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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 - 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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Pensacola Beach, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Chef Greg has a superb menu and each day there are excellent value specials starting at Happy Hour. Everything on the menu is superb, but the crusted flounder is my favorite.

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Gulf Breeze
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We keep coming back here every so often hoping that we will change our minds about the few options available. We just went this past Saturday and got there at 7:30pm. We were seated at 8:50. I was told, as a vegetarian, I could have any side dishes I wanted but they don't offer a special vegetarian menu item. They... More 

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Gulf Breeze, Florida
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you are on vacation, please make this a place you try some great seafood. You must spend money to get quality seafood in a high tourist area. This restaurant is packed with locals, which is why this is a must. In a place like Pensacola Beach, locals have their choice of where to go for a nice dinner, and... More 

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texas
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39 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This was the best food we found on Pensacola Beach. Good service as well. However, not a great view unless you are sitting by the windows. Nice change of pace from all the more casual outdoor restaurants. We ate oysters Rockefeller, blue cheese chips, Gouda tater tots, crab cakes and a burger. Food was good but not overly memorable.

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Lafayette, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

had an early Sunday brunch prior to catching a flight. EXCELLENT ALL AROUND! Colin provided superior prompt service. Food was excellent. atmosphere was perfect. Glad we had early reservations, seated promptly and a line formed outside shortly after we got seated. Highly recommended.

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Pensacola, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I go here often for the view, food and great friendly service. There were a few large parties but our service was good despite being crowded

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Birmingham, Alabama
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

First class restaurant great views, good service and excellent seafood! Raw oysters appetizer, wife had crab claws and me snapper. Both were very good.

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Gulf Breeze, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I am a local so frequent restaurant and love the atmosphere inside and out! Always a good crowd for dinner and lunch, extremely busy on weekends so plan on a wait without reservation. Service is professional and food is fresh; one of the better restaurants on Pensacola Beach. Try the crab cakes and gumbo

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

As the sun sets, the view is unbeatable. Went there with a large party, wait service was good, food was good (a little pricey), and the atmosphere was great. Had better seafood elsewhere this week, but I was happy with what I had, as did everyone else in my party. Everything on the menu looked great, just remember, you're paying... More 

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Harrington, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Went for dinner on Monday evening around 7:30. We mad a reservation but it appeared the wait would have been about 20 minutes without one. Got a table in the open air dining area overlooking the water. Very nice view. Started of with a half dozen oysters Rockefeller ($12.99) that were absolutely fantastic! We then ordered the seared sea scallops($27.99)... More 

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Restaurant Details

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
Average prices
$30 - $30
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Gluten Free
Meals
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
Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Bar scene, Business meetings, Scenic view, Families with children
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
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
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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