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“Bad downturn after years of great food”
Review of Marina Oyster Barn

Marina Oyster Barn
Ranked #117 of 695 Restaurants in Pensacola
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $15
Cuisines: Seafood
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Reviewed April 5, 2014 via mobile

We've been customers since 1964. Very sad to report 5 people at lunch had 3 terrible meals. Oysters still great as are hot hushpuppies. But oysters modified like Oysters Rockefeller were awful. Can you imagine putting fake soybean bacon bits on good seafood? Or tons of cheap cheddar or mozzarella? And then undercook them. The 'crab' on the modified oysters was dark brown and filled with bits of shell. The 'shrimp' on the third kind of oysters was tiny mushy tasteless frozen baby shrimp. Go elsewhere.

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Reviewed April 4, 2014

The Marina Oyster Barn, has one of the best scenic vikews on the Gulf Coast, and food to match.
Steamed oysters, or a couple of dozen raw, they are the freshest and best. Varied menu, I favor the mullet plate. There are many choices.

Staff is fast, friendly, and insures a wonderful lunch or dinner experience. Wine and Beer available.

A neighborhood legend for all to share.

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Reviewed March 28, 2014 via mobile

Think of your very casual hometown diner. This is the place! Not easy to find, but worth the hunt. Perhaps the best baked oysters I have ever had. Don't miss the sampler platter... Oysters prepared 4 ways. So good I am not sure which I liked best. Guess I will have to stick with the sampler.

1  Thank H M
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Reviewed March 21, 2014

in town for a week visit love Joey Pattys seafood restaurant, wanted to try à new place ,big mistake. We started to place our order server said they were out of broccoli and fries @2:30 on friday afternoon and blue cheese dressing I asked them to have any shrimp we should have left shrimp was terrible who on the bayou in the south here's a tempura shrimp coating I never go back you can't beat Joe Patti's

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1  Thank tdog1208
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Reviewed March 9, 2014

Searched for a local place and found a great one! If you want great seafood at an old style local restaurant this is the place. Oysters were shucked as we enjoyed a cold brew and were as good as any we've had anywhere. We also enjoyed their gumbo which brought back memories of Mom's homemade gumbo at the beachouse on Choctawhatchee bay. The gumbo had just the right heat with just a slight afterburner so the Tabassco wasn't needed.

The combo platter was shared with fried oyster and crab claws with a healthy portion of each finished off with hush puppies and coleslaw. In my humble opinion it just doesn't get much better.

You can pay more in fancier places but the service won't be any better and the people won't be any friendlier. Lace up you flip flops, thrown on a Tee shirt and head on over to the Marina Oyster Bar.

1  Thank Vtyc7074
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