The Grand Marlin of Panama City Beach

4.7
2540 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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JohnnyVegas
Cincinnati
9 reviews
Dined 19 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Chelsey did a fantastic job for us. Food was great. Specially printed menus with our anniversary was a great touch. Dessert on the house was very nice. We will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went in 45 min earlier than our reservation and was sat immediately.
The reservation was set for 4:45 to beat the rush on a Friday. It worked out perfectly and we had the best waitress that you could have imagined. Bridget's attention to detail was fabulous and on point. We took NO pictures because we had been there before and wanted privacy. We will be asking for Bridget's wonderful services again!!! Grand Marlin fabulous job hiring this gem! Thanks for great food and the BEST atmosphere 👌 Captain Pete & Jen Barwick

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OpenTable Diner
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated our 9th anniversary at The Grand Marlin of Panama City Beach!!! Always my fav spot!! Excellent foods, drinks, views and service!!! ❤️ we had an awesome one 💕

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Service was poor, food was fair and management was unconcerned.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and service. We had a great time

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal. Great food and service, with a beautiful view!

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AnnaC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time there. I would recommend making reservations. The food was excellent. Our group had Tuna, Salmon, steak and snapper all wonderful.
Our waiter was informed and answered all our question and gave us great suggestions.
Our new favorite place

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal. The grouper piccata was delicious and the praline basket with fruit and ice cream was to die for! Our server, Rashawn (spelling ?) was super friendly and attentive. We will be going back for sure!

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vipJMoore
E. Tennessee
27 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great harbor side restaurant with beautiful sunset views.

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OpenTable Diner
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night out

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been to this restaurant several times and it is the best food in Panama City Beach hands down. It never disappoints. Parmesan crusted grouper and praline bowl desert are must haves.

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RichardS
Tampa
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very enjoyable experience. We will be going back soon.

LG
LamandaG
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service. The printed menus were a nice touch for our anniversary.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great dinner as always. Service and good were excellent!

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vipPCBlocal
Tallahassee
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We dine with you often. We enjoy the food.

You need to clean the ladies restroom. It is absolutely filthy. There is gunk all around the sinks & faucets. You need to do a deep clean every day.

I hope the kitchen is cleaner.

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Casey
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinner was outstanding! I certainly recommend this restaurant. If your lucky you’ll get a server named Tyler Steven. If your craving some dessert deliciousness then you’ll order the crusty pecan bowl….omg 🤩

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SarynaN
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was just what i was looking for in Panama City! The food was amazing and the waiter’s selections for everything was Fantastic! Definitely would go again.

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GregoryM
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was very good. The staff is always very friendly and outgoing.
That praline bowl dessert is outstanding.
I wish there were more options for side items other than mound of mash potatoes with a few green beans on top. Starting to seem a little mass produced.

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RICHARDP
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

EXCELLENT FOOD ANE SERVICE. HUNTER WAS A GREAT WAITER AND WAS VERY HELPFUL.WE WILL DEFINITELY RETURN FOR ANOTHER MEAL

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DennisBTR
Mississippi
24 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great food. We ate upstair in the open air room. Great views and such a nice evening. Food was excellent - had the grouper and pesto shrimp pasta. Service was a bit slow, but not a big worry at all.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience2

No Covid protections apparent. Servers do not wear masks.

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MikeW
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We made reservations for our group of 7 and our experience was excellent. Our son stated the Grouper Piccata was the best grouper he's ever had. Our server Peter was very attentive and the view overlooking the marina at sunset was fabulous. We have a new favorite restaurant in PCB!

TN
ThomasN
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our Server was professional, friendly and helpful with menu selections.

DS
DanaS
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our second time to eat here and it never disappoints! Service, atmosphere, food, drinks and dessert on point. We will be back next year!

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hungryArchy
Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visited the Grand Marlin for my birthday while vacationing in PCB. Went on a recommendation from one of the locals and boy we were very impressed. The food was GREAT and had a fantastic time. I would highly recommend.

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MichaelC
Tallahassee
8 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hunter our Server was top notch and friendly. His character and professionalism allowed for an enjoyable 40th Anniversary for m’y Lovely Bridé and I. Thank you.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was amazing! We had Tyler and he ensured we had an awesome experience!

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StephenA
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and great service. Waiter was helpful and knowledgeable about menu items. His recommendations were spot on. Everything was cooked perfectly. You have to try the Praline Bowl. Yummy!!

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EmilySchell
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My boyfriend and I came here for a date night Saturday evening. We each had a delicious martini and our food came out timely and was also very delicious. My boyfriend is a local and recommended we go and we will be coming back! our waitress was kind and helpful and the atmosphere was peaceful yet fun!
10/10!

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John
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food excellent. Server fantastic. Hosts at front door weren’t attentive(but looked young and inexperienced). Our meal was very good and very reasonably priced. We would definitely return though.

JB
JaniceB
Tallahassee
2 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated our 50th wedding anniversary. Menus had been personalized for us, complementary champagne, best server, Peter, fantastic grouper picatta, excellent bottle of wine then topped off with signature dessert. Made us feel special on our anniversary.

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SusanH
Orlando
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite restaurant here on Panama City Beach! Outstanding all around!

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DavidW
Tallahassee
8 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was above any where else. Food was excellent! We have been coming here for years now. Why? Because of the great workers and fantastic chefs. Beautiful restaurant even after some bad hurricanes. You need to go get some great food.

LW
LarryW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Ordered appetizers mine came out several minutes before my dates. Totally unacceptable service. The grouper with Parmesan tasted like it has been frozen. It was dry and tasteless! Lots of butter though!

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AprilB
Western NC
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Bridgette was outstanding. Top notch service as always

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OpenTable Diner
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As wonderful as we expected!

BC
BruceC
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great dining experience. We will definitely return if we are back in Panama City Beach!

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WRJC
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant was amazing and our waitress was the best. The food tasted great and the raspberry cheesecake martini was outstanding.

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IamShaneH
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great waiter... Very attentive... Still need to bring Brice down on the lobster fingers!

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danield
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Team made our anniversary special!
New favorite restaurant at PCB!

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 2540 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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