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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: Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, 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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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
Fantastic

Went while vacationing, the view in outside patio for drinks is great of the bay. Beer prices good, several on draft. Went inside to eat, although you can eat waterside. Lots of fresh seafood options and I got the steak. It was fantastic! Cooked just right, sides were delicious, and great wine... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Went while vacationing, the view in outside patio for drinks is great of the bay. Beer prices good, several on draft. Went inside to eat, although you can eat waterside. Lots of fresh seafood options and I got the steak. It was fantastic! Cooked just right, sides were delicious, and great wine selection! Make sure you save room for dessert,... More 

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Knoxville, TN
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

My husband and I decided on Grand Marlin for our actual anniversary dinner. We were seated outside at one of the tables overlooking the water, per our request. There was a nice breeze that night, so we stayed comfortable. It was nice to look at the lights of Pensacola Beach from our table and made it a little more romantic.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Best breakfast I have ever had!! Must try their crab cake benedict. The Bloody Mary's were pretty amazing as well. Beautiful views, this restaurant has it all!!!

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Dover, Delaware
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We came here for our one couples night on vacation. It met and exceeded our expectations. Lovely place!

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Although we frequent this area and have family nearby, we have not been out to Pensacola Beach in 30 years. A friend recommended this place and I made reservations off of here (TripAdvisor) with Open Table. Service was excellent as was food. nice view of bay. Another couple was celebrating their 33rd anniversary, we were celebrating our 32nd, with their... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Our all time favorite. Consistently great food, service and atmosphere. Our kids love dining outside and visiting the gift shop.

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Columbia, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

My wife were there for a birthday party, beautiful restaurant, I had seafood and it was done just right.

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Foley, Alabama
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

The Grand Marlin is a treat to enjoy and offers an inspired menu of unique dishes. Seafood, salads, great service, beautiful setting and sunny scenes overlooking the bay and beach.....there is something to enjoy for everyone. Try the farmers salad for fresh and unique vegetables!!

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Pensacola, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

I live in Pensacola & have been going to the Marlin weekly for years. I just enjoy the outside bar & the bartenders out there. The food is exceptional. The staff has always been a step above any other. My glass has never been empty. The view alone is worth the drive to the beach.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

So glad I followed the reviews and dined here! We sat outside, which was very nice. The inside area is obviously cooler, and a little dressier, but depending on temperature, eating outdoors is lovely. We had the crabcakes, which were amazing! Do yourself a favor, and start with the "Field Greens" salad. It was probably the best salad I have... More 

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Additional Information about The Grand Marlin

Address: 400 PENSACOLA BEACH BLVD., Pensacola Beach, FL 32561
Phone Number: +1 850-677-9153
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Pensacola Beach
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
Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
Cuisine: American, Seafood

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

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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