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The Grand Marlin of Panama City Beach

4.8
4.8
3501 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 32 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 3,501 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Northwest Florida

    Good for groups

  • Northwest Florida

    Most Booked

  • Panama City

    Most Booked

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  1. BS

    BeckyS

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brunch was fabulous and the service was impeccable.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tallahassee

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Grand Marlin continues to exceed expectations. The servers are professional and knowledgeable, drinks are delicious, and the food continues to be excellent. We don’t miss Brunch at The Grand Marlin.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had two birthdays and the first time we’ve seen our friends in o we 12 years. It was so fun and our server, Alyssa, was amazing and made our experience extraordinary.
  4. DC

    DavidC

    Tallahassee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food-great ambiance-great drinks-great service. We went to celebrate my birthday. The menus had Happy Birthday on them. They served a complimentary birthday dessert. What’ a special touch. It was a delightful evening.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tallahassee

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great as usual
  6. s

    sued

    San Antonio

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Great food and service, but the noise level was a little high.
  7. T

    Teddy

    Mississippi

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Grand Marlin never disappoints, food, service and all around great atmosphere. It’s our go to restaurant!
  8. FE

    FrankE

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Grand Marlin is very good. Food, service and especially the praline basket dessert!! Always celebrate my birthday there.
  9. LH

    LakeishaH

    Tallahassee

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    My server, Diana, was such a pleasure. The oysters were some of the largest I’ve seen in a while. Overall, the meal was good.
  10. JH

    JamesH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 23, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for our anniversary. I didn’t know what to expect although I had heard good things about the Grand Marlin. In short, the food was excellent, the service was friendly and the server knew her wine pairings well. The view of the Bay was very nice and relaxing. In all, I can’t see how you could go wrong at Grand Marlin.
  11. BB

    BobB

    Tallahassee

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for our anniversary dinner and as always, the Grouper Piccata was amazing, and my husband loved his prime rib dinner. Mashed potatoes were the best ever! Our waitress was the best! My favorite restaurant!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tallahassee

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It’s always such a great experience having Brunch at The Grand Marlin. One expects great food, great service, and a lovely dining room. Never disappointed.
  13. BC

    BrendaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    The food and service were great! It was our anniversary and they definitely made us feel special.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Very disappointing
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Boise

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food great service. Highly recommend
  16. JE

    JohnE

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Grand Marlin is an exceptionally great place to dine. I have never had a disappointing meal at this establishment, the food is excellent and the service from Hunter was above and beyond the norm. I will always ask to be seated in his area of responsibility. I recommend the Grand Marlin with enthusiasm.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waitress Ansley was so sweet and knowledgeable. I will request her every time I visit.
  18. C

    Czech3steve

    Charlotte

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The window view was great, but very sunny and bright!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tallahassee

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sunday Brunch at The Grand Marlin is always special. Even with a full house, one is able to converse with friends in a normal tone. Service and food is excellent. Makes Sunday special.
  20. AM

    AndreaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was very good! Service was excellent and the food was phenomenal!
  21. BP

    BrendaP

    Atlanta

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Never disappoints! 1st time at the PCB location but the food experience was parallel. Simply amazing. And, thanks for the complimentary Praline Basket for our wedding anniversary celebration, it’s our favorite.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Service was great. The grouper was seared too much. Turn down grill temp! It was very loud seated next to the longe. Over all good. Will probably be back.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had a wonderful time celebrating my husband’s birthday. Our server was excellent and the food was delicious as usual.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Good was good but not outstanding as it has been in our past visits. Service was so fun and friendly and accommodating. Place was packed!
  25. TV

    TonyaV

    New Mexico

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved the appetizers and the daily fish! We will be back.
  26. MB

    MikeB

    Tallahassee

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was fantastic, and our server, Tracy B is the reason we will come back again and again.
  27. KC

    KayC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our third dinner at Grand Marlin Panama City and we will be back. The service is excellent and food delicious.
  28. R

    Randy

    Tallahassee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Wife’s 62nd birthday and they made it very memorable. Glad we made reservations. Jonnae was our hostess and she was wonderful. Happy Birthday was printed on our menu! The entire experience was wonderful. My wife also received a birthday surprise from the restaurant that brought her to tears.
  29. BP

    BPA3

    Birmingham

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great service! Enjoyed the shrimp & grits!
  30. ML

    MLCrouch

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    cannot carry on normal tone conversation at tables near the bar
  31. AG

    AGuest

    Tallahassee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We head to The Grand Marlin often for Sunday brunch. Service and food are always excellent!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tallahassee

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was excellent. Ambiance was wonderful with water views. Food presented nicely.
  33. HC

    HeatherC

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best fried shrimp ever! Nice atmosphere overlooking marina. Friendly attentive server. Thoroughly enjoyed.
  34. a

    atticus

    Tallahassee

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Server friendly helpful and prompt! Oysters were delicious.
  35. DB

    DottiBu

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Our favorite place to eat in PCB. The food is always delicious and well prepared. Service is always excellent. Can’t wait for our next trip to come back.
  36. 3

    32408

    Tallahassee

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    never disappoints, great place, great location.
  37. m

    michaelj

    Jacksonville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was outstanding. The service was great. Hunter our server was very good at explaining the menu too us and suggesting the favorites to us They even had a menu congratulating our 58th anniversary for us.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    The food was adequate, not amazing for the price. Noisy inside , even though it was off season and only Half full.
  39. TL

    TomL

    Indiana

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Host did not allow us to sit at open table we requested ( vs. Booth you reserved). A big problem after spine surgery.
  40. TL

    ThomasL

    Shreveport

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall2food1service5ambience5
    Need more meat on the menu. The entire menu including appetizers was all shellfish and fish.

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 3501 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 32 times today
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

  • 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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