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Blue Marlin

4.5
1958 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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Cross street
Gervais Street
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1958 People Are Saying
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4.5  based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.6
service
4.4
ambience
4.3
value
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipjsouthernbelle (Charleston)
3.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

We had an early reservation as we were going to a basketball game that evening. We had the calamari and gumbo which were both good. My friend had the chicken Cobb salad which he said was tasty, and I had the blt salad. I had to ask for bacon as there was none on the salad! I thought the salads were overpriced for the size.

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OpenTable Diner (New Orleans)
5.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

Great food and excellent service

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Col270 (Charleston)
4.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

I absolutely love The Blue Marlin. We traveled from Overseas to celebrate our son in the military and they welcomed us with great customer service. The staff made sure they accommodated our party of ten. We ordered different entrees so that we can try a little bit of everything and everything we ordered was DELICIOUS. I’m a foodie and this one is definitely our family favorite. Thank you The Blue Marlin for making our dining experience a great one.

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OpenTable Diner (Charleston)
3.0  Dined on January 29, 2018

Overall not a bad experience I felt very rushed by the server who seemed more ready to send us on our way and get another table in then to make us feel comfortable the noise level was very high and a bit cramped on space the portions the food for the price was extraordinary The Taste was okay but could have used a bit more wow factor and although primarily a seafood restaurant some more options for those that do not eat seafood would have been nice

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OpenTable Diner (Atlanta)
5.0  Dined on January 29, 2018

Great Food, ambience, customer service and location. Loved it and will return again!

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Michael761 (Charleston)
5.0  Dined on January 29, 2018

We have Guest in town for a company visit and made reservations at Blue Marlin with great expectations. You guys impressed our guest and provided a memorable dining experience.

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vipphisherman (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

SUNDAY BRUNCH. CRAB CAKE WAS TASTY BUT TOO MUCH BREAD (SO NOT LIKE ONE GETS AT THE SHORE). CHICKEN WITH BISCUITS, GRAVY AND COLLARD GREENS (GOOD!!) WAS JUICY. SIDE SPICY SLAW WAS GOOD TOO. GOOD SELECTION OF WINES BY THE GLASS. WAITSTAFF WERE FRIENDLY AND HELPFUL.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

We fully enjoyed our meal here. The mahi was delicious, our waitress was attentive. My only complaint is we were seated 20-25 minutes after our reservation time and we arrived 15 minutes early... overall we would be back if in the area again (we are from out of town).

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OpenTable Diner (Charleston)
2.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

It was my wife's birthday dinner. We do not get out often with three kids so this was supposed to be a special treat. Calamari appetizer was overcooked and rubbery. My wife was unable to eat the shrimp and grits due to amount of hot spices that it had in it and she normally enjoys spicy food. The seafood platter was decent but there was more breading than anything else.

I know this is one of the premier restaurants in Columbia, but this was the second time I have dined there and I have been disappointed both times. Granted the first time was roughly 20 years ago but ... fool me once shame on you, fool me twice shame on me ... there wont be a third time.

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OpenTable Diner (Charlotte)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Overall great experience. Service was wonderful as was the food.

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vipciaoshop (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Love this restaurant, always on my list to visit when in Columbia. Chantelle is sweet and attentive. A must try!

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on January 25, 2018

Fantastic fried oysters!

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Chuckstopher (Charlotte)
5.0  Dined on January 23, 2018

This is the second time I was at Blue Marlin, and on both occasions the food and service were excellent and the prices were reasonable. Would highly recommend to anyone!

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OpenTable Diner (Charleston)
5.0  Dined on January 21, 2018

Our meal was delicious. They follow my instructions to not make mine spicy.. (grilled instead of blackened). Service was delightful. Very enjoyable evening though it could take sound insulation

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OpenTable Diner (Charlotte)
4.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

The food is always good here but this time my order wasnt correct. Will definitely go back. Atmosphere is nice also. Thank you Blue Marlin!

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