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
To start finding a parking place is solv ...
To start finding a parking place is solved when dining at The Blue Marlin? The shuttle is a great service. Our waiter was attentive and friendly with some suggestions about local seafood. From appetizer to the main courses the food was outstanding. We were satisfied last year our return visit SATISFIED. Highly recommend this fine restaurant . Mike👌
A bit pricie and limited menu but qualit ...
A bit pricie and limited menu but quality of food sets it aside from what you find at most seaside venues. Service above expectations, almost fun even. Would like something other
than beer or wine. It will continue to be a favorite.
The atmosphere and food are always good ...
The atmosphere and food are always good as is the service. Although popular with locals, you are in a touristy area which makes prices my only complaint in conjunction with the portions. My $32 snapper recently was delicious, but the two side portion (rice and green beans) were pitiful in size. I think there may have been 6 of 7 small (albeit tasty) green beans and a small scoop of rice alongside. A little ridiculous for $32, but we had a great time and everyone enjoyed the evening.
A wonderful evening -- the food was exce ...
A wonderful evening -- the food was excellent. The clams to start and fresh fish of the day (black grouper) were prepared to perfection. Our server was experienced, knowledgeable, attentive and fun. Would highly recommend a visit.
This restaurant was fabulous! We dined ...
This restaurant was fabulous! We dined indoors, then went out to their outdoor patio for music and drinks. They have a limited menu out on the patio with live music on Friday and Saturday nights. It is a very small place, so you definitely want to make reservations. They do have a few small tables for dining outdoors.
Our server Dan was a joy. We started wi ...
Our server Dan was a joy. We started with the house salad, which we shared. I enjoyed my blackened grouper pasta (although it could have been a touch warmer), while my wife's grouper entree was tremendous. We couldn't decide which dessert to enjoy, so we had two! This is a wonderful restaurant as a change compared to other local institutions, the BeachHouse and BridgeTender. We will go back on our next trip in a few months.
Kelsey, our server, was excellent. She w ...
Kelsey, our server, was excellent. She was helpful with her suggestions of wine and menu, attentive, and a pleasure to experience. Our chowder was very good, as was our fresh fish of black drum and snapper. Don't miss the brussel sprouts. The quaint dinning room certainly added to our evening.
Our waiter was exceptional. He had a goo ...
Our waiter was exceptional. He had a good knowledge of all the food on the menu plus lots of suggestions. Our dinners were all wonderful. We never waited more than a few minutes for anything. It was a wonderful evening.
What a find! The roasted oysters appetiz ...
What a find! The roasted oysters appetizer was fabulous. The light grouper with local clams in a delicious broth was both gluten free or add the toast - great. Potato crusted local grouper was perfect. This is a really excellent restaurant in an adorable cottage with lots of atmosphere and great service. Everyone is super friendly.
The Blue Marlin in Bradenton, Fla. was o ...
The Blue Marlin in Bradenton, Fla. was outstanding. Our reservation was ready when we arrived (on time). We were seated at a quiet table. Our waiter arrived quickly and promptly served our wine in a very professional manner. The seafood (black grouper, snapper picatta, seaford medley (shrimp, lobster, clams, etc. over linguini ) were all excellent. A restaurant that is small, clean, warm, and has an excellent staff with outstanding menu and food is hard to fine.
Blue Marlin fits the bill.
Very disappointed. The calamari appetiz ...
Very disappointed. The calamari appetizer was very small about 1/2 the size of two other popular AMI restaurants. The dressing on the shredded veg served with my entrée had no flavor. They burned one side of my wife's entrée and served it anyway good side up. We showed it our waiter who offered to replace it. I finished my dinner and still no replacement. We asked for the check and would never go back. There is no excuse for that. Very low food quality standard
Amazing as usual. My husband and I are ...
Amazing as usual. My husband and I are on THE WHOLE 30 for the month of January. And the Chef always accommodates. Fresh Fresh Fresh Fish. We had Steak (Filet) and Shrimp ( Fresh From the Gulf) Ajillo, Fish Chowder, Salad (Olive oil and Fresh Lemon for Dressing) with Blackened Group. You don't want to miss this restaurant.
We enjoyed our meal at the Blue Marlin. ...
We enjoyed our meal at the Blue Marlin. Loved the edamame instead is bread while we waited for our local fish entree. Wait staff was accommodating and efficient. Met some interesting people near our table. Great evening.
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