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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
One of our favorite restaurants on the planet and we have been all over the world. This time filet mignon was not exceptional. Waiter asked if we wanted a couple of extra scallops with the filet. We assumed it was complimentary and of course it was not. Split salad charge that we were not aware of. Grouper was not the best we've ever had. Service good but kitchen slow. Just a bit disappointing since we discovered this mecca perhaps 2001, 2002 or 2003 when we wintered in Destin. We did it for nostalgia......and we would do the Marina Café again.
We came as a family (four of us) and had reservations, and were seated cheerfully and immediately! Our server Sok, was incredibly gracious, funny and very attentive to all our requests. She also made great recommendations for us from appetizer to dessert, all of which we took and loved (the coconut cream pie is the best any of us had ever eaten). The calamari was fabulous (we're picky about calamari and this was perfect. The grouper was fantastic, cooked very delicately and we could really taste the fish and the quality. We enjoyed the view and had a great time. Will definitely go back, and would recommend to anyone in Destin. These folks obviously care about their patrons from the moment they walk in the door to the moment they leave, and they want their meal to be all-around great. Ours was.
Food was excellent and service was outstanding. Sat right by the window with a beautiful view. We have been before and will be back. Husband had the steak and said it was as good as Ruth Chris! The wine that was recommended was a perfect accent to the dinner. I had the red grouper and it was prepared and seasoned to perfection. Very good evening.
60th birthday occasion, the restaurant was overwhelmed with a bridal dinner, it took almost 90 minutes for our dinners, total time 2hr 10 minutes. The fish was over cooked, the server made an error when he took my order, offered to send me home with an order of mashed tomatoes,, hehehe, really. I thought it was over priced. The view looked nice, i read reviews, that is why i choose this place, they missed the mark in a big way and no apologies.. its up to you...
Marina Cafe was the highlight of our stay in Destin. We liked it so much that we reserved a second night after eating there our first night. Staff was very accommodating and moved us to a window seat when we saw one available. The wine menu was excellent. The service was top notch. And, the food was amazing. I highly recommend the grouper cheeks and the crusted red fish.
The setting was beautiful
We spent a short time waiting in the bar-the bartender was very busy-too busy to acknowledge us or take our order. When we finally got our drinks, they were not what we ordered. Although the food was good, it took a VERY long time to get it, and some special requests that we made were disregarded
We won't be coming back
Nice place, but not a very gluten free friendly place, when we visited. But all the food at all the tables around us looked amazing. I would give it another try, and order differently. While our waiter was great, he wasn't very knowledgeable about what ingredients were in all the dishes and needed to check on several items and if they could accommodate GF.
The food was good, we all enjoyed what we ordered. Very disappointed with the service, we were a party of 4 and sat next to a larger group which appeared to take all of our waiter's attention. Frankly we felt ignored, had to call him back to place our order, no followup to ask if needed something else, not what we expected at a top rated restaurant
This was our fourth time dining at Marina Cafe in the past six weeks. When we go to Destin, this is our place to eat on Sunday afternoon. The staff is very friendly and accommodating. We have never had a bad experience thus far. We plan on making this restaurant one of our "go to places" whenever we visit Destin.
We had friends that were coming in from out of town. We always know that when we go to Marina Café, the service and food will be wonderful. This time was no exception. We sat at a high top table in the bar since that is what our guests preferred. We had a window view of the Destin harbor and it was right about sunset when we got there. We had great cocktails ,wine and appetizers and sushi. Everything was outstanding. Even though the restaurant was busy, we were able to still enjoy our conversation because the noise level was not so high that you could not hear your group. A great place to take friends!
I have such mixed feelings about our dining experience here. We went during a recent vacation to Destin.
On the one hand, the atmosphere was lovely and had a great view of the water. Our food was also delicious, my scallops were cooked to perfection!
On the other hand, the service was Sooooo SLOW. From start to finish, it took us over 2 hours to order, get our food and pay. Our server didn't know how to break the check up and it took him at least 20 minutes to do so and ring us up correctly.
Our food took so long that at one point the manager came over and apologized and told us dessert was on him. So we ordered dessert, but did in fact get charged for it!
I wish they could figure out better timing and service because the food was really tasty. Not sure I would go back though unless you want to be there all evening.
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