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About Blue Marlin - Bradenton Beach
Located in an original 1920,s cottage on historic Bridge St , the Blue Marlin is dedicated to serving only the freshest local seafood & hearty fair. Our commitment is to bring you the best product the Gulf Coast has to offer. Our courtyard, "The Trap Yard", offers local, live music on the weekends.
Bradenton Beach, FL 34217
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
We offer Live Local music outside in our courtyard on Friday & Saturday nights from 7:00-10:00 weather permitting. Check our website & facebook for special events
if you cant find a parking spot on Bridge St please pull to the front door & wait for the golf cart to show you our parking lot. We will bring you back & forth to your car. There is a public lot across the street at the Post Office, just don"t use the handicap spot unless you have appropriate documentation.
There is a trolley stop at the beach end of Bridge St that requires a short walk East & the trolley runs until 10:00.
Bar Dining, Beer, Chef's Table, Dancing, Gluten-free Menu, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Blue Marlin - Bradenton Beach Ratings and Reviews
Went for our anniversary dinner. They made us feel special with complimentary champagne and a table prepared for us. But the highlight of the evening was definitely the food. Simply marvelous grouper and snapper. Had mine with the Thai preparation and it was very good.
We've been many times and are locals. Food never disappoints ! We did have some slow service. Our server tried to rush us into ordering but we had ordered a bottle of wine n some appetizers and we're catching up with friends. From that point forward our service was sketchy n slow. It's like he decided since we aren't ready to order immediately, he could ignore us. Still , we will return. Foods just too good.
Incredible food! Fresh local seafood. Best Grouper on the island. Loved the Shrimp & Grits! Amazing burger-I love the onion jam! Professional, yet relaxed and knowledgeable service. This was our 5th year dining here and they still have the same Servers. Must be a great place to work as well as dine.
I had the grouper done in the Asian preparation. It was tasty but not extraordinary. The veggies accompanying it were good. My husband had the clams and linguini dish and he said it was exceptionally good. The wait staff were professional and friendly. We may return there some day to try other menu items even though the table behind us was quite loud which made dinner table conversation difficult.
The food is always EXCELLENT!
We were seated near the bar and the staff were gathered near and a bit loud at times.
It's an intimate place but wonderful. Very knowledgeable server.
The only downside was they had just re-done the wood floors and there was still a smell of the varnish inside. They might've waited another day or two before they opened to really let it air out. But that's not something that would always be a problem.
The food,service, and ambiance at Blue Marlin are second to none! You just cant find fresher seafood, prepared more skillfully, anywhere! All the seafood arrives daily, fresh from the boats in Cortez, right across the bay. Upon their arrival these raw ingriedients are artistically transformed into the most palatabl gastric masterpieces. On the menu you will find some very interesting and creative preperations right alongside some coastal classics. As a native born and raised on Anna Maria Island; I can tell you that the ambiance has an old Florida feel that sadly has all but vanished. The Blue Marlin delivers all this at a more than reasonable price. This place is truly a culinary gem not to be missed!
A par above the local scene; very good food and friendly but professional service in a clean, cozy, "cottage" styled interior. Beer and wine only; no liquor. An option for outdoor seating with a small stage for music and a tiki bar. This is an annual stop for us!
Love the atmosphere of this place. Service is open & friendly. Everyone in our party loved their starter & mains. This is our 2nd trip o AMI - we made a point of coming here to eat again. If we come a 3rd time - we will surely make our way here to eat again. Loved it.
The dinning experience was very good. Service was outstanding, really appreciate the valet parking. The only disappointment were the Fried Green Tomatoes. They were not cooked sufficiently. My favorite seafood restaurant and my friends really enjoyed their food.
We have come here many times in the past and had a wonderful experience. We took friends here for the first time since our past experiences had all been good. We had reservations at 5:00 so we were one of the first ones seated since they don't open till 5. We did have drinks and appetizers and ordered our dinners. The dinners took forever to come out! And when they were served, they were not piping hot. A bit disappointing, especially since this was the first time our guests had been there. Flavors were good though. The entire experience took about 2 1/2 hours. Because the food took so long, the waiter did comp our dessert and a round of drinks.
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