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About The Grand Marlin of Pensacola Beach

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.

400 Pensacola Beach Blvd.
Pensacola, FL 32561
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Seafood, Steak, American

Hours of Operation:
Brunch: Sunday: 9:00am - 2:00pm; Lunch Daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm -9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday 4:00pm - 9:00pm

Cross Street:
After Toll Booth 1st Left

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(850) 677-9153

Website:
http://thegrandmarlin.com/

Entertainment:
The North Drop Bar features live music Thursday - Sunday and high-definition televisions for viewing favorite sports and events. It is the perfect venue for enjoying a full or more casual meal while enjoying some of the Gulf Coast"s best entertainment.

Executive Chef:
Gregg McCarthy

Private Party Facilities:
The Grand Marlin offers private dining for parties of 20 to 300. Our Grand Banquet Room seats 100 for completely private dining. For smaller parties our semi-private Santa Rosa Room seats 40 to 55 while our Club Room seats 20-35.

Private Party Contact:
Lisa Jacobi: (877) 554-2065

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Details

We will be open on Thanksgiving day from 11 am – 7 pm serving a limited à la carte menu along with a few traditional Thanksgiving features. Reservations recommended.

The Grand Marlin of Pensacola Beach Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.6

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Waterfront (106)
Scenic View (89)
Special Occasion (87)
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Good for a Date (67)
Good for Anniversaries (66)
Good for Birthdays (63)
Great for Outdoor Dining (55)
Worth the Drive (54)
Local Ingredients (52)
Romantic (47)
Good for Groups (44)
Bar Seating (41)
Fun (35)
Fit for Foodies (31)
Great for Lunch (31)
Business Meals (31)
Creative Cuisine (30)
Casual (29)
Sunday Lunch (29)
Great for Brunch (28)
Handcrafted Cocktails (22)
Kid-friendly (21)
Quiet Conversation (20)
Neighborhood Gem (19)
Notable Wine List (19)
Cozy (18)
Healthy (18)
Hot Spot (18)
Live Music (17)
Happy Hour (17)
Authentic (15)
Vibrant Bar Scene (14)
Seasonal (12)
People Watching (11)
Disabled Access (9)
Tasting Menu (9)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Gluten Free Options (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Late-night Find (4)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Great Beer (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Tapas (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Spicy (1)
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 (Tallahassee)·Dined 3 days ago

I have dined at the Grand Marlin several times; this is a great restaurant, with delicious food, and friendly staff.

Tags: Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined 5 days ago

Great Food, nice private seating room, Randall was the best server!

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Happy Hour
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 (Denver)·Dined 7 days ago

Great food and service, with nice daily special. Always make a point to go to Grand Marlin when visiting Pensacola Beach.

Tags: Waterfront, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Fun, Gluten Free Options, Creative Cuisine
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 (Houston)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Food was good, but friendly waiter was very distracted and failed to bring requested drinks even after numerous requests. Ended up getting drink after all food was delivered (both appetizer and main courses).

Tags: Business Meals, Fun, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on November 14, 2017

Food and staff were excellent. Could improve overall experience by dealing with the ambient noise level with some sound suppression material installed in the ceiling areas mostly in the patio area but also in the main dining areas.

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Very attentive service without being invasive. My guests were very appreciative of the restaurant as a whole and the delicious food which they complimented highly. It was a treat for me to take my guests to a first class restaurant. Thank you.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Always a great experience when we come to Grand Marlin! It was our anniversary and the waiter brought us a custom dessert of ice cream and fruit in a pecan waffle shell! 10/10 would go back.

Tags: Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Waterfront, Hot Spot, Bar Seating
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·Dined on November 8, 2017

Can't wait to return!
We want to do afternoon dessert and coffee.

Tags: Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Disabled Access, Kid-friendly, Bar Seating, Afternoon Tea, Scenic View, People Watching, Afternoon Coffee, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Local Ingredients, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Waterfront, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Cozy
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·Dined on November 7, 2017

This was my second time to have lunch at The Grand Marlin. Both were business lunches and both were very good. Atmosphere, service, and food were great. Menu had a variety of fresh seafood items to choose from. Even saw a few dolphins in the bay. Will definitely dine here again.

Tags: Seasonal, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Healthy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Oysters Rockefeller was delicious cooked perfectly. Grouper excellent and veggies cooked right. Service excellent also.

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 6, 2017

I visited on a Sunday evening with a friend celebrating a personal achievement. The food and service (provided by Malia) was excellent. The otherwise perfect evening was marred by two occurrences that were entirely avoidable. First, when we checked in for our reservation, the hostess walked us through a half empty restaurant and tried to seat us behind a pillar out of view of the dining room, next to the kitchen door. Second, after we paid our bill and made our way home, we received an email from Open Table informing us that the restaurant had reported us as no-shows. When I called the restaurant, Emily the hostess said she would fix it and then Lonnie, the manager on duty, hopped on the phone and said there was nothing he could do to fix the situation. No apology.

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Visited with out of town friends. We really enjoyed our meal. Left a great first impression with our guests!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

My boyfriend and I came here for our 7 year anniversary and it was spectacular! I wish I could remember our waitress’ name because she was awesome :) I got the salmon and he got the scallops special. Both were incredible. You never know what you’ll get with more expensive places, especially in a tourist area- but Grand Marlin was definitely worth every dollar.

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 3, 2017

We ate dinner at the Grand Marlin on the last night of our honeymoon. The food and atmosphere was remarkable. My husband is still bragging about how great everything was, and we cannot wait to go back!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Kid-friendly, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Scenic View, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great Beer, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Romantic, Waterfront
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·Dined on November 3, 2017

We were celebrating our Anniversary, first time here. Everything was good but I think they need to shorten the menu and the servers greetings to explain the specials were too long. I can't imagine having to explain the 5 min specials along with daily specials and chef specials to every table. I would be exhausted by the first one. Beautiful ambience, a little loud for a date night. Overall all ok.

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 (Memphis)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Service was prompt, friendly, food was excellent with nice presentation.

Tags: Waterfront, Disabled Access, Authentic, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Nashville)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Always great service, and somehow even better food!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 29, 2017

The food is amazing, seafood is very fresh, prepared nicely with a flare ! Wonderful staff that is trained well and knows how to direct you on choices to meet your palate! The location is perfect for bay view or nice ambiance inside. The BBQ Shrimp is a must have! Oysters are phenomenal as well as the jalapeño coleslaw just to mention a few favorites!

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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Excellent service! The food was wonderful, as was the view of the harbor and the island. The noise was loud due to the cavernous dining room, so table conversation was a bit harder to hear, but not too loud to where shouting was needed. It did detract a bit from the experience, as it was not the "quiet cozy date" I was planning on, but it may have again been our seating. Our server Ramon offset that with his experience in wines and the food choices. Fantastic! Will be returning.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date
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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on October 28, 2017

The Grand Marlin, located just over the Bob Sikes Bridge on the way to Pensacola Bridge, is set right on the bay with great views. The bar and outside dining area are open in the summer and closed off in the winter when the weather is not so good. The inside areas are comfortable and fairly quiet but with atmosphere. The food is prepared fresh daily. I mean the staff writes a new menu daily under direction of the chief chef. The oysters on the half shell are fantastic, the fish fresh and delicious, and the desserts excellent. You can expect to drop $$$$ but well worth it. We go 2-3 times a year.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Casual, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

My daughter and I had girls night and it was wonderful! It was our first time in Pensacola... this was the best dinner all week! We shared lobster bisque which was wonderful and she had grouper piccata and I had blackened red snapper with mustard creole sauce and both were amazing! The grouper piccata was very large! Perfectly cooked. Good wine. Our server, Jacob, was great... very accommodating, knowledgeable, very prompt, could not have had better service! If you visit Pensacola you cannot miss dinner at The Grand Marlin!

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Romantic
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 (Nashville)·Dined on October 27, 2017

We went here to celebrate our anniversary. Great wine selection. We had a smoked tuna dip with crackers, tomatoes and cucumbers. Very tasty. For dinner I had the grouper which our server told us is a top seller. It was Delicious! When we made our reservation with opentable I commented that we were celebrating our anniversary... Our server surprised us with a very pretty and yummy dessert. We enjoyed this place soooo much on Friday night.... We returned Sunday morning for brunch. Didn’t disappointment!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Scenic View
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Excellent place right on the gulf. Sunset views from one side and water view on all seating. Grouper Picatta is a must and Carrot cake if you have room. Start with the Bleu Cheese wedge.

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Late-night Find, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Hot Spot, Sunday Lunch, Waterfront
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 24, 2017

This is our favorite place to eat when we are in Pensacola Beach. The location is great overlooking the bay. The food is exceptional.

Tags: Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Seasonal
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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on October 24, 2017

We ate on the porch which had lovely views but the music was a bit loud for easy conversation. Wait staff not as good as the evening staff, but OK. Lunch was delicious.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Local Ingredients
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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Awesome experience for my Birthday! Perfect quiet spot! Jacob W & the young lady he was training were Fantastic. Super Attentive, but were not there when it was appropriate. Drinks & Food was Awesome.

Tags: Cozy, Scenic View, Casual, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Quick Bite, Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 22, 2017

This is by far my favorite restaurant. However I have been let down by their prime rib....twice. No flavor, not cooked to my preference, and unpleasant presentation. Looked like a beginner put it together as prime rib water logged on top of mashed potatoes.
Don’t like their ‘happy hour’ policy that you have to physically go to bar to get your own drink if you want discount, otherwise you pay full price. Not fair to servers and they are very unhappy with the restaurant’s policy because it is taking money away from them. We discussed this issue with the manager and he said the restaurant had no plans to change this ridiculous policy.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Loved it! Excellent in every way :D We had a table outside - our server Jennifer was great and the food was amazing!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive
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 (Naples)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Great evening. Excellent food and service and lots of fun. Very attentive by waiter and management. It was my birthday and they remembered to give us a very nice ice cream and fruit desert.

Tags: Waterfront, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies
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 (Savannah)·Dined on October 21, 2017

The Grouper Picatta is the best dish ever. We also love their lobster fingers. Every time we come to Pensacola we make a point to eat here. The best in town for sure.

Tags: Authentic, Waterfront, Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on October 20, 2017

We had such a great anniversary date night. The service was the best I’ve ever had and the food was delicious. We enjoyed the great wine and scotch selections. We will go back for another date night. It was a little pricey for a every week meal but perfect for our date.

Tags: Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Quick Bite, Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Lunch, Waterfront, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Kid-friendly, Fun, Special Occasion, Romantic, Scenic View, Casual
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 (Louisville)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Delicious! We had the grouper picatta and crab cakes! Everything was good but highly recommend the grouper!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Great fresh seafood. A huge selection of entrees and a good wine list.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Fun
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 (Memphis)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Fabulous experience ! Food was delicious .. service was impeccable !

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Waterfront, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

Loved our meal, but the noise level made conversation very difficult.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Love Chef Gregg's menu, and the location/view is outstanding!

Tags: Hot Spot, Bar Seating, People Watching, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Live Music, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Scenic View
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Had a wonderful honeymoon dinner and dessert at Grand Marlin!

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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on October 13, 2017

We selected a great fresh seafood meal while sitting outside and enjoying a beautiful October evening. We have eaten at Grand Marlin many times, and the food is consistently good. This particular evening we had the red snapper which was a treat because it is not available for much of the year. It was prepared perfectly, and the whipped potatoes and veggies were delicious. I highly recommend this restaurant, but a reservation is recommended because it is a popular place to eat.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch
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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Terrific restaurant experience. All of the entrees were delicious. The fried cod was covered in a malt vinegar reduction and fresh and flavorful. The key lime lobster was savory and perfectly paired with creamy mashed potatoes. The only let down was the key lime pie itself. There are plenty of other better places for a slice of key lime, but the rest of the food was truly top notch. Would highly recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Waterfront, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on October 12, 2017

There is a great selection and the food is always delicious and service is friendly and efficient. I enjoy the fresh fish options they have each night.

Tags: Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Local Ingredients, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays
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