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“Terrible Management”
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, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, 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.
Fort Walton Beach, Florida, United States
Level 2 Contributor
3 reviews
“Terrible Management”
Reviewed March 10, 2013

The management company owned another restaurant next door where I had my rehearsal dinner booked. The restaurant closed and they did not call us to inform us. When we talked to the management they initially offered to have our event at the Marina Cafe, but it was more expensive. Then, after two weeks of working out the menu, they told us the private room was unavailable, but we could have a non-private section of the restaurant. We decided to go elsewhere, and we got a much better experience.

Thank Stacie C
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English first
Level 5 Contributor
41 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
“maybe the best in Destin”
Reviewed March 10, 2013

My wife and I ate at Marina Cafe twice during our weeks stay in Destin. The food is great. We tried the grouper, redfish and scallops. The salads are excellent and large enough to split. The setting is lovely. The service is good but relaxed. It is the place to go for a nice non rushed relaxing meal. The early evening specials are very nice and you are there for the sunset.

  • Visited March 2013
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1 Thank smjsmj
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Rhinelander, Wisconsin, United States
1 review
“A highlight of our visit”
Reviewed March 9, 2013

As first-time visitors to the Emerald Coast, we didn't know what to expect. We were overwhelmed! Great food, attentive service, great view even on a cloudy day. We will be returning to the area and the Marina will be at the top of our list.

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank KellyHodag
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Level 5 Contributor
81 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed March 6, 2013

Wow! Once again top quality service, our waitress was very knowledgeable and was helpful in making our selection of wine and meals. The atmosphere is gorgeous, looks out at the harbor, breath taking views. They offer a great special from 5-6 buy 1 entree get 1 free. Full size portions that are top quality. They also do a nice happy hour in the bar area which has great seating and great views. This is one place you don't want to miss.

Visited March 2013
Thank sharonHutchinson_mn
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Fort Walton Beach, Florida
Level 4 Contributor
19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Mmm mommy good”
Reviewed March 4, 2013 via mobile

Great restaurant! The view, decor and better yet -- the wonderful food ! 2 for 1 entrees from 5 to 6 pm daily is the bonus ... Go enjoy, u won't regret it

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Thank suzz61
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