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The Grand Marlin of Panama City Beach

4.8
4.8
3410 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

7:00 PM


Booked 9 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • 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

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What 3,410 people are saying

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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    Best Food

  • Northwest Florida

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  • Northwest Florida

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  • Northwest Florida

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We took our daughter to Sunday Brunch for her 21st birthday. Food was excellent, and our server Hanna was amazing!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great restaurant very good service
  3. JN

    JNoi

    Cincinnati

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another great meal. Service was excellent and very nice acknowledgment of our special occasion. Thanks Grand Marlin
  4. g

    gabrielles

    St. Louis

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    One of our go-to date nights spot when we are in town. Their grouper piccata and lobster finger appetizer are family favorites. Tonight’s dinner was an exceptional experience. Our server, Jupiter, was by far one of the best we’ve ever had. Jupiter made the occasion extra enjoyable being attentive, personable, polite, and kind. Thank you for a wonderful night out and beautiful dinner!
  5. TV

    TyghV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great Thanksgiving Dinner! We really enjoyed our food.
  6. AC

    AlecC

    Tallahassee

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Grand Marlin is our Thanksgiving tradition. We enjoy the traditional turkey dinner and add a cup of the She Crab soup. Service is always excellent.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We dined here as a family of 4 for Thanksgiving. From the time we entered the doors we were greeted with a warm welcome. Service was prompt. Food was great.
  8. CS

    CarolS

    Naples

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Grand Marlin has excellent food and service. There are plenty of options to accommodate any palate.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Jupiter was world class along with the rest of the staff. The food & drinks were all superb
  10. c

    cmet

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have dined here a few times and never have we received anything less than extraordinary service and cuisine. The dishes are beautifully plated and the ingredients fresh and perfectly combined for a delicious meal. Highly recommend this place!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tallahassee

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Always great food, but for some reason we were seated upstairs in the bar area. It was loud and a little too cold. It took away the normal relaxed ambiance. Highly recommend The Grand Marlin, but will always request the downstairs dining area going forward
  12. SG

    SarahG

    Atlanta

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always love coming back here. The food is incredible!
  13. S

    Sammy

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    She crab soup could have been better… food over priced for what you get.
  14. KD

    KimD

    Savannah

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful anniversary dinner! They had menus printed with “Happy Anniversary” and our names on it and gave us a complimentary dessert. Dinner was delicious too! I had the grouper piccata and my husband had the steak. We also watched the sunset over the bay at our table. We will be back! The bar was a bit noisy but there were a lot of people there for happy hour.
  15. LC

    LeannC

    Tallahassee

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant is one of our favorites in Panama City beach. Located in the marina…it has great views to match the fantastic fresh fish. We even love their sister restaurant in Pensacola beach as well!
  16. M

    Moosey

    Tallahassee

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food. Best brunch pcb.
  17. M

    Mary3705

    Tallahassee

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Grouper piccata back on Brunch menu. Yay!!!! Fun atmosphere with great food.
  18. DH

    DeniseH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service was excellent. The ambience was exceptional and the music was at a perfect volume.
  19. JH

    JamesH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Much quieter and much better table spacing than “The famous place” up the street. The food was excellent and the service was right on. We will go there again and again.
  20. SS

    SummerS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was absolutely phenomenal! We had family in from out of town and decided to finally try this place. Usually we go to other popular seafood places when they visit, but now they have requested that Grand Marlin be our new go-to when they visit.
  21. a

    atticus

    Tallahassee

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience2
    I did not request a private event. We want to be seated in the main dining room always. In future reservations I will be more specific. Three waitresses preferred to chit chat rather than attend to our needs. We finally did get their attention to order a round of drinks. Friends ate upstairs then joined us to wish our birthday friend best wishes the evening was saved!!!
  22. KK

    KevinK

    Tallahassee

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Always great food and service The front people that seat you not to friendly
  23. R

    Richard

    Houston

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had calamari for appetizer. Very good. I had burger and fries more than I could finish and my wife had shrimp and grits. She said they were very good
  24. RH

    RichH

    Tallahassee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and environment was excellent and our server, Jesse, was fantastic. Definitely recommend the grouper piccata!
  25. ND

    NurseDeb

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was not overcrowded and enjoyed a birthday celebration dinner. This is my husband's favorite restaurant!
  26. AH

    AnthonyH

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    excellent choice of brunch item and the drink were delivered promptly. Everything was priced so we could enjoy the brunch without it costing and arm and a leg. I would recommend the Grand Marlin for the brunch and plan to return for a dinner meal.
  27. KV

    K2VB

    Atlanta

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have been here several times and always impressed by the menu and the quality of food. It is a bit expensive so we save this place for special occasions. One of my favorite dishes is the grouper piccata. Crusted parmesan grouper with crispy capers in a brown butter sauce over mashed potatoes. Truly amazing! The restaurant site on the bay and has great sunset views.
  28. M

    Mommacas

    Fayetteville

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We always enjoy eating here. Consistently good, many choices, friendly staff. Love the blue martini and the wedge salad. I had the ribs which were good/ man sized. One of us had the Caesar salad which was delicious. All menu items we have tried are all delicious! Always on my list when visiting PCB. Loved the blue chips appetizer 😀
  29. RJ

    RichardJ

    Atlanta

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Grand Marlin experience is always A plus. The snapper and grouper picatta are always amazing. A must every time in Panama City Beach.
  30. JB

    JimBoston

    New England

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Took our mom there for 84th Birthday. They went way above board to make it special for all 8 of use. Amazing!
  31. S

    Susan

    Dallas

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always an excellent meal and great service. Best place to eat in Panama City Beach! Grouper picatta, BBQ oysters and shrimp cocktail are the best! Great happy hour menu too.
  32. t

    tagsmother

    Birmingham

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Jupiter was THE best waiter ever. Salmon wonderful and the grouper piccata never disappoints !!
  33. MS

    MariaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food and service was excellent. Appreciated the special touches provided by the restaurant to acknowledge a birthday in our party. The restaurant is a little noisy but overall we had a really nice evening.
  34. JG

    JandGT

    Philadelphia

    65 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    65 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great good and service as usual. Environment is tops, as well. But our server, Amanda, really was excellent! So much so that we will request her if she’s there the next time we dine with you!
  35. b

    benton1220

    New York Area

    59 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    We took our son and his GF after being in PCB for the Ironman. Highly recommended by Uber Driver. Very nice ambiance and good varied menu. Our server Jupiter was excellent. Everyone had seafood item. Enjoyed by all. My dessert the TGM praline sup was amazing. Would highly recommend this restaurant and definitely would return if visiting PCZb again.
  36. S

    Stonewall

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waitress Amanda made our night great! Took my girlfriend here for her birthday and we will be back!
  37. AM

    AlexM

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience5
    Great ambiance, disappointed execution. Went recently for brunch; chicken and waffles had soggy/still not fully baked waffles; and the crab cakes and benedict still had several large-ish (4-5) pieces of crab shell I bit into. Never really leave reviews, definitely a "meh =/"; for supposedly one of the better places in town for brunch
  38. I

    Icancookbetterathome

    Mobile

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great as usual
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Mississippi

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    We love The Grand Marlin the food is always top notch. However the bar is exceptional slow to deliver drinks.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tallahassee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Foods and services are outstanding as always!

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 3410 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 9 times today
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

  • 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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