About Marina Cafe
At Marina Café, it is all about sensational food, attentive service and breathtaking Destin Harbor views. Our award-winning restaurants popularity is evident on any night when Destin’s loyal patrons fill the bar to the brim for happy hour and enjoy the scenery from the thirty-foot window wall.
The candlelit dining room envelops you in warm colors, high ceilings and large picture windows overlooking the Destin Harbor. Relax and enjoy our extensive wine collection with over 100 wines that perfectly complement the wonderfully progressive cuisine. With fresh daily seafood selections, prime steaks, pastas, sushi and wood-fired pizzas there is something for everyone at Marina Café.
Seafood, Steakhouse, Sushi
Hours of Operation:
Dinner Nightly: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Don’t miss Happy Hour Monday-Saturday in the bar area or out on the waterfront cocktail deck from 5-7pm featuring half-price drinks, sushi and a select appetizer menu. You can also come in for our nightly Early Dining Special from 5-6pm, where you can Buy 1 Entrée and Get 1 Entrée, of equal or lesser value, Free.
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Parking lot and boat dock parking
Chef Al Massa formerly of Emeril's NOLA & Delmonico
Private Party Facilities:
Marina Cafe, an award-winning restaurant located on the Destin Harbor, is renowned for its sensational food and attentive service. Experience contemporary dining and breathtaking sunsets over the harbor through a thirty-foot window wall in the bar and water front dining room. Waterfront cocktail deck with sensational sunset views.
Private Party Contact:
Judy Altilio: 8508377960x
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Early Dining: 5-6pm (excluding holidays)
Available in Dining Room
Buy 1 Entree Get 1 Entree Free (all menu items not included)
Happy Hour in Bar or out on the cocktail deck daily 5-7pm 1/2 Price Drinks, Sushi and a select appetizer menu
Wednesday Ladies Night- $2 Drinks
Thursday Martini Madness- $6
Marina Cafe Ratings and Reviews
Host was kind and attentive . Had the r ...
Host was kind and attentive . Had the requested table ready for us. Waiter seemed not to be in a hurry. Prime Strip reminded me of a Choice grade at the best. Lacked marbling and was tough. Comfort, view, etc. were good.
We had a nice experience overall. But I ...
We had a nice experience overall. But I was confused as to why our waiter called to question where the ($70) cash tip we left was. Having been a restaurant manager for over 10 years at a fine dining restaurant, I would discourage this 'practice' from occurring. If someone else on the staff (possibly busser) picked up the billfold from the table, he/she should be the one in question as to where the tip is, not the customer who just spent over $250.
I took my friend to Marina Cafe to celeb ...
I took my friend to Marina Cafe to celebrate her birthday. The restaurant is upscale, but nice casual attire is the norm, since this is a tourist area. The food and service are always excellent, and the chocolate martinis are to die for. I recommend Marina Cafe for special occasions or for just a nice night out.
The beautiful view, excellent service an ...
The beautiful view, excellent service and tasty meals, including the delicious calamari and fresh, flavorful salad and Asian vinaigrette dressing would bring us back to the marina cafe if we were in Destin in the future.
The food was outstanding. My wife and I ...
The food was outstanding. My wife and I had the red grouper and my son and his wife had the mahi mahi. Best meal had all week. Great seafood selection. Beautiful view of the harbor and great service. Highly recommend for seafood lovers.
Food was delicious! Our party of 5 order ...
Food was delicious! Our party of 5 ordered different meals (Salmon, Grouper, Swordfish, Ravioli, and Chicken) and everyone cleaned their plates! The waiter was very knowledgeable and friendly. The view was also beautiful. We had a great experience!
We had a party of 7 and 3 of us got thei ...
We had a party of 7 and 3 of us got their food 20 minutes before the other 4 got theirs. This really through the evening off as one group then the other watched the others eat.
Apart from that the food was very good, the reservation was ready on time and the seating was excellent.
My family was in Destin for a week. We h ...
My family was in Destin for a week. We had fine dining every night and I must say that our stop at the Marina Café was the low point.
The food was good-not great. It took over an hour to get our entrées, after waiting nearly 20 minutes to get our appetizer. Our waiter, was knowledgeable, but not very attentive. we had to constantly ask for refills on drinks.
Not very much food for the price you were paying either. I eat at several nice restaurants, this one has a thing or two to learn from others in the area. Our family will not be returning in the future.
we had our good friends in from Norway a ...
we had our good friends in from Norway and as a special treat we told them we would take care of their children at our house in Maravilla and they could have a date all by themselves at our favorite restaurant. They came back to the house raving about how beautiful your place is, the service was so nice, and the food was outstanding. We have been there many times and have never been disappointed. We will recommend it to all of our friends and renters.
Fabulous view of the harbor. Unfortunate ...
Fabulous view of the harbor. Unfortunately, our table was near a waiter staging area, so it was a little disruptive. Not terribly so.
The food as promised, innovative and delicious. The waiter was friendly and knowledgeable about the menu.
I had the mushroom ravioli, which was very savory. My husband had the swordfish special, which was well prepared. He found out he's not a fan of swordfish. Coconut pie was big enough for two, and we ate every scrap!
Their wine list is plentiful, and they have a very good selection of whites by the glass. They also have a cocktail list. My husband tried a drink made with mint and grapefruit juice. Refreshing!
I would definitely recommend this restaurant. If I were a more frequent visitor to Destin, this would be a regular haunt.
Food was great and as expected from read ...
Food was great and as expected from reading menu. Our server could have been more pleasant. She tended to our needs but never smiled. And if they have a kids menu shouldn't a drink (milk, juice) come with it? Also no "kids" cup? Hard to give a 2 yr old a tall glass.
We've been returning to Marina Cafe when ...
We've been returning to Marina Cafe whenever we visit the Destin area for over 20 years now. Food is consistently delicious and always something new to try. There were six of us and we all ordered something different - a variety of seafood and steak options. Everyone enjoyed their meal and appreciated the creativity of the dishes. Nice wine list as well. View is beautiful. We highly recommend this restaurant and plan to visit it again next year.
Waiter took about 15 min to come to tabl ...
Waiter took about 15 min to come to table, and once he did he kept getting interrupted by other staff asking him questions .
Maybe it was too busy for the amount of staff on hand. The whole experience was subpar.....
RECOMMEND. Went here for a family dinne ...
RECOMMEND. Went here for a family dinner while visiting the area for a wedding. Overall we had a great experience. It's an easy to get to location, amble parking and good views.
The food was outstanding, especially the crusted redfish. Bryce, our server, did an outstanding job on our party of 7.
Only minor comment is that , we were in the upper dining area which has a little more noise, most likely due to the lower ceiling.
The food is always too spicy. Even the t ...
The food is always too spicy. Even the things that do not say that on the menu. The view of the harbor is nice. I love the restaurant and the staff is polite, but I won't be back for a while. It's too expensive not to enjoy my meal.
This is one of my favorite restaurants i ...
This is one of my favorite restaurants in Destin, FL. We spend our anniversary here every year. The redfish is their signature dish and it is well worth the yearly wait! Their salads are always interesting and delicious! The service and management are wonderful!
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