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“A Favorite Restaurant for Adults”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Marina Cafe

Marina Cafe
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Ranked #11 of 300 Restaurants in Destin
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $24 - $50
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Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, Families with children, Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions, Romantic, Scenic view
Dining options: Dinner, Drinks, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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.
Nashville, Tennessee
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28 reviews
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“A Favorite Restaurant for Adults”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2009

Marina Cafe is one of my favorite restaurants in Destin. As a childless professional, I enjoy the quiet modern feel of this restaurant mostly free of children (which is hard to find in Destin). The bar area is impressive and seems to attract a more professional clientele. The view of the harbor is exceptionally serene, and the service is some of the best in Destin. Food choices are eclectic (similar to Watercolor's restaurant) and not outrageously priced (unlike Watercolor). Definately a restaurant you should visit if you want a quiet romantic dinner or dinner with adult friends. Afterwards, go outside and take in the view and sounds of the harbor.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Wonderful fine dining experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2009

We visited Marina Cafe on a Saturday night and took advantage of the 2 for 1 entree special from 5 PM to 6 PM. We had never been before and didn't know what to expect. We experienced excellent service and food and the view of the marina was wonderful. We spent more than we planned, because even with the 2 for 1, it was pricey. Plus, we shared a dessert. I highly recommend grilled swordfish, which was the catch of the day, coupled with braised spinach.

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Texas
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Exceptional”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2009

Used TripAdvisor and we were not disappointed with the food or service. The buy one get one free entree for dining between 5-6pm was a very good deal. The only negative was they advertised that the martinis were 3 bucks on thursday nite yet they said their marketing people were behind in updating their advertised prices and the drink was 5 bucks instead. We had to also leave the table to order at the bar and get our own drnks if we wanted that price. They were excellent with a myriad of choices. All in all I would recommend this spot.

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Lex
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4 reviews
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“YUMMY”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2009

We decided to give this place a shot for its half priced entree deal from 5-6pm. It definitely exceeded my expectations. Judging by the look of the from the outside and the name of the restaurant, I wasn't expecting it to be as nice as it was. Inside the restaurant was very charming (a great place for a date!). The tables are set up in such a fashion that you can dine while overlooking the marina. The service was great and the food was superb. I ordered the broiled sea scallops and my husband had the red fish. This was the best meal we ate on our week long vacation! The food is so good that it would be worth it to dine after 6 but for such a great deal, I recommend going early.

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Fort Walton
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“Grown Up Upscale atmosphere”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2009

I have stopped here for Sushi happy hour with friends and enjoyed the big city feel of the lounge, great classy service and cocktails. The sushi was excellent although smaller bite size pieces than a usual serving of sushi.
This is an elegant harbor front restaurant. Nice for special occaisions. Dress nicely men in button down shirts and ladies in dresses or you will feel out of place here.

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