Blue Marlin

Seafood Restaurant · Arsenal Hill
1200 Lincoln St (btwn Lady St. & Gervais St.), Columbia, SC 29201, United States
Closed until 11:30 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Thu
    • 11:30 AM–2:30 PM
    • 5:00 PM–10:00 PM
  • Fri
    • 11:30 AM–2:30 PM
    • 5:00 PM–11:00 PM
  • Sat
    • 11:30 AM–11:00 PM
  • Sun
    • 11:30 AM–10:00 PM
$ $ $ $
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Full Bar, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
Outdoor Seating:

Based on 109 votes

People like this place

  • Ranked #5 for seafood restaurants in Columbia
  • What you need to know
    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!!!"(7 Tips)
    Paul A.
    "I'm loving the collard greens!"(4 Tips)
    Walker K.
    "Try the teriyaki salmon and the key lime pie, they're great!"(3 Tips)
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  • shrimp and grits
  • seafood
  • key lime pie
  • collard greens
  • steak
  • gumbo
  • fried green tomatoes
  • cocktails
  • salmon teriyaki
  • scallops
  • great value
  • authentic
  • good for dates
  • dinner
  • staff
  • bread
  • lunch
  • music
  • appetizers
  • flounder
  • Chung-yee N.

    The highly recommend shrimp and grits were delicious and the staff helpful and friendly.

    Chung-yee Ngo · August 1
  • Colin L.

    Giant portions. Bring your appetite! Shrimp and grits were amazing.

    Colin Lord · May 4
  • John S.

    I mean Columbia

    John Stringfellow · January 19
  • John S.

    Best restaurant in charlotte

    John Stringfellow · January 19
  • Jennifer H.

    The shrimp and oyster skillet did not dissapoint. The she crab soup amd key lime pie were also excellent.

    Jennifer Hugg · January 16

    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!

    CITY GRIT · November 2, 2014
  • Earl

    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

    Earl · July 29, 2014
  • Artie F.

    We had a wonderful dinner and Birthday party.

    Artie Folk · July 26, 2014
  • Randy S.

    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.

    Randy S · May 17, 2014
  • John B.

    Great bartenders and very inventive cocktails...and the seafood is just terrific!

    John Becker · April 9, 2014
  • Javier D.

    Key lime pie! Yummmy

    Javier Diaz de Leon · April 3, 2014
  • Javier D.

    Shrimp and Grits!

    Javier Diaz de Leon · April 3, 2014
  • Michelle B.

    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.

    Michelle Boardman · March 18, 2014
  • Jenn K.

    The shrimp and grits are crazy delicious. Great service, very friendly!

    Jenn Keating · March 13, 2014
  • Darrick S.

    A must for out-of-state people. Gotta try the She Crab Soup.

    Darrick Suen · February 9, 2014
  • Aziz E.

    Don't miss their shrimp and grits

    Aziz Eid · January 17, 2014
  • Deon M.

    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.

    Deon Melton · October 2, 2013
  • Beverly L.

    Do not get the seafood gumbo

    Beverly Lee · September 21, 2013
  • Francesca O.

    The shrimp and grits are delicious! The Pisco Punch is also a great cocktail! Can't wait to return.

    Francesca Okolie · September 1, 2013
  • Jeff B.

    Go for an appetizer trio. She crab soup, shrimp and grits and then crab cake. Great trio.

    Jeff Berryhill · August 6, 2013
  • Michelle B.

    She-crab soup was yummazing!

    Michelle Boardman · July 15, 2013
  • Kimberley G.

    Shrimp and Grits

    Kimberley Greig · April 26, 2013
  • Ashley J.

    Try the New Orleans gumbo or their famous Shrimp & grits! :)

    Ashley Jenkins · April 21, 2013
  • Thomas S.

    What wasn't good. 10 it of 10

    Thomas Stiglic · March 24, 2013
  • Elizabeth A.

    The she crab soup & BLT salad are addictive.

    Elizabeth Akre · March 20, 2013
  • Mo C.

    Nice ambiance. Good food. I recommend.

    Mo Chiav · March 18, 2013
  • Linda

    Dinner excellent.

    Linda · January 18, 2013
  • Ree Ree

    Good gumbo.

    Ree Ree · November 30, 2012
  • Katie L.

    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!

    Katie Lafountain · September 1, 2012
  • Jimmy F.

    Try the Firecracker Flounder the grits are amazing!!! Service is phenominal!

    Jimmy Freiberg · June 3, 2012
  • Katy C.

    Just fyi you don't need to pay the meter on saturdays.

    Katy Chow · May 26, 2012
  • Walker K.

    Great service and hot waitresses! Try the teriyaki salmon and the key lime pie, they're great!

    Walker Knight · March 24, 2012
  • Hansen

    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.

    Hansen · March 13, 2012
  • Keith Y.

    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...

    Keith Yarbrough · February 23, 2012
  • Natalie R.

    The Hawaiian Steak is the most massive, beautifully cut and marinated I've had in my extensive experience. The flavor outranks Ruth's Chris

    Natalie Rankin · February 2, 2012
  • Sarah Katherine G.

    You won't regret trying the shrimp and grits - made from local Adluh grits, just across the street!

    Sarah Katherine Gottshalk · January 31, 2012
  • Brionnie C.

    Fried green tomatoes here are amazing. Pair it with the bread and She Crab soup.... To die for!!!

    Brionnie Chantoria · January 17, 2012
  • Antoine S.

    Try the Hawaiian Ribeye, amazing.

    Antoine Sleiman · December 2, 2011
  • Tara H.

    Try the she-crab soup. The best!

    Tara Harper · October 20, 2011
  • April J.

    La Pomme is a tasty drink. Very much like an appletini.

    April Johnston · August 27, 2011
  • April J.

    Crab and spinach fondue is a little too cheesy.

    April Johnston · August 27, 2011
  • April J.

    Pan seared scallops are excellent!

    April Johnston · August 27, 2011
  • Amy T.

    Been here several tomes. Always awesome. Love it- great food, great atmosphere

    Amy Tharrington · August 17, 2011
  • Josh Harcus

    Social Crush Squad rocked the Vista room!!! VIP baby!

    Josh Harcus · August 16, 2011
  • Josh Harcus

    The Blue Marlin Staff is very pretty and nice!

    Josh Harcus · August 16, 2011
  • Jim W.

    Very good. Food was good. Nice atmosphere. Restaurant was a bit warm. Read more

    Jim Walters · August 1, 2011
  • Tiffany

    Just so you know, the best part of the meal was free: collard greens are available upon request!

    Tiffany · April 20, 2011
  • Alita H.

    The tortilla slaw is delish

    Alita Hawksworth · February 26, 2011
  • Paul A.

    I'm loving the collard greens! They're some of the best I've had.

    Paul Adams · November 7, 2010
  • Tim U.

    The bread is great. The service is attentive and the food is tasty. I also love the music, just sayin.

    Tim Unger · November 7, 2010

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