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

The Grand Marlin of Panama City Beach

4.7
4.7
4360 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 28 times today

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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 4,360 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
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Northwest Florida

    Best Food

  • Northwest Florida

    Great for brunch

  • 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

    Good for groups

  • Panama City

    Good for special occasions

  • Panama City

    Lively

  • Panama City

    Most Booked

4,360 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food and great service. Gluten free options.

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  2. richardh

    Kansas City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Service was great, the food was better than average, the environment was noisy. Hard to talk and be heard.

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  3. KelliC

    Cleveland

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Some of best seafood and fish dishes I’ve had staying in Panama City Beach The Grouper Piccata is the bomb.

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  4. ReneeC

    New Mexico

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Grand Marlin is my favorite PCB restaurant. The service is always outstanding and the food perfectly prepared. My guests enjoyed watching the docks and boaters as we dined.

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  5. BillH

    Charleston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We found the brunch to be very special for selection, quality and affordability. We expect to return to try more of the wonderful menu.

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  6. BryanC

    Naples

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food and service were fabulous. Best of this year’s selection.

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  7. RAYMONDB

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time coming here but certainly not my last. Service was outstanding. Food was terrific. Loved this place.

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  8. BillW

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was excellent . Hunter was our server ….he was helpful and provided top notch service. Plan to return soon. Judy Wtight

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  9. Ross

    Tallahassee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We thoroughly enjoyed our Valentine's meal at the Grand Marlin. Great food, great service and great ambiance. We will go back!

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  10. GoVOLS

    Tallahassee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    I enjoyed my birthday dinner here and it was wonderful. Great staff, friendly and knowledgeable. They made me feel specific on my day. Even put HAPPY BIRTHDAY on my menu. Food was delicious! View was gorgeous. I will definitely be back!

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent waitstaff.....they were very personable. Food delivered quickly....views of water were amazing.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best dinner I’ve had in PCB ever!!! Service and food were exceptional!!! Can’t wait to come back!!! Everyone should try this place.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Tallahassee

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful dinner with friends who had not eaten at The Grand Marlin before. They were very impressed, as we always are. The crab cakes, salmon and Grouper Piccata were all delicious! Our server, (Junior), was excellent.

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  14. Mark

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The grouper piccata was wonderful. Good choice of wines. My server Kimberly was very attentive and was able to answer my questions about the menu. I would definitely go back.

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  15. LarryH

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Everything was terrific except for one issue which is a pet peeve of mine…they brought out the entrees when we hadn’t even finished a third of our salads. The praline ice cream dessert is off the hook good.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First visit. We are all Marylanders and pretty tough seafood critics. The service by Jupiter was impeccable. Prices were reasonable and food quality was excellent. The toffee dessert was amazing. We will definitely be back and tell others about this seafood gem.

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  17. Zara

    Tallahassee

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our server, Christy, was attentive and knowledgeable about the menu. The place was packed, and we had lovely mimosas at the bar while waiting. We had reservations, so it was not a long wait. It’s an interesting place. First timers, and we enjoyed the experience.

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  18. Stace

    E. Tennessee

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful Sunday brunch! Service was great. Crab cakes and shrimp/grits were awesome. Expresso glazed donut holes🤩, need l say more? All mimosas will contain Grand Marnier from now on!! Room was crowded but pleasantly surprised it was not overly noisy. Great experience!

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  19. StephenC

    Western NC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    This is one of our favorite restaurants. The food is excellent. The attention to detail in every facet is there. The food is excellent. The service is generally top notch. We only had one issue on our last visit. I ordered a beer to drink and asked for it to be brought out with my entree. I only had three bites left of my entree when the beer finally showed up. I drank a sip or two but no more. I was not going to guzzle just because it was there. I ended up paying for 16oz of beer and drinking two.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Tallahassee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love our visits to Grand Marlin. We always prefer to sit upstairs at the bar to dine when it’s just the two of us. Stevie always gives the best service.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Alabama

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have always had great service but Jupiter went above and beyond to make our dining experience exceptional!

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  22. Teresa

    Tallahassee

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food, drinks and service was excellent. Celebrated a friend’s birthday. Get the Praline basket for dessert. It is so delicious!

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food, Atmosphere and service were fabulous. We had the chefs special as well as the Grouper. Praline basket for dessert and lobster claws and she crab soup for appetizers. Everything was fabulous. Zach, our service was knowledgeable, attentive and friendly. A great experience overall. Will definitely be back next time we are in Panama City

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  24. BenA

    Tallahassee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best fried shrimp on the beach by far.Dinning there is always consistent and fresh.

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  25. TimF

    Milwaukee

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful food, service and environment! Would definitely recommend!

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  26. LBear

    Tallahassee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    There was 4 of us we each tried something different and each was excellent. Their menu is different every day. I would make a reservation it's a VERY BUSY place!!! Amanda our waitress was AWESOME!! We will be bck

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  27. DarylJ

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Took my mom and wife for dinner and would highly recommend when you’re in PCB 😎 Great food and service!

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding experience, as usual. Food was hot, tasty and service was the absolute BEST! Zach was awesome!

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Tallahassee

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very good as usual , it’s our favorite place to eat here in Panama City

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  30. Danielle

    Tallahassee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The meal and service were fantastic. Because of it being a special occasion, we splurged. Zero regrets. The food was fresh and delicious. The martinis were outstanding and the praline bowl that we split was such a perfect finish. Can’t wait to go back and try some other dishes!

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    Calamari appetizer & drinks were good. We went for Valentines Day. I made reservation days in advance & requested a seat with water view. We were put upstairs & not great ambiance as compared to main dining room. Couldn’t see anything out the plastic covered windows. I ordered the chefs special. Lobster tail was really tiny. For the price didn’t seem worth it (the chili risotto was excellent though). Husband got the Southern Fried Seafood platter and thought it was awful. All said, we were not impressed with our overall experience there.

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  32. JillC

    Springfield

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our meals were excellent and the birthday dessert was fabulous.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Tallahassee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The ambiance was very nice and with a pleasing view of the harbor. I had the grouper piccatta, which was delicious, and the whipped potatoes were next level. The menus are printed daily, and some members of our party saw items online that were not on the daily menu, but when they asked about them, they were still able to order them. We were celebrating a birthday and received a praline basket with a candle. Contained in a caramelized sugar bowl and topped with blueberries, blackberries, and strawberries... probably one of the best birthday desserts I've seen at a restaurant. Would definitely recommend and will be returning myself.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Mobile

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I brought my brother and his wife to The Grand Marlin for his 50th wedding anniversary. The food, ambiance and waitress were outstanding. The printed menu with their names and anniversary sent the entire experience over the top. Thank you for giving my brother the best gift of all. You have set the bar high for dining experience.

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  35. Richard

    Houston

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    As always, great food and great service. My only issue is that it tends to be very loud which takes away from the ambiance

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  36. mollyv

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Grouper piccata was fabulous. Our service was fabulous. Steak was spendy and tough even though it was cooked perfectly. Our server Escence, was top notch!

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  37. Card2

    Las Vegas

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Luke was great. Food good. Bartenders great. Good value.

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  38. RoKo

    Atlanta Metro

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My husband and I enjoyed a wonderful meal at the Grand Marlin. We were celebrating our 37th anniversary and the Grand Marlin made it very special for us. Our server Luke was exceptional. Very attentive, professional, friendly, and brought us a special anniversary dessert at the end of our meal. The food was delicious. Thank you Grand Marlin.

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  39. Willie

    Orlando

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    If you like fine dining then this is definitely the place for you.

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  40. JM3465

    Tallahassee

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Expensive. Gumbo and snapper are excellent. Beer on tap was flat.

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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 4360 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 28 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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