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.
Fried Gulf Shrimp
Lightly breaded in our seasoned flour served with house made cocktail sauce, tartar sauce, seasoned fries and tortilla slaw
She Crab Soup
Fresh Crab meat in a rich, creamy soup served with a spoonful of sherry
Fresh Mahi Mahi, topped with shrimp and crabmeat in a wine butter sauce served with garlic mashed potatoes and sauted green beans
Food, service, setting was all great! My reservation was at 7pm and was told to arrive 10 minutes early. We didn't get seated until 8:05pm. We was told they wasn't expecting so many walkups. I dont understand why you would take the walkups when there was atleast 30 people standing outside with reservations while walkups had there seating. That was my only issue
Food and service were amazing
Great customer service will be back.
It was so yummy!!
The collard greens come complimentary with their fresh baked bread omg delish i had their firecracker shrimp appetizer and a salad w pecans blue cheese fresh greens n cranberries our entrees were outstanding Mahi mahi fish with spider rice n syccatash my hubby had grilled chicken breast with spinach sundried tomatoes and garlic mash...everything was so good
Always enjoyable. Been dining there >10yrs.
Reasonably priced except wine list, which is way expensive ($9+/glass) for anything.
Filet mignon was cooked to perfection and had a very wonderful waiter.
We had lunch at Blue Marlin outside on Sunday with friends. The food and service were great, as always. They have figured out how to have nice ambiance while still being safe. Blue Marlin is one of a very few local restaurants I feel comfortable with these days.
Wonderful dining, excellent food, service was exceptional.
Great service and great value for the fantastic, super-tasty food served. Nothing negative to say about this place. My only regret is that I didn’t try here sooner. Can’t wait to go back. Highly recommended.
I was very disappointed in the way they handled social distancing. As we walked in at the time of our reservation, there was a crowd around the door waiting for tables. The bar area was completely filled with chairs side by side, only 1 chair had moved away to give her some space. Since our table wasn't ready we walked across the Restaurant to the other side door where we did not have to be so close to people. While they had spaced out people at tables, I was still surprised at how full the place was. It was concerning to us. The food and service were good as always.
Ema, was terrific‼️🥃😎👌🏼
Very good food and very friendly service.
Delightful restaurant! The pineapple martinis were wonderful!
Always a treat!
Met up with family and ended up visiting for 3 hours because the environment was so perfect. The food was also PERFECT!
They are doing a great job with the social distancing and service- Felt like the dish was just mediocre for the price but not bad. Too heavy on the dressing on my daughter salad-
Gumbo was perfect as always. Firecracker shrimp always a treat. The restaurant has taken effective measures to control things during the COVID-19 pandemic.
I made a reservation for my son's 20th birthday. We both ordered the blackened salmon for our meal, and the firecracker shrimp for an appetizer. They were both excellent. Our sides were grits and collards. The grits were amazing and the collards were good as well. We like our collards a bit more on the sweeter side. They are more "vinegar" flavored there at Blue Marlin. However, they were still good. I'm picky when it comes to sweet tea, but even their sweet tea was delicious! My son even received a complimentary dessert for his birthday. He chose the cheesecake. It was out of this world. Loved it! We will definitely be back.
Great as always
Good vibe and location in a neat part of town. Seafood was great along with calamari appetizer
My order was not prepared as ordered. The fish was either frozen or not cooked adequately for fried flounder and there was no seasoning on the fish.
It was a bad experience!
Not sure I could recommend it to some of my friends.
The Collard Greens appetizer was really good as was all the food. You really can't go wrong with any of the menu.
Blue Marlin does not require guests to wear masks. Over 35 people walked right next to our table unmasked during the 1 hour, 10 minutes We were seated
This is the only time We’ve dined inside in 4 Months and we really regretted doing so
Our waitress, Amy, was great. It was my wife's birthday and after basically being cooped up since April we decided to venture out. I ordered the oysters and 90% of my portion was about the size of my little fingers nail. They really looked like fried crumbs. My wife ordered the Vista chicken and her portion was a good serving, but unfortunately after several bites she discovered a hair that was about 7" long in her last bite! We let Amy, our waitress, know about the hair and the manager came over and apologized and comped my wife's meal. I never complained about my serving but I wished I had. Its a shame our 1st outing in over 4 months turned out like it did. It will be kind of tuff going back there, thinking about the long hair my wife pulled out of her mouth.
We went during the Covid outbreak and felt very safe at the Blue Marlin. They were following all the safety standards/precautions. It didn't interfere with their serve or quality of food. If anything, I felt they went over and beyond to make sure we were satisfied.
Our service was great and the food was delicious!
The food was great and the service was even better. You get a lot of food for your money.
Waiter was OK at first and then basically abandoned our table. We were not offered any bread but tables around us all were served bread. The food was delicious but service was very poor.
As always, Blue Marlin never fails! One of my favorite places to eat in Columbia!
Food and drinks great. Service great also. Only problem was we reserved a table for five and were seated at a small table for four with chair at end in walkwAy for fifth guest. Awkward for this guest and not enough room at table for food and drinks. Next time we bring five people we will reserve a table for eight to be sure we have room to be comfortable.
Also we were celebrating a birthday and our server asked him if he liked chocolate. We assumed that meant he was getting a complimentary dessert but we were surprised to see we were then billed for his dessert? He said he would have ordered something else if he knew he was being charged for it.
We will be back because we love your food but we will reserve a larger table in the future.
I live near the Blue Marlin, so I can meet friends for a casual lunch. You can eat inside or outside.
Sooo good! Best meal I've had in a very long time! Yummy!
I was with 4 others so a party of 5 we got Great friendly service and The food was wonderful!!!
We had a great time at the Blue Marlin! Food and wine were both great 😊
With the Pandemic everything was great including the staff and the server Matt. We started out with cocktails which were great and then our appetizer was the fried green tomatoes which by the way were the best I have ever had. My husband had the flounder, and the portions were huge. I had the shrimp and grits and both our meals were wonderful and enough to take home for a snack the next day. A nice addition to the table was fresh hot sourdough bread with ample amount of butter. All in all great food and would like to come back again when we can have regular service.
Our waiter Austin was very attentive and made sure we received what we needed.
We loved our outdoor dining experience at Blue Marlin! The salmon and steak were both delicious, and the server, JoJo, was wonderful. We enjoyed sitting outside and listening to the live music. The server wore a mask at all times, as this was during the pandemic. We had a great time and can’t wait to go back!
Always great food, excellent service (although cocktails always seem to take a while to arrive??). We ate outside, very pleasant and they appear very conscious of social-distancing.
Blue Marlin offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (803) 799-3838.
Blue Marlin is rated 4.5 stars by 2939 OpenTable diners.
You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.