About The Grand Marlin
The Grand Marlin Restaurant features a main dining area with a shucked to order oyster bar, exterior North Drop Bar overlooking the beautiful Santa Rosa Sound, and private meeting rooms. This Pensacola Beach restaurant, with an air of island casualness, serves the highest-quality cuisine, including the freshest local seafood featured on menus designed and printed daily to take advantage of the local bounty. The atmosphere creates a fusion of the Caribbean and the Pensacola Bay Area. Executive Chef Gregg McCarthy has a passion for great-tasting food and particularly loves working his culinary magic with fresh Gulf Coast seafood. Boaters and beach-goers feel comfortable in shorts and flip-flops at the oyster bar, in the dining room and at the North Drop Bar. The Grand Marlin has a space and atmosphere for all occasions and is looking forward to creating an authentic experience between time and tide.
Seafood, Steak, American
Hours of Operation:
Brunch: Sunday: 10:00am - 2:00pm; Lunch Daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday 4:00pm - 9:00pm
After Toll Booth 1st Left
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
The North Drop Bar features live music Thursday - Sunday and high-definition televisions for viewing favorite sports and events. It is the perfect venue for enjoying a full or more casual meal while enjoying some of the Gulf Coast"s best entertainment.
Private Party Facilities:
The Grand Marlin offers private dining for parties of 20 to 300. Our Grand Banquet Room seats 100 for completely private dining. For smaller parties our semi-private Santa Rosa Room seats 40 to 55 while our Club Room seats 20-35.
Private Party Contact:
Lisa Jacobi: 8775542065
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
The Grand Marlin Ratings and Reviews
I will absolutely recommend this restaur ...
I will absolutely recommend this restaurant to everyone I know and don't know!!! This is the best food anywhere near Pensacola Beach! I absolutely loved the calamari and my pan seared snapper was out of this world. Thank you to everyone at the restaurant for delicious food and a wonderful experience.
good waitress who made great suggestions ...
good waitress who made great suggestions and kept our drinks filled and attended to every need. excellent brunch, very affordable beverages, terrific shrimp and grits, oysters Rockefeller, crab cake hollandaise. after a long trip to Pensacola Beach it's the way we like to start our vacation every year. terrific
The shrimp and grits were great except t ...
The shrimp and grits were great except the shrimp was over cooked. My husband ordered the fresh fish which was the wahoo. That was also way overdone. We live in Florida and my husband fishes and brings home fresh fish several times each year, so we know what fresh fish tastes like. Service was okay. There is a nice Bay view, not an ocean view. Would not go again.
It took a while for our waitress to come ...
It took a while for our waitress to come to our table. I actually had to go back to the host desk to ask for them to send someone our way. Also our waitress was really late picking up our drink from the bar. We were seated in the bar area at a booth and I I saw our drinks sit there for a good 10 mins or more. By time she got our drinks we just received our apps. Bottom line the service could have been better.
Oysters were fabulous! Our dinner was a ...
Oysters were fabulous! Our dinner was all good with one exception- my husbands fish came out really overlooked so he sent it back. Our server promptly brought him cup of chowder while he waited. The manager brought his replacement dinner out herself and thanked him for letting us know it wasn't properly prepared. The server also bought our dessert which was amazing. Overall a great experience but be prepared not all seating is indoors and it's hot outside in Florida even with fans!
Came here for my birthday, everything wa ...
Came here for my birthday, everything was great! Although we had to wait 20 minutes after our reservation, we had a great table and waitress. We got appetizers that we're all great and the scallops. Everything was great
I met my daughter for brunch. I ordered ...
I met my daughter for brunch. I ordered champagne; the bottle was flat. Our waiter, Colin, was a totally professional and nice guy, although he waited to ask me if I thought it was flat, too. We ordered the calimari- it was to die for, and the jalapeno dipping sauce was really, really good! My daughter had a "skillet"- a bunch of potatoes and veggies with two very poached eggs plopped on top. Nothing special or particularly tasty. I ordered smoked salmon, which came with all the right trimmings except for some fresh dill. The lettuce on the plate was completely wilted. If it was not for our completely charming and attentive waiter I would give the experience lower marks. The restaurant and view are stunning, which made the meal a pleasure. I have eaten there before with no complaints! Making a reservation is the way to go; no wait out in the heat.
This restautant was nice, the staff were ...
This restautant was nice, the staff were friendly from the hostess stand to the waiter. Live music made the atmosphere more romantic including the nice views and night breeze. The oysters, grouper, lobster mac and cheese were great and to top it all off the dark and stormy was a nice cocktail.
Our evening was very lovely. Colin our ...
Our evening was very lovely. Colin our server was great very professional and friendly. Our desert was comped because it was our anniversary which was very kind. Both our dinners were delicious. I don't think the food or the service could have been better. Definitely one of our favorite spots for special dinners.
Excellent food with beautiful views. Ver ...
Excellent food with beautiful views. Very romantic. We were seated near several large groups and the noise level was the only negative to our meal. Definitely save room for dessert. The bananas foster pound cake was amazing. Outstanding service too.
Although we have been going to Pensacola ...
Although we have been going to Pensacola for the past 4 years to see the Blue Angels it was our first trip to the Grand Marlin since we never drive once we get to the hotel.
So glad we decided to make our anniversary a special one and go to the Grand Marlin this week.
The secluded private booth made it romantic, the server was educated on the dinner options and drinks. The red snapper couldn't have been fresher.
We chose the handmade pralines cup for dessert with ice cream and berries trimmed with caramel.......it was so worth the calories.
We will be making this an annual part of our vacation. Thanks to OpenTable for making the reservation process so easy
My Husband and I were celebrating our 32 ...
My Husband and I were celebrating our 32nd wedding anniversary. After the excellent dinner we were served a special Dessert for the occasion. It was perfect. It was quite Noisy , Not a place to have a romantic Quiet Dinner..
The food was exceptional with an excelle ...
The food was exceptional with an excellent view and service. It was the last night of our vacation and we could not have made a better choice. We dined in some of the top resturants in New Orleans on this trip and the food was far superior to many of those resturants and spent 1/3 less.
We reserved a table on the fourth of Ju ...
We reserved a table on the fourth of July. We specifically requested an outside table and luckily we got one!! We watched the fireworks from the patio and the food-as well as the service- was amazing! I mentioned that on my credit form.
Fabulous night with exquisite food!!! LO ...
Fabulous night with exquisite food!!! LOVED the lobster!!! My husband and I were both thrilled with our entree choices with enough leftover to take home!! Will def be back to visit and our waitress was superb and very attentive. THANK YOU!!! Also loved the reservation system as we walked right in and were seated!😊
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