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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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Russellville, Kentucky
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

We're still here in Pensacola Beach and we've already had our first dinner at The Grand Marlin because of the great reviews my husband had read. The great reviews could not be more accurate. My husband had the 14 oz. ribeye steak and after giving me a bite of it we both agreed that this is the first restaurant which... More

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Madison, Wisconsin
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77 reviews 77 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

It's so nice to finally have a fine dinning option on Pensacola Beach that is not all fried food! It's a gorgeous facility, with top notch steaks and seafood, and a wonderful wait staff. Make sure to get reservations if you don't want to wait.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

First time here, it was wonderful. Had the scallops and husband had the grouper piccata. Both very fresh and delicious. You can sit inside or out. We were in shorts and felt comfortable outside. Inside diners were dressed up more. I will go back !

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Knoxville, TN
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150 reviews 150 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

What would a trip to Pensacola Beach without a dinner at the Grand Marlin? Each and every time we make it back, it is a must. This time we ended up eating inside, as all the outside tables were taken. I did miss not sitting outside this time, but either in or out...the food is still the same.....great! With all... More

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142 reviews 142 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

We had an excellent dinner on the patio of this restaurant. I had the Grouper Picata.It was delicious.My wife had the Scallop Special. It was also excellent. When back in Pensacola we will definitely look forward to dinning here again.

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Cedar City, Utah
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

This restaurant is nestled right along the beach with exquisite views. The oyster options are incredible with my favorite being the Rockefeller which has bacon spinach cheese and hollandaise sauce.

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Chorleywood, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

We stopped by for lunch on our trip. The food was great and the service very attentive. The views are amazing looking out over the water. Their online menu suggested quite a few gluten free options but on the day we were there at lunch this seemed more limited, however the food we did have was still great and the... More

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 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

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

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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