The Grand Marlin of Panama City Beach

4.6
icon/ic_reviewCreated with Sketch.
1641 Reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$30 and under
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
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.
What 1641 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.6
service
4.6
ambience
4.4
value
Noise · Moderate
95% of people would recommend it to a friend
Sort by
Filters
OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 20 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service food was awesome we are going back tomorrow night

JH
JessicaH
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was AMAZING! I ordered the crab cakes and my husband had the grilled snapper. The service was great and we enjoyed the view of the bay. Will definitely be on our list to visit again.

CR
CathyR
Denver
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I own a restaurant and am very picky about where I eat. I would definitely visit The Grand Marlin again

JS
JoyS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Atmosphere and food delicious. Highly recommend.

JP
JerryP
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food, service, and atmosphere. Spacing and open air upstairs creates a great level of comfort during these unusual times! This place is a hidden treasure!

JN
JaNaeM
Mobile
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The restaurant and food were both AMAZING!!! Will definitely be returning.

BJ
BarryJ
Houston
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic, our waiter “who we had before” was extremely professional and did an awesome job. It’s the one restaurant I always recommend to friends when they visit PCB. Will return again.

JA
JAaaaa
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was very Good, appetizer was good the only disappointing factor was the $17 appetizer with 3 small lobster fingers. Food was delicious and server was great!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a wonderful experience and would definitely go back!

K
vipKayfer
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The lobster bites and salmon were the most-liked dishes at our table. The cocktail menu is extensive and all the drinks were great. Service was good and pace was perfect for COVID-era...a bit fast but, given that everyone wants to be in and out in 45 minutes to lessen the viral load, it was spot-on.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great night celebrating our wedding anniversary! Food was delicious and service was perfect. Our waiter had perfect balance of being attentive while giving us space to celebrate our evening. We will definitely be back.

TW
TheWimzs
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Absolutely wonderful, the food service and ambiance was amazing! This will always be on our list of places to dine when we are in PCB

RS
RexS
Tallahassee
2 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Good drinks. Comfortable and good atmosphere.

FB
FrankyB
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great service on scenic Grand Lagoon. A classy place for dining out. BIG PLUS is they take advance reservations. Table was ready on time. Will definitely go back to Grand Marlin.

HC
HaroldC
Tallahassee
6 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent meal on the top deck. We have found that you can't go wrong with the special of the day so we all had surf & turf. No one disappointed.

TG
TravelGirl
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best crab claws hand down, just simply divine. I've had crab claws from PCB to Fort Morgan and stops in between and can't say enough about their sautéed crab claws......cooked to perfection so they slid off the claw with nothing left behind. I had the shrimp boil and the shrimp wasn't overcooked with a good spicy seasoning. My friend had the parmesan crusted grouper which was light, flaky and flavorful. The mango strawberry mojitos are too notch as well with great flavor. We'll definitely return to this restaurant!

SE
vipSashaEats
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Waitress was very inexperienced.

d
devondanielle
Columbus
24 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved my experience here and I will be back. Food and service was great.

JM
JimM
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The grand marlin went the extra mile to make our anniversary dinner so special. Thank you !

CF
ColinF
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious food and a fantastic wine list.

CV
ChrisV
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Always enjoy dinner at Grand Marlin. Quality experience and amazing food

FJ
FloydJ
Tallahassee
2 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've been coming to Grand Marlin in PCB East since they opened. We frequent their other location in Pensacola also. They care. You can tell because they practice the CDC guidelines. Other area restaurants don't, and I think this is another reason why Grand Marlin stands out.

My wife and I had the grouper piccata this time. As always, it is a tasty dish. I had the BBQ Oysters for an appetizer that I do love.

Excellent service was given my Kaleigh. She was attentive, communicative, and came across as very sincere. Thanks to all the team at Grand Marlin for another pleasant evening.

PA
PAMELAG
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ribeye steak was fantastic with mashed potatoes and the crab cakes oh my

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Tallahassee
6 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Scallops were delicious. Top notch. Disappointed that they were out of the famed lobster fingers. Salads would have been better if they were cold. Grilled Snapper was a little overcooked and the broccolini was undercooked. However overall it was a good experience and we will return

S
Stephen
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great dinning experience. Very pleased with service!

KR
KathyR
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best dinner on our 8 day vacation to Panama City Beach, Florida. Great tasting food, good service, and wonderful ambiance. Will definitely be back!

JR
JessicaR
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We had a delicious meal at the Grand Marlin. We were sat on time and had excellent service.

SH
vipSuzanneH
Atlanta
15 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service Social Distancing Food
All 3 fabulous!!!

PH
vipPatriciaH
Amarillo
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service! We will definitely be back!

GW
GracieW
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food is absolutely delicious, however I do think it’s a little expensive for what you get. I think it’d be a good idea to give out bread before meals or add salad’s and soups to the entree.

g
gtsjr
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Had issue with meal. Server did not address appropriately.

DH
vipDeniseH
Nashville
9 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, our dining experience was awesome! You guys never disappoint us. Keep up the good work...

j
jasonr
New Orleans
11 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here and food was amazing. We were lucky enough to dine on a Tuesday and the special was surf and turf for $22 which was awesome. As we expected not the largest steak and crab cake but was cooked perfectly and served with some really good creole mustard sauce. We had late lunch so we’re looking to “go easy” at dinner... lol... Mojitos were delicious and I am now wishing I would’ve gotten one to go!!! We will be back and I recommend you try them out as well! Awesome view with the pirate ship and boats coming in.

NK
NoelK
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff, food, and atmosphere was perfect. We appreciated how The Grand Marlin set up the restaurant to ensure social distancing and safety the best they can. We felt very comfortable. It's been a favorite of ours the past three years and are excited to see its success.

L
Lisapcb
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience2

The food was excellent. However, it was small portions. There was no bread for the table, no sides to choose from, etc - We spent $200 for 4 people and left hungry. Our waiter was nice, but rarely checked on us. None of us got a water refill.

M
joshM
Nashville
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience2

Good not great. The Pensacola Grand Marlin it’s not.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal!

KB
KimB
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food , plenty of seafood choices for the seafood lover. My husband loved his swordfish. For us not fond of seafood not many choices but prime rib and chicken were decent. It was Father’s Day so seafood for the husband, it was his day! Great service and great view of water! Had a fantastic time!

PC
PCBlocal
Tallahassee
1 review