The Black Marlin Bayside Grill

4.4
1877 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
The Black Marlin Bayside Grill offers “The Island’s Best Selection of Fresh
Seafood, Hand-Cut Steaks and Cool Libations all in a relaxing Key West atmosphere”. Located dockside in Palmetto Bay Marina, you can dine indoors or outdoors with a pet friendly patio and a water view. Enjoy our award winning Sushi Nachos, Sweet Heat Mahi Mahi, Grouper Daufuskie and a variety of Fresh Catches on our Daily Feature Menu. Visit the Hurricane Bar for “The Island’s Favorite Hot Spot for Food and Drink” featuring Signature Hurricanes, Margaritas and Ice Cold Beer. The Black Marlin invites you to enjoy the freshest seafood on Hilton Head Island.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1877 people are saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipMarthaB
Savannah
16 reviews
Dined 12 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are on vacation at Hilton Head. We always go to the Black Marlin. It’s my favorite restaurant on the island. The food is always wonderful and tonight did not disappoint. Each of our family members had a different entree and it was wonderful. Our service was excellent and our servers did a great job!! Love eating outdoors on the huge patio.

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Loves2eat
Pittsburgh
22 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always a go to place for us. Reliably good food and service.

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vipHiltonheadvisitor
Charleston
19 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for Sunday Brunch. Lucky - we sat outside on a beautiful day. Great menu choices. Our order included several special requests. All were handled routinely. Everything was served hot.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful evening celebrating a girls weekend/birthday trip at Black Marlin. Brett was an amazing server, helped us choose the tastiest entrees. A great evening filled with great drinks, food & service, music and friends! Thanks, Black Marlin!

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TeresaM
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Excellent place, we go there often while vacationing on HHI. They were short staffed this time (due to Covid-19) and service took longer than usual. We will continue to dine there.

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MelanieB
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Black Marlin is one of our favorites when in Hilton Head. We never eat the same meal because there are so many items to choose from. They have a wonderful "Special" menu each day as well!

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AnneF
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great peel and eat shrimp and the cod Provençal was outstanding. Excellent prices.

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food1service4ambience2

The food was mediocre at best. A very expensive disappointment. Don’t waste your money!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious

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MikeS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service will go back again. Party of four and all thought it was great

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vipExcellent
Charleston
46 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Everything excellent, as always. Our server, Chris, was very attentive and personable.

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BradB
Kansas City
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We’ve always enjoyed dining at Black Marlin and this was no exception. We like the area, the look and vibe of the place and the food. I had my first-ever key lime martini and enjoyed it very much.

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MikeN
Cleveland
7 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The no see me’s were so bad we couldn’t finish and leave fast enough

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StAugustinediners
Jacksonville
8 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The quality of the food was excellent, the wait staff was attentive and efficient.

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JimSusan
Philadelphia
36 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Always a fun time.

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Kyblue65
Charlotte
12 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My daughters birthday and the day after she got married!

Food was very good and service was great!

Made reservation and was seated quickly.

There was someone playing a guitar right outside the front door so hard to hear. Once inside much better but still kind of loud whenever the door was opened.

All in all very good and will be back again!

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ShellH
Charleston
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were visiting HHI and this recommended and did not disappoint. The food was excellent and the service was great. I would definitely put this restaurant at the top of the list.

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AngieW
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Awesome Bloody Mary bar! Crab Benedict was delish.

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Jeff
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Will definitely go back.

Dan, our server, was wonderful.

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vipBill
New England
52 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meal was outstanding. Everyone enjoyed the atmosphere and food. I highly recommend the restaurant to anyone and can't wait to return.

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Ohiogirl
Grand Rapids
10 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Food was good, but seemed pricey for the quality. Ordered grouper with a fruit salsa preparation and was surprised that they used canned fruit rather than fresh.

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BenB
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Wife’s birthday. We love all the other SERG group restaurants we’ve been too. We’re excited to try this one. The experience fell way short of expectations. Unfortunately for us the service was slow. Food was the only highlight of our visit. Will continue to visit SERG group venues.. but not this one.

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SuzieT
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Our reservation was for 8PM. We were not seated until 8:40. We did receive 2 orders of complimentary apps for the late seating but for 11 people, 2 apps was a very small token. 1/2 of a bite each. Food was ok. Our waitress Jessica was great.

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vipConnieM
Naples
22 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience2

Very loud!

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vipToddB
Detroit
17 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Cool location. Food was very good. Live music was nice on a Friday night. Was a fun place to be.

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AndrewA
Richmond
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved that they took reservations and service was cabbage!!

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AnnC
Raleigh
7 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The food was good -- sushi nachos and the dufaskie were amazing. But there were people hanging outside over our tables with children yelling, dogs growling, etc. It was a bit intense and could have used management after we'd been waiting to be seated.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Loud, outside seating terrible. You sit between porches of peoples condos, server overloaded. Would never return.

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vipGwen
Charleston
119 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

My husband and I dined outside on their covered patio. We both ordered separate seafood specials with mine being the swordfish and hubbys was the striped bass. Also ordered the buffalo shrimp (too die for) as an appetizer and split a pecan strawberry salad which was subpar. Both fish entrees were cooked perfectly but were served with black beans and rice. Odd choice for a fish side. Service was outstanding as they were extremely busy. Will definitely dine here again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Savannah
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful soothing beautiful waterfront marina view! If i could change one thing it could be bigger tummy and the little knats in the outdoor setting ! But they do have indoor options!

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vipylrjkt
Atlanta
38 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The restaurant was family friendly and the food was sufficient. Not ‘foodie’ quality but a good place for large groups. Families. Etc.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The chowder is amazing. The scallops are great as well. The dessert....ok.

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MaryT
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Two of us had the fish tacos and 2 had the stuffed flounder. We all enjoyed our meals. Service was quick and efficient. We will go again.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Soups were great, but the entrees were cold, the grouper and vegetable were cold. Overall good place

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Henry
Richmond
11 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service. We have been here a number of times and will continue to return.

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DaveM
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

At dinner, one superb meal. One “eh” meal. Sea bass excellent. Salad requested without croutons for g,uten free person came with croutons. Music loud enough at cashier stand so hostess had to lean in to about 12” from my face to talk (very uncmfortable). Outdoors not distanced sufficiently and impoasvle to converse over mediocre music. Indoors fine. Service slowish but very pleasant

JD
JimD
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and a beautiful night. Food was very good.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Food was just ok. Took a long time to come out. Nothing was fantastic. Everything was edible, but nothing was amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

This is usually one of our favorites but our last visit was very disappointing. We waited quite a long time for our entrees and they came out cold and not as tasty as usual. Our server did all that he could to make it right but the kitchen was disappointing that night

FAQs

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 4.4 stars by 1877 OpenTable diners.

The Black Marlin Bayside Grill does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://serggroup.securetree.com/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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