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

The Grand Marlin of Panama City Beach

4.7
4.7
4534 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

10:00 PM


Booked 70 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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 4,534 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

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

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Northwest Florida

    Great for scenic views

  • Northwest Florida

    Seafood

  • Northwest Florida

    Most Booked

  • Panama City

    Best Overall

  • Panama City

    Best Food

  • Panama City

    Best Service

  • Panama City

    Best Ambiance

  • Panama City

    Best Value

  • Panama City

    Healthy

  • Panama City

    Neighborhood gem

  • Panama City

    Good for special occasions

  • Panama City

    Lively

  • Panama City

    Most Booked

4,534 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Baton Rouge

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service & food! Our server James was amazing.

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  2. MariluC

    Tallahassee

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The Grand Marlin's food is outstanding! It may be the best in PCB!! The ambience is nice with their location on the water. However, the noise level in the first floor main dining room can be piercing. Just go for the food! You won't regret your choice.

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  3. PamF

    Kansas City

    95 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    95 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We have been eating here for several years and it’s always been constantly delicious until last night. Lobster fingers were rubbery and the grouper picata was so thin they nearly burnt it. It was definitely overcooked. Disappointed because we no longer live in PCB, but planned our Orlando trip from Kansas City and drove out of our way to eat here. It’s been much more consistent and much more delicious.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great early bird special. Thanks for the great service.

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  5. travisa

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The Pampono was overcooked and under seasoned. We were sat 10 minutes after our reservation time. The table had a terrible wobble. Others in our party did enjoy their food, but over cooked fish for market price is a bad sign.

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  6. AlanB

    Alabama

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server, Ansley, was one of the best servers we’ve ever had! She was sweet, made great recommendations, and spent as much time talking with us as we wanted! We’ll be back!

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  7. Jimd71st

    New York City

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Probably our 25th or so visit to the Grand Marlin and once again a great experience with awesome food and service.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was ok for the price. Father’s pasta in his dish was over cooked. Smoked tuna dip seemed like canned tuna and came with ritz crackers. Salmon was cooked perfectly and very good. Service was great and really friendly and informative.

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  9. ShonG

    New Orleans

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was great as always. Our waiter Zack was really nice and accommodating. Great attitude, he kept us well informed on when food would be ready and checked on us several times. He helped make our experience a great one.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Montenegro

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food here is consistently good. Our waiter Zack was so attentive and helpful. We had a great experience

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  11. JohnH

    E. Tennessee

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fresh seafood. Yummy shrimp cocktail with kickback sauce. Delicious oysters. The burger was outstanding as we had a non seafood family member. Our server was so friendly and funny. On par with Firefly or Cafe30a. Loved casual dress. On the marina. Best meal of this trip by far. Praline dessert was divine!!!!!! 10/10 by all six of our group who ordered different things.

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  12. MariluC

    Tallahassee

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Repeat customer at the Grand Marlin, and it was delicious once again! This is one of the best restaurants in the Panama City Beach area. The food is absolutely superb. Whether you go for Sunday brunch or evening dinner, you won't be disappointed!

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Tallahassee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was 5 stars,, seated right away! Excellent food, come here every time we are at the beach!

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and ambiance! It was great value for the money and the food was superb. Barbecue oysters and prime rib were great!

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  15. LaurieT

    Atlanta Metro

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience. Love the ambiance. The service was escellemt and the food was delicious! We will definitely be back!

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Tallahassee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As usual, brunch was awesome. Each time we go to PCB, we go to the Grand Marlin. Fantastic food and awesome staff!!

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  17. Sunny13

    Tallahassee

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Grand Marlin never disappoints us. Excellent meal for our Anniversary. Or server was very attentive & wished us a Happy Anniversary. Our go to place for special occasions.

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  18. KatThomas

    Atlanta Metro

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Atmosphere and food were awesome. Service was very good. Could not have asked for a better experience!

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Tallahassee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everyone was very friendly. The food was great. Our server was great. Awesome view. Great experience.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our new favorite place to eat in Panama City. Food is excellent, nice portions, pleasant atmosphere. Great view of the bay

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Tallahassee

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food top notch delicious like always. Grouper piccata always delivers! Oyster Rockefeller app was only disappointment- oysters too big and covered with runny hollandaise sauce. But still everything else was wonderful!

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  22. TomB

    Dallas

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Have been here multiple times, and the food is consistently good. The service is attentive without being intrusive. Have not had anything we would not order again. Zach and Ainsley waited on us, and were both great. Front desk were welcoming and helpful, and we got seated quickly. Our other forays there were without reservations, which is OK if you (like us) are early eaters, but it fills up rapidly.

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  23. CarrieC

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Took my mom there for her birthday celebration and we sat by the window overlooking the water. Sipped on champagne and had the best dinner ever! She had the snapper and I had the steak. I highly recommend Grand Marlin to anyone looking for a great meal and nice environment. Our server was awesome and so attentive!

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  24. Love2eatseafood

    Charleston

    76 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    76 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our meal was so delicious! My husband had a wedge salad and fried oysters. The oysters were lightly fried. I had the grouper. This entree was amazing-very large fish, lots of spinach and potatoes Our server was very attentive and friendly We will recommend this restaurant to everyone

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The oysters were huge. The scallops, grouper piccata, and basil seafood pasta were all fantastic. The key lime pie and chocolate brownie sundae were a great way to end the night. We had live entertainment and sat where we could watch the boats come in.

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  26. Jill

    Tallahassee

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Excellent meal. The only downside is that it felt a little rushed.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Food is great and of course nice view of the lagoon. Always had good service with waiters. The reception service needs some work. Sometimes great sometimes not so much. This time not so much. We had reservation for 4, said table not ready. Two groups of 3 came in after us and she seated them. So you are telling me you have tables with 3 chairs but not 4. The server that seats you at your table must have been asleep. The receptionist put two table locations with menus on the counter while the server that takes you to your table stood there for 3-4 minutes clueless.

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  28. Connoisseur

    Coastal Georgia

    49 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The lobster finger appetizer never disappoints. The vanilla honey, mustard sauce that they use is awesome. The grouper Was cooked to perfection!

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was excellent. Service was great. Had a great view by the window. Highly recommend

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  30. SKKAtl

    Atlanta Metro

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waiter, James, was very attentive and answered our questions about certain dishes and also dishes that he liked or were popular with the guests. The calamari appetizer was very delicious - we loved the calamari and pepper combination. The Loved & Rubbed salmon was cooked to perfection! My friend raved about the Parmesan encrusted grouper! We will return!

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  31. MichaelH

    Seattle

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service. Went to celebrate our anniversary and did they ever make that special!

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  32. MariaM

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were so impressed with this restaurant. Great food. Even better service. Caroline was our waitress. We will be back.

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  33. MTuck

    St. Louis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Grand Marlin didn’t disappoint. Excellent food and service. Grouper Piccata is fantastic!

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  34. JenniferG

    Nashville

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food service view The bbq baked oysters are delicious Great key lime pie

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Fantastic place. Service and quality are top notch.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Tallahassee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service! Went for Mother’s Day it was a grest experience will go again!

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Alabama

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and great atmosphere. I highly recommend eating upstairs to get the full effect the marina.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Always great food and service. Was a little busy due to mother's day.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Greensboro

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    I was very disappointed in the menu. It was very limited. The restaurant is called the Grand Marlin yet there was not many fish choices on menu

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  40. Odie

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding food at a very reasonable price! The service is wonderful and the venue / view is excellent. We go to Grand Marlin for all our special occasions… they never disappoint.

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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 4.7 stars by 4534 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

10:00 PM


Booked 70 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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