add a “courtesy” fee if you use a credit card for payment. I have never seen that done in a fine dining establishment. Can’t believe ownership made the decision to go to that policy.
  4. w

    wrdily

    Baltimore

    57 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    57 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious, innovative cuisine in an upscale yet warm and inviting atmosphere. Service is great- just the right touch of watchfulness. Timothy A. suggested that modifications to the menu weren't an issue ..clearing the way for the special...grouper provencal with sage-seasoned fingerlings and the best carrots ever!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent as usual
  6. L

    Lovetotravel

    Toronto

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was the Best Food, Wine and Service. Thank you Blue Marlin servers!
  7. JJ

    JJHB

    Naples

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Honestly, it was mediocre food for a pretty steep price. We ordered The Blue Marlin salad, nice size but the balsamic was overpowering. The crab cakes had no lump The fish taco’s were good, but 35 dollars for three taco’s?
  8. S

    Stacia1970

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best food I’ve had in a long time! Staff was great
  9. F

    Family

    Cleveland

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My family and I had such a great dinner last night! Tim our server was so good and the food delicious! Blue Marlin is one of our favorite places on the Island! Come some time when they have music and sit outside. Highly recommend the Blue Marlin Lemonade!
  10. BR

    BrianR

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great vibe, great food. Really great restaurant, we both stuck with the catch of the day which was grouper and could not have been happier. Small place so make sure you make reservations! We were relatively early, place was packed when we left. We will be back!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Top place at the south end of Anna Maria. We each had grouper. My wife’s was the pecan crusted. I had mine as the sandwich. Both were delicious. We were the last seating of the night and the staff did not rush us in any way
  12. TF

    TammyF

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food was good, but definitely expensive. Service was quick. Overall good experience. Highly recommend the pecan crusted grouper.
  13. TJ

    TeriJ

    Atlanta

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place never disappoints! Grouper Dijonaise was perfectly cooked. Hubby had Snapper Provençal that was equally delicious. Enjoyed chatting with Drew our server who was from our home state. Excellent and attentive service. Of course the orange crime brûlée was the perfect end to a perfect meal.
  14. JM

    JackM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had a great time at Blue Marlin. First, we asked for an earlier reservation (at a time that had previously been listed as sold out) and got it. When we arrived, we had a very nice server as well as nice people at the next table (who highly recommended the whole snapper—which is what I ordered). The meal was delivered quickly and was excellent. If you want fresh fish and good service, this is the place!
  15. BM

    BeckyM

    Dallas

    77 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    77 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and food was superb!
  16. PW

    PeggyW

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Highly recommend this restaurant they have have kept their standard, quantity and service to a higher standard! Despite what the restaurants industry is going threw that has been so disappointing with dinning out these days !!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was wonderful as always!
  18. CJ

    CharlieJ

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pecan Grouper was absolutely excellent. Service was great. Our table was available before our reservation time. Wonderful experience.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Is one of our favorite places but the prices have become exorbitant for what we receive..
  20. R

    Relaxing

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The hostess was amazing and greeted me as soon as I came in and accommodated me an hour early for my reservation as soon as she possibly could. Seated at bar all staff was very attentive and professional. I would definitely recommend.
  21. CM

    CathyMitch

    Indiana

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dining at Blue Marlin is always a wonderful experience. Entire staff are friendly, professional and kind. The food is amazing along with the atmosphere! It it definitely a must try for a great evening out!
  22. KL

    KristyL

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely amazing! Excellent food quality and service.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Everything was great; only callout is we felt THE burger should have been thicker. Even though we ordered the right temperature for it to be juicy, felt it could have been bigger and juicier which would have taken the already great flavors to the next level. You are my favorite spot on the island and the music was fantastic.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great ambiance. Food is excellent. Great time overall
  25. t

    tracy

    Philadelphia

    74 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    74 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    My food excellent my husbands ok. Service good. Table next to us close and loyd.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Started with the Ajillo and the shrimp was magnificent. Then, a bowl of New England Clam Chowder with full clams served in the soup. The best crostini I have had. Then, the grouper dijonnaise for dinner. This came out with more crust than expected and a little over cooked. Peanut butter cup for dessert was perfect.
  27. A

    nancyA

    Tampa

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Super nice people run this place and wonderful dinner options! Would love to revisit and hang outside and m Warm months .Area has a very Cool vibe. Drinks were excellent pour. We ordered all fish dishes and everything was cooked perfect even the carrots!!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time here food was great and service was also. Great menu grouper was outstanding
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A very Merry Christmas with family! Outstanding food!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great food and service love Blue Marlin
  31. JR

    JeffR

    Columbus

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Awesome must add to restaurant list of need to places to go
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was exceptional
  33. s

    susan

    Tampa

    7 reviews

    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    Putting a service charge for using a credit card is ridiculous for a high price restaurant. Food was mediocre. Not worth the high prices. We do a lot of fine dinning
  34. FE

    FranE

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent as always! Food,service and atmosphere was fantastic!
  35. JS

    JimS

    Nashville

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 20, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The grouper was good and all of the vintage photos on the wall are fun to look at.
  36. IB

    IruB

    Coastal Georgia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    It's a cute little place with a nice interior and decent service. (just one wine glass had lipstick on the rim.....which lil spoiled my appetite). About food: it's not an upscale type of restaurant to charge so much. The food is mediocre same as the presentation. My salad was blank and overly sweet, and the roasted veggies were overcooked. The Brunello wine wasn't also the best... I can say that only guava pie pretended on the price we paid. We are not tourists, but I doubt we will return.
  37. KB

    KarenB

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have never had a bad meal. The food is delicious. We love eating inside. So quaint. Our server was awesome.
  38. MS

    MonicaS

    New England

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and excellent service
  39. LH

    LynnH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Steamed clams appetizer heavily seasoned and delicious!
  40. TO

    TORiaJ

    Chicago

    174 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    174 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our favorite on AMI. The fresh catch prepared to your choice. Other terrific choices - love the Brussels sprouts. The clam chowder is the best south of Boston! Shrimp and grits are always a winner!

FAQs

Blue Marlin - Bradenton Beach is rated 4.7 stars by 2472 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 25 times 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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