The Grand Marlin of Pensacola Beach
Parmesan Crust / Sauteed Spinach / Whipped Potatoes / Crispy Capers / Brown Butter
Shrimp / Crab / Oysters / Andouille / Dark Roux
Pepper Jack Cheese / Garlic / BBQ Butter
This was the best meal I’ve had in a very long time. We had seared snapper and grouper piccata, just how they suggested and both were absolutely amazing. Our waiter and the restaurant were very attentive to it being our anniversary and made it extra special which we really appreciated. Grand Marlin might be my favorite restaurant ever after today’s experience. We will be back very soon!
The waitress was awesome....she was very friendly and efficient and was able to give advice on menu selections.
We had a wonderful experience. We will definitely be back.
Food and ambiance were excellent. Our waiter was awesome… sorry I can’t remember his name…. He made modifications to my drink and food to make it just to my liking! He also gave great suggestions for bars afterwards. My lobster was perfectly cooked! Not a huge fan of the calamari… we had to search for calamari among the peppers. But overall, great experience. I will definitely visit again when I am in the area.
Can’t beat the location. Food was great!
Our server, Jennifer, was outstanding along with the food!!
Ryan, our server, was excellent. He was personable and helpful. He has been a server at the Grand Marlin so he shared his personal favorites which was helpful in making my decision for my dinner entree. Ryan checked in with us several times to make sure we had what we needed.
We always go here for special occasions…last 3 anniversaries!
Delicious food and friendly service. First time there and loved it!
Amazing experience. Food, service and atmosphere all top notch. We’ve been to the Grand Marlin several times, and will keep coming back when we visit Pensacola. One of our favorite places at the beach!
Very nice place. Good food and great service!
Fantastic food, fantastic service! This is our favorite restaurant!
Great fun and great service!! The restaurant very clean as well!
Great food and service. Enjoyed the grilled shrimp and shrimp and grits . The pumpkin spice cream brûlée was a nice end to a wonderful meal.
We had an amazing dinner at the Grand Marlin. The food was fresh and delicious. Our server (I forgot his name but we sat kinda in the bar area) was THE BEST! He was personable, funny, made great recommendations, and made our anniversary dinner that much better!
The food and service is always good. There is a daily special which adds to the menu options. The fish is fresh, well prepared and nice portions. The desserts are great and very reasonably priced. We ate here four nights in row and each meal was delicious.
We were able to get early reservations. We were seated right on time of our reservations. The hostess was kind and helpful. The view over the bay is exquisite.
We began with a dozen oyster Rockefeller which were smothered with spinach and hollandise sauce- the oysters were tasty and fresh.
I ordered the grilled grouper over spinach and creamed potatoes. The way the chef charred the grouper was amazing. The portion was very generous. The bed of spinach was perfectly steamed and seasoned. The spinach sat on a bed of butter soaked creamed potatoes which were made in heaven.
My wife had the ribeye steak which was very sizable and prepared medium as she requested. The mixture of marbling and beef was perfect. Her dish accompaniment was fingerling potatoes and green beans which were perfect.
Our server, Ryan, was informative and very attentive. He knew the menu and made excellent recommendations.
A delicious meal, enjoyable setting and excellent service.
ramon took great care of us… beautiful evening !
The food, drinks and service were great! We'll definitely be back!
Food was good, not great, especially for the price. Our drink was not good, it didn’t make sense, a blackberry mojito martini with salt on the rim!? Awful. Was disappointed that they didn’t have crab claws the night we were there, that was the whole reason we went, but that’s not the restaurant’s fault, of course. The food was good, portion size of the apps were small, service was average but the atmosphere was exceptional. I’d go back considering there aren’t many other upscale dinner options there
The only real full service restaurant on Pensacola Beach. Excellent food, service is great.
Jasmine was great! The food was excellent!
Late anniversary celebration
I had asked for a water view table when I made the reservation and knew it wasn’t a guarantee, but we ended up in a semi private alcove with the best view of the sun setting over the Santa Rosa Sound😎 Our server, Alex was spot on and gave the perfect balance of service. The drinks were chilled and tasty and the food was amazing! This was one of the best dining experiences we’ve had in recent memory!
We have been there 4 times the last two years and every time it was spectacular. Service is great and food is superb. Highly recommend.
Some of the best seafood I've ever eaten! Server was outstanding, personable and provided excellent service. I visit at least one time every visit to Pensacola Beach!
Overall very good. A little pricey. Great service.
Bring back the Oysters Bienville!
We had the best server, Jasmine, and the food was divine. The view was outstanding.
Never disappointing! Red snapper was outstanding! Service could not have been better. Highly recommended!
The best place to eat at the beach!
Excellent service, over the top food and special attention to my wife’s gluten free diet.
I reserved it under the anniversary dinner and received a great desert. We loved it
Food was very good. Service was great, ask for Thomas; there was a "mishap" with our
dessert and he made it right.
75 th birthday Jasmine our server was outstanding and we were given a great table to the side and out of the noise.
Everything from the food to the service was fantastic! Highly recommend!
Great meal as always! Grouper is a favorite but the salmon & snapper are delicious also. Cocktails are cold & service is excellent.
The Grand Marlin of Pensacola Beach is a lovely restaurant with wonderful cuisine prepared expertly. They have a great variety of beverages and kind and well-informed staff. These constants remain.
However, my lower review comes from their COVID-19 protocols. The website paints a picture, but the picture is quite different in person. My partner and I, from Ohio, are both vaccinated but wear masks inside most venues. The Grand Marlin website indicates that employees will be masked; that tables will be set up to maintain social distancing; and that there will be designated pathways to help control the flow of people when entering and exiting.
On the evening there for dinner, an early reservation for about 5:15 p.m., I saw one waiter wearing a mask; no others were and I could not see the back nor kitchen staff. Was I to assume all other wait folks not wearing masks were vaccinated? Also, tables were not separated, nor were there designated pathways, from what I could tell, for improved, less contact among people. In fact, one table close to us had at least eight folks seated, and while we were there, another table was set up, within four to five feet, and seated ten, none of whom were wearing masks. Also, others were subsequently seated in booths on either side of our booth. Frankly, it was actually making me feel claustrophobic and very uncomfortable, so much so, that we asked for our check a bit before we were actually finished. I explained my feeling to our wait person and she was quite understanding and got our check to us promptly. She also reassured us that she had been vaccinated, which I really had no worry about. I was surprised in the seeming lack of compliance of the restaurant to what is stated on their website.
The Grand Marlin is wonderful, but I would definitely try to visit at an even earlier hour or wait until the virus situation is resolved, if a concern. This time, I was quite disappointed.
It was a great place. The food was delicious and the service was excellent! We will be back on our next visit!
Loved our visit
And appreciated moving to another table due to cold air from the vent over booth under Marlin.
The Grand Marlin of Pensacola Beach is rated 4.7 stars by 4692 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.