The Black Marlin Bayside Grill

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$30 and under
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Seafood

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The Black Marlin Bayside Grill offers “The Island’s Best Selection of Fresh
Seafood, Hand-Cut Steaks and Cool Libations all in a relaxing Key West atmosphere”. Located dockside in Palmetto Bay Marina, you can dine indoors or outdoors with a pet friendly patio and a water view. Enjoy our award winning Sushi Nachos, Sweet Heat Mahi Mahi, Grouper Daufuskie and a variety of Fresh Catches on our Daily Feature Menu. Visit the Hurricane Bar for “The Island’s Favorite Hot Spot for Food and Drink” featuring Signature Hurricanes, Margaritas and Ice Cold Beer. The Black Marlin invites you to enjoy the freshest seafood on Hilton Head Island.

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What 1543 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.4
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4.5
Service
4.3
Ambience
4.2
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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dinner4two
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined 9 hours ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The manager Sarah waited on us because the server assigned to our section had just gotten sat with two large tables. We informed Sarah that our son has a peanut and tree nut allergy and she was very informative about the items on their menu. She even asked one the the servers that had the same food allergy about a few items we were considering. We started with fried calamari, shrimp and artichoke dip, and the hushpuppies with pimento cheese. All of them were excellent. Our daughter ordered the fried shrimp baskets and gave it 2 thumbs up. Our son ordered the Snow Crab legs and he devoured them. My wife and I shared the grilled mahi mahi sandwich and split a house salad (very large side salad to split). I had two peach Moscow mules that were very good. This was our first time visiting Black Marlin, but it won’t be our last. Oh yeah, I server Josh made it around to us and he was so respectful and polite. All in all, I highly recommend Black Marlin Bayside Grill.

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RunGroup
Tampa
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Fantastic Brunch!!!! Try the crab eggs Benedict. Soooo good

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great brunch menu. My husband said it was the best shrimp and grits ever.

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AmyRodneyB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

Great place. We almost didn’t go because of a bad review. So glad we didn’t listen. The band was excellent!

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CHADO
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience3

Terrible service waited 10 minutes for drink refills. Saw waitress probably just 3 times during our visit, restaurant wasn’t busy.

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AllenS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

The food was amazing however the server not only had too many tables, she was far more concerned with tables other than ours. Which is a shame since she didn't offer refills on our cocktails. If I'm not mistaken, alcohol sales offer a higher mark up than food most of the time.

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WayneR
Charleston
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely outdoor lunch experience! Felt safe- great service with social distancing and sanitation practices in place. Love, love , love their signature Bayside Seafood Chowder! Highly recommend.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2Food3Service4Ambience2

Service and food were good. All staff wore masks and did their best to remain distanced. Our server Hope was very good. Overall it was a fun waterside atmosphere ... if covid didn’t exist. Outside was packed with very little social distancing. Our table was placed a little further away because we were a small party. That was not even very Pleasant because we were placed by a noisy air conditioner unit. If our table was not distanced, we would have left. Looking around, large tables were literally packed together. Patrons were walking around without masks. Of the few patrons that did wear masks, most wore them incorrectly ... hanging off one ear, nose exposed, holding it up against their mouth with the hand. The restaurant was not enforcing masks with patrons. We’ve eaten in various restaurants in Hilton Head. We always eat outside and have never had a problem and have always felt safe. . Black Marlin was by far the worst for taking precautions.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience5

Portion sizes on the Seafood Trio are a little small and my girlfriend’s shrimp scampi still had some shells on the shrimp. Our server was great and comped her portion of the meal for the mistake. Live music was cool, and the views of the sound aren’t bad.

Overall our experience wasn’t too bad, but I’m still not sure if I’d be willing to give it another try.

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vipaklambet
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The food and ambiance was very good. I will say we were a little disappointed at the minimal space placed in between the tables on the patio. However I don’t know what the space requirement is for patios in South Carolina during this covid situation.

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EricB
Charlotte
9 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Our server (Sam?) was awesome for our annual outing at Black Marlin. The food as always, was great. Highly recommend the fish tacos.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

Staff was very accommodating when it started raining about moving outdoor tables inside

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6bells
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The Grouper is an excellent choice. The staff is very friendly and courteous. Great dinner!

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JamieJ
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing! We came back for more in the same week. Highly recommend it!!

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ErikP
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a great time at Black Marlin. It’s a must visit every time we visit Hilton Head island!

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BethM
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great food. Good service. We felt socially distanced at a table outside and set apart from others . Tuna nachos were so small we laughed... but tasty .

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GigiR
Houston
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Ate here before our sunset cruise. The clam linguini in white wine sauce was wonderful. We were able to eat off the early dinning menu which was fantastic as it was plenty of food. Will certainly go again.

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murraincandace
Atlanta
21 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and atmosphere were amazing!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food. We will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience5

We sat outside which was very nice! The bugs of course were a little bad, but of course what you will expect in the summer in the south. We asked a bus

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JaneH
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great dinner, great service, and a phenomenal and knowledgeable waiter. Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, great time!

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MaryE
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

If it’s was for the app, we would have never been to this fabulous restaurant. The atmosphere, the food and the drinks were great.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Had a nice lunch outside with a beautiful breeze off the water

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vipFrankG
New England
9 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Nice out of the way from the main 278 traffic.

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KimP
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience2

Very disappointed in our dinner at Black Marlin. Our waitress was rude and condescending and never refilled our drinks. The food was subpar and a huge disappointment. We were all hungry an hour later and ended up having to order pizza. So disappointing.

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AlexisM
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, atmosphere and service. We were vacationing with our three year old son and all of our expectations were met and exceeded!

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Candy
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was great. Felt safe and comfortable. Staff was attentive. Food was delicious; ahi tuna tacos were much spicier than I expected, but still tasted. Sweet potato fries could have been hotter. Tasted like they’d been sitting for a while.

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BrooklynS
1 review
Dined on 1 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a group of 10 and everyone loved their food! The sweet heat Mahi Mahi is delicious, along with the seafood trio, the monk fish, & scallops. No one in our group had a bad meal and left full! We will definitely continue to come back.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on 1 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service and our server were all amazing. Beautiful view outside and there was a great band playing music, making the ambience perfect. Highly recommend the buffalo shrimp appetizer!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 1 July 2020
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience2

Not very good adherence to COVID-19 requirements

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MikeZ
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on 1 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent menu choices and large outdoor covered area.

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HeatherT
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on 1 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Probably our favorite place to eat on HHI! Food is delicious, service is excellent...definitely a MUST!

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SteveP
1 review
Dined on 1 July 2020
Overall2Food1Service4Ambience4

Food was mediocre at best - hush puppies were obviously either precooked or frozen and warmed up. Definitely not made on site- not crispy at all. Pulled Pork was also smoked beforehand and warmed up. Very dry. Service was good and seating inside was was nice. Foos was disappointing for the price.

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Claire
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2020
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience3

The food was okay. Nothing to rave about. I definitely wouldn’t recommend or go back. Service was accommodating and they resolved some miscommunication about the indoor/outdoor seating. They didn’t take the COVID precautions very seriously. Tables, both inside and outside, were too close to each other. The location is neat and you can see the water, but again, food was lacking and it wasn’t worth the price.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Very good service along with very accommodating for a large group. Very good food and highly recommend.

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BigMike
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was excellent and service was spot on. Always a good time for casual meal or full meal.

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vipGDog
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome. Sashimi nachos are unbelievable! I could eat those all day!

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GreyLace75
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

Best berry pecan salad was the best my friend had ever had.. The swordfish with the pecan butter was amazing... I would recommend to anyone... Very good... beautiful view.

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OliviaE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

The only downside was the insane amount of bugs swarming our food. More fans could help. 🤷🏻‍♀️

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The Black Marlin Bayside Grill offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (843) 785-4950.

The Black Marlin Bayside Grill is rated 4.4 stars by 1543 OpenTable diners.

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