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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
The meal at the Grand Marlin was far and away the best meal we had on Pensacola Beach. The food and location are heads above the rest. The one criticism we had was that as soon as we were seated there was a fire alarm due to an issue in the kitchen and the entire restaurant was evacuated. They had to be cleared by the fire department before guests could re-enter the restaurant, which we did about an hour after the event. I thought that they should of had a clear message for the guests that had waited once they were cleared. Even after the fire department had left, they really could not tell us one way or the other what they were going to do. We were thrilled that they reopened and so happy we did not throw in the towel to go someplace else. We know it was a difficult situation and only wish they would have been able to tell us something and not leave us guessing once the inspection was no longer the issue.
The restaurant itself was nice but the services was awful. When were seated at our table no one came to greet us until 25 mins after we had been waiting our server walked passed our table atleast 5 times before she even came over. So we felt like we wasn't wanted. After she took our order and brought us our drinks & food she still didn't even come to see if everything was ok. I asked for some ketchup and water and never received it. We were visiting the area for our anniversary and the first night was awful with the bad services. We are easy to pleased and this was the worst service we had while visiting the area it's good know that this was just one restaurant that didn't care about there customer service.
Third time and another great experience. Arrived a little early and only had a short wait for a nice spot with open table reservation. Calamari appetizer was excellent. Grouper Pecanti and grilled Cobia with the green salsa (more of a pesto sauce) and the cajun mustard butter sauce were both excellent. Flavor of the grilled cobia was revealed more by the later (butter sauce). For desert we shared, among our party of four, the Praline Basket, which is a bowl made of praline-like confection, filled with vanilla bean ice cream and fresh berries. Those that said they did not want desert had to have a few bites after they saw it.
Everything was great.
Lobster fingers, Sweet Corn Hush Puppies, Grouper and Salmon, Praline dessert. All very delicious.
I'm not big on seafood (more of a steak and potatoes guy), but this was a fantastic meal! Also, the only place we are in Pensacola that had many non-tourists showing up to gather and eat.
Wonderful food and great place to eat. We have been a number of times and I have never had a bad meal. Not only seafood but wonderful chicken, steak, and more. Really perfect for anyone. Great option for a nice night out. The praline bowl is the most amazing dessert on this planet. I would eat here just for hat dessert.
I eat at the Grand Marlin often and the food and service is always excellent. Hopefully the waiter we had this visit will not be there next time. The waiter was not cordial and was in such a hurry he made us feel uncomfortable. Looking back, I wish I would have notified the manager because he was not providing service up to the standards we are normally accustom to the Marlin.
6 of out for dinner celebrating a special occasion. Sits right on Pensacola Bay with beautiful views. Large covered bar with outside eating and live music. We sat inside and that also was very nice.
Very reasonable menu prices and large plates. Service was excellent.
I would highly recommend.
The waiter was more than accommodating! He was so friendly and quick with the service!
The hostess who seated us seemed to be having a bad night. She didn't smile or seem welcoming. On our way out the hostesses didn't seem too friendly either. They were busy talking to one another. I'm sure they are great but just had a bad night.
The Chef insures that everything coming out of the kitchen is beautifully prepared and presented! We visit on a fairly regular basis and have never been disappointed! If you want the Pensacola Beach ambience with a fine dining flare, this is the place to visit. We were celebrating my sister-in-laws 50th and her last day with us after a 6 week visit. The visit to TGM was the perfect topper to a wonderful time spent together as a family!
Our group of 4 had an 8:15 reservation and we were seated early. Gorgeous location on the water, excellent food and service. It was our last night of vacation and we were glad we saved the best dining experience for last. We will definitely visit it again. Loved it.
Despite the wonderful ocean views and the tasty descriptions on the menu, the food was incredibly underwhelming. The Oysters Rockefellar were absolutely phenomenal but the Calamari was underdone and was cold when it arrived at our table. When it came time to order the main course, the waiter recommended the Parmesan Crusted Grouper, explaining that it was by far the best thing on the menu and the restaurants most popular dish. I sure hope that this is not the case or I am afraid that the establishment will not be open much longer. The Grouper was OKAY, I repeat just okay, there wasn't necessarily anything wrong with the entree but it is not what I would expect to receive when ordering the restaurants most popular dish. The potatoes tasted like they were made from powder and the fish was over-crusted and drowning in butter. The view was great and the drinks were good, but sadly, I would not return here to dine again nor would I recommend it as one of my favorite Pensacola restaurants.
Mostly my ratings are higher, but this time the staff was not on the ball.
Fish was served overcooked and waiter did not take kindly to my observation.
Service downhill from there.
Occasion was a birthday, this wad identified on the seating ticket...no recognition!
So B- for this visit.
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