Blue Marlin at Centennial Plaza

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$31 to $50
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Seafood
Welcome to The Blue Marlin at Centennial Plaza!

The Coast’s newest seafood restaurant is now open, right here in Centennial Plaza. Elegant marble countertops and tall windows invite diners to enjoy fresh, local seafood and coastal-inspired dishes. Stop by to enjoy a beer or cocktail along with your meal at The Blue Marlin and experience the delicious offerings of this new restaurant in Gulfport.
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.6
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4.5
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BrianJay
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

This was out first time. It was a Friday night at 7:00 PM, and the restaurant had very few patrons. Rather than sitting in a nearly empty very large dining room, we decided to sit at their bar. The bar was also empty but it was nicely done. The seats were comfortable and the temperature was good. There really is not much in the way of atmosphere or music. We each had a cocktail, and they were fine. The young lady pouring the drinks and serving them was pleasant and did a fine job. Nothing really special in mixing the drinks, but they were what we ordered. We ordered three different things. The scallops were plated nicely and were tasty. The calamari and shrimp was pretty marginal. Both had a heavy batter and would not be ordered again. The duck was much better. Generally in most places the slices are smaller, but overall it was good. The rating should be more like a 3.5. It certainly is not on par with white pillars, nor even Fields (in the Bay), but we will try it again. Large dining rooms with virtually no customers, virtually no music makes a tough atmosphere. I hope they grow their client base. This Plaza facility is huge.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The manager Alex is amazing. He’s knowledge on wine and paring with food is amazing.

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vipgmoney
Mississippi
6 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great evening! The food, the service, the ambiance was all exceptional. We will be back very soon.

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vipEHWO
Mississippi
5 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience5

It was a bit busy but taking 30-45 min to get drinks and over an hour to get food is not nice. We got there at 7:30pm and we didn’t have our food past 9pm. So that was a bit extreme. Ambience was very good. It’s not my first time there. First time I would have 5 stars all the way but this time the food was a bit too salty. Need to be more consistent.

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ScottB
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere.

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vipAjma
New Orleans
40 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great and service even better

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vipJIMBO
San Francisco
153 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food,staff and service!! Thank you!

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vipMTS100
Charleston
37 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Based on open table reviews decided to try! Food was very very good! Both of us had seafood. Well prepared and hot on arrival! Missed an excellent rating just because my brocollini was just warm. Not a major issue though. Service was excellent and enjoyed talking to the waiter. Will definitely try again when in the area! Husband said his redfish was best meal of our trip!

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AdaL
Mississippi
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was AMAZING - HIGHLY recommend- will definitely make this restaurant a regular date night !

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Robert
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down the best restaurant between New Orleans and Mobile. Centennial Plaza is a gorgeous setting for this outstanding restaurant.

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Flyboy1
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The accommodations were excellent and our service provider "Monica" was exceptional. Can't wait to go back.

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vipVegasbaby
Mississippi
29 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s dinner with friends. The prix fixe menu both delicious and a good value

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Stebo
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience3

Our table was 6’ from the rear door entrance with people constantly opening the door allowing the cold night wind in. Recommendation- move the main entrance to where the rear entrance is and parking. Close off the front entrance.
A majority of the food was very salty ( bread pudding was very good)
The main entrance is difficult to find.
The Valentines menu wasn’t so great. Recommendation - add the Valentines menu to the regular menu for that night.
Handing out roses to when arriving was a nice touch.

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OpenTable Diner
Mississippi
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great service!

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JoanL
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Our server was very nice. Appetizer was sparse... considering the price. Salmon entree was good. Tried to order desert, but seemed to be problematic with availability.
That seemed odd considering we were eating at approximately 6 o’clock on a Saturday🤔
‘Might’ try another time....

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TexG
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Service was great. Food was just ok. We could hear people playing karaoke and it was disturbing. Interesting that we were the only diners in the restaurant. Probably would not return.

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vipVegasbaby
Mississippi
29 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This was a wonderful brunch. The food was excellent! The atmosphere wonderful. We weren’t rushed and really enjoyed ourselves.

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vipburulu
New Orleans
28 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. The basil martini was great. The oysters with mignonette sauce were plump and full of flavor. The smoked salmon dip with seasoned crackers was a different twist that made it better. The hanger steak with bordelaise sauce was perfectly cooked and the best I have had even compared to a famous steak house in New Orleans Shrimp and grits were tasty and not overcooked. The bread pudding was of the right consistency and not a clump of sugar. Definitely a great dining experience and have made reservations already to come back with relatives to share on the experience. Highly recommended

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JillH
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I do not have the receipt that that mentioned our servers name. She was so friendly, had a great personality, and her smile was infectious. She did say hello and her name, however, after bloody Mary's, delicious food, fantastic dessert, my mind was fuzzy.

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TomH
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience2

Service was great. The entrance & parking is very confusing. Food was average, but looked good and interesting. Disappointed in the coldness of the restaurant. It should be a very warm & inviting place!

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QueenBee
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pleasant server, good food - weird entrance that made entry difficult for elderly grandmother. Otherwise, loved it and looking forward to returning.

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Katris
Charleston
21 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Traveling and found this jewel- service, food all exceptional! Parking was a little odd because of the layout of the area and restrictions of city...but would definitely go back if ever in Gulfport MS

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Dinner
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the environment. It is very inviting and relaxing.
The menu has many great options so we ordered several things to share. None disappointed.
The staff was friendly and warm without being intrusive.
We will be back.

KB
KeithB
Mississippi
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice venue. Great food as well as the service. Kudos to the staff and Chef!

RK
RexK
Mississippi
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friend visiting from out of state

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MarkS
Mississippi
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The Food was Amazing! The Chilean Bass was totally worth it. The only really thing to complain was that the bread was hard. Drinks were great once we got them, it just took way to long to get them. Our server was just ok at best. I truly think that the trouble was that the tables weren't staggered enough for the servers to properly get to each.

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JOHNS
Mississippi
11 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

My wife and I had a lovely time celebrating our 31st wedding anniversary at Blue Marlin. Our waitress, Michelle, was marvelous. The food was inventive and flavorful, especially the brussels sprout appetizer. The restaurant kindly provided a complimentary dessert for us to celebrate!

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Playchaser
Mississippi
5 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and even better service!

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KatherineK
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can’t wait to come back and sharing this experience with all of our friends. We had a wonderful time and loved every moment of being there and every bite taken. Thank you for helping us have a memorable evening.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely Christmas eve dinner at Blue Marlin! Delicious seafood with generous portions. Incredibly attentive wait staff and management. Somewhat challenging to figure out how to enter the restaurant with elderly mother, but once we got in, everything was wonderful.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Mississippi
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall2food1service4ambience3

The food could have been good but was very salty. We couldn’t eat our entrees.

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vipILTT
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A wonderful dinner! Great service and delicious food. A top notch Gulf Coast spot. Thank you!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Mississippi
3 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food, great drinks, excellent service. Compliments to chef Monique! Had one small issue threat management resolved promptly to our satisfaction.

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Meg2017
Mississippi
2 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Wait staff needs more knowledge of how the food is prepared and the ingredients. Alone with fine dining etiquette.

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RobertW
Mississippi
5 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service

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RandyF
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service and the kids enjoyed everything! Santa was great and pictures came out beautifully. Awesome and delicious brunch!

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KatyL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was incredibly impressed with Blue Marlin. We went for the brunch with Santa and the staff were wonderful. The set-up for the free photos was one of the best I've seen as well. The food was also delicious, my mother said the eggs Benedict were the best she'd ever had. I ordered the shrimp and grits which were delicious but too spicy for me, so they completely remade the dish with another tasty sauce. The only thing that was mediocre was the grits and grillades. It was also odd that their kids menu didn't include breakfast items for this event, but we were able to order a la carte for the kids. We definitely plan on coming back for this next year.

I read a review that mentioned handicap accessibility. There is a ramp in the front of the building, but no parking near it so the person would need to be dropped off. There is also an elevator to the second floor.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very nice, personal service. Selection of fish and oysters very good.

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AlanB
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall3food5service5ambience5

Wd will recommend Blue Marlin to our YOUNGER friends, but being in my mid 70s it was VERY DIFFICULT getting up and down the stairs; we have many friends would would have the same problem and some who could not get in at all being in wheelchairs and using crutches. As we were entering, a lady was leaving and had trouble with the stairs as well. A ramp could easily be installed 10 feet west of the rear door entrance down to the rear parking area. As we drove out we noticed a nice ramp attached to the building to the west of the restaurant. PLEASE send an Email when you have a ramp and we will return and also tell our friends so they can enjoy the wonderful restaurant, view, food and ambiance. Besides the ramp, everything was wonderful.

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RandyD
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Hard to find no signs on the building signs at the entrance when you come in at night aren’t lit up so they’re hard to see food was lukewarm

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Blue Marlin at Centennial Plaza is rated 4.5 stars by 103 OpenTable diners.

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