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Marlin Moon, Ocean City, MD

Marlin Moon

4.2
4.2
204 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 2 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, American, Steak
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Daily 7:30 am–11:30 am Bar Daily 7:30 am–11:00 pm Lunch Daily 11:00 am–10:00 pm Happy Hour Daily 3:00 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–10:00 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, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 204 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Ocean City / Delaware Shore

    Healthy

204 Reviews
  1. JackP

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had an outstanding experience. My waiter, Richard, was fantastic. He knew the menu, made excellent suggestions, and the meal was over the top in taste and presentation. I had oysters on the half shell, Mom's Shrimp, and blacked halibut. Everything was fresh and superb. This restaurant rates as one of my personal best experiences in years.

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  2. JuanitaC

    Baltimore

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice place to enjoy. And the prices are not bad. The seafood pasta is great!

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  3. DeseraeG

    Baltimore

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such a nice place, very friendly staff. It was a little loud and crowded when I went but it was Valentine’s weekend so to be expected. Food is outstanding!

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a great service, clean restaurant with fabulous servers and very palatable food. We will definitely come again

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  5. Misskiaooh

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Marlin Moon has a menu with a variety of options and they typically have specials of the night. The quality of their food is always consistent and the food is really good. Their bartenders are always making great beverages. My go to is the mom’s shrimp and the Freddie’s pasta. They also have one of the best Caesar salad in Ocean City! We love going because the service is always great and we know our meal is going to be even better.

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  6. Victoria

    Washington DC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Worst. Food. Ever. Steak was overcooked. Mashed potatoes were so garlicky they were inedible. Veggies were unseasoned and undercooked.

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  7. RebeccaF

    Baltimore

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Always like coming here. Quiet night with few customers d/t the season and it being very cold out. My tuna dish was unfortunately not good (asked for the tuna to be seared rare, but came out medium rare to medium well depending on location in the tuna steak), but everything else was fantastic. This is actually the first time I've ever been disappointed in a dish - we've been several times. This service always very good. Highly recommend (but maybe skip any tuna dishes!).

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  8. JessicaS

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing service, drinks and food! Great place to relax!

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  9. Lynette

    Washington DC

    27 reviews

    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    No one acknowledged the birthday celebration but oh well. We went back the next day for oysters during happy hour. Good was well seasoned.

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  10. JoannH

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice ambience and food was good. The waitress was nice, however 9verl9oked us to much.

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  11. thomasw

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Good time. Would go again , great service, good food

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  12. Karen

    Baltimore

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Went for new years eve. Crowded but still nice atmosphere. Good excellent. Great server. A little pricey but worth it.

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  13. Thanks

    Baltimore

    25 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    I'm a big fan of this place back to it's days at Francis Scott Key Motel - I wish it was still there honestly. It was unfortunately an epic fail on New Years' Eve our last visit. Made reservations very early in the year party of 6 at 6pm. It took pretty much an hour to get to our table. Now this wasn't entirely the fault of the restaurant as it appears at least one party at a 6 top table had been 'camping' the table for hours and that backed everything up - Marlin Moon doesn't have a lot of capacity for groups of 6 or more easily. They did try to put us back in the breakfast buffet area which would be nice actually but it was freezing cold back there so it was a no go. They did comp our first round of drinks and dessert - tho only 2 in our party drank and they never did offer us any drinks WHILE we were waiting (other than soda or water). To me the entire meal should have been comp'd for an hour wait - it was New Year's Eve - we couldn't go anywhere else easily at all so we were captive at that point. Lastly the food in general for everyone was cold when we got it. That wasn't on the rude people that 'camped' that table. We will be back for sure - it had to be stressful for the staff - I would have booted the party 'camping' that table for a number of reasons myself (which I won't list here).

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  14. LevyG

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always Good and Always a Great Atmosphere. We come for Christmas every year

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  15. ScottG

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Bartender was moody which applied to the host as well. If you do t want to work on Christmas then close. Server was very good. Food had large portions, but presentation and taste were okay.

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  16. MalloryE

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Made reservations for 5:30 on Christmas day and were seated as soon as we arrived. The waitress, Barb, was excellent and very attentive to our table, even though tue restaurant was packed. The food was delicious and served hot. I did not drink as I was the designated/Uber driver for my husband and grown kids. Everyone enjoyed their mixed drinks, and my husband his beer. We are locals and always take all of our visitors to Marlin Moon, they never disappoint. I might add that their breakfast menu is superb as well.

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  17. RobbieC

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Christmas day dinner was surprisingly good. The food was delicious. We had a shrimp starter and crab cake salads both were seasoned well and portioned appropriately. The service was amazing. Our waitress was very patient and attentive. My son has autism and sometimes dining can be difficult. The host was gracious and understood the importance of having a space that was quiet and was very accommodating. Overall we had a great experience food and service top rates and we will consider returning when we visit Ocean City or Bethany Beach.

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  18. SusanW

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent dinner-great waitress(Jackie) Would come back!!

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  19. Mdamnimgood

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a delicious meal at Marlin Moon. The Tuna Taco, Steamed Shrimp the Seafood Pasta and the Pineapple Pork Chop. So good. We were very happy with our server too.

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  20. Calvin

    Baltimore

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was very good. Service was great. Good for a quality dinner.

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  21. BJHoyle

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    I went there for Thanksgiving dinner to try something different. I was pleased with how well it went.

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  22. DiMi

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Thanksgiving

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 27, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Great food and staff, not sure about the location. 2nd floor of a hotel, at first we had trouble finding the place. If this establishment we freestanding from the hotel with the hotel furniture and carpets it’d be one of the nicest in the area.

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  24. Merpcc1

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We enjoyed the food. The service was excellent. We were seated at a table in the bar. Next time we’ll request the restaurant side. Overall, a very good experience.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    From the atmosphere to the service amazing ! The cucumber elderflower martini was delicious Crab cakes, Lobster Orzo and the encrusted filet DYNAMITE!

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  26. ShawnaK

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good food and service was great. Definitely going back soon!

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  27. MaryR

    Baltimore

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food. Pretty pricey. Attentive server, but didn’t know anything about Wahoo fish and didn’t offer to inquire until I asked.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Still our favorite OCMD eatery. And a great selection of oysters! And their dry martinis. . .wow!

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  29. SusanA

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    ordered surf & turf - crab cake and filet; filet dosen't look like a filet and is very hard to cut even with serrated knife and forget chewing. Sent it back. Crab cake was not served as hot as it should have been but was otherwise fine. Next filet is just as bad to cut and chew but now is also excessively salty. Waitress agreed to just charge me for the crab cake. On the way out happened to tell manager (did not know he was manager when he asked how meal was) that we were disappointed with the meat. He was familiar with the situation and knew which waitress had our table, mentioned that she had tried to cut my first steak. I told him his meat provider is defrauding him if they are calling those cuts filets and he said he had had at least 4 other complaints and was looking for a new supplier. I guess he could have comp'd us but he did not. Thing is that they knew they had poor quality meat and instead of just taking the item off the menu they left it on for the customer to do the complaining knowing most people won't say anything. That is a crappy way to treat people that are paying the prices they charge there. I have had excellent meals there the last two years, both, if I recall, being surf & turf so I expected better but I doubt I will go back to a place that charges top dollar and lets the customer do the quality control for them.

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  30. Psm1234

    Upstate NY

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Located at The Double Tree my wife and I were surprised at the great food and service. It was quite busy on a Thursday evening and our waiter had to cover several tables, but he was fast and attentive. We started with Maryland Oysters and the HOT BACK FIN CRAB DIP. LOBSTER ORZO and FREDDY’S SEAFOOD PASTA finished our meal. All prepared perfectly.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful time at Marlin’s Moon for dinner on our first night in town. The true star of this experience was our server (Jesse, I think) he was very attentive and helpful!

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  32. DG12

    New York City

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and ambience. Great service. A little loud but worth the trip. Highly recommend

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food, the waiter outstanding…very knowledgeable of the menu. His recommendations where spot on.

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  34. KathyV

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was excellent. The ambience was just ok - the restaurant was a bit outdated and could use an update. The server was nice but a bit confused.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The place was nice with partial ocean views from out door balcony. Service was not great and some of my food was cold when served.

    1 person found this helpful

  36. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Poor service. Waited 20 minutes to be acknowledged at the host stand. Hostess and servers looked at me and walked away without greeting me. I had a reservation and the place was practically empty.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was our Anniversary and we loved it! Great food , great view and awesome service !!! Thank you ! Ordered a Caesar salad , crab dip (amazing ) and the Cajun shrimp pasta dish ( phenomenal, one of the august dish specials)

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service food and ambiance was amazing. Would definitely recommend

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  39. RogerW

    Philadelphia

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoy eating at Marlin Moon. The prices are reasonable, the food is very good and the service is very friendly.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice atmosphere and very friendly and thorough service. Not sure meals were exquisite for the price but did feel like a nice night out. It is in the Doubletree Hilton which also had nice atmosphere and friendly staff.

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FAQs

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

Marlin Moon is rated 4.2 stars by 204 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 2 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Marlin Moon

3301 Atlantic Ave, Ocean City, MD 21842-3326

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Ocean City
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Daily 7:30 am–11:30 am Bar Daily 7:30 am–11:00 pm Lunch Daily 11:00 am–10:00 pm Happy Hour Daily 3:00 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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