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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 - 11:00 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: Dinner, Lunch, Dessert, Breakfast, Brunch, Late Night, Reservations
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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    Very good
  • 50
    Average
  • 26
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  • 9
    Terrible
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
Among the best I've had

I found this gem based on previous reviews and was quite pleased. It was my gf's birthday and I really wanted to treat her to something special. Well we weren't disappointed with The Grand Marlin! Our meals looked and tasted great! She had the lobster over potatoes while I had the shrimp and grits... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
Amin R
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

I found this gem based on previous reviews and was quite pleased. It was my gf's birthday and I really wanted to treat her to something special. Well we weren't disappointed with The Grand Marlin! Our meals looked and tasted great! She had the lobster over potatoes while I had the shrimp and grits. Perfect is what describes our evening.... More 

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Crystal River, Florida, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

We were in Pensacola Beach during the memorial Day weekend. Overcrowding and traffic were intense on the island. Most of the restaurants were well over capacity and, in comparison, The Grand Marlin was a quiet oasis. It is actually two restaurants in one. As you go in, there is a wing that is mostly oriented to the bar scene/ Happy... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

Excellent food and service. The Lobster fingers and Halibut !!! Delicious!!!! Grouper excellent! I regret didn't try the Key Lime pie.

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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

We were just in Pensacola Beach for the weekend and read on trip advisor about The a Grand Marlin. We got reservations even though it may not have been necessary. We were seated right away and our service was spot on. I had the prime rib which was excellent.

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Austin, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Weekend brunches are the best, with weekday lunches very good as well; haven't had the opportunity for dinner but will try next time!

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Dallas, TX
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

I absolutely recommend this restaurant if you are looking for a fine dining experience! We arrived and they immediately sat us for our reservation. Our server was fantastic and had a great attitude. He handled our party of 8 with ease! The fish and lobster were so very fresh and two people got the special which was outstanding. Ask your... More 

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Lithia Springs, Georgia
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45 reviews 45 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Fresh seafood, and wonderful service. On the evening I went, I had red snapper that had been caught right in Pensacola! With a soy, Asian glaze, atop smashed potatoes and sauteed spinach, this fresh dish was only $34.00. A wonderful appetizer of brussels sprouts with bacon, topped the meal off.

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Wisconsin
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27 reviews 27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

We traveled from Fort Walton to have dinner on a Sunday night because of the good reviews. We did have reservations. There is inside & outside dining. Meaning outside is an open bar with tables along

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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35 reviews 35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Sat inside and there was live music, our server was attentive and friendly. I had the steak & wedge salad - was delicious. He had blackened grouper, which was very good. Would definitely go back!

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Panama City Beach, Florida
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101 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

the is great restaurant like there the people very friendly the chef make great food the town nice because the beach very closet good ear music

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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: Doing business, Special occasions, Large groups, Entertaining clients, Romantic, Bar scene, Local cuisine

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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