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.
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
We were in Pensacola for three days and ...
We were in Pensacola for three days and looking for a really good restaurant and we found it in the Grand Marlin. Located ai a nice building and location. It was a cool night so we sat in the restaurant side and not the bar side. I had oysters on the half shell. They were from Louisiana, very big, meaty and very fresh. For the entire I had red snapper, very fresh and well prepared and the whipped potatoes were excellent. My wife had lobster from Maine, also fresh and she enjoyed it although the lobster was on the small side. We had a delicious ice cream dish with caramel and in a praline web. Very good. The waiter was very attentive.
As always the chef is creative with the ...
As always the chef is creative with the day's catch and the rest of the menu is consistently phenomenal. We always make a point to visit when we're at our condo in Navarre Beach 30 minutes away. We're from Magnolia, Texas and love bringing our guests here as soon as they fly in to Pensacola. Keep up the good work! Y'all rock!! (I'm also a big fan of the gift shop!)
The staff was super friendly. Our server ...
The staff was super friendly. Our server, Ryan, was amazing. The food was super delicious. We were disappointed that we didn't have a view of the water, even though we were at a table by a window. But overall really enjoyed our Thanksgiving meal. I'd go again.
We came for a traditional Thanksgiving m ...
We came for a traditional Thanksgiving meal. We were not disappointed. The turkey was cut with your fork tender, the sausage dressing was excellent as were the mashed potatoes. The acorn squash purée is a new favorite which we will try to duplicate at home. The drinks properly crafted and the carrot cake simply must be experienced to be beloved. A great evening.
We were seated at 12:30 promptly, our re ...
We were seated at 12:30 promptly, our reservation time, but not at a table by the water as we had requested. The service & food were otherwise very good. The prime rib was delicious & the portions large. The BD dessert was spectacular as usual & enough for 3 people to share. I would recommend the Grand Marlin highly, especially if you are celebrating a special occasion.
I took my wife for our anniversary here. ...
I took my wife for our anniversary here. I provided to the Maitre`D that it was our anniversary night out and they were nice enough to sit us at a table with curtains and a great view of the ocean. It was a wonder romantic evening with great foods from the appetizers all the way down to the desserts. I wholeheartedly would take the entire family when they come down to visit!
Just the best restaurant experience in P ...
Just the best restaurant experience in Pensacola. From the Hostess to the waitress to the cooks, everything was perfect and went just as I had wanted for our 18th anniversary. Flowers were on the table by the window with a beautiful view of the bay and sunset. It was perfect!
We timed our dinner to coincide with the ...
We timed our dinner to coincide with the sunset.
The view from our table was a gorgeous backdrop to the good feeling of getting together with friends.
Scott was our waiter. He was very attentive without being obtrusive and was able to accommodate some special requests. We ordered the Angel Chips ahead of the meal, which are always a hit.
Our meals were delicious, especially the gumbo!
Too many angel chips before the meal made it impossible to try some of the tempting dessert choices, but we'll be back!
This was our third or fourth visit on ou ...
This was our third or fourth visit on our wedding anniversary. We are sort of making it a tradition for now. This visit wasn't spectacular but it was very nice. The reservation requested a quiet table or private booth but we were sat in the middle of every thing at first. (actually same table as last year but they were not as busy then) Upon our request they moved us to a booth that was better. Our server seemed new but she was attentive. The food was excellent. We both had the yellow fin tuna grilled with a soy ginger sauce. We had the claimari as an appetizer and it too was delicious. We met the Manager for the evening and she was extremely nice and the restaurant provided us with a free desert for our Anniversary. All in all a 4 star visit and we highly recommend. We don't just visit for our Anniversary we have eaten here on many different occasions and the food and service is always excellent.
I enjoyed the dinner but have had better ...
I enjoyed the dinner but have had better food. The steak was cooked good but they could have given some bread or even a salad with the meal. I usually like bread prior or with meal. The vegetable choice was okay but could have been a little more of each. For the money you spend you need something more added. We got the Ribeye steak dinner.
The dessert for my birthday was free and very delish. I enjoyed that part probably best.
The food is always excellent and service ...
The food is always excellent and service is very good but the hostess was clueless. I made a reservation using Open table and asked for a table inside. When we got there the hostess gave us a table inside but in an adjacent dark room that the restaurant should use for people without reservation or big groups. She claimed that you have to indicate in the reservation that you want the main room. Disappointed.
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