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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.
Destin, FL 32541
Seafood, Steakhouse, Sushi
Hours of Operation:
Dinner Nightly: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Don’t miss Happy Hour nightly 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: (850) 837-7960
Banquet, Bar Dining, 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
We felt that all four of us ordered meals that were just trying too hard. Though the combinations of flavors described sounded good, they just fell short with some flavors and textures overwhelming each dish. The calamari appetizer was good and the service was good.
We were at the Marina Cafe over 27 year’s ago. While the menu has changed (no more seafood bisque!), it was familiar enough. While it may have gone through some growing pains over time, I’m glad to o report that Marina Cafe was a highlight of our trip. We both opted for fish, her:cobia. Both were excellent. Salads were fresh and vibrant. The atmosphere was a little more casual and less dressy than remembered. We were glad we went and will b back. Service was impeccable as I remembered.
I have been dining at Marina Cafe for 20 years, and always look forward to the culinary experience. Our fish (grouper) was excellent as usual, but the vegetables that came with left a lot to be desired. There has been a change in where you can order the fresh fish and and seasonal vegetable, so I tired that. Our waiter said it was a squash and zuchini medley, but we were served was a medley thtb included 75% overcooked and unappetizing looking broccoli. Next time I will order the redfish.
Went to Destin on vacation from Pennsylvania, and chose this restaurant to celebrate our 1 Year Anniversary. Every seat is a view and they had early bird deals (our reservation was at 5:30 in order to see the sunset), buy 1 entree, get one free. We got 2 alcoholic drinks, 1 appetizer (2 full sized, amazing fish tacos in one appetizer), two $35+ dollar entrees, and a dessert, and our bill came to $78. The view of the harbor at sunset is incredible, the service was great, and it was a great price.
We spent our anniversary dinner with friends enjoying the excellent food and atmosphere. It was our second visit in a week. Derrick is an excellent waiter and made sure everything was enjoyable and the food arrival was timed to perfection. We live in MS and vacation in Florida. It is well worth the trip to drive from Navarre Beach to Destin for dinner at Marina Cafe. It is always at the top of our restaurant list when we are near Destin. The excellent food, wait staff, and view makes Marina Cafe a five star destination. We cannot wait to go back. Thank you for always making our visit so special.
We arrived 10 minutes early for our 7:00pm reservation and waited until 7:20 to be seated. The appetizer of calamari came and was over cooked and small pieces. The salad was very good but the entrees were not. My wife had risotto with scallops. The risotto was undercooked and bland. The scallops weren’t cleaned properly making them gritty and they too were over done. My wife ended up sending them back. Considering the prices they charge and the age of the restaurant you’d assume they’d be on top of execution, yet it was quite the contrary.
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