Hemingway's Island Grill - Pensacola Beach

4.2
455 reviews
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$30 and under
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Cuban
Hemingway’s Island Grill offers casual dockside dining overlooking the beautiful Santa Rosa Sound. Our award winning restaurant features a diverse menu of fresh seafood, sultry steaks, succulent poultry, and much more.

Specials

Free glass of house wine with the purchase of a Fresh Catch Fish Entree!

Enjoy a complimentary glass of house wine (Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Grigio, or Chardonnay) when you order one of our Fresh Catch Fish Entrees! Fish selections* include Snapper, Grouper, Mahi-Mahi, Trigger, Salmon, and Tuna and are served with our House Made Island Yellow Rice and Garlic Steamed Broccoli.
*Fish selections may change based upon availability.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: February 3, 2019

Ends: February 4, 2118

Availability: Mon 11:00AM-10:00PM

All day beer happy hour! $2 off regular price drafts

We carry 13 beers on tap ranging from known national names to many smaller breweries here in the Gulf Coast! Please enjoy $2 off any of our 16oz draft beers.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: January 21, 2019

Ends: January 22, 2118

Availability: Mon 11:00AM-9:00PM

Have some complimentary muffins with your brunch items!

Enjoy our variety of muffins on the house when you purchase any brunch item. Try anything from the Huevos Rancheros to our Steak & Eggs!

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: January 13, 2019

Ends: January 14, 2118

Availability: Sun 10:00AM-1:30PM

$4 Hand Crafted Mojitos

Come enjoy one of our hand crafted Mojitos for only $4 on Wednesdays from 4pm-8pm! Made with limes, mint, pure cane syrup, soda water and plenty of rum!

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: January 13, 2019

Ends: January 14, 2118

Availability: Wed 4:00PM-8:00PM

Mimosas for Sunday Funday!

All you can drink mimosas for $8 here at Hemingway's Island Grill!

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: January 13, 2019

Ends: January 14, 2118

Availability: Sun 10:00AM-1:30PM

30% off bottles of wine

Please enjoy 30% off bottles of wine, all day Thursdays, here at Hemingway's Island Grill.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: September 20, 2018

Ends: September 21, 2117

Availability: Thu 11:00AM-9:00PM

What 455 People Are Saying
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MC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Food was decent and service was attentive. Felt rushed when dinner was brought to the table when we were in the middle of eating our appetizers.

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Tallahassee
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

JUST NOT A GOOD EXPERIENCE! So disappointed in what, just a few years ago, was one of the better restaurants on Pensacola Beach. We booked this restaurant for brunch on EasterSunday. We had no problem waiting 20 minutes beyond the reservation time for our table for 5 because it was , after all, Easter... Once we were finally seated, our server took our orders and the wait began.. we actually never really saw the server again. After about 30 min., 4 of the meals arrived, leaving our guest without his meal. Of course we waited to eat and finally (after another 15 min) went in search of a Manager. Finally found someone to help and had the missing meal delivered...sad to say, the food was not just cold, but just not very good. Seafood omelet with no actual seafood, breakfast burrito ice cold, tiny inedible Belgian Waffle, etc... To their credit, the Manager recognized what a bad experience we had and one of the servers (not the one that was assigned our table) was very helpful and brought us water, etc. The restaurant is still lovely with beautiful views of Quiet Water Beach, but sadly, the food and service were thoroughly disappointing and we won’t be eating there again.

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New Orleans
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had to wait 25 minutes to be seated even though we had an 11am reservation. Understandable since it was Easter holiday. Requested an outside table, but was seated inside with a view beside buffet line, no complaints really besides that. Food was great along with mimosas. Great service.

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CS
New England
11 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Not a great selection of local fish. Would recommend elsewhere if your looking for seafood.

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Birmingham
7 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was another outstanding meal at Hemingway’s! We were dining with friends we had not seen in a while and wanted to go somewhere special. Hemingway’s never disappoints. I love the Snapper ole, which is perfect every time. My husband loves the Longboat Mahi, and our friends had Snapper Ole and Salmon St. Croix. All were impressed! We finished with delicious bread pudding. Our server was the best, but I don’t remember her name. We highly recommend this place. It’s very special to us!
Angela and Mike from Alabama

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DM
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent restaurant. The food, the service and the views were all excellent. My husband and I both had their conch chowder and fresh fish with their Oscar sauce (lump crab meat, asparagus, and hollandaise) and loved it. Drinks were great as well. And the prices very reasonable. Highly recommend !

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Atlanta
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Took my family while they were here for the weekend. Great food, great view, even the families on the beach behind the restaurant were pleasant

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SB
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

FOOD AND ATMOSPHERE WAS AMAZING FOR MY WEDDING REHEARSAL DINNER. GREAT PRICES FOR SUCH AN ELEGANT AND RELAXING PLACE!! IM SUPER EXCITED FOR MY JUNE WEDDING 2019 THERE!!

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ES
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 1

Out of the six people in our party, only two were satisfied with their meal. Three of us ordered filet mignon, oscar style, only one actually got a filet. The other two got sirloin instead. There was a live band playing at the time which made conversation very difficult. Overall we were not happy with our meal. I would not recommend Hemingway's nor would I go back the next time we are in Pensacola.

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SM
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent, as well as the service with a great view.

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B
E. Tennessee
7 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing! Fresh fish daily. Megan was very knowledgeable, friendly, helpful.

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Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

For my wife’s birthday party we picked him in Waze because we had never been there before and we are locals the service was outstanding and the food was outstanding as well we will bring our party back again!

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CS
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We loved the view of the beach as we were seated right next to a window. It was rather quiet since we were dining very early, but since the servers were not busy yet they were carrying on amongst themselves somewhat (not our server). The food was very good..especially the fillet mignon.

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GG
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The menu choices were varied and interesting. The quality of ingredients were excellent. Service was timed perfectly. I will say the wine choices were rather limited though, maybe a few more European and South American choices would’ve been nice. We really enjoyed the beach front table and the wedding ceremony that we got to witness made it extra special.

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m
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Bar was great but rest of dinner experience was very average. Arrived early and sat at bar and had a great time. Asked to have seat by window but couldn’t/wouldn’t accommodate even though there were empty spots that remained the entire time we were there

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FG
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love it and go there every time we are in Pensacola Beach. The Key Lime Pie is unbelievable, so yummy. I wish we could get it up here in Atlanta.

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MC
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place with great food - always a good choice for dinner.

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NB
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

First time back to Hemingway’s in a while-previous experience was very good-talked it up to friends who were with us but...Food was just average-ordered a Cuban (thinking Hemingway ) and got disappointing sandwich that looked like it came from c-store-need to learn how to make a “real” Cuban ! The only bright spot was our server-she did a great job! Probably won’t return anytime soon if at all-too many other options!

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D
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

Food was not worth $$$ as advertised and did not compare in taste to others in the area with same pricing.
Table was very small not flat had to keep hand on the glass not to tip

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M
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome!!! Food was delicious!! Service was great!

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BS
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good, always fresh, seafood in a very comfortable environment. A really loud band when we were there, but seating on the veranda is pretty quiet and with nice views of the lagoon.

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JI
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

Had 2 issues with our order. My husband had a hair in his salmon which he found when he took his first bite. He told the waitress and she had his meal remade but implied quite strongly that he put it there himself. The second way steak was ordered medium and it came out rare. We paid way to much to get poor service and just ok food.

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MW
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing as always! Anytime we make a trip to Pcola Beach, Hemingway's is a MUST!

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DA
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

We had a group of 6 and maybe it would have been better with fewer people. The food came out warm not hot. The server was given a 100 bill by our friends and was shorted 19.00 in change - his attention was brought to it and corrected himself. He also "accidentally put my credit card in his pocket" and brought it back to me.

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RM
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Service was great.

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JR
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and a good view outside! Definitely great value and perfect for a date night!

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Nashville
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The staff was super accommodating with our very large party on a very busy Saturday night. We really appreciated their flexibility. All food was good and came out together for 26 people.

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Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

Forgot that it was sori g break at Pensacola beach when we made these reservations. No valet service and parking was a challenge. The food was good and Alex our server did a great job.

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AM
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hemingway's was beautiful, delicious, and a wonderful place to go for lunch, drinks, or dinner.

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DH
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Overall, the experience was fine. At the top of my list is the service. Our server was attentive, patient when necessary and efficient in all areas. My main entree was fine. I enjoyed the flavors of the blackened red snapper. Lowest in my list is the spinach crab dip. It tasted quite bland and fishy.

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JN
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

My favorite restruant on the Island.
Fish is super fresh and sauces are execellent. Service was also excellent.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Not a good dining experience as the food was just not up to par! Friendly and gracious wait staff

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B
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Food was just OK. I had the rib eye steak, the second most expensive item on the menu. The potatoes were very good, as were the onion strips. However, the steak was VERY fatty, and while I ordered it medium rare, it was just raw in general.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Last minute get together with family and friends. No wait, great food and attentive service.

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DL
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Good food! Great service! I would recommend this Pensacola restaurant.

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R
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was delicious, but overpriced. Charged extra for everything. Even the birthday brownie that we were told was free ended up being 6.99. I pointed it out to the waitress, who was the one that told us we could pick one of 3 desserts for free for the birthday boy. She said she was sorry, that she was new, but did not offer to try and correct the issue. We also had to ask for drink refills twice. Not what I expected.

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g
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the food... great value

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l
New England
5 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our favorite restaurant in our weeks vacation in Pensacola. It’s beautiful, stylish and clean with delicious food, friendly staff and live music enhanced by beautiful views.

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JA
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good atmosphere and ocean view. Food and service was very good. Waitress was very good and mindful of our needs. Would definitely come back.

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S
New Orleans
11 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

What a missed opportunity. This restaurant has a great location and beautiful view, but the food is lacking and uninspired. What should be a high quality restaurant comes off as an upscale tourist trap.

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