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The Grand Marlin of Panama City Beach, Panama City Beach, FL
The Grand Marlin of Panama City Beach, Panama City Beach, FL
The Grand Marlin of Panama City Beach, Panama City Beach, FL
The Grand Marlin of Panama City Beach, Panama City Beach, FL
The Grand Marlin of Panama City Beach, Panama City Beach, FL

The Grand Marlin of Panama City Beach

4.8
4.8
4438 Reviews
$30 and under
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.

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2 people

8:00 PM


Booked 66 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Steak, Contemporary American
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 2:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (850) 249-1500
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Gregg McCarthy
  • Private party facilities
    We offer private dining for parties of up to 80 guests. We also offer 2 semi-private dining rooms which can accommodate groups of up to 40 guests each.
  • Private party contact
    Danne Delano: (850) 238-8686
  • Neighborhood
    Panama City Beach - Bay Point
  • Cross street
    Thomas Drive
  • Parking details
    Self Parking.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 4,438 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Northwest Florida

    Great for scenic views

  • Northwest Florida

    Seafood

  • Northwest Florida

    Most Booked

  • Panama City

    Most Booked

4,438 Reviews
  1. Notta

    E. Tennessee

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great and popular but very noisy. Not a good first date due to noise. Hard to talk above the din

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Tallahassee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a pleasure!! What’s with the minimum characters? I said it all

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  3. MadiT

    Tallahassee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was absolutely awesome, I can not remember her name but she did just get married, she made our anniversary so sweet and was so helpful with our menu questions.

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  4. Kaperino

    Atlanta Metro

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    James took great care of us. Food was delicious and plentiful. Wonderful experience

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  5. Junior

    Cincinnati

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our Server, Austin was excellent! Food was to die for.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Tallahassee

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful Place! Service could have been better. Good was excellent but not top tier for its looks. Prices were outrageous.

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  7. TimothyC

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Brandon guided us through the menu and was very attentive We are going to try and dine there again depending on our schedule

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  8. VickieL

    E. Tennessee

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was outstanding and Candy was a truly attentive great server

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our new server Austin was phenomenal. He was only on his own for three days and he did a great job. Food was fantastic. Manager was great. Would definitely return again.

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  10. CWTLH

    Tallahassee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Hunter was excellent server and very knowledgeable . Will return again

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Tallahassee

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Not enough stars, The Marlin did it again. Wonderful experience. Sunday Brunch at the Marlin always a prime spot for meeting family and friends. Leroy (steel drummer) adds another level of relaxation.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Thank you Austin for a pleasant brunch experience.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Overall….good experience. Food was good, not great. Service with Zach was excellent and the venue (view) was awesome.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is always great, however, I was brought out the wrong dish and it also took almost an hour for 3 people to get food.

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  15. NYtoNC

    Charlotte

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    It was on the waterfront which was lovely but the food and service were only okay. My salmon I had requested medium rare it was well done. I had high hopes for this restaurant but it was mediocre as far as food and service. It was also extremely loud.

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  16. TimC

    Western NC

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Over priced and the loudest restaurant, we could not hear our on conversation. Wait staff was spread thin and it took awhile before seeing anyone wait our table.

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  17. Ital1

    Columbus

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Grouper piccata excellent as were calamari , shrimp and drinks

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  18. CarolWalker

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Zach was great! Excellent customer service!!! Amazing food. We all got Grouper Piscotta. Delicious!!! Our drinks came quick!

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent as always! Ahi poke and grouper piccata are delicious starter and entree. Also, we enjoyed the jalapeño Cole slaw.

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  20. Hewitn

    Tallahassee

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a delicious prime rib dinner. Luke our waiter was excellent and as usual the view of the boats in the marina were amazing. It was my birthday and I was presented with a delicious dessert. So grateful and unexpected. I would highly recommend the Grand Marlin

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  21. Candice

    Atlanta Metro

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful experience as always at The Grand Marlin. Our server, Jackson, went above and beyond to make our visit special. We enjoyed watching the sunset while having some of the best oysters and scallops on the beach. Highly recommend!

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always wonderful!! Went back for brunch today! Chicken and Waffles were excellent!

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  23. Gemini

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went to celebrate our anniversary. Server was very kind, gracious, food delicious as always.A complimentary desert topped off our dining experience!

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  24. MichelleG

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Always a good meal. Service always very good and friendly. It's not a quiet place. Drinks and menu are yummy and imaginative

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  25. BrianD

    New York City

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and food along with great views on the water!

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  26. AntonioM

    Atlanta Metro

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Celebrated my 12 year old daughter’s birthday with myself and wife.First sat upstairs but it was a little too windy and the view was obstructed. So we asked to move downstairs and was immediately moved. Was sat a nice booth overlooking the marina. The food was superb and drinks great. Loved my old fashion by the way. Our waitress was great with a few recommendations and keep the refills coming. Wife had oysters rockafella and the clam chowder which she loved. To top it off they brought over a birthday treat for my daughter, which was big enough for all three of us to share. It was amazing a granola cup, vanilla ice cream, fresh blueberries, strawberries, blackberries and candy walnuts. Can’t wait to come back and definitely recommend. Thanks for a great experience and memory.

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  27. AmyK

    Alabama

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was the best meal we have had during our stay in Panama City! Our server, Ansley, was knowledgeable and provided excellent service. The live music added to the experience without being overpowering. We will be back!

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  28. indyarkyguy

    Indiana

    96 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    96 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great experience. Food was good. Service was great.

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  29. RDRMATEY

    Mexico City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our first experience at Grand Marlin was wonderful. All of our meals were served in a timely manner and definitely met our expectations. Looking forward to a return visit. Our server Caroline was delightful.

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  30. Sara

    Louisville

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Our family of 4 went to the Grand Marlin for brunch. We ordered a cinnamon roll and baked oysters, they came out quick. Cinnamon roll was a 10 out of 10. We then waited over an hour for our food. We noticed others that arrived after us receiving their food. I finally asked a food runner to check on our food and then it came out but was not warm. We were hungry so ate it and it wasn’t bad but overpriced and cold. Was overall disappointed with our experience and would not return due to service and quality of food when received. No one offered an apology or anything to us to correct this experience while dining there.

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  31. Mary3705

    Tallahassee

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Grouper piccata is outstanding. Very enjoyable Easter brunch. Love our waiter Zack every time we go. Looking forward to next brunch!

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Grand Marlin always pleases! I did find out that the noise level upstairs seems to be less than the main dining area and will attempt to sit there in the future when it is available due to this. The food was great as always, the martinis are wonderful, and the waiter was excellent and accommodating. We will be back!

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  33. bullwinkle

    Houston

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We go to Grand Marlin for special occasions. They are consistently excellent. Thank you!

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  34. MelissaM

    Indiana

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food, service and view. Highly recommend!

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  35. DanielD

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Baked oysters and smoked Tuna dip were incredible. Mahi Mahi and crab cakes were phenomenal.

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  36. MariaS

    New York City

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, good value and Caroline our server is always attentive and friendly

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have been in PCB all week and did not find Great food until we ate at the Grand Marlin. The food and service was amazing. The drinks, apps, entre and dessert were top notch. I know it is pricey but it is worth it!

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  38. JeannieV

    Austin

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful service; exceptional food. I’m Celiac and our server was knowledgeable and made me feel safe and special!

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  39. Burkba

    Minneapolis

    18 reviews

    3.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The Oyster Rockefeller and an order of ribs. The Oysters were great. The ribs were ok too much sauce poured over them. We’ve eaten here three times and serve was always good.

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  40. EvelynD

    St. Louis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    There food was really good and we really enjoyed it

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FAQs

The Grand Marlin of Panama City Beach offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (850) 249-1500.

The Grand Marlin of Panama City Beach is rated 4.8 stars by 4438 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

8:00 PM


Booked 66 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for The Grand Marlin of Panama City Beach

5323 N Lagoon Dr, Panama City Beach, FL 32408

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Thomas Drive
  • Neighborhood
    Panama City Beach - Bay Point
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 2:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Steak, Contemporary American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Self Parking.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Gregg McCarthy
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (850) 249-1500
  • Private party facilities
    We offer private dining for parties of up to 80 guests. We also offer 2 semi-private dining rooms which can accommodate groups of up to 40 guests each.
  • Private party contact
    Danne Delano: (850) 238-8686
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