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“What a welcome change!!!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Marina Cafe

Marina Cafe
404 Harbor Blvd, Destin, FL 32541
+1 850-837-7960
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Ranked #12 of 233 Restaurants in Destin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $24 - $50
Cuisines: Steakhouse, Seafood, Sushi
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Good for: Romantic, Entertaining clients, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Doing business, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Dessert, Delivery, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Description: Experience Adult Contemporary Dining with breathtaking views of the Destin Harbor through a thirty foot window wall in the bar and waterfront dining room. Our extensive international wine collection compliments an eclectic menu of classic Creole, Mediterranean, Pan Asian and American cuisine in addition to gourmet brick oven pizza and sushi selections. Fresh local seafood and USDA prime steaks. Waterfront cocktail deck with sensational sunsets.
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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“What a welcome change!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012 via mobile

It's our 3rd night in Destin and we finally got a great meal ...... at Marina Cafe. After being sorely disappointed at AJ's and Harry T's, we found perfection here. If you eat early, one entree is free when purchasing the first. I had an arugula salad and the grouper which was prepared perfectly. Hubby had a navy bean and fennel soup and redfish for his entree, which were wonderful. So nice to eat off something other than plastic which is what you find on the HarborWalk. I wish I could've gotten our waiter's name at Marina Cafe... He couldn't have been better. Everyone at this restaurant made our experience wonderful. Will probably go again tomorrow might rather than gamble on something else. This place has it figured out.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Navarre, Florida
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“Happy hour ! Food !”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

Well I guess I could say I like the place . First half price drinks & wine from 5 to 7 PM . And 2 for one on on a bunch of dinners from 5 to 6 PM . All this Monday - Saturday . The food is A+++++ . Servers & bartenders are great ! In joy !

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Fairhope, Alabama
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Great food, Excellent service.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

We would rate this restaurant as a 10. Marina Cafe has been one of our favorites for years. Great food, Excellent service.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Marietta, Georgia
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“Fabulous reheasal dinner”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012

As parents of the groom, we selected the Marina Cafe to host the rehearsal dinner for the wedding party. We reserved the private dining room to offer a beautiful view and intimate gathering space for 12 guests. Everything was outstanding - the service, the food, and the atmosphere. Our servers, Michael and Neila, provided us with excellent, attentive service. Before the guests arrived, Michael reviewed the menu to assist in the wine selection, and Neila helped me set up the decorations that I had brought for the occasion. Prior to the event, I had selected a special menu for our guests. Michael did a excellent job describing each item on the menu and how each one was prepared. Everyone raved about how delicious the food tasted. It was a very successful, special evening, and we will certainly return to the Marina Cafe on our next visit to Destin to have a wonderful dinner. We highly recommend this restaurant for any special event you may be hosting. S.W. Davis, Marietta, GA

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Andouille Crusted Snapper”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012

Lovely restaurant with beautiful ocean views. The attentive staff are very knowledgeable about the menu.
The food is excellent!! I had the Grouper and my husband the Andouille Crusted Snapper. My Grouper was very good but that Snapper was Incredible. Will go back every time we hit Destin.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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