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The Black Marlin Bayside Grill, Hilton Head Island, SC

The Black Marlin Bayside Grill

4.3
4.3
3533 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
The Black Marlin Bayside Grill offers the island’s best selection of fresh seafood and is home of the Hurricane Bar. Dine inside or out on the expansive covered patio just steps from the water. Start your dining experience with our Signature Food Network approved appetizer, Sushi Nachos. Then, prepare your taste buds for our fresh seafood entrees including Grouper Daufuskie, and Sweet Heat Mahi Mahi. Join us for lunch and enjoy our Shrimp Burger, as Chef Curtis Stone, Food Network Star, called “The Best Shrimp Burger Ever!” Don’t miss our Weekend Brunch on Saturdays and Sundays offering all of your breakfast and lunch favorites including benedicts, omelets and our Create-Your-Own-Bloody-Mary bar with spicy asparagus, pickled okra, stuffed olives and a variety of hot sauces. The adjacent Hurricane Bar is a favorite “Dive bar” among locals and visitors. Locals and visitors enjoy the home of the island’s most robust live music series, newly rebuilt marina and our signature drink “The Hurricane.”

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Fri 11:00 am–10:00 pm Sat, Sun 10:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (843) 785-4950

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Matthew Cogen

  • Catering

    We can bring The Island's Best Selection of Fresh Seafood to your Home or Office, we also offer a To Go Boaters menu for Sunset Cruises, Fishing and Dolphin excursions.

  • Private party facilities

    We have a semi private room that is a great space for rehearsal dinners, family gatherings and corporate outings.

  • Private party contact

    Mac DeRose: (843) 785-4950

  • Neighborhood

    Hilton Head Island

  • Cross street

    Arrow Rd.

  • Parking details

    Expansive parking area with handicapped parking and a ramp.

  • Entertainment

    Featuring live music seasonally, visit our website for our upcoming Oyster Roasts, Hurricane Parties and full live entertainment schedule.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Smoking Area, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 3,533 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 4.1Value

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  1. SL

    StaceyL

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Food was ok. Was expecting better
  2. DR

    DrRick

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter Bret was fantastic. I had the scallops Daufuskie style. They were delicious. My wife had the seafood trio. Also very good. It was New Year’s Eve and very busy but the staff was outstanding. I strongly recommend the black marlin👍
  3. RC

    RussC

    Charleston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service is consistently good. Very nice atmosphere.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    Good service, mediocre food
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Fish tacos did not have great presentation and were cold when they came out. Otherwise, the experience was good. The clam chowder was extremely good.
  6. w

    wheals

    Charleston

    142 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    142 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent, attentive service from Jonathan! Thank you.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Our waiter (Jonathan) was incredible! The food was also fast and delicious!
  8. RV

    RoanokeVA

    Coastal Georgia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    The food was delicious-served hot. The crab cakes had very little filler.
  9. BV

    BillV

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Food was good Service was very good A slight glitch in paying with the SERG Credit Card resulted in waiting 25 minutes to pay the bill They did offer complimentary dessert for the delay
  10. DR

    DuchessR

    Charleston

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    We had a great time, family Christmas meal. Food was good, as always!!
  11. c

    chicky

    Charleston

    33 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    We like going to the Black Marlin. Even with a variety of items to choose from on the menu, we struggle with what to have. They have a lot of good salad selections, but they are meal-sized. I order the smaller (but adequate-sized side salad). I am always disappointed that they don't offer a shrimp cocktail, but you can get a generous portion of peel-and-eat shrimp. Not everyone wants to deal with the mess. It comes with a cocktail sauce that is not my favorite. That's just my taste. I much prefer the sauce at the Crazy Crab with extra horseradish. The grouper entree was very good and nicely portioned. But seemed to be lacking flavor. My shrimp scampi had plenty of shrimp but the sauce was very oily. My taste buds might be off a bit, but the scampi sauce did not have that robust garlic taste that I enjoy. The bread pudding squares with chocolate chips and whipped cream added a nice finishing touch to the meal. But what I like most about this place is the service. It is consistently excellent. Our server was terrific and very attentive during a busy dinner time. I forgot her name. The Black Marlin is really not our "go to" place for seafood, but we do enjoy dining here every once in a while for a change of pace.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience1
    We really enjoyed our Christmas Eve brunch! Everything was delicious and we loved the hash brown casserole. I really hope we can return when the weather is warmer. The only thing that I personally didn’t care for was the dog. I’m extremely allergic and I’m honestly not a animal person but thankfully we were done eating.
  13. ML

    MichaelL

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Extensive menu. Attentive wait staff. Delicious food. Definitely going back!!
  14. JV

    JaneV

    Hawaii

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience4
    We had a reservation and were seated timely. It took awhile for the waitress to take our order and quite a long time for the food to arrive. Food was good and we were appreciative that they did not automatically add a tip even though our party was 7 people. Overall, a good experience.
  15. w

    wheals

    Charleston

    142 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    142 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Attentive service from Sam.
  16. JS

    JohnS

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic seafood special. Loved the personal touch/conversation with wait staff.
  17. JF

    JoeyFlorida

    Orlando

    15 reviews

    1.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience4
    Service was horrible. The server we had took our order and that’s about it. Not once asked if there is anything we need or even check to see if we needed water or any refill. Server sees the empty glass and ignored them and when when we were done eating asked if we needed any refill of water or otherwise. I did speak to the manager who was apologetic but by that time, dinner was already ruined. The place was not busy or if they were, all they had to do what say so but this server did not care. I would not have given a tip but inflation makes me think otherwise. Food was ok. Nothing to brag about. It wasn’t mind blowing but it was good.
  18. w

    wolfetd

    Coastal Georgia

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Good service and food.
  19. JK

    JoeK

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service!! Brett was the best waiter - gave us recommendations and recipes for drinks!!!
  20. JB

    JanetB

    Denver

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Casual good good!
  21. DO

    DavidO

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 28, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    We've had better flounder. Side salad and French fries was good
  22. B

    Blondin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is amazing, and the service was great. We will definitely be coming back to the Black Marlin again.
  23. KK

    KristenK

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Friday after T’giving: able to make reservation for 7 on their outside patio. It was a bit noisy w/ other big groups but didn’t detract from the evening. Our server was attentive and food and drinks were served in a very timely manner. It is a SERG group restaurant but I wouldn’t allow that fact to influence going. Food was delish and we would go again!
  24. S

    Street

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    My stuffed shrimp was tough as leather. My father got the same dish and it was also tough. My husband was served a baked potato in a metal basket which made it he’d to eat. We had seven people at dinner and five were not happy.
  25. MM

    MerlinsMom

    Pittsburgh

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    We were really excited to try this place and it was good. Not great. The decor is a bit tired and needs a sprucing up. Service was very good. We started with the fish chowder and is was really good. We'd just been on a trip to New England and coastal Canada, so we were tough critics. This wasn't as good as what we had up there, but I'd order it again. It was a very nice start to the meal on a cool night. We then ordered the Bayside Seafood rolls - Chilled lobster, sweet bay shrimp, lump crab, seasoned mayo, lettuce, tomato, toasted split top bun. I guess we envisioned a lobster roll with multiple types of seafood. This was not that! I was more of a seafood salad - think scoops of tuna salad but with different fish. It was fine, but really had very little taste. The bread was excellent though. All in all, I'd go back but would definitely order something different. We'd eaten at Poseidon the night before which is part of the same restaurant group and that experience was just better all around, from ambiance to food. Black Marlin does have some really good reviews, so it could have just been what we ordered and what our expectations were.
  26. VA

    VictoriaA

    New England

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    The reviews for this restaurant had been good so we were expecting a nice meal. The sweet heat grouper was just okay...no heat at all, though. The jumbo stuffed shrimp was bland and overcooked. When we mentioned that to our waiter, the manager took it off our bill. The service was very good and the waitstaff was pleasant.
  27. HA

    HAlan

    Charleston

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    I had the Grouper Oscar and spouse had twin filets Oscar. The crab topping was more like a breadcrumb topping. Could not even taste crab.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Worst meal - food was mediocre- 2 of my family members ordered snow crab legs - the rest of us received our meals and they received their meals when we were finishing ours. Best part is that the crab legs came out cold so by the time that we got our waitress’s attention and they made the crab legs again which they came out done but by then the entire meal was ruined as we were finished. The dinner was ruined. Thought maybe the manager would come over but that did not happen. Very disappointed! Would not recommend and will never go back !
  29. LJ

    LJKJ3

    Philadelphia

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We enjoyed a wonderful dinner at The Black Marlin Bayside Grill. Our server was friendly and efficient. We were two couples and we all ordered something different that we enjoyed. The grouper was especially delicious! We requested an outdoor table and a band playing so the noise level was pretty high.
  30. JM

    JimM

    Philadelphia

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was outstanding and the food exceeded expectations. The Black Marlin is a long-time favorite and never disappoints. We especially enjoy outside seating as we continue to exercise precautions due to COVID and the flu.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Meal was pretty good with views of water. Sweet potato fries a little too fried!
  32. BB

    BruceB

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    It was a quiet, rainy night; not many people in the restaurant. The food was great; the prices were fair and the service was very good. Would absolutely go again.
  33. M

    Marj

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience4
    Had a reservation for weeks. Get to restuarant and we are seated in bar vs. the water side. Asked if we could have booth, water side, no all tables taken. So you make reservation and get seated in bar. Hmmmm. Menu is big, lots of options. Food was good, not great but good. Took 15 mintues to get server to greet us and ask if we wanted drink. He was helpful with menu but was much more keen on chatting it up with the hostess, who we could see from our table, then getting our order, delivering order, asking if all was ok. Its a cool venue, lots of outdoor seating and another bar if weather is nicer, but entire experience .... too many other options on HH.
  34. e

    ellenbaby

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We sat outdoors. The food was hot and tasty. We will be back next year
  35. e

    eatoutalot

    Coastal Georgia

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was Samantha. She was amazing at balancing all of her tables. Brought water to us as she greeted us and was very attentive. Food was excellent as always. Love their sangria and order it everytime I’m on the island. Will definitely be back!!
  36. RB

    RuthB

    Wilmington

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service! The food was excellent. Highly recommend.
  37. DH

    DaveH

    Philadelphia

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our dinner was excellent and our server was very knowledgeable and pleasant.
  38. JP

    JonettaP

    Coastal Georgia

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our 'go-to' restaurant for great ambiance, service, quality, value - and of course fabulous food!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good fresh seafood sitting outside with a great band playing our favorite tunes.
  40. CR

    CarlR

    Coastal Georgia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    Waiter was fine. 2 meals were. Good, one not so 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
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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You can order delivery directly from The Black Marlin Bayside Grill using the Order Online button. The Black Marlin Bayside Grill also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (843) 785-4950.

The Black Marlin Bayside Grill is rated 4.3 stars by 3533 OpenTable diners.

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Is this your restaurant?
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Order delivery or takeout

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    Arrow Rd.

  • Neighborhood

    Hilton Head Island

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Fri 11:00 am–10:00 pm Sat, Sun 10:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Expansive parking area with handicapped parking and a ramp.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Matthew Cogen

  • Entertainment

    Featuring live music seasonally, visit our website for our upcoming Oyster Roasts, Hurricane Parties and full live entertainment schedule.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Smoking Area, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (843) 785-4950

  • Catering

    We can bring The Island's Best Selection of Fresh Seafood to your Home or Office, we also offer a To Go Boaters menu for Sunset Cruises, Fishing and Dolphin excursions.

  • Private party facilities

    We have a semi private room that is a great space for rehearsal dinners, family gatherings and corporate outings.

  • Private party contact

    Mac DeRose: (843) 785-4950

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