The Grand Marlin of Panama City Beach

4.8
2554 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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vipNealH
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always...you guys never disappoint. Food and service was the best. Hunter was our server and as always was superb! We will see you guys again Friday! Thank you for always being consistent..Thank you also to Essence. The best hostess ever.

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vipmightyone
Atlanta
15 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

One of the few restaurants that offer reservations in Panama City Beach. The food and service are good. A definite go to if you are on a schedule.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tulsa
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dollar for dollar the most flavorful restaurant in PCB. Go there and get the bbq shrimp and a grand marlin and some oysters rockefeller and some gumbo too

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vipDestin
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Grouper Piccata was excellent and perfectly cooked with a blackened crust. Delicious

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal. Our server, Tyler, was awesome - very attentive and knowledgeable.

DB
DennisBTR
Mississippi
25 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food and service was wonderful as always. Have been here many times and love it. Prime Rib on Sundays is one of the best I have had. Also, I love french fries and theirs are great! Ahi Poke appetizer was great as well.

We ate upstairs in the open air dining room. It was a mild night and very pleasant. The only critique I have is that the lights along to pier side shining down on the tables are way too bright for evening dining. The other lights over the tables in the middle of the room were great, but we felt like we were part of a museum display with spotlights on us. Dimmers, please.

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TracieS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was to die for, not to mention the beautiful view. It was our first time and we will make it a yearly vacation choice! LOVE IT!🥰

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OpenTable Diner
West Palm Beach
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a lovely evening with good service. Food was well prepared and came out in an orderly fashion. Recommend.

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Leighbird
Orlando
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good service and food for brunch on Sunday. Upstairs at out side bar, the scenery is spectacular. Reasonable prices for beautiful food! Only negative is upstairs bathroom was not clean and toilet didn't flush, but that doesn't change my review. We will go back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lucy is great! Steel drum player plated great music at just the right volume. Fabulous!

JW
JimW
Tallahassee
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Ester, was most accommodating, efficient, and all with a sense of humor. The hostess station was again very welcoming and accommodating even remembering me. The booth we had accommodated our five person party and we had lovely views of the bay and docks.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The waitress and food were great

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great evening!!

JV
JohnnyVegas
Cincinnati
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Chelsey did a fantastic job for us. Food was great. Specially printed menus with our anniversary was a great touch. Dessert on the house was very nice. We will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went in 45 min earlier than our reservation and was sat immediately.
The reservation was set for 4:45 to beat the rush on a Friday. It worked out perfectly and we had the best waitress that you could have imagined. Bridget's attention to detail was fabulous and on point. We took NO pictures because we had been there before and wanted privacy. We will be asking for Bridget's wonderful services again!!! Grand Marlin fabulous job hiring this gem! Thanks for great food and the BEST atmosphere 👌 Captain Pete & Jen Barwick

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OpenTable Diner
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated our 9th anniversary at The Grand Marlin of Panama City Beach!!! Always my fav spot!! Excellent foods, drinks, views and service!!! ❤️ we had an awesome one 💕

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Service was poor, food was fair and management was unconcerned.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and service. We had a great time

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal. Great food and service, with a beautiful view!

AC
AnnaC
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time there. I would recommend making reservations. The food was excellent. Our group had Tuna, Salmon, steak and snapper all wonderful.
Our waiter was informed and answered all our question and gave us great suggestions.
Our new favorite place

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal. The grouper piccata was delicious and the praline basket with fruit and ice cream was to die for! Our server, Rashawn (spelling ?) was super friendly and attentive. We will be going back for sure!

JM
vipJMoore
E. Tennessee
27 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great harbor side restaurant with beautiful sunset views.

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OpenTable Diner
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night out

HV
HadieV
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this restaurant! Came on our vacation and ate here twice in 7 days!!
We will be back for sure

OT
OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been to this restaurant several times and it is the best food in Panama City Beach hands down. It never disappoints. Parmesan crusted grouper and praline bowl desert are must haves.

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RichardS
Tampa
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very enjoyable experience. We will be going back soon.

LG
LamandaG
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service. The printed menus were a nice touch for our anniversary.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great dinner as always. Service and good were excellent!

PC
vipPCBlocal
Tallahassee
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We dine with you often. We enjoy the food.

You need to clean the ladies restroom. It is absolutely filthy. There is gunk all around the sinks & faucets. You need to do a deep clean every day.

I hope the kitchen is cleaner.

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Casey
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinner was outstanding! I certainly recommend this restaurant. If your lucky you’ll get a server named Tyler Steven. If your craving some dessert deliciousness then you’ll order the crusty pecan bowl….omg 🤩

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SarynaN
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was just what i was looking for in Panama City! The food was amazing and the waiter’s selections for everything was Fantastic! Definitely would go again.

GM
GregoryM
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was very good. The staff is always very friendly and outgoing.
That praline bowl dessert is outstanding.
I wish there were more options for side items other than mound of mash potatoes with a few green beans on top. Starting to seem a little mass produced.

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RICHARDP
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

EXCELLENT FOOD ANE SERVICE. HUNTER WAS A GREAT WAITER AND WAS VERY HELPFUL.WE WILL DEFINITELY RETURN FOR ANOTHER MEAL

DB
DennisBTR
Mississippi
26 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great food. We ate upstair in the open air room. Great views and such a nice evening. Food was excellent - had the grouper and pesto shrimp pasta. Service was a bit slow, but not a big worry at all.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience2

No Covid protections apparent. Servers do not wear masks.

MW
MikeW
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We made reservations for our group of 7 and our experience was excellent. Our son stated the Grouper Piccata was the best grouper he's ever had. Our server Peter was very attentive and the view overlooking the marina at sunset was fabulous. We have a new favorite restaurant in PCB!

TN
ThomasN
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our Server was professional, friendly and helpful with menu selections.

DS
DanaS
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our second time to eat here and it never disappoints! Service, atmosphere, food, drinks and dessert on point. We will be back next year!

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hungryArchy
Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visited the Grand Marlin for my birthday while vacationing in PCB. Went on a recommendation from one of the locals and boy we were very impressed. The food was GREAT and had a fantastic time. I would highly recommend.

MC
MichaelC
Tallahassee
8 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hunter our Server was top notch and friendly. His character and professionalism allowed for an enjoyable 40th Anniversary for m’y Lovely Bridé and I. Thank you.

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 2554 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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