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Black Marlin Bayside Grill

86 Helmsman Way, Hilton Head, SC 29928-3206
+1 843-785-4950
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good26%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
86 Helmsman Way, Hilton Head, SC 29928-3206
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I ate dinner here this past Saturday night for my birthday. We sat outside on the deck at a high top table (they were fcfs, otherwise there was a 30 min wait). There was a good crowd so you knew they must be pretty good....More

Thank alexasavv h
Reviewed 3 days ago

My family and infant Grandson were here on Saturday, 5/20/17 at 5:00 pm. We sat outside where the fans are in the ceiling next to the side door. The waitress was very nice and accommodating. We ordered appetizers of mussels in white I thought was...More

1  Thank james1122
blackmarlinhhi, Manager at Black Marlin Bayside Grill, responded to this review

Thanks for dining with us and for taking the time to leave a review. I'm happy that Mina was able to take such great care of you but genuinely share in your disappointment with some of our menu items. We would have loved to, for...More

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Pet friendly on the deck. Staff nice but not excellent. Food was average at best. Someone in our party ordered chicken dish and it was like rubber. Shrimp was fine.

Thank Leah H
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Staff is always great here and this place has excellent seafood options and great specialty cocktails. Steaks aren't the best in my opinion but this is easily one of my favorite restaurants on the island, especially during oyster season.

Thank Lockwood95
blackmarlinhhi, Manager at Black Marlin Bayside Grill, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review! Our Oyster Roasts start in the fall, but we do our best to bring in oysters from wherever they are in season!

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Excellent salmon with choice of sides over listed sides. Shrimp and grits a favorite too and they will even bring sauce on the side to add to our taste at table.

Thank Bonnie H
blackmarlinhhi, Manager at Black Marlin Bayside Grill, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review! We do our best to accommodate all requests!

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Wanted outside near the water. This venue worked. Staff good. Food was good to very good - Seafood Alfredo ( only shrimp and crab were requested vs the full offering which included clams and scallops. Others had Flounder and Shrimp, Clam Linguini. Everyone was pleased...More

Thank John R
blackmarlinhhi, Manager at Black Marlin Bayside Grill, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review! Our pastas, such as the Seafood Alfredo can are all made to order so we are always happy to leave out or add any of our seafood options! Thanks again, come see us again soon!

Reviewed 6 days ago

As others have mentioned, the view is pretty limited, which we expected. What we didn't expect was to be seated by the very large air conditioning unit attached to the condominium building near the patio. That, coupled with the noise from the diners and live...More

Thank Nora B
blackmarlinhhi, Manager at Black Marlin Bayside Grill, responded to this review

Thanks for your review! I'm sorry that you did not have a great experience. There are 2 tables that can sometimes be disrupted by our neighbors air conditioning unit and I'm sorry that you were that occurred while you were dining with us. If you...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great place for fish - always perfectly cooked & they have a variety of options to suit everyone. Friendly wait staff. Comfortable setting.

Thank LusJewels
blackmarlinhhi, Manager at Black Marlin Bayside Grill, responded to this review

We pride ourselves for having the largest and freshest fish selection on the island! Thanks for the acknowledgement and the great review, come see us again!

Reviewed 1 week ago

We sat outside for lunch and we were expecting to get a nice view of the bay, based on the name of the restaurant. However, as the restaurant is located between some condos and the 278 bridge, there's not exactly a panoramic view. On the...More

Thank harris16464
Reviewed 1 week ago

They have one of the best happy hours on the island! In addition to the main menu which has some of the finest seafood as well. We usually start with a plate of steamed peel and eat shrimp, and a low country boil for dinner....More

Thank Crusher04
blackmarlinhhi, Manager at Black Marlin Bayside Grill, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review! The Hurricane Bar has live music every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday and is open late everyday so once you're done with dinner, you'll have plenty of time to enjoy yourselves out there! Thanks again!

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Is this restaurant wheelchair accessible?
14 December 2016|
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Response from blackmarlinhhi | Property representative |
Hi Joey1947, we are wheelchair accessible. While the ramp is located on the far left side of the main building we would love for you to use our bar entrance making it easier to enter the restaurant. Once inside we will... More
Is there early bird dining at reduced dinner prices? What are the hours for early bird.
4 May 2015|
Response from blackmarlinhhi | Property representative |
Yes it runs Monday through Sunday from 4-5:30 (seated by 5:30) It is a $15 menu that comes with a soft beverage, salad, and an entree with fresh vegetables and starch! Wide variety of seafood, pasta and meat dishes on the... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 9 - USD 26
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Wine and Beer
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 86 Helmsman Way, Hilton Head, SC 29928-3206
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Hilton Head
  • Phone Number: +1 843-785-4950
  • E-mail
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