About The Grand Marlin of Pensacola Beach
Pensacola, FL 32561
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 - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, 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: (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
We are from out of town celebrated our Anniversary.
We had a reservation however they wanted to seat us in the bar area not diningroom which was really dissapointing.
Maybe a little extra training for the host/hostess staff.
The food were good. The waitress was very friendly.
Unfortunately we had to wait for my husbands food and mine was cold when his food was served.
We do think its a lovely restaurant with great food.
We had heard some good recommendations for the Grand Marlin but didn't know much about it and thought it was another typical waterfront seafood place that capitalizes on a revolving tourist crowd. We couldn't have been more wrong. This place doesn't need it's awesome views from the bar to attract return customers, the food alone would bring folks from around the region. We talked with a lady who doesn't come to Pensacola without a stop at the Grand Marlin. We had the grouper and cioppino with the kale salad. For dessert we had the praline cup. It was all great! The waitress was very helpful with recommendations. I do think they need to expand their beer selection to go along with their great bar scene.
Don't tell anyone else, ya'll. The best of everything, indoors or outside. The oysters are the best in the area, anyway you get them. Oysters Rock, my favorite.
This is a restaurant you will come back to repeatedly...don't just save it for special occasions! And remember, tell no one!
We came here for Valentine's Day and we truly had the best time. I made the reservation on Open Table and they sat us by the window which is what I requested. The atmosphere was excellent and our server was fantastic. He was knowledgeable and outgoing. We had a great time and the food was delicious. It was our first time but we will be back.
We had a wonderful time celebrating Valentine's Day at The Grand Marlin. As always, the food was outstanding. We appreciated the chef coming out to our table to make sure that the food was perfect. Our server was so sweet and we enjoyed the live music very much... great place :)
Absolutely delicious. Appetizers big enough and tasty enough to be entrees. Chowder was so good that as each tasted it, we ordered it. Food paired with new choice of vegetable. The chef presentation on each plate was excellent.
We celebrated Valentine's Day, I am sure it would be a wonderful place to just stop by because of the good variety of foods available. Must return.
As always the Grand Marlin did not disappoint the day before Valentine's Day. We ordered Oysters Rockefeller, which were not too big and just yummy with the dirty Maryini we had with it. Our main course was lamb lollipops and lobster special. Both were delicious! It's still noisy and that is the only problem I have with the restaurant. It's hard to have a quiet conversation with all the noise going on. However, it is still one of my favorite restaurants!
We have eaten at the Grand Marlin twice in the last two months. The service by the wait staff has been excellent. The food has also been very good to excellent. We like eating in the outside area which has a lovely view, but it can be a bit noisy. We truly enjoy the dining experience and will return. Highly recommended.
This was my second time dining at the Grand Marlin and both times I was very pleased. The first time I was on the outside deck and the second time I was inside. I drove from Crestview and I can tell you both times it was worth the drive. One of my favorite places to dine in the panhandle for sure. Thanks for everything.
My wife and I celebrated our 47th Wedding Anniversary here and it was one of the very best restaurants we have eaten at in Florida. The food was excellent and the choices were varied enough for anyone to find something to eat. Not expensive but excellent value.
Happy hour appetizers & drinks at excellent pricing with spectacular daytime view. Reservations at table we requested in time for a gorgeous sunset. Exceptional service from the wait staff with a delicious complimentary birthday dessert for my husband. We dined with friends and all ordered a different entrée and all mutually agreed couldn't have been better!
The food presentation was lovely! The portion was just right. No doggy bag here. You will want to eat it all. The praline with ice cream to finish thing off was delicious. My husband ate the whole piece of red velvet cake, and it was a good size slice. Had a great meal and waiter was very helpful with making a decision. Will love to go back again on a special occasion.
Appetizer was good but very small portion for the price. expected more. I had the Scottish salmon. it was decent but somewhat bland, I cook them tastier and much cheaper myself on my grill. My wife's triple tail was good and she was happy with her choice. While the price wasn't "outrageous", I have more enjoyed dinners at the typical chain restaurants at half the price. But this was a special occasion and it's where my wife wanted to try.
Like having dinner in a very nicely decorated warehouse. The high ceilings and hard surfaces make for a raucous noise level. I can see many couples celebrating dates or special occasions, but can't understand why they find this noise level relaxing, not to mention romantic. Too each there own, I guess. Food was good, but not outstanding. Service was a bit slow, but might have been delays in the kitchen. I'd try other places before giving this one another chance.
We were worried by the noise level in the atrium, but the hostess placed us at table 10. A very nice corner table, over looking the fishing pier. Jason is an excellent server with a vast knowledge of the menu and the ingredients. The chef is very creative and the flavors of the mains are accented by the his controlled use of seasoning without being overpowered by them.
Our server, Jason was very good . Professional and attentive. Oysters Rockefeller was delicious but oysters just a little too large for our taste. Drinks were good. The rib eye was large but not as flavorful as we had hoped ..The side lobster tail was delicious. We also ordered the pompano served with whipped sweet potatoes and shaved Brussels sprouts. It was divine. I would order it again and again. They served a complimentary dessert of a lace basket filled with ice cream and fresh berries for my Mother's birthday. Also very , very good. The Grand Marlin was our favorite place to dine while in Pensacola.
My wife and I have spent several anniversaries at the Grand Marlin. It's classy without being stuffy and the waterfront attitude adds to the attraction. The restaurant was full but we only waited a few minutes to get a seat inside. Our server was very friendly and picked on the fact that it was our anniversary, which resulted in a great dessert on the house. We can always count on this place to mark a special night out. I highly recommend the Grand Marlin.
Very happy with the service and food. We were seated in their "additional" dining room (not sure of the name) not the main room and it was fantastic. Much quieter and like the atmosphere a great deal more than the main dinning room . Wish we could get seating there each time we visit.
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