- $13 for $20 worth of seafood and drinks for lunch
- See the full menu here.
The Thirsty Marlin's founders, Michael Flowers and Brian St. Arnold, describe their lives as journeys from the metaphorical "Port of Indecision." They spent their youths floundering, exploring the local waters and the bar scene, until they realized they could turn their twin interests into a restaurant—one that emphasized seafood and cocktails. Below, some highlights of their creation, the Thirsty Marlin:
The California roll spin-offs: Sushi is king here and rolls are named after places, such as the Hawaii roll (featuring spicy tuna and coconut flat) and the Key West roll (stuffed with conch and avocado).
The other seafood: This isn't just a sushi joint, as proved by dishes that involve nary a seaweed wrap. Think bacon-wrapped scallops and ultra-spicy buffalo shrimp.
Punch by the bucketful: Bartenders fill literal buckets with three fruit-flavored Malibu rums (coconut, pineapple, and mango) mixed with fruit juice and grenadine. The result is the same fuchsia that Barney turns when he's tipsy.
A tiki bar atmosphere: The indoor bar has a thatched roof, and there's an outdoor patio where twinkling lights sparkle above and dogs rest at your feet. A portion of the patio is covered, ensuring that the musicians playing underneath can keep jamming out even during a rainstorm.