Blue Marlin

Seafood Restaurant$$$$
Arsenal Hill, Columbia
  • Ranked #4 for seafood restaurants in Columbia
  • Jenn K.
    "The shrimp and grits are crazy delicious."(11 Tips)
    Brionnie C.
    "Pair it with the bread and She Crab soup.... To die for!!!"(9 Tips)
    Brad H.
    "The she crab soup is a MUST, the collard greens are GREAT!"(5 Tips)
    Walker K.
    "Try the teriyaki salmon and the key lime pie, they're great!"(3 Tips)
56 Tips and reviews
  • shrimp and grits
  • seafood
  • collard greens
  • key lime pie
  • good for dates
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  • Brad H.
    Brad HagerJuly 11, 2016
    Pretty much everything is good here. The shrimp grits are AMAZING!! The she crab soup is a MUST, the collard greens are GREAT! The bread is awesome, so is the snapper. Great staff. Go hungry 😄
  • Katie L.
    Katie LafountainSeptember 1, 2012
    The complimentary collard greens lived up to the hype!! Those along with the warm freshly baked bread and the appetizer portion of shrimp and grits made for a perfect meal. Hubby loved the crab cakes!
  • Michelle B.
    Michelle BoardmanMarch 18, 2014
    Awesome service, and the she-crab soup is a must try! It was amazing, especially with the bread. Their bread is my favorite- like a cross between a French bread and white cornbread. SO. GOOD.
  • Hansen
    HansenMarch 13, 2012
    Get the she crab soup!!! Fantastic. You may want to request that chef put less salt in/on your meal if you don't want too salty food -- a bit heavy-handed, but maybe that's how they do it down south.
  • Chung-yee N.
    Chung-yee NgoAugust 1, 2015
    The highly recommend shrimp and grits were delicious and the staff helpful and friendly.
  • Deon M.
    Deon MeltonOctober 2, 2013
    Had the blackened snapper with key like butter sauce (not on the menu), collard greens and grits with bread. There was nothing that wasn't delicious.
    CITY GRITNovember 2, 2014
    The food at the old school seafood joint is just that - old school and a bit dated. But the She Crab soup is still a solid winner!
  • Natalie R.
    Natalie RankinFebruary 2, 2012
    The Hawaiian Steak is the most massive, beautifully cut and marinated I've had in my extensive experience. The flavor outranks Ruth's Chris
  • Francesca O.
    Francesca OkolieSeptember 1, 2013
    The shrimp and grits are delicious! The Pisco Punch is also a great cocktail! Can't wait to return.
  • Jennifer H.
    Jennifer HuggJanuary 16, 2015
    The shrimp and oyster skillet did not dissapoint. The she crab soup amd key lime pie were also excellent.
  • Sarah Katherine G.
    You won't regret trying the shrimp and grits - made from local Adluh grits, just across the street!
  • Jeff B.
    Jeff BerryhillAugust 6, 2013
    Go for an appetizer trio. She crab soup, shrimp and grits and then crab cake. Great trio.
  • Brionnie C.
    Brionnie ChantoriaJanuary 17, 2012
    Fried green tomatoes here are amazing. Pair it with the bread and She Crab soup.... To die for!!!
  • Mike A.
    Mike AllenJanuary 6, 2016
    Cobb salad the size of your head with your choice of grilled chicken, shrimp or salmon
  • Walker K.
    Walker KnightMarch 24, 2012
    Great service and hot waitresses! Try the teriyaki salmon and the key lime pie, they're great!
  • Earl
    EarlJuly 29, 2014
    Shrimp and grits..more like grit soup..taste okay.. But shrimp too small and too few with grits being very saucy. Not award winning as time Motor City
  • Casey C.
    Casey CullerMay 15, 2016
    I really enjoyed the Ribeye.. Very surprising quality, good size and excellent taste
  • Jenn K.
    Jenn KeatingMarch 13, 2014
    The shrimp and grits are crazy delicious. Great service, very friendly!
  • Colin L.
    Colin LordMay 4, 2015
    Giant portions. Bring your appetite! Shrimp and grits were amazing.
  • Jimmy F.
    Jimmy FreibergJune 3, 2012
    Try the Firecracker Flounder the grits are amazing!!! Service is phenominal!
  • Mo C.
    Mo ChiavMarch 18, 2013
    Nice ambiance. Good food. I recommend.
  • Darrick S.
    Darrick SuenFebruary 9, 2014
    A must for out-of-state people. Gotta try the She Crab Soup.
  • Tim U.
    Tim UngerNovember 7, 2010
    The bread is great. The service is attentive and the food is tasty. I also love the music, just sayin.
  • Ashley J.
    Ashley JenkinsApril 21, 2013
    Try the New Orleans gumbo or their famous Shrimp & grits! :)
  • Randy S.
    Randy SMay 17, 2014
    The grit cakes were dry and overly Salted. The asparagus Spears were grilled correctly but the chef did not have a deft hand with the salt again. The salmon was medium and was properly Seasoned.
  • John B.
    John BeckerApril 9, 2014
    Great bartenders and very inventive cocktails...and the seafood is just terrific!
  • Amy T.
    Amy TharringtonAugust 17, 2011
    Been here several tomes. Always awesome. Love it- great food, great atmosphere
  • katrina k.
    katrina kralFebruary 16, 2016
    Love the she crab soup with their crusty bread.
  • Jim W.
    Jim WaltersAugust 1, 2011
    Very good. Food was good. Nice atmosphere. Restaurant was a bit warm. Read more
  • Tiffany
    TiffanyApril 20, 2011
    Just so you know, the best part of the meal was free: collard greens are available upon request!
  • Elizabeth A.
    Elizabeth AkreMarch 20, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    The she crab soup & BLT salad are addictive.
  • Josh Harcus
    Josh HarcusAugust 16, 2011
    The Blue Marlin Staff is very pretty and nice!
  • Jim M.
    Jim McFarlandAugust 31, 2010
    All the food and drinks we had were outstanding, and the service was great.
  • Paul A.
    Paul AdamsNovember 7, 2010
    I'm loving the collard greens! They're some of the best I've had.
  • April J.
    April JohnstonAugust 27, 2011
    Crab and spinach fondue is a little too cheesy.
  • Aziz E.
    Aziz EidJanuary 17, 2014
    Don't miss their shrimp and grits
  • Artie F.
    Artie FolkJuly 26, 2014
    We had a wonderful dinner and Birthday party.
  • April J.
    April JohnstonAugust 27, 2011
    La Pomme is a tasty drink. Very much like an appletini.
  • Antoine S.
    Antoine SleimanDecember 2, 2011
    Try the Hawaiian Ribeye, amazing.
  • Javier D.
    Javier Diaz de LeonApril 3, 2014
    Key lime pie! Yummmy
  • Katy C.
    Katy ChowMay 26, 2012
    Just fyi you don't need to pay the meter on saturdays.
  • Tara H.
    Tara HarperOctober 20, 2011
    Try the she-crab soup. The best!
  • Javier D.
    Javier Diaz de LeonApril 3, 2014
    Shrimp and Grits!
  • Linda
    LindaJanuary 18, 2013
    Dinner excellent.
  • April J.
    April JohnstonAugust 27, 2011
    Pan seared scallops are excellent!
  • Keith Y.
    Keith YarbroughFebruary 23, 2012
    Not impressed. Ordered the filet. Wayyyy overcooked. 2nd time absolutely ZERO flavor. Service was good. Hopefully their seafood and other dishes are better. I won't be back...
  • John S.
    John StringfellowJanuary 19, 2015
    Best restaurant in charlotte
  • Michelle B.
    Michelle BoardmanJuly 15, 2013
    She-crab soup was yummazing!
  • Beverly L.
    Beverly LeeSeptember 21, 2013
    Do not get the seafood gumbo
  • Thomas S.
    Thomas StiglicMarch 24, 2013
    What wasn't good. 10 it of 10
  • Kimberley G.
    Kimberley GreigApril 26, 2013
    Shrimp and Grits
  • Ree Ree
    Ree ReeNovember 30, 2012
    Good gumbo.
  • Clark
    ClarkMarch 22, 2010
    The steaks are great! Impeccable service.
  • Josh Harcus
    Josh HarcusAugust 16, 2011
    Social Crush Squad rocked the Vista room!!! VIP baby!
  • John S.
    John StringfellowJanuary 19, 2015
    I mean Columbia
  • Jan'et J.
    Jan'et JohnsonAugust 17, 2010
    skip the shrimp & grits here - overpriced & not very flavorful
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