Blue Marlin Grille

Restaurant & Bar

Blue Marlin Grille Restaurant & Bar Lunch and Dinner Menus, News & Events. 

Blue Marlin Grille restaurant and bar is a local favorite featuring fresh seafood, steaks, pasta and delicious daily specials.  We are open seven days a week with an extensive menu of appetizers, cocktails, martinis, fine wines, whiskies, award-winning clam chowder, freshly baked bread, lobster, fried clams, steamers,  steaks, burgers, Italian dishes, gluten free entrees,  homemade desserts, after dinner drinks and specialty coffees. 

Blue Marlin Grille 65 Eastern Ave. Essex, MA

Blue Marlin Grille 65 Eastern Ave. Essex, MA

Throughout the year our Head Chef, Jason Jones, introduces new seasonal salads and entrees, homestyle meals and lobster specials. Some of Blue Marlin Grille's signature dishes include Dijon Encrusted SalmonPortuguese BouillabaisseChicken SaltimboccaSeafood Cameron AlexChipotle Shrimp and a new take on  Make Your Own Mac & Cheese.  

Come and enjoy the best seafood and grille on the North Shore in a fun, relaxing atmosphere – conveniently located on Route 133 in beautiful Essex, MA.  We invite you to check out our lunch and dinner menus here online, with all items listed available for take-out too. Reservations are only accepted for parties of seven or more, with call-ahead seating for smaller groups. Please call us about seating, gift certificates, catering trays and special orders.  We look forward to seeing you!

P.S. (This fish is NOT from Essex ...) 

P.S. (This fish is NOT from Essex ...


Since 1998, Blue Marlin Grille has offered the freshest seafood, produce and selection of meats available - with each dish prepared individually and cooked to perfection for our customers.  

Over the years,  we have won numerous awards including -- #1 Choice for Dinner in Gloucester, Essex, Manchester & Rockport and Best Restaurant for Steak (Reader’s Choice); Eats/Drinks & Best Seafood (North Shore Magazine), Best Clam Chowder (Essex Chowder Fest), as well as Honorable Mentions for Best Restaurant for Steak in Gloucester, Essex, Manchester & Rockport, Best Restaurant for Lunch in Gloucester, Essex, Manchester & Rockport, and Best Bar in Essex (Reader’s Choice). 

Many thanks to all of our valued patrons here on the North Shore, summer time visitors, Blue Marlin Grille team members and friends for your praise and support! 

BMG015.jpg

Blue Marlin Grille   65 Eastern Avenue, Essex, MA 01929   978.768.7400   Copyright © 2017