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The Grand Marlin

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400 Pensacola Beach Blvd, Pensacola Beach, FL 32561-2024 (After Toll Booth 1st Left)
+1 850-677-9153
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Maple Grove, Minnesota
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

Atmosphere was lovely, and the staff was great. Food portion sizes are a bit small for the price but delicious. I highly recommend ordering dessert. They're huge and everyone shared. Best part of our night!

Thank Brittany B
Pensacola, Florida
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189 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Went with friends to celebrate a birthday. We had reservations for a party of 8 and had a choice of indoor or outdoor seating. The outdoor seating offered a great view but decided to stay cool and went with the inside option. The menu is extensive and varied. Our food was well prepared and well served. The Grand Marlin is... More 

Thank John D
New Orleans, Louisiana
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The food...amazing. The service...excellent. Nice ambiance. We went for our anniversary and were not disappointed. This is the second time we've been here and both times was amazing. The servers are always so helpful and attentive. The oysters are so fresh and prepared well. We had both the raw and the baked. So good. I had the swordfish. So fresh... More 

Thank Danielle B
Nashville, Tennessee
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is now my fiance and I's favorite restaurant. Our waiter, Collin, was the most helpful/polite/knowledgeable waiter I've ever had at a restaurant. Menus are reprinted multiple times a day depending on what fresh catch's were available. Food/drinks were incredible/filling. I noticed that at least half the menu was gluten free. The restaurant and direct out-doors were beautiful, and there... More 

Thank chiseemb
Harviell, Missouri
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69 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Okay, I have to be honest. My husband and I enjoyed the Grand Marlin so much the first time we went, we returned a second time before our vacation was over! But seriously, how could we NOT go back when it was soooo perfect? I had made reservations for 7:30 p.m. at an outside table to be able to enjoy... More 

Thank Sandra C
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent service and excellent food! They never disappoint. Had happy hour at the bar on the deck outside, and then dinner inside. The grouper is a local favorite that I love!

Thank Brett T
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Let me clarify: if you are looking for an upscale experience with great seafood, this is the place. It is a beautifully designed and swanky place with a fantastic menu and very professional and attentive staff. It's not necessarily what all beachgoers want but we did and it was great for an upscale dinner after bumming around to some of... More 

Thank Ginway1010
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was one of our favorite places. The food is excellent and the ambiance is on par, as is the service. And the dirty bleu cheese martini was amazing! We will be back on our next visit to Pensacola!

Thank Iminthearmynow
Pensacola, Florida
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago credit card Amex Card Member Review

This is one of the best restaurants in Pensacola/PCola Beach. I make time to go whenever I visit. Food, service, and drinks are always top notch. Make sure to make reservations though, sometimes it can be very busy. Even if you don't though, the outside seating area can be very festive and sometimes a little faster on service.

Thank Dustycook
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you have a special event or romantic evening this is a wonderful evening. Great food but not for a family on a budget. Sit outside after dark, the patio has a great ocean breeze.

Thank Tracy Q

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $30
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Scenic view, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 400 Pensacola Beach Blvd, Pensacola Beach, FL 32561-2024
    (After Toll Booth 1st Left)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Pensacola Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 850-677-9153
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?