The Grand Marlin of Pensacola Beach

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$30 and under
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Seafood
The Grand Marlin Restaurant features a main dining area with a shucked to order oyster bar, exterior North Drop Bar overlooking the beautiful Santa Rosa Sound, and private meeting rooms. This Pensacola 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 Pensacola Bay Area. 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.

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Dine with us on Christmas Eve until 9 pm. We will be offering our regular limited a la carte menu along with this special feature! New York Strip Roast - Slow cooked 1855 Angus New York Strip, Maine lobster whipped potatoes, roasted Brussels sprouts, bacon lardons, bourbon mushroom demi-glace. $40

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

What 3768 People Are Saying
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DK
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Did not disappoint! Shrimp and grits was awesome as well as the BbQ shrimp appetizer. Will go again

JD
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience1

Used to be one of my favorites. Tired of making reservation only to be made to wait 15-30 minutes after reserved time. Perhaps they are over booking? Food quality poor this time. Salmon was small and over cooked and generally things have gone downhill from previous.

MB
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite restaurant for holidays, special occasions and any other excuse to dine there!

BR
Richmond
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were there for Thanksgiving, the food was excellent and the service was exceptional! Thoroughly enjoyed it! and of course the view!

OT
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanksgiving day dinner the whole experience was outstanding.

P
Tallahassee
20 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Alwaysy good, great sunsets and service. Never disappointed. Scotty was ou server and he was excellent.

GC
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

It was a very pleasant experience. Music not quite as good as what you usually have on Thanksgiving

OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food. Great ambiance

OD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good stuff

B
Tallahassee
5 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Went here to celebrate a birthday. Good service and food was excellent 👍 as usual. Cost for meal is high but it is a trip we only take occasionally. Would recommend for a special event.

OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Graduation from NAS school

PD
Tallahassee
9 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating my birthday with my family...TGM is our go to celebration place!

CP
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great...if I have one criticism, it's the noise level as more people enter the restaurant (out on the patio and inside). Other than that, excellent on all counts!!!

GK
Tallahassee
5 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service is excellent whichever server you have, they do a great job training and food is excellent. Menu is done each day with freshest seafood options available.

JG
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always awesome. Our server was great and made excellent recommendations. A couple of times we have had not quite as good service, but I consider that partially our fault for not speaking up and letting the waiter know we had been servers in college and knew this was subpar! We eat there often and love it!!!

OT
Tallahassee
5 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Daughter’s Birthday lunch

M
Tallahassee
7 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service!

WC
Tallahassee
6 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Food and service was very good. Nice wine list is available.

b
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic Food

CB
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful anniversary dinner! We asked to be seated be a window to watch the sunset. We were seated at the best table in the house! This started a perfect evening. Our server was exceptional and made helpful suggestions to guide our selections. All of the food was outstanding. Highly recommend for both a casual or special evening.

AC
Tallahassee
5 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Grand Marlin. We try to go as often as possible

R
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed the Sunday Brunch. The food was excellent the price was very reasonable.

RM
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and exceeded our expectations! We had a last minute reservation and they accommodated us beautifully. The oysters casino and raw on the half-she’ll were delicious and a wedge salad was the perfect accompaniment for our starters. We enjoyed the ribeye and added lump crab with béarnaise. My boyfriend and I also really loved the scallops and of course added lobster tail to our mains. Do not miss out on their macaroni and cheese and treat yourself by adding lobster to that too! You won’t regret it. In addition to all the delicious food, the best part for us really, was our server Maggie. She was knowledgeable and served the themed cake I brought for my love’s birthday with a smile. She was warm and friendly and without her it wouldn’t have been the same. I think she had a lot of fun adding lobster to everything we ordered! 😁 I know I did!! Thanks Maggie for providing such great and professional service in such a friendly and easy going way. What a great time!! We’ll definitely be back.

OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is one of the best food and crown in Pensacola Beach. The food is outstanding and the ambiance is super nice, not the typical cheap beach tourist crown. That makes this place one of the best in Pensacola beach.

BH
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always have great food and the service is top notch. A must visit for us every time we visit the area! The Prime Rib offered on Sundays is great and you can't go wrong with any of their fish options. Dessert menu is full of great options as well!

RJ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was amazing our waiter JB was amazing in both service and recommendations for our dinner. Was truly a fantastic dinner and if we hadn't gone to The Grand Marlin so late in our visit to Pensacola Beach we likely would have gone again.

HW
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I brought 3 out of town friends for their first time at Grand Marlin. They loved it!

JB
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good experience as always! We were expecting to eat inside but the only table they had was outside and it was ok except the chairs were too short for the table and we all felt like kids at the thanksgiving table! Overall a nice meal!

l
Tallahassee
9 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun girls nice out! I had the Sea Scallops with brown butter & capers. It was melt in your mouth PERFECTION!

KE
Tallahassee
4 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and Service is always great!

t
New Orleans
33 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went on a Sunday and had the prime rib, which was amazing. Spectacular view and excellent service

BN
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated promptly for Sunday brunch with our reservation. We were given the choice of being seated inside out out. We sat outside on the patio. View was amazing. Weather was cool (mid 60s), but the clear screens were down so it blocked the wind and made the temperature very comfortable.

We ordered the crab cake eggs Benedict and a side of their cheesy grits and bacon. The food was all delicious. Bacon was crispy, just the way I like it. Mimosas were also very good and very reasonably priced for brunch.

They also had a bit of live music going on which made the whole experience very enjoyable. I plan to go back on a future trip to Pensacola Beach.

RS
Tallahassee
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite spot for special occasions. Always a wonderful experience and great food.

Would give it six stars if I could!

OT
New Orleans
18 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our waiter,Jason, was extremely good.

OT
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary... wonderful experience from out of town

OT
Baton Rouge
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and ambiance were excellent. Drinks left something to be desired. Impeccable service as usual. Overall a great dining experience. But it always is. Best place on Pensacola Beach for a meal. After dinner Saturday night, we returned for brunch on Sunday.

MC
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Again the was one of the best meals we have eaten. I am a steak guy, but when I go the Grand Marlin I always get fish. It is the best fish I have eaten. The desserts are fabulous. Absolutely my wife’s favorite restaurant. She is a fish eater and this is the best.

SD
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Service was awesome

TW
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

11111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111 love it

D
Panama
4 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service - outstanding! Food - outstanding! Need I say more? An enjoyable time for my kid's 18th birthday!

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