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The Grand Marlin of Panama City Beach

4.7
4.7
3185 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 55 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 3,185 people are saying

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

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Northwest Florida

    Scenic View

  • 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

    Good for Groups

  • Panama City

    Special Occasion

  • Panama City

    Most Booked

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The atmosphere, food and service was outstanding.
  2. RT

    RasaT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food,very nice personality, always help and explain. Thank you 😊 what you do for us!!! Recomend 💯
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was wonderful! Best meal we ate during our visit to Panama City! Had lobster fingers for appetizer, salmon, snapper, & shrimp pasta dish for main course. Sides were all excellent as well! Had praline/ice cream dessert & key lime pie - both were the perfect end to a wonderful meal! Our waitress was very sweet & accommodating! Live music was a great touch & even took requests!
  4. SD

    SondraD

    Birmingham

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and wonderful food! It was also our anniversary and staff made it special🎈
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our food and service was excellent!
  6. R

    Randiiii

    Savannah

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had such an awesome Time! It was My Birthday, and Dakota took great care of us! The food was phenomenal, the drinks were even better! We enjoyed the sweet jams, delicious desert and the view of the boats coming in. I look forward to our next visit!
  7. TP

    TouristPhoenix

    Atlanta

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food, service and ambience were excellent. I had the special which was opah (a white fish) with couscous with a great sauce. The fish was prepared very well, nice brown on the top and moist. My companion had the fried shrimp which was lightly battered so that the shrimp could be enjoyed without heavy fried batter. The small portion was sufficient. I will definitely return.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tallahassee

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Carmen was excellent!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    Went for a birthday meal. Waitress never acknowledged the birthday even though it was printed right on the slip she picked up from our table. The hostess made sure to do that when she sat us. Waitress was very nice but seemed to have other things on her mind than working. Very infrequent on checking on us to see if we needed anything. Just overall a 3star experience to us. We frequent PCB to eat and have heard great things about this restaurant. Food was good but just not what we expected. Not bad enough we won’t give it another chance, but first experience here wasn’t 5star as expected.
  11. MA

    MissiA

    Tallahassee

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall1food2service1ambience3
    We were a party of 5 for brunch to celebrate my sister's birthday. I ordered a grand mimosa, which arrived warm. Waiter took forever coming back, so I ended up putting ice in it. Others in our party ordered Bloody Marys that took forever to get. Server blamed the bar's "glass shortage", but they were watered down as though they were sitting for awhile. My sister ordered a glass of wine & it never arrived, even though she reminded the waiter twice. She just gave up & drank water. My entrée did not mention eggs. If I would have known, I would have requested them poached instead of the hard, rubbery & tasteless omelette I was served. I ate the 3 fried oysters that came with it & left everything else. I was supposed to have bacon, peppers & onions, but I only got tiny pieces scattered in the inedible omelette. All poached eggs at the table were overcooked. We just ate what we could because it was taking forever with service. I planned for this brunch for a month and was left so embarrassed that I recommended The Grand Marlin, so much so that I paid for the whole check. The waiter knew it was a disaster, but offered nothing to rectify it. I will never go back, nor will I recommend it.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tallahassee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always think of having our Anniversary dinner here. The food was excellent. I tried your lion fish special. I would definitely get it again. Loved the chicken and waffles too. We had 2 dinner nights and Sunday brunch. Thanks for making our Anniversary meal wonderful again.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall2food3service1ambience4
    Server messed up order several times. Forgot to put kids order in immediately. Daughter received her food 45 minutes after putting in order. My wife is gluten and dairy free had to send food back and verify she was heard more than three times. They waitress was careless with our order. Drinks where fine had but we had to ask for straws for non alcoholic beverages. Overall experience was probably ruined by an incompetent waitress. It appeared to be too much for her to be waiting tables.
  14. R

    Ronda

    Birmingham

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Nice view for dinner. Service a little slow but expected due to large crowds. Oysters were really good.
  15. DC

    DavidC

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fresh food and great service. Would highly recommend.
  16. D

    Diner

    Denver

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    You can always depend on getting great food and good service.
  17. MS

    MartySNashville

    Nashville

    109 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    109 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an excellent meal for three here. The grouper, red snapper and tuna were all wonderful. A very enjoyable evening.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tallahassee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Top of our list of favorites. Riley was a great server. Food is always amazing!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Memphis/West TN

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was perfect from cocktails to the dessert.
  20. SD

    SueD

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had window seat overlooking marina! Oysters on half shell and shrimp cocktail delicious appetizers! Salmon and Asian tuna were fabulous entrees. Finished with yummy key lime dessert. Our server Jonnae was knowledgeable about menu, made recommendations, very attentive, did not rush us. Five stars!
  21. DG

    DonnaG

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful staff, nice views. Good for date night, friends or business.
  22. FB

    FunkyB

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, terrific service and very special treatment for my wife’s birthday. We highly recommend this not only as an “event” dinner location, but as often as you can make it.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Server was amazing.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    We celebrated my wife’s birthday
  25. CW

    CherylW

    Tallahassee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, atmosphere and service. Grouper is superb!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous dinner and beautiful atmosphere
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was absolutely amazing food. The shrimp pesto pasta was the best shrimp dish I’ve ever had. Wife had the snapper piccata(snapper substituted in place of grouper) and she loved it. We will certainly remember this meal….til next time! Only sad part was they ran out of key lime pie…..which looked amazing.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing! My future husband and I definitely enjoyed it!!! Get the salmon!!!
  29. JL

    JillL

    Atlanta

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service was great. We really enjoyed the view and the dining experience.
  30. SL

    SharonL

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, great food in a wonderful atmosphere.
  31. KS

    KevinS

    Tallahassee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely amazing food and atmosphere! Waitress was AWESOME
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We come from Ohio for our wedding anniversary and eat at the Grand Marlin everytime. Hunter our server was excellent and took care of us during dinner. We were greeted with happy anniversary by a few different staff members as well as receiving personalized menus. Keep up the great work guys you have if figured out.
  33. e

    emcee

    Atlanta

    47 reviews

    3.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    We come to the Grand Marlin 3-4 times during summer when we are in town. Usually its fabulous, but this time we were a bit disappointed with the food. Started with the wine list-ordered a bottle of chardonnay wine; the waitress came back "we are out of that". Ok, ordered our 2nd choice; the waitress came back again "we are out of that too". So we are down to number 3 to get a chardonnay ! We got the tuna poke appetizer, which was pretty good. I ordered the grouper piccata entrée, it was not very good- over cooked. I have ordered this before and it was excellent, but not this time. Maybe they were having an off day. I hope so because we like this place.
  34. CV

    ChrisV

    Orlando

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always love to be able to come to the Grand Marlin for an amazing meal. Service is always great and the food is always amazing!
  35. v

    vickyh

    Atlanta

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We are locals and come to Grand Marlin regularly. It is always our favorite restaurant for a special occasion and when hosting out of town guests. This week’s visit did not disappoint. Thank you for always making our dining experience special.
  36. g

    graciea

    Houston

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Scallops were the best I had ever had. Portion was just enough. Daughter enjoyed her birthday dessert.
  37. HR

    HaleyR

    Tallahassee

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience2
    We had a birthday dinner there and we were charged for the birthday ice cream that they bring out and did not even notify us. I just would have appreciated if they would have let us know the cost before bringing something out 🤷🏼‍♀️
  38. B

    Brunchers

    Tallahassee

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brunch was great at TGM. Beautiful day looking out from North Drop Bar. Service was perfectly timed so as not to be intrusive. Looking forward to going back!
  39. MR

    MaureenR

    Tallahassee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best place on Panama city Beach to eat, we are locals and eat here as often as possible. Food is always excellent and so is the service!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tallahassee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Got us in on our reservation time. Our server, Hunter, was very knowledgeable of the menu and a great personality. The appetizers came out timely ahead of the main dishes. The food was great with perfect presentation. Definitely need reservations for a meal there.

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 3185 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 55 times today
Google Map for The Grand Marlin of Panama City Beach

5323 N Lagoon Dr, Panama City Beach, FL 34208

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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