The Grand Marlin of Panama City Beach

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$30 and under
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Seafood
The Grand Marlin Restaurant features a main dining area with a shucked to order oyster bar, exterior North Drop Bar overlooking Grand Lagoon, and private meeting rooms. This Panama City Beach restaurant, with an air of island casualness, serves the highest-quality cuisine, including the freshest local seafood featured on menus designed and printed daily to take advantage of the local bounty. The atmosphere creates a fusion of the Caribbean and the Panama City Beach Area. Corporate Executive Chef Gregg McCarthy has a passion for great-tasting food and particularly loves working his culinary magic with fresh Gulf Coast seafood. Boaters and beach-goers feel comfortable in shorts and flip-flops at the oyster bar, in the dining room and at the North Drop Bar. The Grand Marlin has a space and atmosphere for all occasions and is looking forward to creating an authentic experience between time and tide.

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Dine with us on Christmas Eve until 9 pm. We will be offering our regular limited a la carte menu along with this special feature! Roasted Porchetta, potato apple gratin, roasted root vegetables, raspberry jalapeno agrodolce. $28

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

What 1430 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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J
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, The Grand Marlin proved once again that they are the premiere dining experience along the Gulf Coast. The food was excellent and the setting is spectacular. Great service and overall a wonderful restaurant.

SH
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal celebrating my parents 50th wedding anniversary!

DD
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome dinner and service! Well worth the cost. Have already referred this establishment to many co-workers.

CC
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely dinner at The Grand Marlin on Thanksgiving day. Food was amazing and view was outstanding! Alex was our server and we could not have asked for a more polite and attentive young man. He clearly knew the menu. Thanks Grand Marlin!!

WB
Atlanta
21 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Had the thanksgiving special and it was fantastic but way more food than we could eat. Look forward to coming back and trying their seafood specials.

JW
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful meal on Thanksgiving Day. The choices of menu items as well as the traditional turkey dinner were offered. Megan G. Was our wonderful server. The view from the second floor included the marina and a beautiful sunset!

I
Tallahassee
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined at TGM Panama City twice during a recent trip. Both times we were lucky enough to have Mike wait on us at the bar. Excellent service and excellent food.

There is a beautiful lagoon view from the North Drop!

Ingrid

OT
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve been to Grand Marlin several times but never for a holiday meal. It was all so good and each family member had something different from the menu. It was a great experience and highly recommend the Grand Marlin for everyday or a festive celebration!

CS
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was excellent. This was our first time to The Grand Marlin and would definitely recommend to others. We ordered the pan seared grouper and the triggerfish; both cooked to perfection. Our server was Natalie. We can't say enough about how knowledgeable on the food and wine list and friendly she is. If we return to the Panama City area, we will go back and request Natalie. Super enjoyable night!

TB
Memphis
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were supposed in at a PCB for a quick vacation. Been to the Grand Marlin 4 or 5 times and have never been disappointed. They fried lobster fingers are on point and there is a reason the Grouper Piccata is a specialty. It’s delicious! This night was extra great in large part due to our server, Brianna...although the restaurant was packed and she had other tables, she definitely took the time to make us feel special. We will definitely be back next time we are in PCB!

RC
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great local fish, well prepared, not foodie funky, just good classics like fabulously creamy mashed potatoes and sautéed vegetables. No need for flexing ones culinary muscles, the food is on point and delicious without foam or foofoo.

CD
Orlando
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was really nice. The wait staff the food and the esthetic of the restaurant was very nice. We eat here a couple times a year and are not disappointed. Thanks for a great evening.

P
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service every time we dine at TGM

M
Tallahassee
21 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A favorite place for an evening out

T
San Antonio
38 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What more can I say that it was our second tome to eat at the restaurant in one day ! It is the best restaurant we have been to in Panama City. You can actually cut the filet mignon with a fork!

T
San Antonio
39 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was reiki delicious. Our server, Denys, was very helpful and attentive.

m
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

A great new coastal find for us. Service was exemplary and brunch menu was diverse and those selections we made were delicious. A dark roux seafood gumbo filled with fish, shrimp and sausage. Crab Benedict was enjoyed by several at our table.
I can’t say enough about the service. We will be back.

OT
Atlanta
20 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience4

I've eaten at the Pensacola location and wanted to try this one. Unfortunately, the food was only okay. We shared the ribeye and grouper picatta. Both lacked seasoning and the steak was first undercooked then overcooked. The service, however, was excellent.

FS
Atlanta
14 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Grand Marlin is one of our favorites and once again it did not disappoint. Hunter was our waiter and did an excellent job. The food, drink and desserts were all of exceptional quality. We will be back again!

OT
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely Anniversary dinner

f
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Each time we go to the Grand Marlin, it's better than the last, the Red Fish, Grouper, Raw Oysters, Shrimp and Oysters are all outstanding dishes. Never been disappointed.

AN
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a awesome place. We are local and will be back

OT
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my best friend there to celebrate her 30th birthday and the restaurant staff went above and beyond to make our experience extra-special - they even printed out personalized ‘Happy 30th birthday’ menu for us!! The service was great, the food was delicious!

OT
Nashville
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating our anniversary and was pleasantly surprised with the personalized menu

DL
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good service,my wife had yellow tuna which she said was great. I had gulf shrimp for the first time and did not care for them,my fault for not knowing what gulf shrimp were.

T
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience5

I have dined many times and always had wonderful food. This is the first time, I was a bit disappointed. My steak was very fatty and the lobster tail was tasteless & small in portion for the price.

ED
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience for mine and my husband’s anniversary dinner! I did not catch our server's name, but she was amazing!! We will definitely be back!!

D
Jacksonville
278 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a really good restaurant with great variety of seafood, some unique, and very well prepared. PLUS it is reasonably priced. We really enjoyed it & will return whenever we are in Panama Vity Beach Fl.

H
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I live on pcb and grand marlin is the best restaurant in panama city beach. Everything on the menu is great. I recommend the lobster. It is the best lobster I have ever had. They have a nice menu also.

l
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent. I had the grouper with sauteed spinach. Delicious. This was not my first visit. Everytime I visit PCB. I try to go there. One of my favorite restaurants.

OT
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food.

OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Aaron our server was wonderful. All 6 of us had very delicious seafood dinners. We will definitely come back on our next trip to PCB.

c
Memphis
8 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Good food and live music.

JG
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Shelby was fantastic! Don’t hide that Boston accent! The food was SO good- plenty of options for lovers and non-lovers of seafood. Excellent wine selection! The attention to detail for our anniversary was so sweet, complimentary champagne plus chocolate writing in the dessert plate. We loved it!
4/5 on ambiance/noise level- but that really shouldn’t count as a negative- great acoustic singer.

C
Tallahassee
8 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Swordfish was outstanding

LC
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Love the Wednesday night special, Ribs! But enjoy any night.

OT
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. I would recommend this place for special occasion. We can for a nice romantic dinner after our wedding and it was all we could as for. The waitress was simply amazing and even brought us a dessert and Champagne to toast with on the house.

RB
Tallahassee
2 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The wait service was great, food was cooked just right, no rush for us to leave
Thanks

C
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Seemed a lot of locals enjoyed the establishment. We had appetizers and drinks only.

JM
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service, best food on the gulf....grouper is outstanding. Deserts are large enough for 2 people. Worth the drive, worth the price. Don't leave pcb without visiting the Grand Marlin!!

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