The Grand Marlin of Pensacola Beach
Pepper Jack Cheese / Garlic / BBQ Butter
I love the relaxed feel of this place – like a comfortable dining room in a friends home. I definitely will return to try more dishes. The kale salad was outstanding and we split it. My wife enjoyed her scallops "best ever". My ribeye was perfectly cooked . Ever thing was
was well prepared and flavored. Service was friendly,well-timed and wines were affordable."
Our server told me she had just finished her training, her first night alone. She was everything you would want in a server. Kudos to your trainer and your new server.
Not a fan of being stared at all night by other patrons and slow service on top of that. I remember the first time eating there being better.
Extraordinary in every way!!!
Not as good as it’s been in the past. Food and service was just ok. It was our anniversary and we were quite disappointed.
Not much value in this meal. Food was cooked properly to order but honestly we got how much better price point from Peg leg Pete’s and the ambience was nothing to write home about. We had requested a window seating which they did not have for us nor would they offer when we noted one was available so we ended up sitting in the middle of the room. Don’t expect will ever go back.
Patrick was a very attentive and courteous waiter! he did a great job!
Great service, food and value!
Both the service and meal were excellent. The ambience was great as well. I would highly recommend this restaurant.
The entree I wanted was not available though it was on the website menu. The table and website menu was not identical. That should never happen. The website menu needs to be updated as soon as the table menu changes. I ordered the Tuna cooked medium. It was brought to me very rare. I sent it back after showing my server. A new piece of Tuna arrived to the table cooked perfectly. Everything was tasty. This has been a favorite restaurant, but there have been kitchen problems since the COVID closing and reopening. When done correctly, the food is very good, as is the service. Lately it has been uneven, but please continue to support. It has not been easy for anyone.
Outstanding as always, highly recommended.
Love it, great food ,service, follow all cdc protocol’s. .
Ate dinner here last weekend for my boyfriends birthday. The bridge is closed so we had to drive the long way to get here but it was soooo worth it! Best meal I have had in months! We were driving quite far so decided not to drink but our waiter Thomas made sure we had plenty of non-alcoholic choices. Wonderful food, excellent service and just any overall great time. I miss eating here regularly and can’t wait for the bridge to be fixed.
Everything about our dinner was amazing!!! The service was top notch and the food was superb! We had Blue Angel Chips appetizer which were enough for several to share and they were sooooo good. My meal (Shrimp and Grits) was better than any I have had at other restaurants in the area. By far the BEST!!! I will definitely be coming back as soon as I can!
Scallops were amazing
Excellent food & service!
Our waiter didn’t pay attention to us at all or ask questions or talk about the menu. We had to flag him down to order another round of drinks yet he was incredibly attentive to the group of 5 at the table next to us. The food was phenomenal but the service was very disappointing. Especially since we were there for a special birthday celebration.
The food was AMAZING. Lobster Bisque is the best I've ever had and I spent some time in Maine. I got the snapper and my husband got a steak - both were out of this world good. Highly recommend. We will be back!
Great service and food for a birthday dinner!
The Grand Marlin has GREAT food and a great chef. However, they never seat you where you want. We didn't want in the room with the bar and TWICE they have seated us there. It is so NOISY!! The waiter was very good.
Great—Thomas was terrific as always.
We had a lovely evening! Enjoyed good food with good friends!
Service was prompt and we felt safe with their COVID measures. We sat outside and had a lovely few of the Sound. Maggie, our server, was really great: courteous, professional, and friendly. I ordered the Kale Caesar salad and the crab cake appetizer. The salad was so good, my husband (not a real salad person), started munching on it and asked me if I could replicate it at home. The crab cakes were fabulously spicy. They seemed to have had absolutely no breading and filler, just crab meat and great seasoning. My husband had the lobster fingers and bbq shrimp. We shared a brownie with a giant scoop of ice cream and chocolate and caramel syrup on top. The brownie tasted like a flourless cake--more rich and creamy like fudge than like cake. It was like eating a big piece of chocolate. Yum. Our martinis were great also. I had the lemon drop and had to resist having a second one. We'll be back soon. We loved it and we have neighbors who go regularly for lunch, brunch and dinner because the quality is so consistent.
We have always had consistently great dinners at G Marlin. This trip not so much. My steak was horrible as well as the grouper. Service was great. Hate to leave this review.
We have eaten at the grand Marlin many many many times as we are local. The last two times we have been the food has been average at best. This last time we went for Sunday brunch which was a letdown. Two of the three adults in our party were served cold food and they don’t have a kids brunch menu. The options for kids were very limited. It was a 9:30am meal and they only have lunch offerings. The adult brunch menu is 3-4 items. We ordered eggs Benedict and the chicken and waffles. The eggs Benedict was so bland and the chicken and waffles dry. Disappointed for sure.
It’s been a few years since I’ve been here, and they’ve definitely stepped up their game. Super good food, tasty cocktails and excellent service are all par for the course. I’m also very impressed with the continued COVID mitigation measures TGM is practicing. I felt very good about eating there from that standpoint. They’ve even got a page on their website dedicated to health and safety measures if anyone wants more info.
Food was excellent!! My husband is allergic to seafood and fish and we thank you for not making him sick. The service was not as good as it should have been. I think our server was working way too many tables so I am not completely upset with him. We had empty glasses most of our meal so we had to drink the water bit would have rather had another soft drink. Overall the food was great but the service should have been better.
What a treat ! Great food and service ! We love this place !
Everything from food to service was exceptional!
The Grand Marlin is always dependable with delicious food, amazing beverages & terrific service. It is our "go-to" restaurant!
Highly recommend Randall as your server!! Raw oysters were very good!! Can't go wrong with grouper piccata and the best blue cheese wedge!!
It was my mother-in-law’s birthday. She was treated to a special dessert. Staff was attentive. Food fantastic. Martini and bushwhackers are great!
Best food on Pensacola Beach. Service is always top notch.
Dinner was wonderful as usual. This restaurant is serves consistently good food and the view is remarkable.
The experience at Grand Marlin is always excellent. They never disappoint. The food and service is top notch. Do yourself a favor and try the ribeye and the key lime pie. Amazing!!
Delicious food and generous pours on cocktails. You can’t beat this place for a relaxed, upper scale, dining experience.
The food was good and the waitress was pleasant and attentive. Top that with a great view. We loved it.
We have been coming here a couple times a year for several years and although it it always wonderful, this was probably our best experience. Our server, Maggie, was very attentive and extremely helpful. We were celebrating my wife’s birthday and she picked up on this right away. There are not enough good things that I could say about her and her service. The food was incredible as always. The Grand Marlin is far and away the best food, experience and value on the island. Thank you so much and we can’t wait to come back!
Most of the Menu was not available, literally 5 entrees were available.