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The Grand Marlin

400 PENSACOLA BEACH BLVD., Pensacola Beach, FL
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
Sun 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: After Toll Booth 1st Left
Description: The Grand Marlin Restaurant features a main dining area with a shucked to order oyster bar, exterior North Drop Bar overlooking the beautiful Santa Rosa Sound, and private meeting rooms. This Pensacola Beach restaurant, with an air of island casualness, serves the highest-quality cuisine, including the freshest local seafood featured on menus designed and printed daily to take advantage of the local bounty. The atmosphere creates a fusion of the Caribbean and the Pensacola Bay Area. Executive Chef Gregg McCarthy has a passion for great-tasting food and particularly loves working his culinary magic with fresh Gulf Coast seafood. Boaters and beach-goers feel comfortable in shorts and flip-flops at the oyster bar, in the dining room and at the North Drop Bar. The Grand Marlin has a space and atmosphere for all occasions and is looking forward to creating an authentic experience between time and tide.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW via mobile

Had the lobster fingers for appetizer, it was Excellent, for the entree we had filet mignon that melted in your mouth, cooked to perfection with crab cake that consisted of lump crabmeat that was divine to say the least then to top it off we splurged on dessert, "key lime pie" Oooh LaLa! Our overall experience at this restaurant was... More

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Pensacola Beach, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

This is by far my favorite restaurant on the island. Their menu is printed every day depending on what is fresh that day. My favorite is the Grouper Picatta - also the fresh oysters are the freshest and on Monday's they are 50 cents each - such a deal. Great wine list too. Call to make a reservation on busy... More

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New Orleans
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

This place is a real gem on Pensacola Beach. It is the perfect balance of an upscale restaurant and beach casual. We dressed nicely but there were people in shorts and tennis shoes. You have the option to eat inside or outside on a terrace. Like everyone has said the food is amazing, the menu is printed daily to feature... More

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Port Allen, Louisiana
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

Everything about this place is wonderful! We had 10 in our group and they accommodated us with great service and patience!

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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

Be sure to try the Blue Angel Chips! They are to die for! We had excellent service and great food! The salmon and lobster was also delicious!

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DeLand, Florida, United States
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Beautiful Sunset from the Dining Room. Delicious fresh Oysters. Yummy Kale Caesar Salad and Swordfish. Lovely Server and good service. Well made Martini. Please note: At the entrance to the parking lot please don't look to your left at the series of port-o-potties nor all of the garbage at the fishing pier entry. Do look hard for a parking space... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

The food was awesome anlong with the view. Our waitress wasn;t very friendly but we didn't let her ruin the moment!

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Branford, Connecticut
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58 reviews 58 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Nice restaurant on the bay in Pensacola Beach. You can eat either inside or out on an open porch. Wonderful oysters and nice menu. Jake, our bartender, was great. Not only did he make a good martini but was very engaging and informative about the area. One of the better restaurants on the island.

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McKinney, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 via mobile

The restaurant is elegant on the inside while still being relaxed enough appropriate for the beach. Our server Annie was knowledgeable, helpful, attentive, and fun. The mojitos, and they have a lot to choose from, were delicious. Oysters on the half shell were very fresh and tasty. We ordered the grouper and the sea scallops for our entrees, and both... More

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41 reviews 41 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

The Grand Marlin was built to withstand class 12!! Hurricanes. It Has a fortress feel even though it has open air dining and an outside bar. I'm a local and always look forward to the after Labor Day happy hour food specials which were excellent and generous!! I was very disappointed to learn that the famous Sunday Angus Burger for... More

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