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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
Our favorite restaurant! The food is wonderful, great service but the view is second to none! We sample oysters rockefeller everywhere we travel , so far GM has the best. Love the rubbed salmon and steak and wedge salad and the brownie sundae is the perfect ending!
Decided to give the Grand Marlin a try. Extreemly satisfied. Outstanding service and food. The cocktail drink prices were relatively inexpensive compared to other local bars. I actually tasted the alcohol in them. They were great. The Key Lime Grill Maine Lobster was the best I have ever had. My wife loved her Gulf Seafood Cioppino as well. This is a must visit location when in Pensacola Beach. The prices may shy some people away but it's worth the visit. We will return.
Sunday brunch was delicious and Jasmine was a 5 star server. However we had to wait 20 minutes after our reservation time and were first offered the only table in the direct sun. It had been empty the entire time we waited. We declined and were given another table. The front desk staff were not up to the remainder of the experience. We always love the food and especially the lobster and shrimp appetizers, salmon eggs Benedict, waffles.
Always a great choice with family and friends. Love the outdoor patio dining. Inside cozy during the cold weather months. Food is interesting and very good. Nice sized portions. Cocktails are always fun. Not a place for a quick bite. Service is slower. Sit back and enjoy the atmosphere.
Our service and food was top notch. The gumbo was really flavorful and the perfect start to the meal. The crab cakes are excellent, and the corn relish makes the crab even sweeter and more delicious. My husband had the filet with crab bernaise which was cooked perfectly. Our waiter was outgoing, friendly and attentive. They even recognized our wedding anniversary with a delicious praline dessert, on the house of course. We really had a lovely experience, and the view was to die for.
Loved it so much we are going back. Waiter was great, knowledgeable, fun. Food was the highlight. We ate at other places that were satisfied they were on the beach; didn't want to work any harder than that. Grand Marlin used that location to create great local fresh food.
Nice restaurant. We had a great waitress. I had scallops that were uncooked. Scallops are hard to do well, but for the $30 price tag, there were only 4 about the size of a .50 piece. No compensation was offered for sending my food back. The portions were not very proportion to the price. Nothing special for the occasion we had. Disappointing and I won't go back.
Dreadful service at lunch. Waitress service was terrible! After waiting quite a while for our lunch order, asked the waitress when!. She said she would check on it. When lunch came told her it was her job to keep on top of order to make sure food was delivered in a timely manner. Asked for the manager and told her of the lousy service. Her comment was what could she do to make it up to us? I said, 'Nothing, just fire the waitress'! She asked how about a free dessert? My comment was is this to placate us for the terrible service? She quickly said,'No'. My lunch partner ordered ice cream and berries. Do not recommend lunch at the GM. Lunch menu is minimal . On the plus side, highly recommend Sunday Brunch!!!
Very busy and large restaurant. Fantastic service- our server Liz was great- as a first time guest she explained the menu and informed us of all the options. Food was fantastic as well-took a bit long- kitchen was having some issues- but was worth the wait. Very enjoyable dinner with a great dessert and coffee. Thank you. Will definitely visit again.
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