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Blue Marlin

1200 Lincoln St, Columbia, SC 29201-3136
+1 803-799-3838
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good31%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“shrimp and grits” (248 reviews)
“seafood” (142 reviews)
“collard greens” (65 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1200 Lincoln St, Columbia, SC 29201-3136
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

loved every minute. steak was the finest I've had. seafood was fantastic. can't recommend this place highly enough

Thank Dave W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent fish dinners, fine sides. Uses an old, well reconditioned train station in the downtown near the State Capitol. Great she crab soup.

Thank SandyRShaw
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I attended a luncheon here following a funeral, and the food was wonderful. I had a Parmesan pecan encrusted grouper filet, and am so glad I chose that. It was excellent! Excellent salad and desserts, too! I cannot imagine that the food in the regular...More

Thank N. J. M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stoped by at lunchtime on our to Myrtle Beach. Had the crab cake appetizer. My husband had the grill catfish with grits and collard greens I had the fried flounder. The food was excellent and the prices were outstanding. Definitely recommend this place.

Thank Dinah N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My mom and I stopped by here for lunch today. I ordered the seafood lunch special that had flounder, shrimp and a crab cake. The shrimp and flounder were amazing. The crab cake was mostly breading so it was disappointing. But the grits were good....More

Thank KellyS9
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I'm typically in Columbia twice a year for weekend conventions. Anytime I'm in town, I make it a point to enjoy dinner at Blue Marlin at least once over the weekend. It's a bit more expensive than other restaurants, but the food is delicious and...More

Thank LGILMAN479
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

THIS is the way seafood should taste. Excellent friendly service in a beautiful atmosphere. A must try!

Thank Jeff B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First time in Columbia and the Blue Marlin is a must for a meal while visiting. Everything we had was fantastic- shrimp & grits, mahi mahi topped with crab and shrimp and a filet special were made to perfection. Be sure to make a reservation,...More

Thank pfmcpvc
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is a cozy old train station converted into a chic dining space. I dined there with nine other women, and everyone enjoyed her lunch. The service was excellent despite our large party. The ambience was lovely, with wainscoated walls and ceiling and linen...More

Thank Liz G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed the nice atmosphere, the delicious food, and the great service! The complimentary collards were a nice surprise! Definitely recommend this wonderful restaurant.

Thank Becky B
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6 December 2016|
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Response from AMiller121 | Reviewed this property |
If you go to their website there is a link @ the bottom which mentions buying gift cards.
Desere S
3 December 2016|
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Response from 715harryb | Reviewed this property |
12-15 dollars
17 January 2016|
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Response from Terrie J | Reviewed this property |
Probably. It is a restaurant with a bar at one end. Babies should be welcome and there are booths as well as tables. Not sure if they have high chairs or boosters so you may want to be prepared.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1200 Lincoln St, Columbia, SC 29201-3136
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: +1 803-799-3838
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