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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 - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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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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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Every time we visit Pensacola Beach, we always make it at least twice to the Grand Marlin, and we are never disappointed. The oysters are always the best in the region. And the fish is always well prepared- never over cooked. The outdoor area can get a bit noisy, but the views are worth it.

Thank EnglishPease
Navarre, Fl
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Nicest restaurant on the beach. Daily menus available online. Service is always over the top. Great view of the Gulf and sound. Excellent cocktails and food

Thank Livesonthebeach
Gulf Breeze, Florida
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The place to go if you are visiting Pensacola Beach Pricy but the food is quite good you will enjoy every bite

Thank cgdom2001
Hendersonville, Tennessee, United States
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145 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a restaurant with an varied menu of seafood and great service. Go early to beat the crowds. I had salmon with sweet potato hash. Delicious. The praline dessert was wonderful. Don't miss this place. Stairs and an outside elevator. Yum!

Thank Kathy D
New Orleans, Louisiana
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I requested a window table when I made the reservation and was seated in a booth next to a wall of windows with a beautiful view! We started with crispy lobster bites and Caesar kale salad that was fresh and delicious! I had the BBQ shrimp appetizer for my dinner and they were as good as Mr. B's in New... More 

Thank Janet D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The main course was excellent, however the gumbo soup bowl lacked the primary ingredients such as sausage , shrimp. Basically it had a lot of okra. The red fish half shell was cooked to perfection however the jambalaya was all rice with no substance. Again a disappointment with the side dishes.

Thank John B
Marietta, GA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great restaurant if you want something a bit more upscale but still with the usual Florida casualness. A great place is bring for a special occasion or date/business meeting. We were able to get a table in the outdoor area (but under cover) right on the water. A bit breezy, but beautiful setting. I enjoyed the Grouper... More 

Thank spot28
Wauchula, Florida
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went here for a special occasion, as I had heard it was the nicest dining experience on the island. I made reservations weeks in advance, specifically asking for a quiet table. We arrived and were seated at a small table in the middle of the action, not at a nice table by a window as I requested. The ambiance... More 

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Coppell, TX
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

First night in Pensacola and found this highly rated restaurant on TripAdvisor. Make reservations ahead of time for Friday/Sat nights as it does fill up. Unless you like a lot of noise,opt to sit inside in the main restaurant instead of the outdoor portion near the huge bar. Restaurant sits right on the sound so would have nice views during... More 

Thank smariel
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The crab cakes were delicious but the mashed potatoes little over salty. Wedge salad very good. The atmosphere was awesome. Sat on outside deck- beautiful breeze.

Thank Pradabella

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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
Bar scene, Scenic view, Romantic, Large groups, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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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