Blue Marlin - Bradenton Beach
Best restaurant on the island. Great food, service and ambiance. Make sure to stop in for a great meal
Grouper piccata was the best I've ever had!!!
We loved our waiter but it took forever, we were with family so we got a chance to connect. If you are in a hurry not so good. Food fabulous, pricey, but worth it. We waited until the season over, maybe went too soon.
We have dined here several times. The food is always good, but for some reason not as good this time. Always fresh fish and seafood. Excellent service.
Exceptional in every way. Best place on Anna Maria!
Great food! Cheesy grits side is a must. If you are offered sweet potatoes with your entree, take them. They are worth it.
Service was slow but the food was great as usual. It was Mothers Day but we had a late reservation so not sure why.
This is a small place. We did have a reservation, which I think was a good idea. The food was simply excellent. We were a party of 5, and every thoroughly enjoyed their meal. We found service to be a bit slow, there were times when no one checked in on us for up to 30 minutes. I think part of this is "island time", but we haven't experienced this in other restaurants here. I do highly recommend Blue Marlin.
Very good food, service was good, but their prices continue to creep upward. Will have to limit our visits in the future.
Enjoyed our dining experience...Adam was cordial and Lindsey our server was lighthearted and efficient. Local feel...local fresh food...I'll be back.
Fantastic food, service and value! It’s a gem! We love the home town feel and fresh fish!
Expensive for what you get. Pretty good food. Small selection and you sit very close to the people next to you! Server was great.
Delicious food, fabulous service, reasonable wine list with good options. I always order off the specials menu and tried a new wine tonight, red blend from Eight Knot - yummy. BM is a hidden gem in Bradenton Beach.
Had good food and music. Rain drove us in but we were well taken care of !
Always a great place for fresh fish. One of our favorite places on the island.
Great dinner! Best we have had on our trip. Drew, our waiter, was great! We had snapper appetizer, shrimp and grits, grouper linguine Alfredo, and nut crusted grouper. All meals delicious! Had creme brûlée and tropical bread pudding for dessert, also great! Make sure you have a reservation and read note about parking situation.
The food and the staff are awesome! We visit every year, twice each time. Our favorite place on the Island!!!
Very cute location in a bustling part of town. Service was good as was the ambiance but the food was underwhelming. I won't go back.
Wonderful! As Always! Great service, great atmosphere, and great food.
One of our most favorite venues every time we are here.
My first time there. Food was great and I appreciated that one could carry on a conversation without shouting. Comfortable atmosphere. Will definitely return.
Good food and atmosphere. Nice out of the way location.
Lindsey provided excellent service and as always the food was really delicious! Love coming to your restaurant!
One of the best dining experiences we’ve had on the Island in years. Our server was so attentive and knowledgeable about the menu and specials I thought he might be an owner! The meal ( fresh catch Alfredo) was delicious! We were so pleased with the service and the food we made reservations for another night this week before we left the restaurant! This is a must for anyone visiting AMI
A lovely place to have very good seafood in a cosy and familiar atmosphere...
What a find. Been to lbk for last 7 yrs and never tried it. Will return for the next 7 yrs! Outstanding👍👍👍
The service and food was outstanding! Our first time dining in the Blue Marlin and very glad that everyone’s experience there was beyond expectations. We will be future diners without a doubt.
Lovely restaurant although took more than half an hour later than our reservation to seat us. It wasn’t too much of a problem because there was a band in the courtyard that kept us entertained. My main issue is the value. The food excellent but very small portions. For $16 we had 2 small scallops.....very delicious but that’s too expensive. The grouper salad with fried green tomato was delicious also but what a tiny piece of grouper. It was smaller than the tomato! And very thin. However if they just made the portion sizes a little bit bigger for the money or cheaper for the size, they would have the best restaurant in Sarasota!
As always, Blue Marlin has the freshest seafood in town!
Friendly service and outstanding food! We made a reservation far in advance, highly recommended. We would definitely go again. We all agreed! Excellent!
Food is always good here. This time the pasta I had was a bit over cooked. My wife’s meal was perfect. Lindsey was wonderful. Can’t wait to return.
Best dining experience on our trip! Guys weekend trip and my fellow diners like to eat! They claimed it was the best meal they’ve ever had! From the filet mignon and shrimp, the special boil platter to the crusted salmon. Amazing!
On vacay went twice to Blue Marlin. Both times delicious. Standouts were snapper, shrimp and grits and Alfredo with blacked grouper. Delicious!
our waiter had more interest in the table next to us then our table, he took 15 min for him to greet us after we were sat down. food was excellent, service..not so great hostess and server.
The potato encrusted Red Snapper was the best, most unique fish dish we’ve ever had ! Outstanding ! Compliments to the Chef and wait staff for making our experience one to remember.
Another delicious meal. Service was great as well - as always. I highly recommend this place.
The nautical decor and atmosphere of the Blue Marlin is like being at a friend's old sea side cottage. Our server was exceptional and recommended one of the daily specials of fresh fish, it was delicious. The whole experience was perfect, highly recommend this restaurant for a special evening.
One of the absalute best meals my wife and I have ever had. Were blown away. Heard this was a great place to eat, and it didn't dissapoint!
Great food and the service was amazing...our favorite place for dinner
Love the outdoor music venue
Great food and service as always.