The Grand Marlin of Pensacola Beach
Specifically requested a birthday surprise everybody else is getting sung happy birthday I even had it in the notes I made sure when I checked in with the hostess they were there I read them on the little slip of paper they sat on the table and they were in such a hurry to leave after we made reservations and waited that their birthdays got ignored even though I made eye contact and gave her a piece of paper that the hostess set on the table with instructions. We come here for every special occasion every birthday and we had multiple family members in the last couple months from out of town. Very disappointed.
Love this restaurant! The service is great and we enjoy the atmosphere! My favorites are the raw oysters, grilled sea scallops and the yellow fin tuna!
The food is always great! Our server was Kaja and she was very sweet and knowledgeable.
What an outstanding place! We were celebrating a 60th wedding Anniversary and our Champagne flutes were good to go and it was a classy and very welcoming environment . Don’t get me started on the food! I melted in my seat from happiness at my Salmon dish as did everyone else with their own dishes.
Kaya our waitress was amazing and caring. Thank you for a wonderful dinner!
Love the Grand Marlin-went for Anniversary dinner-Excellent Staff-Great Mojitos and Ahi Poke app, main course Parmesan Grouper and Snapper with Salsa Verde were unbelievable, and the Key Lime Pie was an incredible dessert! Looking very forward to the next meal there!
Waiter CRAIG was awesome ! Fried Lobster appetizer was amazing.
It was good with the exception of the waiter, but overall it was a solid experience.
Always a pleasure eating dinner at the Grand Marlin. Their fresh fish selection always changes and has a selection of fish you won't find anywhere else.
Table was to close to another table
felt like we were dining with them.
Noise level was very lound we could
not here each other or our waiter
We are local and enjoy taking our out of town guests here. We always try to make a reservation, this time our “Open Table” in-line Reservation did not electronically transmit to the restaurant even though I had a conformation. They seated us immediately anyway. If you go early,5-6 seating is usually not an issue. There are no vegetarian or vegan options on the menu but if you ask they will bring you a plate of vegetable selection. This time they were too salty. I really wish upscale places would offer at least one special vegan option on their menu. The prime rib on Sunday is only$20 and enjoyed by the meat eaters!
Great fresh fish! Always consistent each time we go. They have a great wine list too.
I come to Pensacola often and this place never disappoints! Live music from Kenny & Rod today was awesome! Grouper piccata and lobster tails were both great dishes! Highly Recommend the Grand Marlin!
Wonderful as always!!
Server was great, but it took 45+ minutes for food to come out.
We never get tired of the lobster fingers with vanilla bean honey mustard sauce! Our server, Athena, was very pleasant. Another wonderful experience! We used to live in the area, so this is one of our go to places when we come back!
Service was not very good, took 30 minutes to get the check and we came for my wife’s birthday and it wasn’t even acknowledged even though it was noted on the reservation. Food overpriced
Great food and service! Super flexible and attentive staff as our group size increased twice. Will be back soon for sure!
We have been here for five other special occasions, and it is always stellar. We would easily pay 3x as much for the quality of food, atmosphere, and service. This is my favorite restaurant in the world and it never disappoints!
Got a reservation last minute on Open Table and thoroughly enjoyed our evening. Service and food were excellent!
I ordered the lobster dinner and my husband had the fried shrimp. The lobster is the best I’ve ever had. It was perfectly cooked and served beautifully in the Shrimp were excellent as well
Second bad experience here. It’s really, really gone down since my first visit a year ago.
Great place to eat in Pensacola Beach ,Florida. Service was really good!! Food was yummy!! Crab cakes and parmesan grouper were very yummy. Will be back. They take reservations!! Make them.
Great food, atmosphere! Sat on the patio which is awesome!!
The service was impeccable and the food was good. This restaurant never disappoints. As a heads up for those booking be sure to specify whether you prefer to be seated outside, in the main dining, or the auxiliary dining area. I would not recommend the auxiliary area. There is zero ambiance.
Sunday brunch was awesome! Highly recommend!
Awesome, never disappointing! Daniel, our waiter, GREAT! Chef's special was SUPER! DO NOT CHANGE ANYTHING!! All Excellent!!
Excellent brunch! Consistently great food and service.
It was my wife’s birthday the restaurant never acknowledged it, told the hostess and clicked it on open table when reservation was booked
Hands down the best food I’ve had in Pensacola. 5 stars all the way!
We sat in the bar area and listened to the swanky sounds of the saxophone. Music was great; even better the food. Spectacular. It was an amazing experience!! Will be back.
Second time to Grand Marlin. Love the place! Great atmosphere, live music, classy. Service was outstanding. So were the appetizers and cocktails. Food presentation was great. My fish was delicious at first, but it became increasingly salty. Tried a few more bites and became evident that was not edible. Told the waiter, who took the plate back to the kitchen so they can taste the food for saltiness. A few minutes later the waiter came back to confirm the fish was inedible. Did not bring a replacement, nor did he ask for a substitute or comp. Very disappointing after such a good start.
The food is always great!
We enjoyed the Chefs special - very tasty tilefish creation and we always think the oysters rockefeller are the best! Thomas our waiter was great and the entertainment duo was wonderful! Another GREAT evening at TGM!
The food was AMAZING, but the service was not good. Server ignored us as soon as she got a table call from with some athletes at it and it took us a lot longer than it should have for 3 people to eat dinner and leave. Silverware was not even on the table, so when our appetizer came we had to eat it without forks/spoons.
Night out on vacation - the live music added to the ambiance and the food was great! The praline waffle bowl was a delicious way to end our vacation.
The Grouper Picatta was delicious and I was pleasantly surpised by the touch of sweetness to the fish and chips.
Excellent as always, our favorite!
Love the open window dining area, plus the option of inside dining. Excellent food and experience. I took my wife for a date last week, for our first time there and we decided to bring the whole family in for dinner before we left town to head back home, for our daughter's 21st birthday. Everyone loved it!
My sister lives in Gulf Breeze so every time we visit we try to dine here. Never disappointed. Food is fresh and excellent. Everything is well executed. Service is excellent too: friendly and professional. Menu selection has something for everyone whether or not a seafood fan. Cocktails are tasty and generous.