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 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
This is a great spot on Destin Harbor. ...
This is a great spot on Destin Harbor. Very nice bar and dining decor. The menu is excellent with local seafood, steaks, and dishes. If you get there for happy hour in the bar and the 2 for 1 in the dining room, the prices are very reasonable. One of our favorite spots.
We selected this restaurant expressly fo ...
We selected this restaurant expressly for the marina and waterfront view. We were extremely pleased that we did. The food was very well prepared and plated; Seafood was exceptionally fresh; The wine list was full of our favorites and there were no crazy plate charges if you wanted to share. We enjoyed our server, Richard, who has no doubt served professionally at this restaurant for an extended period.
Food was ok, not not for the price. Wait ...
Food was ok, not not for the price. Waiter was pathetic, even argued with my wife about the length of time we sat down. No one ever brought refills on water, and we had to ask for more bread. I expect more for a high end restaurant.
My wife had the grouper and I had the Re ...
My wife had the grouper and I had the Red Fish. My wife did not particularly like the topping in her Grouper because it had peppers in it, she is not a pepper fan, she should have read the menu better. My Red Fish was outstanding, cannot give enough adjectives to explain how good this was. A very good experience and will be back.
I have been coming to the destin area fo ...
I have been coming to the destin area for over 30 years and have eaten at many restaurants. Finally made it here and was so disappointed. After being seated we were never approached by anyone with menus or offered water. After 20 minutes I asked for a waiter. Took 45 from being seating to get drinks. I'm never in a hurry to eat but after two hours of waiting on drinks and food was little much !
We were visiting the Destin area and Mar ...
We were visiting the Destin area and Marina cafe was recommended by a local. It was a busy evening and our service was particularly slow but we weren't in a rush so didn't complain. My husband loved the swordfish but I wouldn't get the seafood pasta again. It was oilily and not a very much sea food in it. The appetizers of fried green tomatoes with shrimp was very tasty and the wedge salad and the homemade mozzarella was yummy. We didn't have room for dessert but finished our wine on the beautiful terrace overlooking the harbor. The pricing was resonable for this upscale restaurant.
Food was good, not great. Walking right ...
Food was good, not great. Walking right into the base, the ambiance was lacking. Surprised there wasn't even one vegetarian selection on the menu (other than a pasta dish). My husband loves seafood and thought it was good at best. Ok, but wouldn't return.
No one greeted us upon entering the rest ...
No one greeted us upon entering the restaurant. The maitre d', when he did appear, seemed confused about his job of confirming our reservation and directing us to a table. His attire was inappropriately casual for the supposed caliber of this restaurant. The patter of his conversation was artificial. The music blaring loudly was rock 'n roll and out of place in this type of restaurant. The waiter arrived at the table late and was cursory in his description of the wine list. The maitre d' and other waiters argued in the background. We've dined here before, and the fiasco of this last visit was indeed our last visit to this formerly excellent restaurant.
I visited this restaurant several years ...
I visited this restaurant several years ago and read the reviews before I dined. As always, the food was fantastic. The service, however, was well below standard. In fact, I would suggest you bring a tent and sleeping bags in case it lasts all night. Waiter had no "sense of urgency" and M'd said it was casual dining. After an hour and 10 minutes, we had had our salad.
Always love our Marina Cafe night every ...
Always love our Marina Cafe night every time we are in the Destin area. My wife and I both suggest it to anyone we talk to that is visiting the area. Great menu, amazing view of the marina, and an amazing happy hour and early dining option.
Marina Cafe is always on our list to vis ...
Marina Cafe is always on our list to visit while in Destin. However, we were sadly disappointed in it on 9-9-16. The service was extremely slow and the restaurant was not busy. I wanted to treat my friends to an exceptional dinner and experience. I should have taken them elsewhere.
One of my favorite places to eat. I reco ...
One of my favorite places to eat. I recommend this place for anyone visiting or living in the area. The early bird special (buy one entree get one free between 5pm-6pm) makes it more than reasonable for the quality of food and service you will get. My kids even loved it!
Love Marina Cafe. My wife and I have bee ...
Love Marina Cafe. My wife and I have been coming here for couple years and are always pleased with the service, food and the ambiance. It's our favourite spot. I recommend the New York Strip steak. always perfect.
We were very excited to have been welcom ...
We were very excited to have been welcomed at the door by an accommodating joyful host (which doesn't always happen when you enter with 3 young children!) Over the top, he arranged for our table to be ready 20 mins before expected. Our experience after that became increasingly more disappointing so much so that by the end, we were all grumbling. Everyone has bad days so I won't belabor this but feel it's worth noting for those interested. The service (our waiter specifically) lacked basic social skills required for any service industry. Unwelcoming, insulting, untimely service, complete lack of continued costumer care, unordered entrees delivered without accountability or apology sums it up.
Won't return or ever recommend.
Great experience all around. The host wa ...
Great experience all around. The host was very accommodating in finding the perfect table for us. The view is beautiful and the atmosphere was perfect for an intimate dinner. Our server Shannon was very personable and very helpful in choosing our entrees. We highly recommend the ribeye, absolutely perfect. 👍
Everything was great, but the waiter hea ...
Everything was great, but the waiter heard my husbands order wrong. He ordered the duck, but got redfish. The waiter did compensate by giving us free dessert. It was an honest mistake and those things happen. The food was very good, and my husband enjoyed his meal despite not getting what he ordered.
My wife and I vacation in Destin every y ...
My wife and I vacation in Destin every year (for the past 14 years) for 1 week and make a point to dine at Marina Cafe at least 2 times during our stay. The meals are absolutely outstanding and always consistent right through the desert. We have never had even just an average experience, it's always been a 10+!!! For me, the grouper any way that it is prepared is the best and my wife says the same thing about the salmon.
It was my wife's 70th birthday and we we ...
It was my wife's 70th birthday and we were joined by some friends to celebrate. They live in Destine and recommended your restaurant. We were not disappointed. The atmosphere was delightful. The servers and manager where very friendly and the food was delicious. They even brought out a wonderful birthday dessert, candle and all that we all enjoyed. We would highly recommended it to anyone and plan to be back.
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.
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