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About The Grand Marlin of Pensacola Beach
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.
Pensacola, FL 32561
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 - 10:00pm
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: (877) 554-2065
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
The Grand Marlin of Pensacola Beach Ratings and Reviews
Excellent, friendly, efficient staff.
Food was cooked well, tastefully seasoned and beautifully presented.
The gumbo is one of, if not the, best in the area. The lobster's lime sauce was delicious.
Thanks Grand Marlin for helping us have a great 44th anniversary party!
I love this restaurant. It's beautiful, rite by the water. So peaceful an relaxing. I had a glass of house Chardonnay for the happy hour special, it was delicious. I also had shrimp cocktail, which were large, juicy an tender. Very delicious. I love this place.
Continued high quality. Our fifth year in a row at Pensacola Beach and visit to the Grand Marlin. Each visit, we have had very good servers and Athena this time was no exception.
The tilefish and scallops entrees we had from the market fish menu were fresh and excellent.
Continues to be the best option for special event and classic dining on the Beach.
This is quite possibly the best restaurant at Pensacola Beach. We had the steamed Maine mussels which are in a delicious tomato, fennel, and chorizo broth served with cornbread croutons on top. We had the Grouper Picatta and the yellowfin tuna that was served with a really great wasabi whipped potatoes. It was all delicious. The service was great. We will be back;
Mother's Day dinner, ordered the Duck Special. Hunter; our server, was excellent. He recommended the duck special..TGM never had duck before so he said get it medium rare, came out 90% rare and the duck skin was chewy..and rubbery..the wild mushroom rice was dry. Overall service was great.. but duck wasn't fully cooked, boxed it up and cooked it at home ..I'm not one to send food back.
I have read both the positive and negative reviews. The positive reviews (including mine) are spot on. The negative reviews were written by the sour-pusses of the world who can never be pleased no matter where they go in life. We love coming here for the great food, the waterfront views and reputation this great restaurant has. It does not disappoint!
I received a gift card to The Grand Marlin for my birthday, from my son. It was my first experience at this restaurant. I couldn't have been more pleased. Everything was exceptional .... the service, the food and the cocktails. We are really looking forward to dining at The Grand Marlin again!
My husband and I booked a reservation for The Grand Marlin for our 5th anniversary. We'd not been there before, and didn't realize the patio area (screened in due to colder weather) would be as loud and raucous as it was. There was a party of revelers at the bar who were quite loud, and the ambiance of the patio area wasn't ideal for our anniversary night - think plastic cups for our fancy cocktails... That all being said, the service, food, and drinks were fantastic. Our server apologized for the noise level, was helpful in guiding us through the menu since we were first timers (and I'm a vegetarian), and was very attentive through our whole meal. My husband had crispy lobster fingers and I had sweet corn hush puppies to start. Both were amazing, and my husband raved about the vanilla bean infused honey mustard for the lobster. The beverages, despite their solo cup containers, were well made, tasty, and refreshing. For entrees, I had a vegetarian plate made of delicious and perfectly cooked asparagus, green beans, fingerling potatoes, whipped potatoes that were to die for, and rutabaga. My husband had the seared red snapper, locally caught in Destin that morning, with crab oscar sauce, whipped potatoes and green beans. My husband said it was the best piece of fish he'd ever eaten, and he nearly licked the plate to get up all the oscar sauce. We didn't stay for dessert, so I have no feedback there. We were too stuffed from dinner to even think about anniversary dessert, and we wanted a better ambiance to waste some time until we were ready for dessert. All in all a good experience, though next time we'll probably dine inside or request a table on the patio when it's not screened in away from the bar crowd.
We were disappointed in our most recent trip to Grand Marlin. We usually dine at the Grand Marlin at least once or twice per year and always have a great experience. This time it was not the case. We were celebrating an early Mother's Day dinner and when I made the reservation, I specifically requested seating with a sunset view. I understand that seating along the window in the main dining area is limited, but our hostess did not try to honor our request at all. We were originally seated in the booths next to the bar and kitchen and there was absolutely no view. When I informed the hostess that I had specifically requested a sunset view, I was told that it would be at least an hour before we would be able to get a table along the windows. We were then taken to a table along the water in the banquet room. Although I was happy to at least have a view, I don't understand why they wouldn't have offered the table to us in the first place. Other than that, the food was good. I was disappointed that scallops were only offered on Monday and the special for Friday night was Fish N Chips. In my opinion, a special like Fish n chips should be served as a lunch special or another night other than Friday. Unfortunately, I think the quality of the restaurant has begun to deteriorate.
I got the special, fish & chips. It tasted like it sat, then fried again. Greasy! Coleslaw was inedible as they put too many jalapeños in it. Hubbies dinner was pretty good tho.
Dessert was fantastic, ice cream praline basket! I'd definitely recommend that! Service was good too!
We are regulars & dine there frequently, must've been an off night.
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