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Marlin Moon, Ocean City, MD

Marlin Moon

4.3
4.3
40 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
A eclectic award winning casual full service seafood restaurant with Ocean Views.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 13 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, American, Steak

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm Breakfast Daily 7:30 am–11:30 am Lunch Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm Happy Hour Daily 3:00 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (410) 289-1201

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Neighborhood

    Ocean City

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 40 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Ocean City / Delaware Shore

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. RM

    RobertMPgh

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Our server Adam was great. Very informative and attentive.
  2. PS

    PatriS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We were seated as soon as we arrived. The waiter was courteous and helpful. He checked in frequently to make sure we were ok. The food was great!!
  3. OP

    OxPro

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall2food2service5ambience3
    Wasnt a fan of the food - Expensive Surf and Turf and the cut of meat was sub par and Crabcake was undercooked. Could have gone elsewhere and gotten better food for the money.
  4. C

    Cece

    Baltimore

    35 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    This is not the Marlin Moon of yesteryear. they have the name but none of the food, sophisticated pairing, and presentations. It is average hotel dining room food fare. Nothing unique or interesting, but adequate. The filet was prepared correctly to order. Service was slow and it was not crowded on a Thursday night. We closed it down at 9 pm. The wine list was very limited, but there were craft cocktails on the menu.
  5. f

    foodisneeded25

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service were excellent. Very convenient to have such a wonderful restaurant in the hotel we stayed at, and I can't recommend it enough. Great selection of seafood, steaks and other things with a fabulous cocktail and wine list.
  6. S

    Sdaisy1

    Baltimore

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    I chose this restaurant because the pictures looked soo cool and because they had lobster tail on the menu because it’s my son’s favorite and we were celebrating his birthday along with Father’s Day. The ambiance was not at all what I expected and was very casual with our table overlooking the parking lot. I had listed both on our reservation and told the hostess when we arrived that we were also celebrating our sons birthday. There was never a mention of happy birthday to him from anyone. Our server was congenial but would disappear for long periods of time and kept my husband waiting for beer forever and was not even really familiar with the beers available on the menu. Our food was very disappointing. The calamari and lobster were both over cooked and rubbery and the risotto tasted more like sticky rice. The two specials of stuffed salmon and stuffed shrimp were very good however and the grilled asparagus tasted amazing! It was just such a slow pace it felt like the never ending meal. As a Hilton Honors gold member, I was even more disappointed.
  7. JA

    JoanA

    New England

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Delicious food and service. Very generous portions.
  8. CA

    CAP69

    Philadelphia

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Food and service was great. I had the Seafood Pasta which was splendid.
  9. s

    smartmouthsweetheart

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Very nice atmosphere and service. We were seated right away. No complaints.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mackenzie was so awesome great dinner conversation. We love Nick and Sam. The foods always the best and we love that you have a special menu Donnie and Mary Hueg
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was great! It is a little on the pricier side but it was well worth it.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was very delicious. We enjoyed our time and the food at the restaurant.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    It was a great experience!
  14. TD

    TerryD

    Baltimore

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Freddy's seafood was very good. Dining chairs were not comfortable.
  15. 6

    69er

    Philadelphia

    654 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    654 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    We were disappointed at the changes that were made since we last ate there.
  16. DB

    DavidB

    Philadelphia

    26 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    Our waitress was very nice but clearly overworked. Our orders took a very long time and by the time they arrived, everyone's meal had clearly waited under a heat lamp. I would not revisit.
  17. CW

    ChrisW

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Food was very good, service was great, but prices did not match the food served, overpriced.
  18. BH

    BrendanH

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent experience, even during the beach off-season! Food was delicious and the portions were huge.
  19. GS

    GreatService

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The service and atmosphere was impeccable. Our food was also very good - lots of flavor and the seafood pasta was perfectly cooked! Would definitely recommend for a nice night out!
  20. DM

    DaleM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Buffet very good. Smoked salmon outstanding. Would have preferred de-veined shrimp but those served tasted very good. Also certainly would have preferred beef not cut beforehand but sliced as needed. Employees very friendly. Seats in bar area became quite active after new bar customers arrived.
  21. KH

    KalvinH

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The environment was great as a whole. The food was delicious!!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience3
    We went for our Anniversary dinner and pre show dinner before going to play at the OC Art Center… Dinner at 5 show at 7. We never got our dinner until 6:40… we had to have it to-go ! The appetizer and soups were delicious but timing was way off for a not too busy restaurant. Also a HUGE disappointment was lack of dress code enforcement. It was our first time there and based on website photos and expectations were were dressed ‘smart casual’ - there were people in bathing suits with NO cover up and some with cover ups … Shorts and baseball caps…. Its Dinner time… But is guess they are not trying to have the class I expected of them. The hostess should be FIRM and sent them back to their rooms to change… Enforce the dress code!!!!!!!!! That made it just more frustrating. The dinner itself which we ate the next night at home was delicious… We loved the food. Compliments to the chef… but disappointed with the ambience and very slow service - which would not have mattered if we were going somewhere and they new it. We are actually coming on Easter this weekend… The menu looks great …. Let’s hope there is no one in a bathing suit for this special day!
  23. LB

    LonnieB

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service! Delicious food! Special mention of how the Bus Boy cleared off all of the tables without make a sound! SKILLS!
  24. DD

    DDan

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We enjoyed the restaurant week specials which were an excellent value. The server was very pleasant. In the past I’d always felt that MM was exquisite and just didn’t feel that anything was remarkable, but it WAS very good and worth returning.
  25. DG

    DGrf

    Baltimore

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My dinner was delicious at Marlin Moon. This was my first time visiting this restaurant. The risotto was magnificent. The server was a joy, attentive and very pleasant. I would definitely recommend for a dinner in Ocean City. I didn't know where the restaurant was once I arrived at the Doubletree hotel, so some additional signage would be nice.
  26. KR

    KatieR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Barb was excellent. Food was fantastic. It is not cheap however I feel you get excellent quality and portion for the money.
  27. JB

    JB22

    Philadelphia

    601 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    601 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a pleasant surprise - went on the recommendation of a local. Was spot on. Service was bright and affable … Food was equally on point (Tuna Nachos, Bang’n Shrimp appetizers, followed by Crab Cakes from regular menu and the Seafood pasta from the special menu. Would definitely go back … amazingly well run for this time of year.
  28. CC

    ChristineC

    Washington DC

    72 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    72 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love coming here. The food is outstanding! The shucked oysters are the freshest you’ll ever get. The bartenders and wait staff are dedicated and you can tell just enjoy their work. We always make it a point to come here when we visit ocean city every couple of months from the DC area. We are always pleased!!
  29. WK

    WilliamK

    Washington DC

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wonderful food and service in a warm and inviting space.
  30. s

    steer

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    We’ve been several times, and in the past had a terrific meal. Our only complaint had been the slippery chairs, which we made sure to avoid this time. This time, however, was very disappointing. Each entree, whether steak or fish, came out on a plate piled high with the same mashed potatoes and steamed vegetables. No matter what you ordered, you were getting about 2 lbs of mashed potatoes and vegetables. It felt like we were at a convention or large wedding where they were churning out quantity and hurriedly slopping the sides on every plate. Our assumption is that the regular chef is out of town for the winter, and the winter chef isn’t very good.
  31. j

    joyzmom

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    I wish you could give 0 stars. We were shown to our table and forgotten. There was a large party and two other tables in the room. We looked at the menu, we’re not even given water. After we closed our menus at the 15 minute mark. signaling we were ready to order. 10 minutes later we were still ignored as a waitress checked on the big table several times and looked past us. Needless to say we won’t be trying it again. Instead we went to Blue Fish Restaurant, sat at the bar and enjoyed their great food with great service.
  32. PS

    PhilS

    Baltimore

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Good food, great wait staff, will definitely go again
  33. TH

    THEANO

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Valentines
  34. M

    Mrsgoody2

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    One of the best meals we've had in a long time. Service was prompt and the portions were bigger than most other places. We'll be back for sure!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience4
    Went here for a Valentine's Day date. The chairs are a bit weird, saw many people besides us sitting awkwardly. The VDay menu looked great, but we were very disappointed by the soups & the brussel sprout appetizer. Soups were grainy & lacked flavor, the Brussels weren't roasted and a bit undercooked. The main course saved the meal - the lobster tail was cooked well, the crab cakes were plump, and the filet was melt in your mouth. Generous portions of sides with the entrees - though the vegetables left a lot to be desired, but the mashed potatoes were very good. Took the dessert home with us as service was a bit slow due to it being so busy - that was also good. Have a lot of empathy with the current labor challenges and it being the off season in a beach town. They definitely put in a valiant effort service wise for how busy it was.
  36. c

    chuckd

    Baltimore

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Food was good but expensive. The average couple would find this a little out of budget for a normal date night. Glasses of wine selection was limited.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We stayed in the Doubletree for a winter getaway Thurs - Sat. The restaurant was not crowded for dinner until Friday night, close to Valentine’s Day. The restaurant was spotlessly clean and the wait staff were friendly and attentive. The decor is modern and comfortable, with big windows along one side letting in lots of light. We also had breakfast there several times. I like that they leave a pot of coffee with you. I can recommend this place for any meal.
  38. CC

    ChristineC

    Washington DC

    72 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    72 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    They have the best oysters anywhere.perfectly shucked by an pro! Drinks are bomb too!
  39. DJ

    DavidsonJack

    Philadelphia

    36 reviews

    2.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience3
    Marlin Moon in Doubletree Hilton Hotel - overpriced terrible fine dining Being regular winter Ocean City visitors, we chose to try a new fine dining venue at Marlin Moon. What a huge disappointment! The crab bisque was basically a rue with zero crab meat unless you count 3 slivers. My Harvest Chicken entree for $30 consisted of a dry piece of chicken surrounded by a mountain of potatoes and undercooked vegetable medley. My partners appetizer of 4 shrimp was a tasty saving grace. Our server Jackie was the best part of the dining experience. At their prices, we will not gamble another expensive mistake and will stick with our previous great experiences like Crab Alley.
  40. DT

    DawnT

    Philadelphia

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was good . First time trying this restaurant. We enjoyed ourselves . Unique and good

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Marlin Moon offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (410) 289-1201.

Marlin Moon is rated 4.3 stars by 40 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 13 times today
Google Map for Marlin Moon

3301 Atlantic Ave Ocean City, MD 21842-3326

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Ocean City

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm Breakfast Daily 7:30 am–11:30 am Lunch Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm Happy Hour Daily 3:00 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, American, Steak

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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