Hemingway's Island Grill - Pensacola Beach

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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

$4 mojitos and $1 fish tacos!

Enjoy our hand crafted mojitos, available in our entire restaurant from 4pm-8pm. Don't forget to try our $1 fish tacos during that time as well!

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: December 16, 2019

Ends: December 17, 2118

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

Daily Happy Hour

Best Happy Hour on the beach! $3 wells, $2 off draft beers, and $1 off glasses of wine here at Hemingway's Island Grill!

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: December 15, 2019

Ends: December 16, 2118

Availability: Mon-Sat 11:00AM-6:00PM

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

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 588 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.3
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4.3
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience3

The food was quite good. Service was terrific. The noise took away from the experience.

L
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We so enjoyed our first visit to Hemingway’s. From our server, Jessalyn(?), who was always smiling to our wonderful view. And our food was delicious! So many excellent choices. And excellent drink choices too.

r
Nashville
29 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My wife and I had the Pilar Platter. Admittedly, I should have asked about the fish component of the dish before ordering, but wrongly assumed it was some sort of ocean fish, i.e. grouper, mahi-mahi, etc. As we were paying the bill, I asked the server what the fish was and she said Tilapia. Make no mistake, the fish was good, but I was disappointed that it was a farm-raised fish that I generally consider 2nd rate. That is why the food is rated as 4, and not 5.

L
Philadelphia
30 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Megan was our waitress and she was very friendly and talked to us for a bit. The food was great! We were celebrating our 27th wedding Anniversary. Megan served us some bread pudding with ice cream for an Anniversary dessert. That was very special. Great atmosphere and super friendly staff.

JJ
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The salmon with rice and Cuban black beans was excellent.

MB
Tallahassee
3 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great location overlooking the Santa Rosa Bay!
The waitstaff was very friendly and welcoming.. service was extremely fast!! Tried their Trigger fish entree which was fabulous! We would recommend it highly to friends & family.

OT
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Made a dinner reservation through open table. The open table app said it was $4 mojitos and $1 fish tacos. Our server said, no they don't have that special today come back on Wednesday. Our server was nice but not attentive. Fortunately, we were there before 6pm and ordered from the special Ten for $10 menu. I had fish tacos with rice and beans. My husband had the chicken marsala. The food was good. The ambiance outside was lacking but since we aren't from Florida we wanted to view the water while we still had a little daylight. The ambiance inside seemed very lovely. Not sure we would go back.

SH
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time sitting outside. Enjoyed. We had Key Lime Shrimp Scampi and Long Boat Key Mahi-Mahi. Both were excellent. Waitress was very pleasant. A very enjoyable evening.

OT
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Noisy, but the food was good.

OT
Mississippi
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at brunch and it was delicious

CM
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Nice Cuban inspired restaurant on the Santa Rosa/Pensacola Boardwalk! I’m great full for my Opentable reservation! We arrive a couple minutes early expecting a wait and because of the reservations we were seated immediately! Food was good. Restaurant was busy so the wait for the food was a little long, thankfully we ordered an appetizer which came out quickly! Loved the plantains and key like pie! Overall, I would return again!

LL
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

A very disappointing experience. Very, very noisy! We had a birthday person and not one notice was made of it. Waitress efficient, but not friendly. No bread with dinner, and no nice little extras found in a good restaurant. SMALL drinks, which took a long time to get there(about 20 min). One meal was cold, the fried oysters were all breading—couldn’t even taste the oysters. Steak meal was very good, but the others just acceptable. This was a special celebration for my husband’s 85th birthday, and I was very disappointed.

A
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall3food5service5ambience5

We made a reservation for our one year wedding anniversary. We still waited almost an hour for a table. We finally just agreed to change our reservation because the wait had been so long. We wound up having to sit outside under a party/wedding of some sort and the inside and outside music clashed pretty bad. Once we were seated the service was excellent, but because our reservation changed so she didn’t know it was our anniversary. Our food was amazing, the view was amazing, and the waitress was amazing! The reservation was kind of a joke though. Also, they did nothing to make up for the wait, no drinks, dessert, happy anniversary, nothing. I would go again but probably not for a special occasion with a schedule.

P
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Was sat and never served. Knew something was up when every other table in our section had no drinks and were trying to flag down wait staff. Gave them 20mins then rolled out.

n
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Nice place but food was just average......not worth the $$$$

OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Grouper was flavorful. Chicken Alfredo was bland, not seasoned enough. Grilled cheese too thick. Overall good experience but mostly because of the waitress and good atmosphere. Food was priced too high for it’s value.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Birthday dinner

S
Houston
19 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

First time at this restaurant and we really enjoyed it! Had a great table with a view of the water and our waitress was excellent. Attentive and the timing of everything was just right! Would definitely come again and out this on our list of go to places !

OT
Tampa
8 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and service!

OT
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

It was our anniversary, and our family joined us for the occasion. Our server was outstanding. The food was pretty good, and any shortcoming was easily made up for by the excellent service. We will be back.

BL
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter, Tom was awesome. Highly recommend this restaurant. Steaks were impeccably prepared!

KA
Tallahassee
4 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The total was $47 ordered 2 items, no alcohol. Just so overpriced for brunch and I usually really enjoy this place. Felt underwhelmed and bleh. Service and band was great.

PH
Louisville
6 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great evening. Seated outside looking over the beach. Service was average and the food was above expectations. Overall had a nice dining experience.

BJ
Louisville
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

I ordered the filet and shrimp special. Shrimp was very good but the steak was well overdone for medium rare. Did take it back to be re cooked and much better. My friends split another special with a sauce that was way too think for the seafood
In general not a lot of stars by any of us.
Know now way it is so easy to get reservation and other restaurants are booked

RC
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great meal with four people in our group. All really enjoyed the food and the service was great. Christian was our server and he could not have been better.

JK
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our group of three agreed this was an absolutely super place. We all loved the dinners we had, especially the shrimp skewers and the service was impeccable. The view of the gulf was outstanding and we had no problem having a nice conversation. This is upscale but very worth it. I also had an impressive lunch there about a week prior.

MR
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely perfect in every aspect. Drinks, appetizers, entrees, and desserts were incredible!!! Table was perfect, overlooking the beach. The Blue Angels flew by just at sunset. Server was prompt and knew the menu and her suggestions were spot on!

Definitely returning!!! Our anniversary dinner date was made by Hemingway’s!!!

DH
Tallahassee
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, Hemmingway's certainly delivered. We sat outside which is always very appealing when the weather is nice. The food and service were excellent, even on a late Saturday night.

I have and will continue to recommend them with confidence.

Great job.

NS
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for an anniversary dinner. The view from the roof top was breath taking!! Food and service were excellent. Highly recommend!!!!!

DH
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, lovely ambiance! I look forward to dining at this restaurant every year when I’m on vacation.

CW
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service with a beautiful ocean view! Definitely recommend.

G
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

The food was overpriced and service was not the best. Couldn’t find our server or get anyone else to assist, we didn’t have drinks for half the meal. I would not go back or recommend going.

DJ
E. Tennessee
5 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Caress, our server was awesome! Good food and good atmosphere.... rate hirer than Grand Marlin and Flounders which we have also visited this week. Would recommend to others... noise was a little high but tolerable

M
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Just super sad no more tortellini!!! I come back every year just for that! 😢😢

TL
Little Rock
4 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall2food1service5ambience5

The atmosphere is wonderful. Service was fantastic. The food needs work. We ordered red snapper and mahi mahi. Both were overcooked. Neither of us finished our fish. Rubbery and over peppered.

RW
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, waterside dining!

CR
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Didn't meet my expectations based on their advertising. Went for dinner on our wedding anniversary. Food was just OK. We were seated at a table too small even for two people and a wine bucket. Service was otherwise acceptable. I ordered the premium Oscar topping on my red snapper. Crab meat was a tasteless mush. Two pieces of asparagus were past their useful life, old, not fresh. Small amount of Hollandaise was inadequate. If we ever go back to Pensacola Beach we will look for another restaurant for a special occasion.

AD
Birmingham
12 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hemingway’s never disappoints! Another fabulous night there. We ate there this time to celebrate my birthday, and the food, service, and atmosphere were absolutely perfect. Hemingway’s is definitely the place to eat in Pensacola!

t
Tallahassee
2 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Thought this would be a great resturant but it was just average. Food over priced. Waiters did not understand menu and how food was made. Tables outside were bad wobbly and the top was not secure. Over all skip this place!

m
Savannah
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

The atmosphere is nice, the food was decent but the service was lacking. Our server was nice but not very attentive. They seemed to be understaffed and we had to wait a long time despite having a a reservation and the restaurant not even being half full.