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
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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
Perfect meal and date night destination! ...
Perfect meal and date night destination! Awesome music on the patio afterwards.
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!
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.
Good food. When my fish was dry, they r ...
Good food. When my fish was dry, they replaced it quickly.
Friends visiting from Fargo, North Dakota
What can I say, this was another GREAT night at the Blue Marlin. We were greeted with a smile, the Hostess showed us to our table outside, perfect location, comfortable and a beautiful evening. The Waiter took our drink order (Wine or Beer), told us of the specials and left to get our drinks. The Specials for the evening were excellent, so we each decided to take a different one for each of us and then share. OMG, the 3-different Black Grouper choices were unbelievable, then came the Pistachio crusted Red snapper, this my friends was the best meal I have ever had, as did all the others in our party agree. The entire meal for all 4 of us was the best and out friends were amazed. The outdoor bank started to play and again, great music, not real loud and very entertaining. How can anyone go wrong by going to the Blue Marlin, they will always be #1 on our list for any occasion. Thank you staff
Outstanding Venue and Incredible Food
We selected the Blue Marlin to celebrate my 60th birthday while in the Anna Maria Island area. It was perfect and our party of 11 in a nearly private room off the bar was serviced well. We enjoyed the complimentary edamame and then awaited expertly prepared seafood. The clams over pasta and seafood combo (lobster, scallops, shrimp over pasta) were favorites. After dinner, we listened to excellent music provided out back under the stars. It couldn't have been more perfect. Highly recommend!!!
Great fresh seafood, good live music, an ...
Great fresh seafood, good live music, and an overall wonderful experience!
Great food & service
The food is exceptional and the service is great - location is among a few buildings with no beach or water in sight. Outdoor sitting is in a little courtyard with trees & a live band. Drinks are good & fun with an adequate wine list.
Blue Marlin is one of our favorite resta ...
Blue Marlin is one of our favorite restaurants. The food is excellent, the wait staff is great and always a wonderful evening.
This gem has fresh fish, great wine and service excellent options and mind blowing desserts.
Oh My God! Rebooked before leaving!
First, WHY have we not tried this!?!? Amazing! Kelsey was knowledgeable , attentive, without being intrusive. We ordered three meals and shared all three! Every morsel was delicious.....as I'm still licking my lips. I had Pecan encrusted grouper served with pesto topped sweet potato coins delicious !!! next seafood scampi! The linguini is perfectly cooked in the broth. Last but sooo not least: Shrimp and Grits!!! They are the best ever!!! Friday and Saturday require a reservation. The Sangria was d'bomb,as well as, the Meyer Lemon Creme Brûlée 🍴🍷 Do not pass this up on your next visit to AMI.
The local fresh fish here is simply delicious as is the tenderloin appetizer with garlic. Highly recommend the restaurant.
Overrated and expensive
Expensive for what it is and overrated in other reviews. Inside is not very pleasant but outside is a nice enough ambience. The food, while some of it is tasty is not good value. Small portions of some things, like the number of shrimp added to a very average salad - $14 for 5 shrimp and a portion of brussels that was very meagre. The salad was just green leaves with way too much dressing which drowned any flavour. Waitress was great - Sheila I think. Overall I wouldn't bother.
Love Blue Marlin
The atmosphere, the food, the service, the staff, the outside bar and entertainment... Excellent! The whole darn place is wonderful. Gives me the feeling of Key West!
Great fish and wine list, old florida not fancy, great fresh fish. In town full of tourist with pier close by with lots of bars with music within walking distance.
Delicious food. Great service. Best me ...
Delicious food. Great service. Best meal at the beach.
The food was very good. They were very ...
The food was very good. They were very friendly. Just wine and beer. We had a guest who is allergic to wine and beer.
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