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Marlin Moon, Ocean City, MD

Marlin Moon

4.3
4.3
27 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood

A eclectic award winning casual full service seafood restaurant with Ocean Views.

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2 people

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Booked 8 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, American, Steak

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm Breakfast Daily 7:30 am–11:30 am Lunch Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm Happy Hour Daily 3:00 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (410) 289-1201

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Area

    Ocean City

  • Parking Details

    Private Parking

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

Appetizers

  • Steamed ShrimpUSD 15.00

    1/2 lb. of jumbo pan steamed spiced shrimp with sweet onions served with cocktail sauce

    • BaitUSD 14.00

      Crispy calamari served with pesto cream and Carolyn's marinara

      • Hot Back Fin Crab DipUSD 17.00

        Topped with bubbly cheese served with a baguette & crudités. Gluten Free (without bread)

        • Mom's ShrimpUSD 14.00

          With hot bread for dippin'. Gluten Free (without bread)

          • Meat on a Stick*USD 15.00

            Grilled marinated beef tenderloin chunks with sweet potato fries, A-1 Sauce and pickled horseradish red onions

            • Bangin' ShrimpUSD 13.00

              Popcorn Gulf shrimp and sliced cherry peppers tossed in a spicy sauce

              • Tuna Nachos*USD 13.00

                Seared sesame seed crusted tuna, atop wonton skins and seaweed salad with sweet teriyaki, red chili and wasabi aiolis

                Salads

                Please inquire about additional protein toppings!

                • Big House SaladUSD 12.00

                  Topped with Stilton bleu cheese crumbles

                  • Pittsburgh Steak Salad*USD 19.00

                    Grilled tenderloin, caramelized onions, sautéed forest mushrooms, tomatoes, cucumbers and stilton bleu cheese crumbles tossed with A-1 spiked creamy vinaigrette atop crispy skin-on fries

                    • Big Caesar SaladUSD 12.00

                      With house made roasted garlic dressing & croutons topped with Parmigiano Reggiano. Gluten Free (without bread)

                      • Palm Valley Roasted Beet SaladUSD 13.00

                        Fresh roasted red and yellow beets atop a herb pesto, garnished with goat cheese, honey, spiced candied pecans and micro beet greens

                        Soups

                        • Cream of Crab

                          With Sherry

                          • CupUSD 10.00
                          • BowlUSD 12.00
                        • Chef's Soup of the Day

                          • CupUSD 8.00
                          • BowlUSD 10.00

                        Dinner

                        Served with starch and vegetable of the day

                        • Pan Fried Fish of the Day

                          Topped with two grilled shrimp and lobster butter

                          • MKT
                        • Gulf 16/20 Jumbo ShrimpUSD 29.00

                          Fried or Grilled One half pound, wild caught. Gluten Free (if grilled)

                          • Freddy's Seafood PastaUSD 35.00

                            Jumbo shrimp, lump crab meat, sea scallops, squash, and diced roma tomatoes in a light garlic sauce tossed with pasta. Gluten Free (without pasta / please ask if gluten-free pasta is available)

                            • Broiled Canadian Lobster Tail

                              Served with reel hot drawn butter

                              • MKT
                            • Jumbo Lump Crab Cake(s)*

                              Single or twin, served with island aioli

                              • MKT
                            • Encrusted Filet*USD 45.00

                              7oz center cut beef tenderloin rubbed in garlic oil, baked with blue cheese and panko crusting

                              • Grilled Petite Filet*USD 36.00

                                Topped with caramelized onions and forest mushrooms

                                • Chicken RockefellerUSD 26.00

                                  Broiled marinated bone-in chicken breast wrapped in prosciutto, stuffed with creamy pecorino romano, spinach, natural smoked bacon and pernod stuffing with a lemon velouté sauce garnished with Parmigiano Reggiano

                                  Surf and Turf*

                                  5 oz grilled center cut filet with

                                  • Broiled 8 Oz Lobster Tail

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                                  • Broiled Super Lump Crab Cake

                                    • MKT
                                  • Grilled or Fried Shrimp

                                    Gluten Free (if grilled)

                                    • MKT

                                  Last updated: 1 February 2022

                                  What 27 people are saying

                                  Overall ratings and reviews

                                  Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                                  4.3
                                  4.3 based on recent ratings
                                  • 4.3Food
                                  • 4.5Service
                                  • 4.2Ambience
                                  • 4.1Value

                                  NoiseModerate

                                  Loved For

                                  • Ocean City / Delaware Shore

                                    Group Bookings

                                  • Ocean City / Delaware Shore

                                    Hot Spot

                                  • Ocean City / Delaware Shore

                                    Lunch

                                  • Ocean City / Delaware Shore

                                    Romance

                                  • Ocean City / Delaware Shore

                                    Special Occasions

                                  • Ocean City / Delaware Shore

                                    Vibrant Bar Scene

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                                  1. TD

                                    TerryD

                                    Baltimore

                                    1 review

                                    4.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined 2 days ago

                                    overall4food4service5ambience3

                                    Freddy's seafood was very good. Dining chairs were not comfortable.

                                  2. 6

                                    69er

                                    Philadelphia

                                    640 reviews

                                    vip
                                    3.0

                                    640 reviews

                                    Dined on 7 May 2022

                                    overall3food3service2ambience3

                                    We were disappointed at the changes that were made since we last ate there.

                                  3. DB

                                    DavidB

                                    Philadelphia

                                    26 reviews

                                    vip
                                    2.0

                                    26 reviews

                                    Dined on 30 April 2022

                                    overall2food2service3ambience3

                                    Our waitress was very nice but clearly overworked. Our orders took a very long time and by the time they arrived, everyone's meal had clearly waited under a heat lamp. I would not revisit.

                                  4. CW

                                    ChrisW

                                    Philadelphia

                                    8 reviews

                                    3.0

                                    8 reviews

                                    Dined on 24 April 2022

                                    overall3food3service4ambience3

                                    Food was very good, service was great, but prices did not match the food served, overpriced.

                                  5. BH

                                    BrendanH

                                    Washington DC

                                    6 reviews

                                    vip
                                    5.0

                                    6 reviews

                                    Dined on 23 April 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience4

                                    Excellent experience, even during the beach off-season! Food was delicious and the portions were huge.

                                  6. GS

                                    GreatService

                                    Philadelphia

                                    3 reviews

                                    5.0

                                    3 reviews

                                    Dined on 23 April 2022

                                    overall5food4service5ambience5

                                    The service and atmosphere was impeccable. Our food was also very good - lots of flavor and the seafood pasta was perfectly cooked! Would definitely recommend for a nice night out!

                                  7. DM

                                    DaleM

                                    1 review

                                    4.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on 17 April 2022

                                    overall4food4service5ambience4

                                    Buffet very good. Smoked salmon outstanding. Would have preferred de-veined shrimp but those served tasted very good. Also certainly would have preferred beef not cut beforehand but sliced as needed. Employees very friendly. Seats in bar area became quite active after new bar customers arrived.

                                  8. KH

                                    KalvinH

                                    New York Area

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on 17 April 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    The environment was great as a whole. The food was delicious!!

                                  9. OT

                                    OpenTable Diner

                                    Naples

                                    1 review

                                    3.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on 13 April 2022

                                    overall3food5service3ambience3

                                    We went for our Anniversary dinner and pre show dinner before going to play at the OC Art Center… Dinner at 5 show at 7. We never got our dinner until 6:40… we had to have it to-go ! The appetizer and soups were delicious but timing was way off for a not too busy restaurant. Also a HUGE disappointment was lack of dress code enforcement. It was our first time there and based on website photos and expectations were were dressed ‘smart casual’ - there were people in bathing suits with NO cover up and some with cover ups … Shorts and baseball caps…. Its Dinner time… But is guess they are not trying to have the class I expected of them. The hostess should be FIRM and sent them back to their rooms to change… Enforce the dress code!!!!!!!!! That made it just more frustrating. The dinner itself which we ate the next night at home was delicious… We loved the food. Compliments to the chef… but disappointed with the ambience and very slow service - which would not have mattered if we were going somewhere and they new it. We are actually coming on Easter this weekend… The menu looks great …. Let’s hope there is no one in a bathing suit for this special day!

                                  10. LB

                                    LonnieB

                                    Washington DC

                                    9 reviews

                                    5.0

                                    9 reviews

                                    Dined on 8 April 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Great service! Delicious food! Special mention of how the Bus Boy cleared off all of the tables without make a sound! SKILLS!

                                  11. DD

                                    DDan

                                    Philadelphia

                                    1 review

                                    4.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on 7 April 2022

                                    overall4food4service4ambience4

                                    We enjoyed the restaurant week specials which were an excellent value. The server was very pleasant. In the past I’d always felt that MM was exquisite and just didn’t feel that anything was remarkable, but it WAS very good and worth returning.

                                  12. DG

                                    DGrf

                                    Baltimore

                                    9 reviews

                                    5.0

                                    9 reviews

                                    Dined on 30 March 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    My dinner was delicious at Marlin Moon. This was my first time visiting this restaurant. The risotto was magnificent. The server was a joy, attentive and very pleasant. I would definitely recommend for a dinner in Ocean City. I didn't know where the restaurant was once I arrived at the Doubletree hotel, so some additional signage would be nice.

                                  13. KR

                                    KatieR

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on 25 March 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Barb was excellent. Food was fantastic. It is not cheap however I feel you get excellent quality and portion for the money.

                                  14. JB

                                    JB22

                                    Philadelphia

                                    595 reviews

                                    vip
                                    5.0

                                    595 reviews

                                    Dined on 19 March 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    What a pleasant surprise - went on the recommendation of a local. Was spot on. Service was bright and affable … Food was equally on point (Tuna Nachos, Bang’n Shrimp appetizers, followed by Crab Cakes from regular menu and the Seafood pasta from the special menu. Would definitely go back … amazingly well run for this time of year.

                                  15. CC

                                    ChristineC

                                    Washington DC

                                    71 reviews

                                    vip
                                    5.0

                                    71 reviews

                                    Dined on 12 March 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    We love coming here. The food is outstanding! The shucked oysters are the freshest you’ll ever get. The bartenders and wait staff are dedicated and you can tell just enjoy their work. We always make it a point to come here when we visit ocean city every couple of months from the DC area. We are always pleased!!

                                  16. WK

                                    WilliamK

                                    Washington DC

                                    24 reviews

                                    vip
                                    5.0

                                    24 reviews

                                    Dined on 8 March 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience4

                                    Wonderful food and service in a warm and inviting space.

                                  17. s

                                    steer

                                    Washington DC

                                    3 reviews

                                    vip
                                    3.0

                                    3 reviews

                                    Dined on 26 February 2022

                                    overall3food2service4ambience3

                                    We’ve been several times, and in the past had a terrific meal. Our only complaint had been the slippery chairs, which we made sure to avoid this time. This time, however, was very disappointing. Each entree, whether steak or fish, came out on a plate piled high with the same mashed potatoes and steamed vegetables. No matter what you ordered, you were getting about 2 lbs of mashed potatoes and vegetables. It felt like we were at a convention or large wedding where they were churning out quantity and hurriedly slopping the sides on every plate. Our assumption is that the regular chef is out of town for the winter, and the winter chef isn’t very good.

                                  18. j

                                    joyzmom

                                    Philadelphia

                                    6 reviews

                                    vip
                                    1.0

                                    6 reviews

                                    Dined on 19 February 2022

                                    overall1food1service1ambience1

                                    I wish you could give 0 stars. We were shown to our table and forgotten. There was a large party and two other tables in the room. We looked at the menu, we’re not even given water. After we closed our menus at the 15 minute mark. signaling we were ready to order. 10 minutes later we were still ignored as a waitress checked on the big table several times and looked past us. Needless to say we won’t be trying it again. Instead we went to Blue Fish Restaurant, sat at the bar and enjoyed their great food with great service.

                                  19. PS

                                    PhilS

                                    Baltimore

                                    16 reviews

                                    vip
                                    5.0

                                    16 reviews

                                    Dined on 16 February 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience4

                                    Good food, great wait staff, will definitely go again

                                  20. TH

                                    THEANO

                                    Baltimore

                                    2 reviews

                                    5.0

                                    2 reviews

                                    Dined on 15 February 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Valentines

                                  21. M

                                    Mrsgoody2

                                    Los Angeles

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on 12 February 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience4

                                    One of the best meals we've had in a long time. Service was prompt and the portions were bigger than most other places. We'll be back for sure!

                                  22. OT

                                    OpenTable Diner

                                    Baltimore

                                    4 reviews

                                    2.0

                                    4 reviews

                                    Dined on 12 February 2022

                                    overall2food3service3ambience4

                                    Went here for a Valentine's Day date. The chairs are a bit weird, saw many people besides us sitting awkwardly. The VDay menu looked great, but we were very disappointed by the soups & the brussel sprout appetizer. Soups were grainy & lacked flavor, the Brussels weren't roasted and a bit undercooked. The main course saved the meal - the lobster tail was cooked well, the crab cakes were plump, and the filet was melt in your mouth. Generous portions of sides with the entrees - though the vegetables left a lot to be desired, but the mashed potatoes were very good. Took the dessert home with us as service was a bit slow due to it being so busy - that was also good. Have a lot of empathy with the current labor challenges and it being the off season in a beach town. They definitely put in a valiant effort service wise for how busy it was.

                                  23. c

                                    chuckd

                                    Baltimore

                                    1 review

                                    4.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on 11 February 2022

                                    overall4food4service4ambience3

                                    Food was good but expensive. The average couple would find this a little out of budget for a normal date night. Glasses of wine selection was limited.

                                  24. OT

                                    OpenTable Diner

                                    Atlantic City

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on 10 February 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    We stayed in the Doubletree for a winter getaway Thurs - Sat. The restaurant was not crowded for dinner until Friday night, close to Valentine’s Day. The restaurant was spotlessly clean and the wait staff were friendly and attentive. The decor is modern and comfortable, with big windows along one side letting in lots of light. We also had breakfast there several times. I like that they leave a pot of coffee with you. I can recommend this place for any meal.

                                  25. CC

                                    ChristineC

                                    Washington DC

                                    71 reviews

                                    vip
                                    5.0

                                    71 reviews

                                    Dined on 5 February 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    They have the best oysters anywhere.perfectly shucked by an pro! Drinks are bomb too!

                                  26. DJ

                                    DavidsonJack

                                    Philadelphia

                                    34 reviews

                                    2.0

                                    34 reviews

                                    Dined on 20 January 2022

                                    overall2food1service4ambience3

                                    Marlin Moon in Doubletree Hilton Hotel - overpriced terrible fine dining Being regular winter Ocean City visitors, we chose to try a new fine dining venue at Marlin Moon. What a huge disappointment! The crab bisque was basically a rue with zero crab meat unless you count 3 slivers. My Harvest Chicken entree for $30 consisted of a dry piece of chicken surrounded by a mountain of potatoes and undercooked vegetable medley. My partners appetizer of 4 shrimp was a tasty saving grace. Our server Jackie was the best part of the dining experience. At their prices, we will not gamble another expensive mistake and will stick with our previous great experiences like Crab Alley.

                                  27. DT

                                    DawnT

                                    Philadelphia

                                    35 reviews

                                    vip
                                    5.0

                                    35 reviews

                                    Dined on 15 January 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Food was good . First time trying this restaurant. We enjoyed ourselves . Unique and good

                                  Safety precautions

                                  • Cleaning & sanitising

                                    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
                                    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
                                    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
                                    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                                    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
                                  • Screening

                                    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

                                  FAQs

                                  Marlin Moon offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (410) 289-1201.

                                  Marlin Moon is rated 4.3 stars by 27 OpenTable diners.

                                  Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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                                  Booked 8 times today
                                  Google Map for Marlin Moon

                                  3301 Atlantic Ave Ocean City, MD 21842-3326

                                  Additional information

                                  • Area

                                    Ocean City

                                  • Hours of Operation

                                    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm Breakfast Daily 7:30 am–11:30 am Lunch Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm Happy Hour Daily 3:00 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

                                  • Cuisines

                                    Seafood, American, Steak

                                  • Dining style

                                    Casual Elegant

                                  • Dress Code

                                    Smart Casual

                                  • Parking Details

                                    Private Parking

                                  • Payment Options

                                    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                  • Additional

                                    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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