We always get great serviceWe always get great service and the food is very good.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding experienceWe love this place. It is on the expensive side, but the location is so worth it. The restaurant over looks the Destin Harbor and the day we visited was the blessing of the fleet. The location aside, the food is outstanding. Our favorite dish is the andouille panko crusted redfish with cayanne butter sauce. For appetizers our favorite is eggplant medallions topped with lump crab meat. The service has always been wonderful. The owner greets each table and ensures the dinning experience was up to the dinners expectation.5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMAs great as everWe make it a point to eat at the Marina Cafe at least twice whenever we are in Destin. It never disappoints. The fish is always fresh and perfectly cooked and the service outstanding. This trip we had a party of 8, made reservations and were seated in the semi private dining room right at the windows. As good as the service has been, I will have to say our server this time was the best I've ever had anywhere. He knew the ins and outs of all dishes and never let our coffee get cold. Several in our party raved over the spicy redfish. Others enjoyed the swordfish and the wonderful grouper with crab. All in all the evening was a success. Entrees are about 35. And 2 for 1 before 6 PM. Some entrees come with veggies, salads are bout 12.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a great time!!Delightful evening.Staff was very accommodating and the food was delicious ! View was awesome .4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Anniversary DinnerMy wife and I celebrated our 31st wedding anniversary with dinner at the Marina Café and it did not disappoint. The owner took special time to make sure we had a great table outside with a perfect view, plus the food and service were great. Would certainly return the next time I visit the area.4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMThe waiter started off weakThe waiter started off weak and ended very strong. The fish of the day was swordfish and it was very good. The host was fantastic. The coconut pie was the best. The 5-6 dinner special buy one dinner get one free was a great deal.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMService was amazing, foodService was amazing, food was really good, staff were good and trained, the view was excellent. I would recomend this restaurant to anyone4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a wonderful Time!Beautiful Restaurant, food was particularly excellent! Great selection, attentive waitstaff, just an all around wonderful dining experience we indulge in at least once every time we come to Destin,FL4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious food, fair serviceDelicious food. Hostess and waiter were disappointing. Neither were friendly. We had to ask our waiter twice for the sushi menu and never got it. The view is amazing and the setting is romantic. For the amount of money you spend there, the staff should be very attentive and friendly. We asked the hostess to recommend a place nearby for an after dinner drink and she struggled to think of anywhere except AJ's and Baytown Wharf, which we had already been to. It was freezing outside so AJ's was really not appropriate and Baytown was 20 Mins away.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMThe atmosphere was terrific!The atmosphere was terrific! I went there with my family, a group of 5. We had a great view of the water while we ate, and able to see boats go along in the harbor. However, I really don't think there is a bad seat in the house. I noticed some outdoor dining tables which also looked nice. Our waiter was excellent and gave excellent recommendations. The red fish entree was amazing. It's a little spicy, but if you like the spice this dish is great. The stress relief martini is also fabulous!4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious meal!!!! FabulousDelicious meal!!!! Fabulous wine list. We enjoyed drinks outside before dinner inside. 4 appetizers and entrees were perfect! Will be going back.4/1/2013 12:00:00 AMBest in Destin OverallExcellent service and a great value. We didn't know this before getting to our 6pm reservation but they offer buy one get one off their specialty menu before 6pm. This was surprising since it seemed high end and it made us a bit nervous but it was excellent. We had a wonderful dining experience and spent the same amount if money as we spent at "the back porch pub" which offered subpar food and watered down cocktails. Definitely go to Marina versus the tourist traps down the road. Our best meal in Destin besides Cuvée Bistro which was excellent but overpriced all in Marina Cafe was the best considering all factors!3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMEveryone were terrific hereEveryone were terrific here and the food was very good!3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMGood Harbor Location, GreatGood Harbor Location, Great Menu, Food quality fits Price Level, service was a slow, we waited way too long for everything.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMLovely locationWe dined at the Marina Cafe in Destin, Florida on Thursday March 28th. We read on-line that they offer an "early" special between 5:00-6:00 every night and we were able to get 2 of our 4 dinners for free. It's a fantastic deal if you are willing to go a little early.
Marina Cafe is beautiful inside and out. The view of Destin's harbor is lovely.
The food was outstanding. Everything was very nicely prepared and served.
The maitre d was extremely pleasant, polite and professional. He took great care in selecting a table for our family. Our waiter was Matt. He was very nice to talk with although he could use a little more training from some of the seasoned waiters that work at Marina Cafe.
Overall we enjoyed a very nice meal!3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food for kids and adults.Great food for kids and adults. However, Sushi prices shoud be the same regardless if you're sitting at a table or the Sushi Bar.3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMthis is a very good rest.this is a very good rest. located on the water in Destin, Fl. I would recommend to anybody in the area to go for a meal and good time- special valuse before 6pm -- buy one get one free.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMvery well trained staff greatvery well trained staff great with helping you make a selection. wine list extensive, entrees plenty to choose from, great specials before 5:30.ambiance wonderful, view breath taking. a must to stop at if in the area!3/5/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat view from every table!We had an amazing view of the sunset over the Harbor while being served a wonderful meal. In fact, with the wall of windows, every table has a view. Our server Chris was excellent.2/19/2013 12:00:00 AMTook advantage of the barTook advantage of the bar happy hours, then had a very enjoyable meal. By eating later we avoided the busy time leading to fast and very efficient service. We expected a great meal and were not disappointed. Well done!2/19/2013 12:00:00 AMThis restaurant has a beautifulThis restaurant has a beautiful ocean view, excellent food, and and a staff that pays attention to detail. Marina Cafe made the last night of my vacation a special experience!2/17/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was outstanding and serviceFood was outstanding and service was wonderful. I definitely recommend.2/17/2013 12:00:00 AMMarina Cafe is my go-to forMarina Cafe is my go-to for special dates and it never fails. Food is outstanding and the staff is excellent. This visit was the Friday after Valentines Day and the place was hopping so we had to wait for our table a little, but we got a table with an excellent view, and then they were trying to get us out of there fairly quickly. We took our time and enjoyed the view of the harbor.2/15/2013 12:00:00 AMA true gem we have enjoyedA true gem we have enjoyed for years. Great food, great service and the matre de (Wally) always a warm welcome and personal service.2/14/2013 12:00:00 AMWe visit Marina often andWe visit Marina often and our most recent visit was on Valentine's Day. We knew we would be in for an over-crowded restaurant, but we went anyway. The service at the bar was very friendly. When we moved to our table we were greated by David, our waiter, and our service was excellent. Considering how slammed David was on this evening, sub-par service was expected but thankfully David did not miss a beat. We had a lovely dinner. Thank you.2/14/2013 12:00:00 AMWe both had the grouper mealWe both had the grouper meal topped with crab meat for my husband's birthday. We have been going to Marina Cafe since 1990. Love the atmosphere, food, and beverages! Thanks again for a wonderful experience!1/20/2013 12:00:00 AM