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 - 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: 8775542065
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
I'm new to the Pensacola area and it has ...
I'm new to the Pensacola area and it has been a struggle finding good/unique places to eat. Coming from Nashville I'm used to local unique food options on every street for every occasion and all taste buds, Grand Marlin did not disappoint. Every dish at our table was delicious and the fish/oysters were some of the freshest I've ever had! I will definitely be back!
Atmosphere was good for what we were loo ...
Atmosphere was good for what we were looking for. Nice oversized booth so we felt all alone. Loud, but just loud enough to let you feel like no one was focused on you. That way you can enjoy the experience more intimately; yet quiet enough you didn't have to yell. The decor and geometry was great. Very symbiotic environment. Food was great, but I warn you, wasabi-whipped potatoes are very potent. That's all I'm going to say. Local seafood was fresh and in season. Out sourced seafood (from Hawaii) was still very delicious, obviously well taken care of in transit. The staff was very inviting and gave a personalized but specious feeling. I was pleased and I will make it a regular occasion from now on.
We went on NY day for dinner and we were ...
We went on NY day for dinner and we were pleasantly surprised that they brought out the traditional southern traditional of greens and hops and they were both amazing!!! We started with the lobster bisque which could have been a little thicker and had more lobster but still had good flavor. We followed that up with the grilled swordfish in the brown butter caper sauce and the praline basket for dessert. We will definitely come back next time we visit Pensacola!!!
Excellent service...anniversary dinner, ...
Excellent service...anniversary dinner, waitress went above and beyond to make my wife happy...stormy night, couldn't enjoy the view, but that is not on you....she wanted scallops, not in season, but waitress came back with a beautifully prepared trout dish, and it was excellent....inside was very loud, a lot of family table and babies, asked for outside, nice and comfortable with excellent service.
It was New Year's Eve and we had 10pm se ...
It was New Year's Eve and we had 10pm seating thru open table. When I called the restaurant the lady said they weren't taking any more reservations. I asked if they had a band and she said yes. They also had a special menu for New Years. My girlfriend liked the place so we went. When we were seated the band just quit for the night. Then we were informed they closed at 11pm. The place was maybe 1/3 full and had no joyous atmosphere. The food was ok except the shrimp tasted gamey and not fresh. We had to rush to find another activity for the countdown but didn't make it on time. Very disappointing. I will send a message asking the restaurant to make it up to us and give them another chance.
The oysters were the best I think I've e ...
The oysters were the best I think I've ever had!!!! And the grouper and shrimp were outstanding!!! We ate outside in December!! How extraordinary! And it was a perfect place to see the New Year's fireworks! Absolutely delicious!
We really enjoy every time we come to th ...
We really enjoy every time we come to the Grand Marlin. Nate was incredibly knowledgeable about the NYE meal courses and told us about how the appetizers were served à la carte. The fried green tomorrow stack with crab was delicious. Especially since I've never had them before (husband has-agreed they were delicious too). Great night; great service.
We went for lunch on New Year's Eve- our ...
We went for lunch on New Year's Eve- our waitress graciously asked the kitchen to do something a little out of the ordinary and it was really wonderful. It is a striking place; we opted to eat inside. In spite of the size of the room it was very cozy and festive. I really enjoy coming here; the seafood is always perfect.
This is a restaurant we enjoy going to w ...
This is a restaurant we enjoy going to when the summer crowds have left the area. We usually have great food here. This last occasion was a disappointment. Myself and the three other diners were hoping for a fine dining experience for Christmas Eve. I decided on the osso buco , the special for the day. It was very dry and tough with nominal sauce to help. My group had the crab cake, grilled shrimp, and fried shrimp entrees, which they all said were delicious. So this was certainly an off night for them on the special.
My main complaint was the restaurant allowing diners to come in on Christmas Eve with shorts and flip-flops. If customers cannot respect the occasion, I would hope Grand Marlin would, but apparently not enough courage to turn away potential revenue. This won't prevent us from returning, but certainly not for a special occasion.
The Grand Marlin is our choice for birth ...
The Grand Marlin is our choice for birthday dinners. While on the expensive side, you get what you pay for. The staff is always friendly, the food is outstanding, the location is perfect, and you have a choice where you want to sit (dining room, bar area, windowfront to the water area). We have come to the Grand Marlin for our birthdays for a couple years. Also, there is a dock for boat access, although we have never eaten here while on our boat, but it is a nice option.
We had a 7:00 resie and showed up earlie ...
We had a 7:00 resie and showed up earlier. Our intent was to head to the bar and then dinner. They asked to seat us. They were not busy on a Thursday night. We weren't in a hurry and told our server. Timing was way too fast. Everything hit very fast. No time to relax and enjoy the calamari which was very good. Snapper entree was pricey and overlooked. We would try again but would expwct to be overwhelmed. Our meal at The local chowder house was better.
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