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Blue Marlin Grill

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$$ - $$$
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121 Bridge St, Bradenton Beach, Anna Maria Island, FL 34217-2442
+1 941-896-9737
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Bath, New York
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Stopped by for the burger sliders! They are the best... Served with amazing onion jam. Nate did great job taking care of us . Music nice too:)

Thank Lori F
Bay Saint Louis, Mississippi, United States
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80 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A 5 bubble is rare from me. This is a must stop on your list. The stone crabs were in season and prepared to perfection. Service was a 5 out of 5. We all had different choices and all 6 of us enjoyed our selections.

1 Thank Jeff H
Southport, NC
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36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

Our sister-in-law suggested the Blue Marlin, so we didn't know what to expect. We were very pleased with her selection and I'm not surprised that it is rated as the #1 restaurant in Bradenton Beach. All four of us had stone crabs that had just come in and weren't even on the menu or listed as a special. They were... More 

1 Thank dszot
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

After using tripadvisor for years I am finally writing my first review because I have been that impressed with the Blue Marlin Grill! My family has dined here 3 times over 2 vacations. All amazing experiences with consistent service. Very accommodating for our family & 2 year old daughter... they bring her goldfish as soon as we are seated. The... More 

1 Thank Matthew P
Kansas City, Missouri
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

Our first visit to Anna Maria Island and we already have a favorite seafood restaurant. My local fish was delicious. The service was great and our shrimp appetizer was was awesome. We will be back!!

Thank Wendi D
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

This continues to be one of the best restaurants in all of Florida, the service is always exceptional the food is always fantastic and fresh. I couldn't ask as a chef for a better vacation dinner with my lady. Thank you.

2 Thank Matthew M
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

Shame. Great food. Really great. And good service. Not amazing but good. All spoiled by the behaviour of our waiter. We were at the restaurant as a treat to our friends who are hosting us on Ana Maria Island. The meal had been great. The bill arrived with an add on of 12% which we mistakenly thought was Service. We... More 

3 Thank linda202016
Quispamsis, Canada
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

We arrived here with no reservations and was able to snag a table outside on Nov 18th. Our Server was very attentive and the food was very good! I had the pecan encrusted grouper which was excellent! A band started to play outside and was an enjoyable atmosphere. Restaurant is unassuming but food was first rate!

1 Thank quispamgirl
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

Great smaller restaurant featuring great sea food, craft beers and other delicious appetizers and desserts. Cozy environment! We had an excellent conversation with 3 other couples who were dining near our table. The wait staff is very attentive. This was especially important since my wife has a dairy allergy among several other food related issues. The chef was completely understanding... More 

Thank Robert F
Kansas City
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

We arrived about 6 PM without reservations. The host offered to show us the Chef's table if we would be interested. It's a small table just at the end of the bar right by the kitchen and the servers station. It's a bustling area away from most other diners, but every server paid close attention to our needs. It was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 121 Bridge St, Bradenton Beach, Anna Maria Island, FL 34217-2442
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Anna Maria Island  >  Bradenton Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 941-896-9737
Tele: 914-896-9737. Best food on Anna Marie Island.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?