The Black Marlin Bayside Grill
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.
- 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
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
The Black Marlin Hurricane
Passion fruit rum, 151 rum, amaretto, exotic juices, shaken, on the rocks in your Own Take Home Souvenir Glass
Bayside Seafood Chowder
"Our AWARD WINNING creamy chowder" Fresh fish, shrimp, scallops, clams
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.
Always a go to place for us. Reliably good food and service.
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.
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!
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.
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!
Great peel and eat shrimp and the cod Provençal was outstanding. Excellent prices.
The food was mediocre at best. A very expensive disappointment. Don’t waste your money!
Excellent food and service will go back again. Party of four and all thought it was great
Everything excellent, as always. Our server, Chris, was very attentive and personable.
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.
The no see me’s were so bad we couldn’t finish and leave fast enough
The quality of the food was excellent, the wait staff was attentive and efficient.
Always a fun time.
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!
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.
Awesome Bloody Mary bar! Crab Benedict was delish.
Will definitely go back.
Dan, our server, was wonderful.
Our meal was outstanding. Everyone enjoyed the atmosphere and food. I highly recommend the restaurant to anyone and can't wait to return.
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.
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.
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.
Cool location. Food was very good. Live music was nice on a Friday night. Was a fun place to be.
Loved that they took reservations and service was cabbage!!
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.
Loud, outside seating terrible. You sit between porches of peoples condos, server overloaded. Would never return.
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.
Excellent as always!
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!
The restaurant was family friendly and the food was sufficient. Not ‘foodie’ quality but a good place for large groups. Families. Etc.
The chowder is amazing. The scallops are great as well. The dessert....ok.
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.
Soups were great, but the entrees were cold, the grouper and vegetable were cold. Overall good place
Great food, great service. We have been here a number of times and will continue to return.
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
Great service and a beautiful night. Food was very good.
Food was just ok. Took a long time to come out. Nothing was fantastic. Everything was edible, but nothing was amazing.
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
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.