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“Expensive and overated!”
Review of Marina Cafe

Marina Cafe
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Ranked #11 of 308 Restaurants in Destin
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $24 - $50
Cuisines: Sushi, Seafood, Steakhouse
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Good for: Scenic view, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Description: 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.
Woodstock, GA
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Expensive and overated!”
Reviewed July 18, 2011

Elected to eat there based on reviews and to celebrate a special occassion. Started with a waitress that thought very highly of herself. After taking our order she brought bread which according to her had just came out of the oven. Obviously someone forgot to turn the oven on as the bread was cool. Ordered the lettuce wedge, this was too a disaster as we were brought not the heart of the Romaine but the outside tough leaves with a very runny so called Blue Cheese dressing and old very old bacon bits. The Shrimp bisque was runny and not creamy. We also ordered the redfish which was good and the grouper which was also good. The whole meal was disappointing except the bottle of wine. Cost $151.00....leaving there PRICELESS!

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New Orleans, LA
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Excellent!”
Reviewed July 14, 2011

I really enjoyed the food here. The view is really beautiful. We took lots of pictures of family and friends with the marina in the background. The service was also very good.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Worst place ever”
Reviewed July 13, 2011

Salad is bland. Can't even taste ginger dressing. The waitress is mean. Keeps getting angrier when we order more. Drinks have been empty for 20 minutes. It isn't even 8 and it is so dark I can barely see the people at my table.30 minutes later and still no food. It is a Wednesday and not even remotely busy. Horrbile.

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“Fabulous food!!!”
Reviewed July 5, 2011

We had the redfish and the grouper and it was fabulous! The bread pudding was warm gooey heaven topped with caramelized bananas and icecream. Excellent service though not overly friendly. The waiters are not going to give you a warm fuzzy feeling but the beautiful view of the harbor and the fabulous food will!

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jackson,ms
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3 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Ask for Ross he was very funny”
Reviewed July 4, 2011

I've eaten at many places all over the world and this was one my best experiences ever... Would have given it higher rating the atmosphere but these two rude patrons beside us made it unpleasant, but after they left it was more pleasant... The grouper Ross suggested was outstanding, as was the redfish.. I will be coming back often

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