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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

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
2
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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.6

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Waterfront (65)
Scenic View (62)
Good for a Date (53)
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Good for Anniversaries (49)
Special Occasion (48)
Romantic (44)
Good for Birthdays (33)
Creative Cuisine (29)
Local Ingredients (22)
Notable Wine List (22)
Quiet Conversation (22)
Worth the Drive (21)
Bar Seating (19)
Happy Hour (19)
Fit for Foodies (19)
Good for Groups (17)
Handcrafted Cocktails (15)
Cozy (14)
Neighborhood Gem (13)
Authentic (12)
Great for Outdoor Dining (12)
Business Meals (11)
Fun (9)
Healthy (9)
Casual (8)
Seasonal (8)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Disabled Access (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Comfort Food (4)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Hot Spot (4)
People Watching (4)
Tapas (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Spicy (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Great Beer (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Quick Bite (1)
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 (Tallahassee)·Dined 3 days ago

We always love Marina Cafe it never disappoints We had the best waiter his name is Brice what a gentlemen

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating
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 (Naples)·Dined 4 days ago

Second time here and once against nvit did not disappoint. Excellent!

Tags: Casual, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Good for Groups, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Birmingham)·Dined 4 days ago

Excellent meal and really good service. Given the noise level and closeness of the tables, I would not recommend for a romantic dining experience. A good dining experience but definitely not a romantic setting.

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food5
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·Dined 5 days ago

It was amazing!!! Next time I’m in Destin I’m definitely coming there

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Food was delicious, staff was very friendly and knowledgeable. We would definitely go back!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Waterfront
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

We felt that all four of us ordered meals that were just trying too hard. Though the combinations of flavors described sounded good, they just fell short with some flavors and textures overwhelming each dish. The calamari appetizer was good and the service was good.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Fantastic food every time!

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·Dined on November 7, 2017

Beautiful setting and wonderful meal! Our favorite dining experience of our vacation.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Romantic
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 (Memphis)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Our meal was not as good as the review I had read on social media. The restaurant was not crowded at all, but I server was very slow to greet us.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 6, 2017

Steve Wages owner of MeltPro frequently visits your resturant with customers, family get togethers, Birthdays and causel date night. I love the bar area so relaxing & quiet to have a conversation - bar tenders are great
stevew@meltpro.net

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Some of the best food we ate while in Destin. We ate there twice and would have eaten there again if we had stayed longer!

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Exellent choice for a great view of the harbor, excellent service and good good for the $$.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Scenic View, Waterfront, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 2, 2017

We come into Destin about once a year and always look forward to coming to Marina Cafe. Our server was horrible. We all thought he might have even been drunk.

Tags: Scenic View, Waterfront
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 29, 2017

When visiting Destin, we always dine at Marina Cafe. We can’t seem to pass it up! The staff is friendly and welcoming. The cuisine is unique and consistent. The ambiance is perfect for small or large groups! Thank you, Marina Cafe!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Are used to live in the area, but have not been here for around 15 years. It was my favorite restaurant back then and still the best

Tags: Disabled Access, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Quick seating. Attentive service. Very good seafood. We had another event after dinner and the server accommodated our request for quick in and out.

Tags: Scenic View, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

We were at the Marina Cafe over 27 year’s ago. While the menu has changed (no more seafood bisque!), it was familiar enough. While it may have gone through some growing pains over time, I’m glad to o report that Marina Cafe was a highlight of our trip. We both opted for fish, her:cobia. Both were excellent. Salads were fresh and vibrant. The atmosphere was a little more casual and less dressy than remembered. We were glad we went and will b back. Service was impeccable as I remembered.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Waterfront, Special Occasion, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Seasonal
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Very good meal and service. Was a little disturbed by a young child seated near by that was very unhappy. Still a very good meal.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Waterfront, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on October 25, 2017

Celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary here based on reviews. Food was excellent as was service. Nice wine selection. Try the coconut cream pie for dessert!

Tags: Romantic, Scenic View, Waterfront, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on October 24, 2017

Excellent food & service. Ice tea is a little "weak".
Other than that, overall very good and enjoyable!

Tags: Healthy, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Quiet Conversation
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 (Louisville)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Great food and atmosphere. The service was outstanding, David was very knowledgeable on the ingredients in each dish. We got the 2 for 1 if orders in before 6 pm. Would definitely recommend!!!

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·Dined on October 23, 2017

Amazing place! I had the wagu flank steak and it was so delicious. My husband had the ribeye pork chop and it melted in your mouth! I also had a drink called Marina Sunrise....it tasted like a Girl Scout Simoa in liquid form! Great service and ambiance!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Waterfront, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Romantic
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

They are a hit or miss place. Very expensive and sometimes fail to deliver the quality expected.

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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Food was fantastic as usual! Wait staff is attentive without being overbearing.

Tags: Special Occasion, Waterfront, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Disabled Access
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on October 20, 2017

I have been dining at Marina Cafe for 20 years, and always look forward to the culinary experience. Our fish (grouper) was excellent as usual, but the vegetables that came with left a lot to be desired. There has been a change in where you can order the fresh fish and and seasonal vegetable, so I tired that. Our waiter said it was a squash and zuchini medley, but we were served was a medley thtb included 75% overcooked and unappetizing looking broccoli. Next time I will order the redfish.

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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 (Louisville)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Food was delicious as always .
Service was excellent prompt and courteous .
One of my very favorite places to eat .
Duck horn merlot is fantastic .

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 (Mississippi)·Dined on October 18, 2017

One of the best steaks I have ever had! Excellent waitstaff also.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Everything was superb!!! I loved the eggplant/crab appetizer!!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Celebrating our Anniversary

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Always superb. Our trips tp the beach would be incomplete without a meal at Marina!

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Disabled Access, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Went to Destin on vacation from Pennsylvania, and chose this restaurant to celebrate our 1 Year Anniversary. Every seat is a view and they had early bird deals (our reservation was at 5:30 in order to see the sunset), buy 1 entree, get one free. We got 2 alcoholic drinks, 1 appetizer (2 full sized, amazing fish tacos in one appetizer), two $35+ dollar entrees, and a dessert, and our bill came to $78. The view of the harbor at sunset is incredible, the service was great, and it was a great price.

Tags: Cozy, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Disabled Access, Business Meals, Great for Brunch, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Waterfront, Good Vegetarian Options, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Great Beer, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

We spent our anniversary dinner with friends enjoying the excellent food and atmosphere. It was our second visit in a week. Derrick is an excellent waiter and made sure everything was enjoyable and the food arrival was timed to perfection. We live in MS and vacation in Florida. It is well worth the trip to drive from Navarre Beach to Destin for dinner at Marina Cafe. It is always at the top of our restaurant list when we are near Destin. The excellent food, wait staff, and view makes Marina Cafe a five star destination. We cannot wait to go back. Thank you for always making our visit so special.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Waterfront, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Terrible service. Waited 30 minutes after our reservation time and still were not seated. After seated, the menus were thrown at us and were not served water or anything after sitting at the table for 20 minutes.

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Food is fresh and delicious. Service was impeccable.

Tags: Seasonal, Happy Hour, Casual, Bar Seating
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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 14, 2017

We arrived 10 minutes early for our 7:00pm reservation and waited until 7:20 to be seated. The appetizer of calamari came and was over cooked and small pieces. The salad was very good but the entrees were not. My wife had risotto with scallops. The risotto was undercooked and bland. The scallops weren’t cleaned properly making them gritty and they too were over done. My wife ended up sending them back. Considering the prices they charge and the age of the restaurant you’d assume they’d be on top of execution, yet it was quite the contrary.

Tags: Scenic View
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·Dined on October 13, 2017

Rude hostess. No service in the bar area. Dress code is no flip flops so we changed shoes but all night we saw toes from people in flip flops. Food is great with with bad service, not worth it.

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on October 13, 2017

We had 7:00 reservations and were seated at 7:40. They apologized for not checking us in correctly but I feel like there should have been a concession offered. Our waiter, Derek, was very good and the food was good.

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·Dined on October 12, 2017

We had so a wonderful time at Marina Cafe. Our meal could not have been better. We do regret that we didn’t get dessert. Can’t wait to return. Our waiter was David and he was so attentive.

Tags: Tapas, Waterfront, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour
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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on October 12, 2017

First time! We thought the food was good and will definitely return. Our waitress, Tatiana, was good too. Sitting outside would be nice if it is not too hot. White table cloths so a little more upscale for Destin. Shorts are fine though.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Good for Birthdays, Gluten Free Options
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 (Memphis)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Very expensive for the meal we had. Salads were very expensive ! Just normal quality meal.

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