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Had a wonderful dinner with my girl friends! The pesto shrimp was delicious & the garlic bread was melt in your mouth perfect! Plus my Kentucky Summer night drink paired just right for this evenings dinner!
It's not fair to have to pick one dish. I will say TBM is my go to for ribs!! They are fall off the bone delicious! Flavorful and tender after being smoked all day. I get them with the mashed potatoes and green beans🤗 It is definitely shareable or multiple meals. Never disappointed in any main dish or side at The Black Marlin!!💖😋
The ahi is perfect, perfect seasonings and cooked just right. I can't get enough of it!
The PAU Maui Vodka Mule was delicious!
These things are GREAT
Excellent French dip! Love, love, love!
After reading the reviews I HAD to come down and try the Center Cut Filet Mignon, OMG !!!!!! Absolutely the best cut of meat I've ever had !! Went back a week later to make sure it wasn't a fluke. . . It wasn't !!!! Truly a dinner experience
Came on a Thursday night and had a wonderful experience. Our waitress was very friendly and attentive. She checked on us frequently to make sure we're ok. The food was delicious as well. I had the garlic bread (amazing) and Cobb. The seafood was fresh and the lettuce was lightly dressed so you could actually taste the crisp lettuce. I definitely will return!
I'm originally from New England and this clam chowder put a smile on my face.
Yummy, Yummy fish and chips! I loved the dish and the service and fun atmosphere with entertainment.
My fish and chips were delicious! My husband and I and our friends thoroughly enjoyed our meals, drinks and service at the Black Marlin... we'll be back!
The ribs are amazing and i love them
Excellent. Green Beans were very tasty. Great Music
I had to say by far this is the best filet mignon that I ever had in my life and I am a chef and I recommend this dish to anyone that dines at the black Marlin I was there 4 days ago and we are going tonight because the band that's playing tonight Private Property is my dad's band and I plan on ordering the filet mignon tonight. The black Marlin by far the best restaurant in Tustin , Irvine , and Costa Mesa.... Please check it out you won't regret it at all From, Vernell T.
My wife and I dined at the Marlin on a Saturday night. We were able to be seated in the front patio area, but we wanted to be around the action, so we took a table in the bar as soon as it opened up. I had the fish(cod) and chips and my wife had the Sand Dabs. The fish and chips was very good, although the chips could have been crispier. My wife enjoyed her sand dabs particularly when dipped in the sauce they were sitting on top of. I had two very tasty Kentucky mules while my wife had a glass of red wine. Our server was Dustin and he took great care of us. All in all a really nice evening of dining.
I really enjoyed my ribeye It was cooked perfectly The service was just as good as the food Would definitely recommend to everyone and will be returning soon
Best clam chowder I've EVER had!! Tyler rocks, sooo good
This is one best shrimps I have ever had! It was amazing. I can not wait to come back and get it again. Highly recommend this to everyone!!!!
By far, the BEST Clam Chowder I have ever eaten in my life!!!!!
The Neptune's Cobb salad is delicious. Has shrimp scallops and a big piece of salmon. The thousand Island dressing is to die for😋
I absolutely love the Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail. Even though it's an appetizer, it's enough to fill me up most of the time. it's perfect with. Mojito on a summer evening! My favorite!
The clam chowder was one of the best I've had. The oysters are amazing and the great service was a plus.
The Cinco de Mayo Platter Trays (which I ordered two!) were delicious last night. And who ever made those "killer" margarita`s as well (I happen to ordered 4 along with the special Cinco de Mayo Platter Trays) were an instant hit & all 4 truly the best I have tasted in a long time. Thank you Thank you Michelle Graff Irvine
Ahi Burger too‼️ Been coming here for years. Great bartenders, super food. I'm a food industry worker, this is one of the food restaurants I actually go to. Delicious.
We ordered the prime rib dinner for 2 last Sunday! It was delicious! Clam chowder for 2, 2 8oz slices of prime rib, au jus and mashed potatoes. Also a nice bottle of red. It was so delicious and a real treat from cooking all week. Thanks Katy for bringing out to Alan!!
Taquitos of the Day (3)
I don't ever visit the Marlin without getting Taquitos
Great place for brunch, the breakfast skillet was amazing, hit the spot along with the oysters as an appetizer along with mimosas. Great live music afterwards to continue the fun!!
I love tuna and this sandwich was soooooooo good! My son wondred why i would order the lowly tuna sandwich at such a special fish house, but boy I'm glad I did. Very yummy. The fish tacos also the Best
Just had taquitos and sliders They were good. Sercice was excellent. Band was awesome...Born Country
I have tried so many items on the menu and have been happy with all of them. It gives me confidence to try new things and be adventurous when ordering! I particularly love the oysters and eggs Benedict, the clam chowder is the best I've had anywhere on the west coast, and the bloody Maries are amazing! You can not go wrong here and I'm super grateful for the gluten free options. They are solid options, full of flavor. We love this place!
I came here on a Monday night and had some oysters and clam chowder. To my surprise, the oysters were only $1 each (Monday night special). No complaints from me! The clam chowder was one of the best I've had. Delicious! They also had a magician that night too (another Monday night special). I'll definitely be back!
Excellent!!! Lots of crab and shrimp!!!
Best Mac n' Cheese in town! We go under the guise of ordering this for our 7 year old daughter, but we really want it for ourselves!
Prime rib was really good. I had it during the Christmas Eve special. I paired it with the shrimp scampy and the surf and turf combination was perfect. Cooked to perfection.
The food, service and entertainment are all 1st class!!!!
LOVE everything at Black Marlin, lunch or dinner is AMAZING!
It would be difficult to rename this dish as it truly is Perfect! I've enjoyed good swordfish all over the states but in OC there is no better place than the Black Marlin. Tender and extremely tasty, a must try for any seafood fan.
Best Alaskan Halibut Fish & Chips we've ever had, the clam chowder is the bomb. My wife and I have been coming here and celebrating our last 4 wedding anniversary dinners here and will do it again tonight. Celebrating our 30th wedding anniversary woohoo. The staff are very friendly and attentive, this is why we keep coming back.
Best clam chowder I've ever eaten filled with clams
I love this place and their food. I've had their hand made taquitos which are crunchy and always good, their chowder which is better than any in Orange County, and their Island Poke which comes with this delicious ginger sauce on it. The music and atmosphere make it a great place to go and the staff is always friendly and professional.
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