The Grand Marlin
Great Place!We met some old friends here on Monday night for dinner. We arrived a little early and waited at the bar ordering a half dozen oysters and the Craw-fish Beignets - which are awesome! Once our two friends arrived we were seated on time and re-ordered the Beignets and 2 dozen more oysters. The oysters were perfect and served on very cold trays filled with ice and are shucked to order. We had entrees and desert - the dinner progressed nicely and each dish was excellent! Always nice to start off a dinner so nicely. Our waitress was awesome! Made the night very fun!
We live on the coast here in Destin and this was my first visit to the Grand Marlin. The food and service is excellent!5/13/2013 12:00:00 AMSimply the best....There is no equal in the greater Pensacola area when it comes to service and food quality.
Alway's a blessing to get to go....5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMMy sister and i took out motherMy sister and i took out mother there for Mother's Day brunch. Our wait staff was Jen, she is an excellent wait staff person. I have had Jen wait on our table before and she is very attentive and personable.
My only comment is that our food was not has hot as it should have been but i did not send it back because i realized that the restaurant was very crowded for Mother's day and it did was not an issue that i felt i should address on such a busy Sunday morning.
All in all, we had a delightful experience and each time i go to The Grand Marlin i find the wait staff to be excellent and the food is always of high quality.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMSurprisedHad a reservation 4 Mothers Day . When we arrived people were standing z& sitting everywhere. Some said the wait was a least one hour or more. When we walked to the hostess stand , she immediately seated us ! Totally surprised even with reservation . Prime Rib & Omelet were very good . Strawberry Shortcake was fair . Should have stayed w/ Praline Basket.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMMother's Day EveningThe atmosphere, service and food is always outstanding. One of my favorite seafood restaurants - and that says a lot for someone from southern Louisiana! Only disappointment was they ran out of brownies for dessert due to Mother's Day attendance!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat place to relaxWhenever I have friends in from out of town I take them to the Grand Marlin Sunday brunch. Great food, great service and $2.00 bloody mary's. How can you beat that??5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Pensacola Beach ExperienceI've only had one prior experience with the restaurant and because of that, I chose it as the spot to bring Dad, my girl friend and her daughter. I made the reservation online and had a quick confirmation which was very nice. We were seated very quickly and had a wonderful view of the water. The food was superb! Blackened Grouper to perfection and my Dad had the filet which he quoted as "The best I've ever had"...btw...he's 82 and had his share and then some! A Grand Manier to top it off, served over heated water...be fitting conclusion to what was a truly wonderful experience. We will be back...5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is a favoriteWe always enjoy our meals, be it brunch, lunch or dinner here at Grand Marlin. Tonight was no exception. My husband & I enjoyed the halibut special & it was just as it should be. My husband ordered a frozen strawberry margarita but had to send that back because it contained so much chunky ice - it should be smooth. You could see the icey level settled to the top & the liquid portion on the bottom. They did try to charge us for it in the end but was no problem to get that taken off the bill. I love to eat at Grand Marlin but I find that the mixed drinks are a little below standards. The wine list is great. Still my favorite restaurant!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat FoodWe went there for the first time and we loved this place. The food was great and we loved the decor5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMMidwesterners Love Fresh SeafoodThe Grand Marlin is a must when in Pensacola. It's large, but the staff and kitchen were very efficient and attentive on a busy Friday night at prime dining time. The oysters on the half shell and crab cake we shared as appetizers were ultra fresh and superb, as were the red snapper and tile fish entrees. Our waiter fully knew the menu and was very, very helpful. The wine list is well selected and well priced. Thanks for a great dinner, and a great time. If we ever return to Pensacola, we'll be sure to visit again.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMtime to cleanOver all the food was great , the service was great and the prices are predictable but for gods sake dust that place!5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful service and atmosphere.Wonderful service and atmosphere. The food was outstanding. Even the kids enjoyed their kiddie sized fish. It was fried flounder and it was prepared extremely well. You could tell how fresh it was and the kids ate it all. The whole family enjoyed all of the food ordered, and great wine list for mom and dad.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious fresh seafood. WeDelicious fresh seafood. We had the tilefish and salmon; both were excellent. Jeremy, our server, was friendly and helpful with suggestions, and the rest of the wait staff was supportive when passing by (refills, removing empty plates, etc.).4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMWe have friends visiting usWe have friends visiting us from Columbus and we were happy to take them to Grand Marlin. Jen was our server and every recommendation that she gave us was spot on, she took excellent care to serve us and make sure that we have a wonderful dining experience. Our friends were very impressed with the quality and service. It has been our experience that the quality and service are consistent at the Grand Marlin.
Thank you for taking great pride your facility and offering an excellent food experience to our local residents as well as our traveling guests.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMI wish I could remember myI wish I could remember my waiters name because he did an excellent job, but we had a large party for my birthday and I have no complaints,our dinner was delicious and I thought the complimentary dessert for my birthday was very special. As a restaurant employee myself, I normslly am very critical of diming out experiences. Thank you grand marlin! I will definitely be back.4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMOur table was ready quickly,Our table was ready quickly, the server made us feel comfortable and didn't rush us. The brunch was outstanding!! Shared the French Toast, it was the best I've ever had! Everything was really perfect! Will definately recommend!4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food, just make reservationsGreat food, just make reservations to avoid the hour weight4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMLoved it!Food was delicious and our server, Bobby, was very knowledgeable and so nice! They made a special meal for our vegetarian and she loved it! And the cocktails were wonderful! We'll definitely be back!4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMFor a first visit, the GrandFor a first visit, the Grand Marlin was excellent...the food, the service, the people, the view/location, it was a great dining experience. Don't leave without getting dessert, the Banana Bread Pudding was...let's just say that you don't want anyone disturbing you while you're enjoying every spoonful.4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMWe brought friends from Cleveland,We brought friends from Cleveland, Ohio. Although the weather was quite nasty that day, we had a wonderful time. I was pleased the reservation was completely honored as requested. Everything was excellent - Jenna, our waitress, was fabulous and the food was great!
Please keep up the good work!
Alice Hart4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMGourmet meal and Sunset!Went to have a romantic dinner, watching the sunset. The restaurant did a great job getting us a table to watch! Everything was wonderful!4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMOur dining experience wasOur dining experience was excellent. The service was friendly, responsive and professional. The food was absolutely superb and creatively presented. I will definitely dine there again. You made it so easy with open table reservations and I love the whole experience! Thank you so much for making the dining experience even better than expected!4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food, every elementGreat food, every element on the plate had a special taste, VERY good service, we should have discovered this restaurant earlier...4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Food, Great Atmosphere!Excellent restaurant, great food, friendly, fun waitress. Wonderful way to cap off our first vacation to Pensacola Beach.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was very good. WithThe food was very good. With our reservation, we were seated right away. Very nice,.and we are planning on coming back4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMThe menu is varied with deliciousThe menu is varied with delicious choices that taste just as good as they read when they reach the table. The setting is perfect, with a water view from both the main dining room and from the terrace. I enjoy the music on the terrace on the weekends, and in the summer, the early bird hamburgers are a find!
I recently chose this restaurant to take out-of-town guests who wanted good, fresh seafood, and we were delighted with what we ordered. It was a very busy night, and although we recognized the size of the crowd dining there and did not complain, the management sent us free dessert for our understanding. What a nice touch!4/1/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Easter brunch! My wifeGreat Easter brunch! My wife had the egg skillet & I had they're bananas foster French toast - both were awesome! We had the lobster bisque as well and although it was good it wasn't great. Drink selection & prices were quite good. Would definitely go here again!3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMEaster Brunch was our firstEaster Brunch was our first dining experience at your restaurant. We made a reservation and were seated right on time. Our food, prime rib for the three men and spinach, leek and mushroom quiche for my wife, was delicious. Our server Tiffany was excellent. She was friendly, informative and pleasant without being too intrusive. We will return to try more of your great menu.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat place & Food unbeatable comboOur table was ready on time . Server was very friendly & knowledgable. Food was great , Oysters Rockefeller are awesome ! Good wine . Will b back. .3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMMy husband and I went thereMy husband and I went there for Easter Morning Brunch. The food was awesome and the waiter also! I would definitely go again for Sunday Bruch.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food, great service.Great food, great service. Plenty of attention including the Manager. Have not had such good food in a long time.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMLocation, Food and seviceLocation, Food and sevice are excellent. While I expect the outdoor dining to be noisy, the inside is just too much so.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMWe dinned here twice whileWe dinned here twice while staying in Pensacola Beach. Food was very good both times and the staff were very helfpul and accomodating. BBQ shrimp as an appetizer were a knockout and could even be a dinner.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was incredible, startingThe food was incredible, starting with the oysters and finishing with the creme brulee. Our fish was grilled to perfection and accompanied with a beautiful Pinot Noir from the fabulous wines available. Without a doubt though, our evening was a delight because all of the delicious food and wine was brought to us by one of the most personable and likable servers we have ever encountered. You'll see what I mean if you are fortunate enough to have Bobby take care of you when you dine at Grand Marlin. A truly wonderful experience.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMAlthough we had to wait aAlthough we had to wait a few minutes for our table, the view and the service from Ramon made it worthwhile3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMwe requested a table by thewe requested a table by the window but since they didn't have any open in the main dining room, they sat us in the back rooms which were originally meant for banquets or large parties. We had a booth by a window looking out over the sound & it was quiet & much nicer than the main dining area (which had live music that night & would have been a little loud for us). Our waiter was knowledgeable & helpful & did an excellent job at making sure we had a great dining experience.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMParmesan crusted flounderParmesan crusted flounder and Pork shank are highly recommended.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had friends visiting fromWe had friends visiting from out of town, and wanted to take them someplace special for seafood. They were awed at the scenery, menu and delicious food!3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMWe decided to try the GrandWe decided to try the Grand Marlin for my birthday. We heard the chef liked to locally source most of his ingredients, and use the freshest seafood possible. The food was very well prepared and presented, you could definitely taste the freshness. Every course was fantastic
, and the service was superb. We will definitely be back soon.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMCrab Cakes were deliciousCrab Cakes were delicious and I enjoyed the gift shop too!3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMService was excellant,fromService was excellant,from our greeting, bar service and thru our meal,which was exactly prepared and tasted just the way I wanted it to taste.
A great evening all around.
We where in the area for 10 days and ate there twice and both times we were totaly pleased.3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMThe special was "Surf & Turf"The special was "Surf & Turf" - listed as Filet Mignon & Crab Cake. They couldn't get the crab so had shrimp for the surf offering. The Filet was a little stringy but everything tasted very good.3/19/2013 12:00:00 AMGood service and very GoodGood service and very Good food.
Baked BBQ Oysters = Awesome3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMThe St Patrick's day specialThe St Patrick's day special salmon dish was delicious. and the carrot cake lived up to its reputation3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent experience, highlyExcellent experience, highly recommend this establishment, a bit pricey but very much worth the coin.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMThe best dining on Pensacola beachThe seafood must swim up to the kitchen to be so fresh. Large groups should appetize with Blue Angel chips. Go. Now. Don't think about it.3/9/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstandingOutstanding on all counts. Simply prepared fish was perfectly cooked. Very good wine list with many good wines at moderate prices. Extremely expert and attentive service. Really an enjoyable place.1/2/2013 12:00:00 AM