The Blue Marlin Grill in Bradenton Beach

By | June 1, 2013

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We recently attended the Food and Wine on Pine event on Anna Maria Island. Many of the local restaurants were there serving some of their specialty dishes. Our favorite from that day was the Shrimp & Grits from the Blue Marlin Grill in Bradenton Beach so this weekend we decided to have dinner there.


The Blue Marlin is located in an original 1920’s cottage on historic Bridge Street Blue Marlin Grill Interiorwhere the first bridge to Anna Maria Island was located.  Nautical ship-lamps provide cozy lighting at their beer & wine bar.  The outdoor courtyard, “The Trap Yard”, offers live music on the weekends, and a great covered deck.

Their specialty is serving the fish that is caught each day…on Sunday that was red snapper. They have other items on the menu but you can’t go wrong with the fresh fish. You can choose from several preparations and I can recommend the picata which was a lemon butter sauce with capers. The entree was served with a side of black-eyed peas and rice with steamed fresh vegetables. All of the food was perfectly seasoned and delicious.

Bridge Street is a great spot to visit local shops, walk to the city pier, see the city’s clock tower or play mini-golf just down the street.

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