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Black Marlin Bar & Grill, Port Aransas, TX

Black Marlin Bar & Grill

4.6
4.6
155 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Welcome to Black Marlin Bar & Grill! We are located at the Palmilla Beach Resort and Golf Community in Port Aransas, TX.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, Seafood, Steak
  • Hours of operation
    Sun 10:00 am–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (361) 749-4653
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Resort Casual
  • Catering
    Weddings, Birthdays, Anniversarys, Business events, we have you covered. Check out our Catering Options on our website. https://www.palmillabeach.com/book-your-event/
  • Private party facilities
    Black Marlin can be booked for private events. Come and see us for details.

What 155 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Corpus Christi / McAllen

    Good for groups

  • Corpus Christi / McAllen

    Healthy

  • Corpus Christi / McAllen

    Neighborhood gem

  • Corpus Christi / McAllen

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Corpus Christi

    Most Booked

155 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is our favorite brunch place. The bloody Mary’s are the best!

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  2. Bruce

    Chicago

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Missed Kolby. El and Chloe took good care of us.

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  3. StevenB

    Corpus Christi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Black Marlin is outstanding. Very delicious dinner. Everyone in our party gave the experience two thumbs up.

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  4. MiriamV

    Corpus Christi

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    It was excellent the only thing was it got a little hot in the restaurant but waiters lowered the temperature

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  5. JulieP

    San Antonio

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had dinner at the bar and the bartending staff was amazing.

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  6. davidw

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Kolby is amazing and always brings a smile to our faces. We enjoy the Sunday brunch.

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  7. MaryAnneM

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was fabulous! Colby, our server was attentive and personable. We will definitely request her next time we come. Thanks, Colby, for making our dinner wonderful.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic lunch with the family! Everyone enjoyed their dishes, staff was wonderful!

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  9. TeressaR

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and Amazing service for a party of 7!!

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  10. PhilC

    Corpus Christi

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love the Black Marlin, staff is fantastic, food is good and drinks are excellent. It has been our go to place for some time. Very disappointed when we went up on a recent Thursday and they were closed. A check of the website informed that they were now only open Friday and Saturday. I fail to understand how the restaurant can build a patron base when hours are erratic. Another restaurant in the area in a very similar setting is able to be open five days a week and do not understand why the same cannot be true of the Black Marlin.

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  11. KimP

    San Antonio

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Shrimp and grits were very good, as usual and the scallops were delicious! We tried the smoked redfish dip for the first time and really enjoyed it. Also, don't forget to try the carrot cake. It's moist and the frosting is amazing!

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  12. djohns1775

    San Antonio

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great meal at Black Marlin. Everything was delicious.

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  13. Foodie4Ever

    Austin

    82 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    82 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Stopped by Black Marlin for dinner this evening... it's basically a clubhouse-restaurant-bar for a golf course. That's not a negative, just level setting on what the venue is. It's very nice, well decorated, very comfortable. The staff is super nice, friendly and gracious, very helpful with the menu. We started off with a Lemon Drop Martini and a Lemon Berry Mule. Both were good, but very sweet. As a counter-balance we ordered the crab cakes appetizer which was very good. A little more filler than we prefer, but very well-seasoned and pan-fried very well. And the spicy aioli was delicious. For entrees we followed some of our Yelpers suggestions and tried shrimp and grits and fish and chips. One of the advantages of off-season dining in Port A is that places are not crowded, and food is usually served HOT! That was the case tonight. Both entrees were just off the stove/out of the fryer, very hot and good. The shrimp and grits had a very creamy sauce, perhaps a bit much for the dish, the shrimp and grits were drowning! LOL The fish and chips were well fried and the sides made everything super tasty. We had Blue Bell at home so we passed on dessert. We may stop by later this week to try some of the more "lunch" dishes, e.g., fish tacos and the burger. Black Marlin provided a solid dinner tonight, we recommend dinner there, and perhaps lunch too!

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a great experience and would definitely go back.

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  15. KaronJ

    Dallas

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The Black Marlin requires reservations, even for breakfast, since they are so popular. They prepared a a nice brunch for our party of 6 on Sunday morning at 10. We ordered the breakfast sandwich, omelette, French toast, two egg plate and avocado toast. It was all tasty, nice place at Palmilla Beach and Golf, Port Aransas. It was a nice way to end our Palmilla Thanksgiving week.

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  16. RRR01

    San Antonio

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and experience !!! Bartender was fantastic and made great craft cocktails !!!

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  17. PDTX

    Houston

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was excellent. For the four of us, two thought their meals were very good while two just average.

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  18. JillG

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    We made a dinner reservation for the indoor dining room. When we arrived, we were greeted by a very frazzled waitress who quickly told us she could not handle another table and escorted us to the patio area, stating that the bartender would take excellent care of us. It was all a very odd exchange. Not what we were expecting for such a nice restaurant. Thankfully the weather was nice. The bartender was the only server working the patio and he asked us to come to the bar to order our drinks and meal. Also an odd request but we complied. His service after ordering was very good. The food was all very tasty. Shrimp and grits and fish tacos were fantastic. My kids enjoyed the lobster ravioli and filet. Maybe my expectations were high as our brunch experience/service the day before was amazing.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We ate outside on the Patio. We ordered at the bar and the food was delivered to our table. Everything was good. The service was great!

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  20. JillG

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My daughter and I had a wonderful brunch experience. The service was fantastic as was the food. We especially enjoyed the biscuit & gravy and the croissant beignets.

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  21. BearsBus

    Corpus Christi

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Pleasant atmosphere with a small friendly bar. The Tuna Tacos and Shrimp and Grits are a favorite. Excellent service.

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  22. CarolL

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Friendliest staff and wonderful bar!

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  23. Bruce

    Chicago

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was awesome. We always get the smoked redfish dip, but we tried the new mole poke and it is a new favorite. The duck as prepared "just right" and the filet was as good as ever. Shout out to El who always greats us with a smile, to Elise who was excellent as ever, and to Kolby who always lights up the dining room.

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  24. Bruce

    Chicago

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a good time as always. The staff is so friendly -- from the hostess, to the wait staff and also Kolby behind the bar. They make you feel at home. And, of course, the food is awesome. We are never disappointed.

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  25. Elvismed

    San Antonio

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful little, clean, wonderful, romantic place.

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  26. jkelly

    Dallas

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Being off season the restaurant was quiet and not crowded. We were greeted warmly and seated promptly. My wife and I both have a gluten allergy and the waitress was very knowledgeable regarding which dishes were gluten free (there were many fine choices). The food arrived promptly and both dishes were delicious. I can't say if the service would be as good during the busy season, but we would definitely come back.

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  27. Bruce

    Chicago

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Still one of my Island favorites and hands down the nicest brunch. The bloody Mary bar is a nice touch and the selection of entries has something for even the pickiest of my guests.

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  28. Kath

    San Antonio

    31 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    It wasn't a pleasant dining experience on several counts. Wrong address pops up on iPhone. Called and was treated like an idiot. Upon arrival, all tables were open...requested to move from bar to table and told 'no'...expecting lots of people in 10 minutes...they never showed up. Bar keeper chatter was misery to listen to...drippy sweet and 'way too familiar with one person. Food was adequate but not great.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Corpus Christi

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The only issue we had was that there was a lot of mosquitoes. They were very nice and moved us to a table away from the door which improved the situation.

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  30. EricaR

    Denver

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Grits were too salty to the point nobody at our table could eat them, fish were all overcooked.

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  31. RickC

    Dallas

    33 reviews

    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great menu and staff! So friendly that the other customers at the bar felt like friends.

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  32. DebW

    Corpus Christi

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 13, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Fish was over cooked, very dry, and one order came blackened instead of grilled. We will not go back even though we live nearby.

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  33. dine2gether

    Central Texas

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love this place and eat here every time we visit Port A! The food is tasty, the waiters are outstanding, and it is the perfect, crisp, yet relaxed setting after cleaning up from a day on the beach! Recommend reservations. We saw several groups turned away because of the popularity!!

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  34. Bruce

    Chicago

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Definitely our favorite place on the island. The staff is first rate and so friendly. Kolby makes everyone feel welcome. Maddy is great.

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  35. Tori

    Austin

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Bartender Colby is awesome. Very engaging and she speaks to all the customers. Food has really not been consistent for a while unfortunately, and the fish was dry. It’s sad to see it..the island needs great full service restaurants.

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  36. MelindaB

    Austin

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Katelynn was lovely and very accommodating. This is our favorite place in the island and we’re never disappointed.

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  37. KyleM

    Austin

    64 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    64 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Good drink menu, brie appy was great. Fried shrimp good but shrimp and grits outstanding. Attentive service. Ambiance is the only “average” thing about the place (typical tourist/island feel). Overall great experience and well worth the visit. Will certainly return.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The redfish dip, fried shrimp plates, and grilled redfish and rice pilaf were perfect. And, the waitstaff team were on point. Thank you for a great night.

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  39. JustinW

    Austin

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Friendly service and they have plenty of Gluten Free options.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was fantastic and the service excellent! I highly recommend this restaurant!

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FAQs

Black Marlin Bar & Grill is rated 4.6 stars by 155 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


Google Map for Black Marlin Bar & Grill

258 Snapdragon, Port Aransas, TX 78373

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Port Aransas
  • Hours of operation
    Sun 10:00 am–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, Seafood, Steak
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Resort Casual
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Wine
  • Phone number
    (361) 749-4653
  • Catering
    Weddings, Birthdays, Anniversarys, Business events, we have you covered. Check out our Catering Options on our website. https://www.palmillabeach.com/book-your-event/
  • Private party facilities
    Black Marlin can be booked for private events. Come and see us for details.
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