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.
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, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
Blue Marlin - Bradenton Beach Ratings and Reviews
Wonderful meal and service, we will be b ...
Wonderful meal and service, we will be back!
The Blue Marlin was a great find for us. ...
The Blue Marlin was a great find for us. We had the steamed littleneck clams appetizer which I strongly recommend. The broth and toppings were fantastic. We also had a tenderloin medallion appetizer with arugula and garlic, also excellent. My wife had shrimp & grits for her entree and enjoyed them, I had grouper Provençal, which was perfectly prepared. We had a great bottle of Sauvignon Blanc to compliment the meal. For desert, I had the tropical bread pudding and my wife had chocolate creme brûlée. The entire meal was wonderful and the service was great and not overbearing. We will go back again!
A warm and welcoming staff, server and m ...
A warm and welcoming staff, server and management started our evening off in what turned out to be the most incredibly delicious dining experience during our 2 week vacation on Anna Maria Island. We were craving a landlubber's choice and we were not to be disappointed! The starters of crisp fresh & perfectly prepared Edamame (Japanese soybeans) and a bowl of creamy luscious potato soup had us all under the culinary spell of The Blue Marlin! Temptations of Filet Mignon in a dark demi glaze were not ignored by our desirous appetite. And chef delighted our desires to enjoy something out of this world fabulous! Side choice that evening were bright, ever so delicately crunchy Asparagus with artfully slivered slices of grilled garlic and the most wonderfully prepared brown butter sage potatoes ever had anywhere! And we managed to find a niche of dessert room for a crazy awesome slice of Guava Key Lime Pie! It was a most phenomenal affair ! Highly recommended! !
Blue Marlin always has the freshest seaf ...
Blue Marlin always has the freshest seafood always prepared to perfection it is our go to restaurant on Bradenton Beach
Cappellette wine is a great selection. ...
Cappellette wine is a great selection. Pecan crusted snapper was absolutely fabulous. ALWAYS an amazing experience. Thanks again !!!!
This was my 2nd time dining at the Blue ...
This was my 2nd time dining at the Blue Marlin. One of my friends with whom I dined on this occasion has dined at the Blue Marlin on many occasions and loves it. I now love it as well! Great atmosphere, and fantastic food! Check out the fish tacos from the street fare selection...fantastic!
Fun atmosphere, a little noisy inside bu ...
Fun atmosphere, a little noisy inside but not too bad. The food was very fresh and good. We had a snapper special. The salads were really good.
Nestled there, in the oh so beautiful An ...
Nestled there, in the oh so beautiful Anna Maria Island, you can find a little foodie's treasure. A cozy little restaurant, perfectly suited to the beachy town feel of yesteryear that surrounds it. The Blue Marlin and I'm guessing by the various pictures there on it's walls, it was the fish that did not get away. In fact, not only did it get caught but it proved to be a most delicious black grouper with hints of lemon grass and other Thai spices, served to my husband alongside my lobster and shrimp linguine, that was swimming in the most heavenly rich sauce. I thought my son, the family carnivore, was completely missing the boat until I got a taste of the most tender filet he ordered. Every thing about our meal, was spectacular and thoroughly savored.
My wife had the pecan crusted grouper, d ...
My wife had the pecan crusted grouper, didn't think she could eat it all but was sooo good she rose to the occasion. I had the fried whole snapper which was also delicious. Both fish dishes were fresh caught. Our second dinner there and highly recommend it.
This small, quaint and rustic place pac ...
This small, quaint and rustic place packs a large food profile. They had a wide option for dinner making the decision process tricky. Drew, our server, was excellent. Well attentive but not bothersome. He was well educated on the menu and gave meal options with passion.
A great place to dine with friends and family!
There is nothing negative to be said. The food was excellent; the wine list provided many good options and the service was great. It's our go-to restaurant when we are in the area.
Perfect meal and date night destination! ...
Perfect meal and date night destination! Awesome music on the patio afterwards.
Disappointed this time
This was our second time to dine here at the Blue Marlin. The last time it was about a year ago and we had great food and service during that visit, so we decided to try it again. I noted they had fresh Hog Snapper (Hogfish) on the menu, but only offered it "potato encrusted" so decided to try it. My wife had the grouper, which was also fried like my Hogfish. Unfortunately, both of our fish dinners were substantially over-cooked. We are not ones to complain, but after noting that we only finished half our meals, our server/waitress asked if everything was okay. We told her about the overcooked problem, so she went and got the manager on duty, who offered to comp us a dessert, which we did not want. Instead she gave us two cards for free drinks during our next visit, but they are only good through this July. I'm not sure if we'll eat there again before they expire since this place is too far to drive for a dinner date that does not involve spending the night at nearby hotel. I think this place is still a good choice to consider, but they need to do a better job with their cooking staff to make sure it does not ruin what should otherwise be deliciously prepared fresh fish meals. It was the Friday evening before Memorial Day, and a bit busy, but I didn't think it was so busy that it resulted in 2 poorly prepared meals.
Absolutely loved this place, fantastic food & svc
Blue Marlin was recommended by a frequent visitor to the area. We made a reservation a few months in advance for the Friday evening of Memorial Day weekend to celebrate our wedding anniversary. We are pretty simple - as long as the food and service are worth the price, we are easy to please. This place delivered on this hands down. Would we go back - ABSOLUTELY.
I made this reservation for my grandmoth ...
I made this reservation for my grandmother and parents and the LOVED everything about it.
A wonderful little place always with gr ...
A wonderful little place always with great food. A must every time we visit the area!
Parking on Bridge St is always a problem at dinner time but this restaurant's shuttle will take you to their remote lot and give you ride back/forth. Pricey entrees but their fresh fish (red snapper and grouper) was well worth it. Will definitely return .. great food and service!
Good food. Setting is across from the b ...
Good food. Setting is across from the beach, very casual. Sit outside under the trees if possible.
Truly a great find for the 4 of us!!! Fi ...
Truly a great find for the 4 of us!!! First time for local residents like us (Holmes Beach & University Park). A unique menu offering the evenings' Catch of the Day prepared in several variations. Food was far superior to what we had hoped/expected; beautifully prepared and presented, minor vegetable substitutions graciously accepted, and absolutely delicious!!! Delicious Entrees, Starters and Salads. Begged off Desert but menu offerings sounded equally delicious. The Family servers were friendly and efficient. The place is tiny and one very loud party made a lot of noise!!! Fortunately we were tucked into the one rear corner table which muffled the raucous sounds a bit! This was a Monday evening, just off-season and tables were full, so strongly suggest reservations as well in advance as possible. Exceptional wine selections as well! Thank you for an exceptional dining experience.
Outstanding! Seriously wonderful! Love ...
Outstanding! Seriously wonderful! Loved the outdoor space and the band, Bird Tribe. Will be back!
Very good food, great valet since Bridge Street has limited parking. Service was excellent from everyone. It is a bit pricey but a good value.
Our second time to this quaint little sp ...
Our second time to this quaint little spot in Bradenton Beach. We made a last minute reservation through OpenTable, and were surprised at how well that process worked. We were greeted and seated immediately upon arrival, and the remaining of our visit was lovely. Tempura batter-fried soft-shell crab was truly "soft-shell", and the clams linguini rivaled that of the best Itlaian restaurants. We'll be back!
Mixed review, my husband enjoyed his fis ...
Mixed review, my husband enjoyed his fish special; egg rolls were tasty and had good, enthusiastic service. My filet however was over cooked and the replacement burger was greasy but eatable. Lesson learned only order fish at a seafood restaurant or don't bother if you are nota seafood fan
Blue Marlin is our go to restaurant. Th ...
Blue Marlin is our go to restaurant. They take reservations and the food is always superb. Everyone there is so friendly and welcoming....We love it.
Best dinner on Anna Maria Island
Everything was perfect! The food and service were excellent and the the restaurant was in an old house with lots of ambiance. Our waiter gave us good suggestions and recommendations. The mahi mahi was the best I've ever had and the guava key lime pie is to die for!
Terrific place, highly recommend it. Outstanding food, great service, quaint little setting, friendly atmosphere. High Quality ! Can't wait to come back. A real Geem !!!
The food at Blue Marlin is always excell ...
The food at Blue Marlin is always excellent. It is a regular if anyone visits, as I know it will not disappoint. The fish is always so fresh and nicely prepared. We also enjoy one of their salads pre meal, or the potato soup is soooo good. Definitely recommend a reservation here on open table, to make sure you have a spot, as it is small inside.
Great fresh fish. Wonderful. Reservations a must.
We try to eat here whenever we stay on Anna Marie Island, fL. They only serve fish that they can get that day. Wonderful preparations.
Friendly staff, great service, really go ...
Friendly staff, great service, really good food. Outdoor seating for dinner a nice change for us since we just moved from MI.
Mother's Day Gift
As their gift, we booked a dinner reservation for our mother and grandmother for the evening before Mother's Day. The staff was incredibly friendly when I called them to explain we would like to pay for their entire experience and to make sure they ordered whatever sounded wonderful. The staff was great - very accommodating and sweet to our mom and grandmother, who later RAVED about the food and experience. From the wine to the appetizers, to the soups, to the gorgeous entrees, and finally to the bourbon chocolate pecan pie -- a wonderful Mother's Day meal.
The food was amazing. The staff was frie ...
The food was amazing. The staff was friendly and helpful with the food choices.
Best food on the island
Great food every time. Perfectly prepared. Best restaurant on Anna Maria.
Lovely dinner and great Sangria! Only b ...
Lovely dinner and great Sangria! Only beer and wine served. Food freshly prepared and delivered hot/cold as it should be. Would recommend visiting!
Got the specials this time, one was A+ and one was a miss, but they made it right and we left satisfied.
Food and drink were very nice. Loved the ...
Food and drink were very nice. Loved the fish dip plate and octopus, the black grouper thai was scrumpy too. Devin is the best waitress ever! Singer was specatluar, could be the next Adele.
Thank you blue Marlin
Just want to say thank you to the Blue Marlin team for doing yet another outstanding job for our dinner. As always you guys and gals are the best.
Had a great dinner with 6 of our friends. This is a very small restaurant and we were able to get the only table that would accommodate 8 people. Service was great and the food was as well. Can't wait to return on our visit to the area next year.
Always great. Great location, service with a smile, fresh seafood, quant little restaurant. Highly recommended
Fabulous dinner! Great food, service and ...
Fabulous dinner! Great food, service and ambiance. We'll be back!
Great food, fresh seafood and fun!
We come here every year and are never disappointed. The food is always good and service is superior. The fish is always fresh. Make sure to make an appointment as they are busy. The music in the yard is fun...some are better than others. The bar is beer and wine but the quality is good.
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