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Marina Cafe

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404 Harbor Blvd, Destin, FL 32541-2326
+1 850-837-7960
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Panama City Beach, Florida
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Marina Cafe has wonderful quality dishes....but, what is also very important is the quality of the staff. From the hostess to the wait staff and house manager, everyone does a great job. Classy, casual elegance. Enjoy!

Thank Moira M
Northern Virginia, Virginia
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118 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I had dinner here on an awful cold and rainy night. I would imagine that there was a pretty view of the marina although we couldn't see a thing. My husband had the duck confit salad which he really enjoyed and I had the wedge salad, which was just okay. However, my entree, the tuna with red... More 

Thank msdillo
Hamilton, Georgia
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80 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We've been to the Marina Cafe several times. Most of our dinners have been excellent; however the last time we were there it wasn't as good. My meal was fine, snapper dinner. However my wife ordered the seafood pasta and was extremely disappointed. There was little to no flavor and it was served cold. The server suggested the pasta of... More 

Thank SamKnows
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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46 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was the best meal of our weeklong trip to SanDestin. 5 adults and my 8 year old son dined here and everyone enjoyed the meal. The red fish was perfection and the scallops melted in your mouth. The olive oil served with the bread is yummy! Great service, reasonably priced, and scrumptious food...reminded me of the great restaurants that... More 

Thank cpbrooks
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I typically visit Destin 4-6 times annually, we have owned or own 3 restaurants and 2 bars. We also visit the marina cafe at least twice each time we visit Destin. We normally have a rule about dinners in Destin, no cows, pigs, or chickens for dinner as of the abundance of seafood. The pork osso bucco... More 

Thank Brennan S
Olney, Maryland
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278 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our group of 6 ladies had a great dinner at the Marina Café on our last night of vacation. We had a wonderful experience! We went for seafood their choices were extensive--it was hard to make a decision. I settled on the Tuna with additional scallops. The tuna was perfectly cooked and delicious. As we were celebrating, our server kept... More 

Thank alliecat2842
Destin, Florida
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Requested Chef Al to surprise us with a 6 course tasting menu. From scallops topped with lobster to short ribs to a sirloin that melted in your mouth, the whole meal was spectacular. Dale, our waiter, was attentive without being intrusive, overall one of the single best meals I have ever had. Can't wait to do it again.

Thank BeckysFavorites
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Atmosphere is fantastic. Nice location and view of harbor. Staff was super friendly and accommodating. The food was amazing. So many great options. The appetizers, entrees, and desserts are definitely worth coming back again for. Great wine and cocktails. Will be back for sure!

Thank Zach S
Destin, Florida
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

All I can say is WOW!! We had a very intimate company Christmas diner at Marina and asked Chef Al to create a special 6 course tasting menus for us... we've eaten at Marina many times and have always loved the creative and delicious food, but for our company diner we were literally blown away! Probably one of the best... More 

Thank fjbjanssen
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you haven't been to Marina Café, go! Enjoyed the best meal I've ever had last night and you won't be disappointed. Chef Al is a true culinary genius! Thank you and your staff for a memorable experience. We'll be going again very soon!

Thank Laura R

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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
$24 - $50
Steakhouse, American, Seafood
Drinks, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Television, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Large groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Scenic view, Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 404 Harbor Blvd, Destin, FL 32541-2326
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Destin
  • Phone Number: +1 850-837-7960
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.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?