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About Blue Marlin - Bradenton Beach
Located in an original 1920,s cottage on historic Bridge St , the Blue Marlin is dedicated to serving only the freshest local seafood & hearty fair. Our commitment is to bring you the best product the Gulf Coast has to offer. Our courtyard, "The Trap Yard", offers local, live music on the weekends.
Bradenton Beach, FL 34217
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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
if you cant find a parking spot on Bridge St please pull to the front door & wait for the golf cart to show you our parking lot. We will bring you back & forth to your car. There is a public lot across the street at the Post Office, just don"t use the handicap spot unless you have appropriate documentation.
There is a trolley stop at the beach end of Bridge St that requires a short walk East & the trolley runs until 10:00.
Bar Dining, Beer, Chef's Table, Dancing, Gluten-free Menu, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Blue Marlin - Bradenton Beach Ratings and Reviews
It was our Tuesday date night, parked at the beach, walked to the restaurant, had very well prepared fresh grouper and Snapper.
After dinner we walked to the beach to sit and watch the sunset. Very relaxing and delicious dinner. A little pricey but good. Enjoy!
We dined at Blue Marlin while on vacation in Anna Maria. Our experience was fantastic! We made reservations and when we arrived our table was all set up and ready for us. The server quickly greeted us and brought over a little bowl of goldfish crackers for our son which was a nice touch. The server was very friendly and attentive without hovering. Another gentleman, I assume was maybe the manager, also was being very observant of the dining room and came by to ensure our meal was to our liking. We started with the edamame which came out quickly and was a nice change to the normal heavy bread everywhere else serves. My husband had the potato crusted grouper and I had a shrimp special-both were wonderful. My son had the mac and cheese which is made with some smoked gouda and was so good the grown ups couldn't help stealing several bites. We were fortunate to have some truly great meals on our trip but this was one of the best by far. The ambiance, service and food were all on point.
Had the most amazing experience! Not only was the staff extremely knowledgeable, they were sure to make our first night of our honeymoon special. There are not too many places where you can order a filet and cut it with your butter knife. I cannot say enough about how good the food was!
Excellent meals and service!!
We found this restaurant several years ago on our annual visit to the area and it immediately became a favorite!!!
Great for casual dining and special occasions! Staff is efficient, friendly and knowledgeable. We actually dine here multiple times during our visits to enjoy the different meals offered.
An exciting dining experience from start to finish!! The house salad was fresh and crisp, we both had one of the specials. The grouper was fantastic for my date. I had the red snapper over braised southern greens and cheese grits. It was all cooked to perfection. We ended with the key lime brûlée and a nicely paired dessert wine recommended on the menu. I would go back just for the brûlée!! Parking wasn't an issue with the cart service and the service staff was notably knowledgeable of the menu and ingredients. Blue Marlin will certainly become a tradition for us!!
The blue marlin was the highlight of our vacation to Anna Maria Island. We had visited a couple other recommended places on our trip and were underwhelmed. This was the first one we went to that came through. More than that actually. The food was fantastic. I had a blackened grouper alfredo that was delicious and not too heavy.y daughters had fantastic grilled cheese sandwiches and were served goldfish to keep them happy. The wife had a pecan crusted grouper filet with veggies. All was excellent! Servers were attentive and knew the menu very well. All local catch for seafood entrees. We were a little hesitant with the kids though. 4 & 2, but hey are very well behaved. Many of the kids I see in restaurants would be a handful here. Will visit again if we ever go back to AMI!!
The wait staff is amazing. We arrived a few minutes early & the staff was very gracious. They even comped us a bottle of wine for having to wait, which was certainly not necessary since we were early. But much appreciated!!
The food has never disappointed here. Always fresh and tasty, with plenty of choices, reasonably priced. The wine list is great as well. And the desserts (we had one of each) are not to be missed. The key lime creme brûlée was over the top. I would highly recommend this hidden gem.
We loved the special peach salad with pesto & feta and the grouper special was fantastic. Menu was extensive and the atmosphere is casual but elegant. Found this restaurant through on-line search and was pleasantly surprised by the quality / variety of food. Just driving by, you might overlook this place, but it is truly a gem!
Blue Marlin is everything you want in a restaurant. It has a great, coastal atmosphere, excellent food with local seafood always available, fresh salads, options to make any group happy, and live music outside. We always take out of town friends here and the food is consistently delicious and it is a hit with every palate. A friendly waitstaff never disappoints. The Bradenton area is lucky to have this restaurant.
I went to the restaurant for the first time on Saturday (June 24) and sat at the bar. It was love at first sight for me. I loved it so much I invited my son to come from Sarasota to take me again on June 28th...It is my new favorite restaurant and I look forward to the next visit. I live on the island. The staff was wonderful...the red sangria very nice and the filet was perfect...those potatoes are fabulous that come with it. I love this restaurant.
Relaxed old Florida atmosphere with creative menu items and great service. The food was spectacular, especially the pecan encrusted and Fulford style fresh catch. 'Cozy' restaurant so make a reservation to ensure you can enjoy your experience. We like the Blue Marlin so much we were there 3 times in 2 weeks!
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