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“Amazing!”

The Grand Marlin of Pensacola Beach
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Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $30
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Good for: Scenic view, Bar scene, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: After Toll Booth 1st Left
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.
Canton, Georgia
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Amazing!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2014 via mobile

Best place in the area hands down. We came for our anniversary and the food and staff were fantastic. If we ever come back to the area we will be back.

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Fairhope, Alabama
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“Pensacola Beach”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2014

Went in for brunch today. Beautiful day to be out on a deck with the breeze blowing and a sunny day. We all enjoyed our choices. Waitress was very attentive.

  • Visited July 2014
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Monroe, Louisiana
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53 reviews
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“Great food! Terribly busy! ”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2014 via mobile

Me & a friend choose this restaurant on a Fri. evening! The best piece of advice I could give anyone is call ahead and reserve a table! Especially on the weekend in the summer months this place is extremely busy!! The food is excellent!! But the wait is long if you don't reserve a table in advance!! I would defiantly recommend this place when in the area!! Its a little pricey!! Its a white linen type of atmosphere!! So be prepared to spend $$$!!!

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Murfreesboro, Tennessee
1 review
“Amazing!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2014

Absolutely delicious food and beautiful atmosphere! We had a reservation and had to wait about thirty minutes but it was due to a family lingering which couldn't be helped by the wait staff.

  • Visited July 2014
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Pensacola, Florida
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42 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Fantastic service and food!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2014

The entire staff are friendly and attentive. They have formal and casual dining area, as well as an outdoor bar if you just want to stop in for a drink overlooking the bay. My wife and I married at 'Boy on a Dolphin' restaurant on the same property over a decade ago, but it was destroyed in Hurricane Ivan. The Grand Marlin purchased the property and built a first class restaurant. It is nice to return on our anniversary and any other time we feel like quality fine dining.

Visited March 2014
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