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May 2020

Blue Marlin is back!


‘Under Phase 1 of the plan, retail stores and restaurants will be able to reopen at 25 percent indoor capacity on Monday and outdoor seating will be permitted with 6 feet between patrons to maintain social distancing.’ Hello friends! Due to the above guidelines put forth by Governor DeSantis our “Street Food” program has changed. [...]

Blue Marlin is back!2020-05-13T16:07:58-04:00

April 2019

Beach House Real Estate: Blue Marlin Seafood


The Blue Marlin Seafood restaurant is one of the most unique spots on Anna Maria Island. That’s because instead of having a traditional and specific menu from day to day, this menu is ever changing. Located at 121 Bridge Street in Bradenton Beach, Blue Marlin is open daily from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Since this [...]

Beach House Real Estate: Blue Marlin Seafood2019-04-02T19:32:38-04:00

January 2019

Herald Tribune: Great restaurants for stone crab in Sarasota-Bradenton-Venice


If you want to treat yourself after the hectic holidays, consider indulging in Florida’s famed stone crab claws. Stone crab season started Oct. 15 and continues through May. 15. Here’s our list of best restaurants to eat the delicious claw meat, which can be enjoyed pretty much guilt free because these crabs grow back their [...]

Herald Tribune: Great restaurants for stone crab in Sarasota-Bradenton-Venice2019-04-04T13:22:58-04:00

Sarasota Manatee Originals: Local Dish


In a blue 1920s cottage on historic Bridge Street is one of Bradenton Beach’s most locally-focused, sustainable eateries: Blue Marlin. Restaurateurs Adam and Marianne Ellis keep the menu filled with catches from Cortez and the surrounding communities, and the locale’s nautical décor is reminiscent of coastal New England. Everything from Tampa littleneck clams and Cortez [...]

Sarasota Manatee Originals: Local Dish2019-04-02T19:40:53-04:00

December 2018

Bradenton Herald: Locals recommend their favorite places for seafood in Manatee County


Manatee County could be called a seafood lover’s paradise. The coastal communities of Cortez and Anna Maria Island offer tasty and thoughtfully prepared seafood dishes that make the most of Florida’s bounty, and there’s more to choose from further inland. Options range from homey to upscale and traditional to nuanced. And if you’ve got to [...]

Bradenton Herald: Locals recommend their favorite places for seafood in Manatee County2019-04-04T13:06:50-04:00

January 2018

SRQ Magazine: 4 Reasons Why We Love Blue Marlin


Four reasons we love this fresh seafood hideaway on Bradenton Beach’s Bridge Street. 1  UNDER THE RADAR Even though this restaurant has been serving inspired Gulf Coast eats since its inception in 2011, we don’t hear enough buzz about this unassuming restaurant that’s becoming Anna Maria Island’s go-to spot for fresh seafood. Usually filled with out-of-town [...]

SRQ Magazine: 4 Reasons Why We Love Blue Marlin2019-04-04T13:41:21-04:00

March 2017

Travel and Leisure: A Guide to Anna Maria Island


How to make the most of a beach vacation to Anna Maria Island.  Step foot onto Florida's Anna Maria Island, and you may never book a return trip home. From hidden, white-sand beaches and crystal-blue water to Instagram-worthy sunsets and delicious seafood at waterfront restaurants, you can experience all the trappings of an exotic, tropical vacation without even having to leave the United States. [...]

Travel and Leisure: A Guide to Anna Maria Island2019-04-04T13:58:51-04:00

September 2016

Sarasota Magazine: Our Favorite Seafood Stews


Blue Marlin makes traditional bouillabaisse its Florida-own with the Cortez boil. This adaptation includes fresh-caught seafood off the shores of Cortez fishing village. Tampa Bay clams and large Gulf shrimp are poached in the house seafood broth and mingled with clams, sweet corn, chorizo and red-skin potato. $34.

Sarasota Magazine: Our Favorite Seafood Stews2019-04-04T13:49:37-04:00

June 2016

Herald Tribune Chef Talk: Adam Ellis of Blue Marlin


A sustainable culinary haven on Bradenton Beach’s Bridge Street, Blue Marlin (121 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach; 941-896-9737; is the pride of restaurateurs Adam and Marianne Ellis. Local Cortez fish is served daily, from gourmet grouper and cobia to hogfish and snapper. In addition to the fresh catches du jour is a savory selection of chowders, spreads and sides. [...]

Herald Tribune Chef Talk: Adam Ellis of Blue Marlin2019-04-04T13:32:52-04:00