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Marina Cafe

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Tue, 3/26
8:00 PM

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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Chef's creative soup of the day
Herb crusted yellow fin tuna with yellow tomato coulis and house made sriracha
Crispy fried calamari dusted with parmesan and pepperoncini, kalamata olives, sherry aioli and caper pomodoro
Tempura redfish, jalapeno-peach salsa, togarashi dust
Blackened grouper cheeks, ginger-soy butter sauce, island slaw
Gulf shrimp, jalapeno, cream cheese spring rolls, with pineapple-ginger dipping sauce
Grilled gulf fish tacos, avocado, tomato-cucumber salsa and chipotle aioli
Seared Maine diver scallops with andouille laced local snap peas, carrot vinaigrette
Jumbo lump crab on panko crusted eggplant medallions, meuniere, hollandaise sauce
Grilled Maine lobster tail with soy ginger buerre blanc and arugula salad
Romaine, cucumbers, red bell pepper, radishes, grape tomatoes, ginger vinaigrette
Hearts of romaine wedge, creamy blue cheese dressing, sweet onions, grape tomatoes, applewood smoked bacon
Caesar salad with shaved reggiano cheese and focaccia croutons
Crispy fried oysters, spinach, house made jalapeno-bourbon bacon blue cheese, candied pecans and an apple-rosemary vinaigrette vinaigrette
Margherita- fresh plum tomatoes, house made mozzarella, basil, garlic oil
Barbeque chicken, caramelized onion, roasted peppers and applewood smoked bacon
Spicy fennel sausage, banana peppers, red onions, spinach, mozzarella cheese
Creole shrimp with caramelized onions, roasted peppers, roma tomatoes
Duck confit, caramelized onions, blue cheese, arugula, fig jam
Rigatoni, hot and sweet Italian sausage, sweet onions, trumpet mushrooms, prosciutto crumbles
Slow braised beef cheeks, tomato rago, pappardelle, truffled ricotta
Today's local grilled fish, prosciutto-roasted pepper butter sauce, ratatouille and red bliss mashed potatoes
Pan seared Andouille crusted Louisiana redfish, cayenne butter, chive remoulade, seasonal vegetables
Five spice seared yellow fin tuna, curried eggplant, forbidden rice, ginger and carrot emulsions
Pan roasted Scottish salmon, bacon-apple caramelized brussel sprouts, roasted potatoes, horseradish creme fraiche
Sauteed local gulf grouper with fire roasted corn-edamame bacon succotash, charred leak-tomato shellfish broth and mirliton chow chow
Creole barbecued jumbo gulf shrimp,  creamy southern grits, sauteed vegetables
Seared New Bedford scallops, corn leek tomato relish, local zipper peas and asparagus couli
Grilled Ashley Farms double breast of chicken with thyme-rosemary rub, lemon-herb tomato drizzle, bacon-apple caramelized brussel sprouts and red bliss mashed potatoes
Rotisserie duck with tabasco glaze and dried cherry-cranberry jam on apricot cornbread, snipped green beans
Grilled pork ribeye chop, sweet tea glaze, Vidalia onion-bourbon bacon jam, butter whipped sweet potatoes, sauteed greens
Bistro filet 8oz., roasted corn-vidalia onion, jalapeno veal reduction, roasted royal trumpet mushrooms, snipped green beans and red bliss mashed potaotes
*USDA Prime ribeye 16oz., homemade worcesteshire, rosemary garlic roasted potatoes
*USDA Prime New York strip 16oz., homemade worcesteshire, rosemary garlic roasted potatoes
Jumbo lump crabmeat $+7.50
Grilled Maine lobster tail $14.00
*Center cut filet 8oz., homemade worcesteshire, rosemary garlic roasted potatoes
*Menu item not available for early dinner seating
Butter whipped sweet potatoes
Braised garlic spinach
Sauteed green beans
Roasted red bliss potatoes
Grilled or steamed Asparagus
Consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish, or eggs may increase your risk of food borne illness
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.
$24 - $50
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Drinks, Dinner, Late Night
Steakhouse, American, Seafood
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, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We've been here a few times and they never let us down. As locals we've been to a lot of restaurants in the area and Marina Cafe remains one of consistent favorites for special occasions or anything "splurge worthy". The service is is great and...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Reid S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dinner was amazing! Perfectly prepared fresh fish and attentive service. Our server Mandy was knowledgeable, warm and welcoming. She made our evening very special! The views of the harbor are lovely. Can’t wait to return!

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank MilanaKay
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great place for a romantic couples meal. The food is excellent. The ambiance is best in Destin.

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Richard G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Best early bird in the panhandle. We dined there two nights and had fish and steak all were perfect. Don't miss it

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank D334RWdons
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have visited the Marina Cafe many times in the past nine years. It is an upscale restaurant with a great early bird special. Our recent visit was not as good as in the past. Our waitress poured several small plates of dipping oil, but...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Robert V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Waitress was great but wait time for food was extremely slow. Food was marginal. Definitely only worth Early Bird. Would not recommend for full price dining. Took over an hour to get food and they will not serve bread till they bring the meal. When...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank SherriJ279
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Once again Marina Cafe excelled in both food, service and staff. During our meal that Robin did a great job serving there was a medical emergency. Dave handled it professionally and discreetly. He was calm and collected. Other than the paramedics arriving and taking the...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank DrTedV
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had dinner here with a party of 8 and everyone ordered sea food and everyone enjoyed their meals. Prices were reasonable and the atmosphere was good. We had a reservation but it took a while to be seated and the service was a little slow....More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Derrick1234567
Reviewed February 18, 2019 via mobile

Don’t go to this place on a holiday cause they don’t tell you at bar or front desk they don’t have a happy hour for drinks or appetizers. They hand you the happy hour menu and you get your check for full price. Use to...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank gaften
Reviewed February 16, 2019 via mobile

Food is delicious.. Service is great. Atmosphere is awesome. Drinks are superb. Definitely will go back. It is an upscale restaurant.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank CherylAnn78
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Nancy C
April 5, 2018|
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Response from RobTennessee_USA | Reviewed this property |
While I am not positive, I think the wheel chair would be no problem.
Deborah W
April 26, 2017|
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Response from BobA859 | Reviewed this property |
4:00 - 6:00 pm with two for one.
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