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About Marina Cafe
At Marina Café, it is all about sensational food, attentive service and breathtaking Destin Harbor views. Our award-winning restaurants popularity is evident on any night when Destin’s loyal patrons fill the bar to the brim for happy hour and enjoy the scenery from the thirty-foot window wall.
The candlelit dining room envelops you in warm colors, high ceilings and large picture windows overlooking the Destin Harbor. Relax and enjoy our extensive wine collection with over 100 wines that perfectly complement the wonderfully progressive cuisine. With fresh daily seafood selections, prime steaks, pastas, sushi and wood-fired pizzas there is something for everyone at Marina Café.
Destin, FL 32541
Seafood, Steakhouse, Sushi
Hours of Operation:
Dinner Nightly: 5:00pm - 10:00pm (Closed on Sunday during winter)
Don’t miss Happy Hour nightly in the bar area or out on the waterfront cocktail deck from 5-7pm featuring half-price drinks, sushi and a select appetizer menu. You can also come in for our nightly Early Dining Special from 5-6pm, where you can Buy 1 Entrée and Get 1 Entrée, of equal or lesser value, Free.
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Parking lot and boat dock parking
Chef Al Massa formerly of Emeril's NOLA & Delmonico
Private Party Facilities:
Marina Cafe, an award-winning restaurant located on the Destin Harbor, is renowned for its sensational food and attentive service. Experience contemporary dining and breathtaking sunsets over the harbor through a thirty-foot window wall in the bar and water front dining room. Waterfront cocktail deck with sensational sunset views.
Private Party Contact:
Judy Altilio: (850) 837-7960
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Early Dining: 5-6pm (excluding holidays)
Available in Dining Room
Buy 1 Entree Get 1 Entree Free (all menu items not included)
Happy Hour in Bar or out on the cocktail deck daily 5-7pm 1/2 Price Drinks, Sushi and a select appetizer menu
Wednesday Ladies Night- $2 Drinks
Thursday Martini Madness- $6
Marina Cafe Ratings and Reviews
Marina Cafe is my "go-to" restaurant for both special occasions and just great dining. I usually dress "business casual", but have seen everything from suits to shorts, there. It doesn't open until 5:00pm, but from 5-6 pm there is a great "buy one entree, get one free, with some restrictions". The food is always superb.
"My girlfriend and I went there for a pre-Valentine's Day dinner to beat the rush. The dinner and entire experience from the time we walked in was exceptional. We had the signature dish, Andouille-crusted redfish (impossible to find elsewhere in the area) and the yellowfin tuna. Both were off the charts!!! Our waiter Bryce was attentive, responsive and courteous without being intrusive -- the perfect balance for a world class server. He is consistently professional. Dave Owen, Manager, was very engaging and congenial to us as well. He is obviously passionate about his business and ensuring a great experience for all his customers. As for the previous review about being judged by what he was wearing -- I strongly disagree. However, as a local for 24 years -- I find that dressing up (rather than wearing beach or workout casual clothes like most tourists) is showing respect for this upscale restaurant and they treat you accordingly. My inside tip - enough said.... "
Arrived at 6:30P very busy. Seated right away. Had to wait ten + minutes or so to get in a drink order. Everyone seemed to enjoy their choices although my selection of tuna was just barely warm. Not the best of experiences. I've been to the Marina Grill in the past with better results than were had with this evening. I will likely come back as hopefully this experience will be a one off.
Marina Cafe is a solid choice for fine dining on the Destin Harbor. We’ve visited several times and have never been disappointed with the views, food, or service. Dine between 5-6 and get 2 for 1 entrees. Whether you’re in the mood for a steak, fresh caught seafood, or a wood fired pizza, you’ll love Marina Cafe.
The service was very slow and the waitress a bit irritating. When my dinner arrived, I explained that it wasn't what I ordered...the waitress said that it was what the chef cooked for me and didn't offer to make amends. Additionally, the food was warm at best, not hot.
Great find in Destin. We had swordfish and mahi mahi, both of which were excellent. We got there at 5:30 and were surprised to find a 2-for-1 "early bird" special -- a great deal. Our waitress was wonderful, filling us in on all the specials and providing us with excellent service. Next time we go to Destin, we'll definitely be back!
Bryce, our waiter, was great! Grouper was a large serving and mouth-watering. Food served hot and timely, just a wonderful dining experience. We had Caesar salad and blue cheese lettuce wedge, both excellent. We took advantage of early dining 2-for-1 special, so value was good.
We were in Destin FL for the week and made Marina’s for a nice quiet dinner. The special at 5pm - 6pm was a buy one entre get the second at no cost. The food was excellent, the service exemplary. We went to another restaurant the next evening and wished we had gone back toMariba’s. It was that good.
Our server was good at the beginning but after entrees were served, he never returned until we flagged him down to ask for the dessert menu. He became occupied with a 6 top right next to us, but never turned around to ask if we wanted anything else.
Food was very good. We never felt rushed as in some upscale restaurants.
We dined early on a Friday evening to beat the crowd. My husband enjoyed the pork chop entree and I had the filet mignon . Both were equally delicious. We have eaten here before and both times enjoyed the experience. We had excellent service and wish we had room for their wonderful coconut pie.
Overall it was good. Pricey, but in a tourist driven area I expect that. Service was disappointing. The waiter explained they were all tired from Thanksgiving??? So I guess we got lousy service. I waited forever after ordering a glass of wine. We were impressed by the quality of the seafood and creativity of the menu. Very disappointed with dessert. My husband ordered a piece of pie after seeing what it looked like from another diner, well his arrived smooshed and crushed and the waiter states; well its not supposed to look like that oh well...I can get you another if you really care. I would recommend but not sure we would go back again, there are a lot of restaurants to choose from in the area so we will likely try another.
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