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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.

404 Harbor Blvd.
Destin, FL 32541
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
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.

Dress Code:
Resort Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(850) 837-7960

Website:
http://www.marinacafe.com/

Parking Details:
Parking lot and boat dock parking

Executive Chef:
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

Additional:
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

5
4
3
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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.6

ambience

4.7

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (49)
Waterfront (49)
Special Occasion (39)
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Good for a Date (38)
Romantic (37)
Good for Anniversaries (34)
Good for Birthdays (27)
Worth the Drive (23)
Creative Cuisine (22)
Fit for Foodies (19)
Notable Wine List (19)
Happy Hour (18)
Quiet Conversation (16)
Local Ingredients (15)
Bar Seating (14)
Good for Groups (12)
Great for Outdoor Dining (11)
Handcrafted Cocktails (10)
Authentic (9)
Cozy (9)
Neighborhood Gem (9)
Vibrant Bar Scene (9)
Healthy (8)
Business Meals (7)
Fun (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Casual (5)
Hot Spot (4)
Seasonal (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
People Watching (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Spicy (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Tapas (1)
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 2 days ago

Very good food and service. For some reason each time I go I have had to wait 10-15 minutes beyond my reservation time. No offer of a drink on the house, let alone an apology. But worth the wait.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined 4 days ago

We enjoyed our Valentines dinner there. The food was out of this world!! Love eating there the view is out of this world. The only bad thing was kids screaming so loud folks ask to move. But we will be back and soon

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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 (Tallahassee)·Dined 5 days ago

We have been eating here many years. Got a late last minute Valentine’s reservation and enjoyed it. Especially as it was our beach wedding day!!!!!! ❤️❤️❤️

Tags: Waterfront, Scenic View, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching
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food5
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 (Tallahassee)·Dined 5 days ago

No connections between bar and table,out of 4 two orders were good,prices were steep for the quality.

Tags: Romantic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

Our waiter, Soc, was EXCELLENT!

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 (Western NC)·Dined 5 days ago

Marina Cafe is a beautiful venue with a very extensive menu. The food was delicious and the view was fantastic!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quick Bite, Cozy, Fun, Scenic View, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Bar Seating, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (Tallahassee)·Dined 6 days ago

"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.... "

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 (Tallahassee)·Dined 6 days ago

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.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Casual, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Business Meals, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Happy Hour
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on February 10, 2018

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.

Tags: Waterfront
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vip
 (Birmingham)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Always a fine dining treat. Great ambience and excellent service.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Scenic View, Waterfront
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 (Louisville)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Wonderful meal excellent service .
We are never disappointed

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Excellent experience and food

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Had a wonderful dinner with our Friends here. The wait staff was very friendly even though they were very busy at the hour we arrived. He made us feel special and was well worth the wait for we were there to socialize anyways.

Tags: Scenic View, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Waterfront
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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 30, 2018

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.

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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Excellent food! Excellent service! Wonderful environment! LOVE LOVE LOVE We eat here all winter long and enjoy it each and every time! Thank you for being the BEST in DESTIN!

Tags: Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Delicious food as always.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Service was very slow, waited 1/2 hour cocktails to be delivered. Not enough help, everyone rushing and destroyed the atmosphere. Seated in a hallway from the front entrance and bar. Very undesirable location when plenty tables open in other areas.

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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Excellent food. Service sub-par. Would not go back because of service

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 26, 2018

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.

Tags: Waterfront, Local Ingredients, Scenic View
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food2
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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on January 23, 2018

The service is always top notch. The menu is varied for all tastes.

Tags: Scenic View, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on January 23, 2018

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!

Tags: Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem
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food5
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 17, 2018

The sunset was beautiful as we sipped our cocktails and watched. Dinner was excellent, we both had fish, it was fresh and superbly prepared. Derek, our waiter was low-keyed but always right there. Everything was just right, it is a great value.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Authentic, Casual, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 9, 2018

The food has always been good here, but the service has really improved! We had a great evening!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Happy Hour
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 6, 2018

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.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 4, 2018

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.

Tags: Waterfront, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Found the noise level a little energetic but it was New Year's Eve so that is to be expected.
Really enjoyed the food and our server was very kind and attentive.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on December 30, 2017

One of our favorite date night restaurants! Love everything about this place!!

Tags: Romantic
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 29, 2017

had to wait for 15 minutes for reservation, after that service was excellent, all 7 of out meals were enjoyed

Tags: Good for a Date, Bar Seating
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vip
 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Wonderful atmosphere, excellent service and delicious meal.!

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 (Houston)·Dined on December 24, 2017

The food was excellent and the view was spectacular. We had a great waitress. Being Christmas Eve, the decorations inside were just beautiful. Their food and service is always consistently good.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Fun, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on December 24, 2017

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Consistently wonderful food and top notch servers. In addition, can't beat the beautiful view.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Happy Hour, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on December 22, 2017

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.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Waiter brought us a dish we did not order (redfish instead of the andouille crusted redfish), but it was still delicious. This restaurant always has excellent food.

Tags: Happy Hour, Scenic View, Romantic, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 8, 2017

This place was top notch. Everything was more then we could ask for. The waygu beef was superb and the ahi tuna was tops. If you are looking for a great place to eat, look no further.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 4, 2017

Filet mignon

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Service and Great food! SOK our server was outstanding. Recommendation were on Target! wonderfull view of the harbor at night! What more can you ask for???

Tags: Late-night Find, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Romantic
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on November 24, 2017

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.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 24, 2017

We had a wonderful experience as always. It is our favorite place to eat in the Destin area. Our waiter, Derrick, was superb. He exceeded expectations and made us feel as if we were the only table he was taking care of. We love Marina Cafe!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Romantic, Scenic View
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 (Nashville)·Dined on November 23, 2017

We ate Thanksgiving dinner here. It was amazing. One of the best Thanksgiving meals I've ever had. They had a buffet with tons of options. Everything was delicious.

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