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The Grand Marlin

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400 PENSACOLA BEACH BLVD., Pensacola Beach, FL 32561 (After Toll Booth 1st Left)
+1 850-677-9153
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Families with children, Bar scene, Romantic, Large groups
Description: The Grand Marlin Restaurant features a main dining area with a shucked to...
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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  • 28
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Best meal I've ever had!

I've been to many top notch restaurants and the Grand Marlin has them all beat! Had the lobster tail, whipped potatoes, and young green beans and it was unbeatable! The chef put some cut of a lemon tasting butter sauce around the base of the mashed potatoes that made them pop! Beans were not... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Melissa_and_Ed
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Pensacola, Florida
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Pensacola, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I've been to many top notch restaurants and the Grand Marlin has them all beat! Had the lobster tail, whipped potatoes, and young green beans and it was unbeatable! The chef put some cut of a lemon tasting butter sauce around the base of the mashed potatoes that made them pop! Beans were not crunchy, yet not soft, texture was... More 

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Thank Melissa_and_Ed
Evansville, Indiana
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41 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a restaurant with fresh seafood, steaks and sides that are great. I can't say enough about the excellent ambiance and very good service. The location is wonderful too. For a special occasion with family and friends please choose this restaurant. You will be satisfied. There is room for large groups as well.

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Thank dcetraveling
Wilmington, North Carolina
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41 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Haven't been home to Pensacola since 1988 but finally here again to celebrate my father's 80th. I asked a childhood friend for his recommendation for dinner. Without question he pointed me to The Grand Marlin. I made reservations for 7 and asked for a table with a view. We arrived and were seated at the best table in the house... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I had dinner at The Grand Marlin during our honeymoon. The entire evening was exceptional.

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Thank CFSG
Navarre, Florida
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Grand Marlin has the best seafood in the area. The food is always fresh and delicious and service is outstanding. I would definitely recommend this place to people visiting the area. Lobster fingers are a must try!

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1 Thank RTFields
Richmond, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Driving from Orlando to Houston and my husband treated me to a stop half way for my birthday - Pensacola Beach (1/16/16) - I had read the reviews for The Grand Marlin and had wanted to eat dinner there that night -- we ran a bit behind on our schedule but still made dinner at 8:00 pm -- what an... More 

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Thank Lynn P
Illinois
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68 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lunch was a little expensive, 2 appetizers,1 gumbo 4 glasses of wine $55. It would have been better to go from 3-6. It would have been 1/2 that. We will know better the next time. The food was very good,

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1 Thank Tricia R
Des Moines, Iowa
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55 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our server Ryan made it a fun birthday night with great recommendations on menu items. The grouper was very good and the pecan birthday bowl with ice cream and berries was great. A nice atmosphere made for a relaxing birthday treat.

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1 Thank Ringo515
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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very delicious food. It's mainly about see food. Oyster is a good appetizer. The view is also great and staff is very freindly. I highly recommend this place if you're looking for sth delicious to eat...

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Chippewa Bay, New York
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227 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

At the Grand Marlin, Sunday Brunch is not a buffet style breakfast but rather a different menu with breakfast items. Three of us had the Santa Rosa Skillet of poached eggs, potatoes, bacon, spices and cheddar cheese all done nicely in a cast iron skillet. Nice atmosphere, nice location, but tricky to get to. Check their website for specific instruction... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 400 PENSACOLA BEACH BLVD., Pensacola Beach, FL 32561
    (After Toll Booth 1st Left)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Pensacola Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 850-677-9153

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Families with children, Bar scene, Romantic, Large groups

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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