The Grand Marlin of Pensacola Beach

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3237 reviews
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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.
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Charlotte
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite restaurant to dine at when we visit Pensacola Beach! The food is always delicious, the atmosphere spectacular and the wait staff is friendly and attentive. This time around we had the blue angel chips, kale Caesar salad, pasta with shrimp and mussels and the salmon. All was perfect and we will be back!

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Tallahassee
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great steak

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Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had a lovely meal at this beautiful waterfront restaurant. I would recommend this restaurant for its food, ambiance and service.

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New York Area
32 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a lovely family celebration for my mother's 90th birthday. We've been dining at TGM for years, and this experience was over the top. I credit that to David. He's BY FAR the best server we've ever had there. The food was delicious and prepared perfectly.
We will continue to call this our goto dining spot!

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Denver
25 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sunday brunch is a favorite of ours and this visit was fabulous as always. Prime rib special is great, along with a good Bloody Mary or Mimosa for only $2.50. Also order TGM Omelette with fingerling potatoes and enjoyed that, taking half of large portion home to eat the next morning! Love sitting outside at a table looking over the water. The steel drum is nice but does raise the noise level of everyone talking over it. We make a reservation and go early after church and it is nice and quiet. Service is excellent and menu choices extensive.

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New Orleans
13 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food

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Tallahassee
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for a date

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E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely time at the Grand Marlin this was our first visit and we plan to go back again the service and the food was excellent but most of all we enjoyed that we could make a reservation and not have to stand in line for two hours to eat at a restaurant on Friday night in Pensacola

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DE
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The service was attentive and friendly. The food was done well- fish was cooked perfectly.

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LL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Grand Marlin is our Go To Restaurant and by far the best restaurant on the Beach. Ryan is one of the Best.

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Tallahassee
16 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great views and great food.

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Tallahassee
11 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Raw oysters were great, dinner and Jason's service was better

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Richmond
8 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful atmosphere, great menu!!!! Poke tuna on top of avocado, just out of this world!!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were able to be seated before our reservation time, the hostess was courteous, we had outstanding food and the food was delicious. The overall experience was top notch.

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Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

We have always enjoyed the Grand Marlin but we’re disappointed this trip. The kitchen seemed very backed up. Some of our meals were cold. The chicken and waffles chicken was dry. Overall unfulfilling experience.

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JB
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Good was excellent! Server seemed to have an attitude and wasn’t very attentive or friendly. I can not remember his name, oh because he didn’t give it. Quality of food and atmosphere was excellent .

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Jacksonville
3 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent. Our server was spot on, she provided us with suggestions since we were first timers. Very attentive to our table and friendly. Definitely recommend this restaurant. Everything we ordered was delicious.

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KA
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The Chicken Picatta and Salmon dishes were excellent. There is no hesitation in saying I would dine there again.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place was great. The food was perfect and the staff friendly and helpful. We went there twice on our one week vacation to Pensacola beach!

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VH
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was excellent- we had a “Grand” time :)

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M
Mississippi
7 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 2

We really enjoy this restaurant every time we come, but we normally sit inside. This time we sat outside and it was way too noisy! The dining experience is much better inside. Next time I will get a table inside!

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KL
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday dinner was delightful service excellent and food delicious. Key lime pie!

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Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great customer service as usual! Ryan was very attentive!

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very pleasant. 80th Birthday with dear friends that we had not seen for some time

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Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Vacation meal with the family - service was excellent and food outstanding; greatly appreciate the high quality half shell oysters; some of the best I’ve had.

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AT
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

By far the best meal we had on Pensacola Beach! We came for our anniversary and it was definitely a special occasion location! The restaurant was beautiful and the food was delicious! It was noisy but we had kids with us and don't mind noise.

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Tallahassee
2 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

TGM is our favorite seafood restaurant!

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Tallahassee
11 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent, the portions a little small

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Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice for a date. Excellent service. Desserts and atmosphere were great:

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London
14 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

I’m sure there are other places to eat that are much better in the area. Food was average at best, ( forgot my side) , waiter was hardly ever seen, and it seemed the whole dining experience was an inconvenience to the staff.

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TL
Nashville
9 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food, service and view were all wonderful.

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SS
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding start to finish!!! We had oysters on the half shell, Gouda tater tots, salad wedge, lobster tails with key lime butter ah-mazing! With red bean rice, spinach, mashed potatoes, bushwackers and dessert brownie with ice cream covered with black berries blueberries strawberries. It was recommended to us and was definitely worth the trip!

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Tallahassee
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love it every time we go!!

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EN
Savannah
3 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous as always! The salmon and scallops were amazing!

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j
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service. Looking forward to our next visit.

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h
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Blue Fin tuna was outstanding. Bar service to table very slow. Slow food service. Reserved table by the window with ocean view. Arrived seated opposite of ocean view and away from window in bar area. Disappointed. Food is outstanding so will return.

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RM
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful dinner last Saturday at the Grand Marling with wife and youngest granddaughter. Food, service and value were all great. Looking forward to the next time, we can go.

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Tallahassee
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

WONDERFUL PLACE FOR DATE NITE. WE SAT IN THE ENCLOSED PATIO AND ENJOYED THE SUNDOWN AND STAYED WARM AS THE TEMPERATURES OUTSIDE BEGAN TO DROP.

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RM
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience. Food was prepared well. Very balanced flavors and everything was nice.

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New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 5

Everything was great!!! However, clear the table of the appetizers BEFORE you bring the meal!!!!! A runner tried to set the main course on the table while all the appetizer plates were still on the table and she expected us to move them. I asked her to return the entrees to the kitchen and send someone to clean table. She was not happy about that!!!! This is the second time this has happened.........

Overall, we love the service and the food!!!!!!!

Thank you!
Glynn Stephens, Jr.
504-451-2500

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