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.
She Crab Soup
Fresh Crab meat in a rich, creamy soup served with a spoonful of sherry
Fried Gulf Shrimp
Lightly breaded in our seasoned flour served with house made cocktail sauce, tartar sauce, seasoned fries and tortilla slaw
Fried Green Tomatoes
Green tomatoes breaded with a mixture of cracked cornmeal and lightly seasoned flour, deep fried and served with a chipotle cream sauce
We sat at the bar after giving our reserve table to an elderly couple. The gentleman was in a wheelchair. The Emily’s at the bar were great. The food was Meh ...The pimento cheese was not very good, the shrimp was not local, the crabcakes were quite good. The colors were too salty. You need to take that down a notch . We will be back, we had a lovely lunch there in May.
Slow service and one meal was cold and the other over cooked.
Great food, excellent service, and our food came out very quickly. Very enjoyable first visit, and we will definitely be back!
Felt comfortable with outside dining and spacing during this pandemic. katie, our server was sweet and came back often to check on us.
Excellent ambience and delicious entrees. Servers were friendly and responsive
The abundance of shady, widely separated tables on the front walkway patio was impressive. The food, as it always has been, was delicious and the service attentive!
The server didn't come to check on our table. I had to wave him down for all my refills and even had to stop him to ask him if he had forgotten about us. The establishment was not at all busy at the time of our dinner.
Great food as always and waitress was very nice! Place felt safe and extra clean! Will be back soon!
We had the salad and soup. The gumbo is delicious and the crab salad is also delicious. Service was great. Just a good experiencd
I met for a business lunch. Dined outside. The ambiance was good. Food was excellent.
We had a wonderful time. Walking distance from our hotel, Hampton Inn. Fresh pineapple juice martini was very refreshing. Spinach dip could be shared with four people! Great ambience and service!
Food was excellent, and the service was superb. Cost of the meal was very reasonable considering the quality of the food and the service. We would definitely go back.
Everything was fine except the salads were set on the table and the other waiter was standing behind her waiting to put down the entrees. Not good timing. Waitress has too many tables.
Excellent lunch- very fair prices, prompt service and delicious food
We made reservations and then had to change times. The change was handled seamlessly and with no issues. They were ready for our arrival. The wait staff and service were superb!
Awesome food and great service. Would definitely go back again.
Service was amazing! Our server Christopher was the best at paying attention to details. It was a bit noisy but we were seated outside.
Shrimp and grits were surprisingly bland. Med-rare steak was closer to black and blue. Scallops were just ok. Crab cakes have a gingerbread-like flavor. They didn’t do well with a food allergy. Creme brûlée cheesecake and key lime pie were quite good.
Our scallops were undercooked and the waitress was often forgetful at times. The food overall was great but service was a little moderate.
The food was excellent. The service was excellent. I don't think you can go wrong by choosing to dine at the Blue Marlin.
My first time here. The firecracker shrimps and crab cakes were amazing.
Nice ambience, quiet outside.
Would recommend it anytime
Always a favorite. Seafood entrees very good. Appetizers this trip not up to usual excellence.
We sat outside and the weather was perfect. We enjoyed some pineapple martinis before ordering our meals and they were delicious! The salmon was cooked perfectly and my husband enjoyed his seafood platter as well. Great for a date night!
We had a lovely time! The food and service were both good.
During this time of Covid19, It's nice to be able to go out and still feel safe. The staff are masked, expect you to be too. They are good about distancing even inside. It was quiet, not crowded and as always the food and service are excellent. You can't go wrong!
the Mahi Orleans was amazing! My friend had the scallops and loved them.
Great service and fantastic food! It was nice out last Saturday evening so we were able to dine outside 😀
I was embarrassed I recommended this place for my friend's 30th birthday dinner. I went on and on about how good the food was and got there and EVERY SINGLE item we ordered was gross. The she crab soup that I said was to die for? Lumpy, too thick, and cold. The vista chicken? bland, hard, and dry. The cocktails were the best thing we ordered. Everything else was a mess. The waitress refunded one of my friends but we didnt go out to eat for money back. Smh
Excellent restaurant! Table ready at reserved time. Food and beverages were excellent as was the service. I highly recommend the Blue Marlin.
Great Server, Great She Crab Soup. Could not ask for a better night out!
We sat outside due to the nice weather. It was comfortable and we had a wonderful server.
The food was wonderful and the service excellent.
We're only comfortable eating outside these days. Fortunately, Blue Marlin has the perfect venue for that! The food and the service were, as always, great.
Always a great meal! The Blue Marlin is one of the best places for lunch in Columbia, SC. My wife had the gumbo and salad and I had the shrimp and grits with a side of collard greens. All staff were wearing face coverings and alternate booths were used. We will not eat in confined spaces nor at any restaurant where adequate Covid-19 precautions are not being used. At the Blue Marlin, the reward is worth the minimal risk. I highly recommend!
We loved our meal at Blue Marlin. I know this is silly, but the dinner salads were so delicious - the dressing was amazing! My husband loved his shrimp and grits, and my daughter ate every bite of her steak!
Great food and service. Reasonable prices!
We were dropping our son off at U of SC and had never been to Columbia. This restaurant was close to our hotel and had outside dining. We were so pleasantly surprised by the quality of food. Everything was amazing. The servers were great too. I will definitely return every time I'm in Columbia.
Service was excellent, food was delicious. The best spot in Columbia
It was our 1st time at Blue Marlin and we will be back for a 2nd time. The food, service and atmosphere were great.
Great Southern cuisine, very friendly staff, always enjoying going there..
Blue Marlin offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (803) 799-3838.
Blue Marlin is rated 4.5 stars by 2996 OpenTable diners.
You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.