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Blue Marlin

4.5
1962 reviews
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$30 and under
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Low Country
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Welcome to the Blue Marlin Restaurant, proudly serving "A Taste of the Southern Low Country," located in Columbia South Carolina's thriving Congaree Vista District.

Stretching from Savannah to the South, and Georgetown to the North, the Low Country is resplendent with the bounties of the sea and coastal marshlands. Succulent shrimp, oysters, crabs, crawfish and catfish abound. Lush greens, corn, rice and ripe red tomatoes are plentiful. Low Country cuisine brings all of this food together in a sumptuous array of unique and distinctive dishes.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Low Country, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm, Sunday: 11:30am - 9:00pm; dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Saturday: 11:30am - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(803) 799-3838
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Meagan Horton
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Catering
Blue Marlin Signature Catering is dedicated to elevating the food and entertainment experience for corporations and individuals. We are known for exceptional service, experienced friendly staff, creative menus and our attention to detail.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Gervais Street
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Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1962 People Are Saying
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4.5  based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.6
service
4.3
ambience
4.3
value
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined 8 hours ago

Great spot. BLT salad was spot on and the shrimp and grits we're amazing.

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vipSteaklover 
2.0  Dined 2 days ago

Food was marginal . The seafood was very oily and the steak was almost not edible. Service was bad. Had to wave dow watress just to get refill on water that had been empty for over 15 miniutes.

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CAHANSON 
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

Nice dinner and great service. We enjoyed it and would go back.

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chuckw 
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

Great meal

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OpenTable Diner 
4.0  Dined 4 days ago

Devon was amazing best server I’ve ever had

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ClassicGamecock 
4.0  Dined 4 days ago

Entry steps are not safe for handicapped. Would have liked handicap ramp!

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vipNonnaB 
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Sunday brunch at Blue Marlin is always a treat. If the weather is nice, ask to sit outside. Much quieter than inside.

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DAVIDB 
2.0  Dined 6 days ago

I took my wfe here. Because she loves seafood , so I made it our Valentine's date dinner. But VERY DISAPPOINTED for the service there. First, after we were seated Our waitness came 15mins later. We got a drinks 10 mins after requested water. Our waitness cater more to the table after us. Not asking us we needed anything else. I need more water and never got it. Just NOT A GOOD experience from BLUE MARLIN. The servers need to work together It makes the environment better for the customers and the servers and the kitchen as a WHOLE.

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OpenTable Diner 
4.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

It was very easy to make a reservation but parking was very challenging. The service was good but a bit slow. Good was great and the lemon drop was excellent!

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viphappydiner 
5.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

Tried Blue Marlin for first time. Made reservation on Open Table and was glad we did based on the crowd and wait. Seated immediately in nice booth by window. Server was very helpful and had good recommendations regarding menu. We ordered the crab cake and it did not disappoint. We ordered steak and seafood mains. We ordered the steak medium and it came out jerky well done. Both server and manager immediately rectified and offered a salad to fill the timr it took to correct the order. The manager stood at the kitchen and made sure the correction was top priority. We enjoyed speaking with him after he delivered a perfectly prepared medium steak. It was very refreshing to receive the type of service so lacking everywhere today. We highly recommend Blue Marlin to anyone dining out in Columbia. Only wish they would have shared that a house secret is unlimited collard greens. We swapped out mashed potatoes for them on one entree. We are not from the South but can share we have been to plenty of authentic Southern restaurants and none prepare greens like Blue Marlin. Worthy of a meal all by themselves.

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