We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Black Marlin Bayside Grill

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
86 Helmsman Way, Hilton Head, SC 29928-3206
+1 843-785-4950
11:00 - 22:00
Closed now
See all hours
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 22:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

1,704 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 1,703: English reviews
Level Contributor
37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I would strongly recommend you sit outside it's beautiful. The shrimp nachos we had for appetizers were delicious. My wife had the crab stuffed shrimp and she loved it, I had the grouper prepared Provençal style and it was superb. We will definitely revisit the Black Marlin.

Thank Tres K
Halifax, Canada
Level Contributor
13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

On a beautiful evening in a beautiful community we were looking forward to a nice meal. Our overall experience, in a word, was disappointing. The shrimp burger ($12.75) had a shout out from the Food Network on the menu, so my expectations were raised. It was ok. The waffle cut sweet potato fries were a nice touch. Ordering other fish... More 

Thank Susan D
Level Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place, amazing food and the waitresses were a true reflection of warm southern hospitality. Food was excellent and served impressively quickly given the number of people there that day. The sushi taco is a MUST TRY! Overall, great place! Highly recommended.

Thank Kayess8
Ann Arbor, Michigan
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

This past week, we visited the Black Marlin after a day of watching golf. We were looking for a quiet dinner and some drinks. We arrived at the restaurant as was very graciously greeted by Sheila. She was warm and welcoming and made us feel as though we had "returned home"... like we were long lost friends. I can not... More 

Thank joey944
blackmarlinhhi, Manager at Black Marlin Bayside Grill, responded to this review

Thank you for leaving such a wonderful review, we're so happy Sheila and the rest of our staff could make you feel so welcome and at home and we truly look forward to your next visit! More 

Mason, Ohio
Level Contributor
11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hurricane Bar and Black Marlin have become one of our favorite stops in Hilton Head! The outside atmosphere is amazing and there are no strangers. Although the hurricane devastated the marina, the restaurant continues to create a great vibe. The Happy Hour menu is great and we LOVE the hurricanes, sushi nachos and the new chicken livers. The wait staff... More 

Ann Arbor
Level Contributor
17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food, once we finally got it was pretty good, but stopping in for lunch chopped 2 hours off of our day. That was not what we had in mind! The staff was friendly, but the service was just painfully slow.

Thank j w
Dayton, Ohio
Level Contributor
13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed week end brunch on their patio my husband had his favorite, soft shell crab sandwich which he loved. he said it was perfectly done. I had a Mexican Omelet that was unusual and also excellent. A pleasant experience. Very friendly staff We look forward to our next visit

Thank Pat T
Avon, Ohio
Level Contributor
192 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped here for dinner on a busy night while visiting Hilton Head. The place was crowded but we were seated outside fairly quickly. The service was outstanding and our server had a lot of tables. She never stopped and never missed a beat. There was a group of 16 next to us and she handled them and us with ease.... More 

Thank NDfan65
blackmarlinhhi, Manager at Black Marlin Bayside Grill, responded to this review

Thanks for leaving us such a fantastic review! Come see us again soon! More 

1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We showed up late for our reservation, and she still found us a table. Then my lovely bride wanted to move away from the bar, and she took care of us again! Thank you Shiela! My bride loves our new location! You are an AWESOME HOSTESS!

Thank Dan B
Blowing Rock, North Carolina
Level Contributor
74 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have eaten lunch and dinner several times at Black Marlin's outdoor dining area several times this spring. The food has been consistently very good and there is a wide variety from which to choose. We have had a server named Stephen on more than one occasion. He is always helpful and is very knowledgeable about the food preparation and... More 

Thank Pat C

Travellers who viewed Black Marlin Bayside Grill also viewed

Hilton Head, Coastal South Carolina
Hilton Head, Coastal South Carolina
Hilton Head, Coastal South Carolina
Hilton Head, Coastal South Carolina

Been to Black Marlin Bayside Grill? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$26
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Wine and Beer
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 86 Helmsman Way, Hilton Head, SC 29928-3206
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Hilton Head
  • Phone Number: +1 843-785-4950
Escape to the islands best selection of fresh seafood, hand cut steaks and
home of The Hurricane Bar!

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Black Marlin Bayside Grill and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question
Decatur, Alabama
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
4 months ago

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from Black Marlin Bayside Grill staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?