We will be open for Mother's day brunch from 9am- 2pm featuring our regular limited menu as well as special features. Reservations recommended.
Sunday, May 13, 2018
The Grand Marlin was outstanding. We highly recommend it.
We had amazing dinner:
good starters, even better main courses and perfect desserts accompanied by a great selection of wines.
Wonderful fish; fantastic service!
There is no denying that the Grand Marlin has amazing water views. I think that this view sets up expectations of fine dining, but it does not deliver. We got an absolute doll of a waiter- Thomas. He was lovely and attentive. My brother and I ordered drinks- the drinks were sweet and watered down like the ones you get at chain restaurants. As it was our first day in Florida, we ordered the Oysters Rockefeller from the restaurant's extensive oyster menu. The oysters were large and covered in stringy spinach and thick starchy sauce that tasted strongly of cornstarch and powdered hollandaise sauce mix. The oysters themselves were not cooked but rather lukewarm- strange. I ordered the pecan crusted fish which was horribly overcooked, dry and depended on its heavily salted crust for flavor. The fish would not flake, and sat there like a brick on my plate. My brother got the cioppino and the seafood was dark brown, shrunken, dry and very rubbery. Neither of us could eat the food. How does a seafood restaurant ruin seafood? It is a shame that any of those animals gave up their lives in the ocean to become inedible rubber above land. Thomas came over and we asked for the bill. He was horrified that we could not eat the food and offered us drinks, but those were nothing to look forward to so we declined. Thomas insisted on dessert on him, but we refused to take it because we did not want to be compensated, we simply wanted to have wonderful food. We paid our bill in full and left the restaurant. We have crossed this place off our list for the next century.
Excellent! We frequent The Grand Marlin and are never disappointed.
Wonderful meal. All the fish is fresh caught in the Gulf with market specials changing daily (or sometimes multiple times a day). Our server was wonderful. We had one guest with multiple food allergies and she guided him to multiple options. Very knowledgeable and asked all the right questions. Wish we had been able to dine a little earlier to take advantage of the view - really unique location. Would definitely visit again when we're back in Pensacola.
Could not have been happier with our meal and experience.
This was our second visit. Both times dining here was excellent!! From ambience to service to especially the food!!! A friend recommended The Grand Marlin and we are so happy that they did!! It is a must every time we visit Pensacola Beach!
Fresh fish highlights the menu at the Grand Marlin. We were not disappointed with the daily catches, and our server suggested a change from one style of sauce to another. He was totally correct. In fact, all of his recommendations were outstanding, the only negative to the entire experience was the noise level, the construction of the patio dining area is such that it amplifies noise.
We had reservations for four and even though only two of us were on time, we were seated immediately. The dining room is large with a very high ceiling and has floor to ceiling windows on three sides. It can get a bit loud depending on your location in the room. Service was pleasant and efficient. Food was prepared quickly even considering the upscale nature of the fare. All courses were delicious as were the cocktails.
Grand Marlin was more than accommodating for our table of 14 outside that we requested. They delivered a beautiful birthday dessert and the service was awesome.
We continue to keep the Grand Marlin at the top of our list for celebrations, first time visitors to Pensacola and just about any occasion worth celebrating. Our server Heidi was personable, professional and available when we needed her. The food was outstanding as usual. It's nice to have consistency especially when it's top shelf.
The food is always exceptional and so is the service!
Sat at bar
Bartender recommended trigger fish special - delicious. And adjusted my sides to accommodate my preference.
Great food and drinks!! We always get the ahi appetizer. So gooooood! The drinks will sneak up on you-in a good way too! Great for special occasions:)
We had a fabulous evening and our server was wonderful. The drinks were exceptional and the food was delicious.
It was our first time. Love everything about this restaurant
This is the best restaurant in Pensacola. I eat here 1-3 times per week. Great food, great service, great views, great vibe, and very reasonably priced. Don’t waste your time eating anywhere else on Pensacola Beach...
We had a perfect table overlooking the water. We were outside but plastic window coverings kept us protected from the weather that was a bit cool for the season.
The food was everything we’d hoped it would be. I wanted to treat my husband to a birthday brunch. He’d planned to get his favorite dish, Oysters Rockefeller. But, ended up with the oysters trio so he could try all three of the specialty oyster recipes.
We had the muffin and bread basket as an “appetizer” with our mimosas. And for desert, the praline basket. The food, the service, the ambience were all just delicious! And happily at a very affordable price.
This is definitely a new favorite place for us!
Food took too long.
They served no bread during the long wait so we ordered it, never got it.
Drinks were served in plastic.
Great food and a changing daily menu offers new items. Regular items are outstanding. Praline Basket is the best dessert for any occasion.
The Grand Marlin was dynamic and noisy. Wanted seating on the water (inside) and probably should have opted not to suggest that. The room is too large...and the noise level is too busy. However, it was our first visit. The food did not disappoint. The wine pour was generous. My Fish and Chips was far from ordinary. The special was delicious. Our wait person: Madison was extremely helpful and courteous. Visiting Pensacola for the week, we had to have one dinner at The Grand Marlin.
Wonderful food. Good value. Service seemed a bit rushed.
Great menu and wine selection. Loved the feel and atmosphere of the restaurant. Ryan was our waiter and he was amazing!!! Very attentive and friendly with a great personality. We had 2 of our party order the filet medium well and both came pretty red. Ryan was more than willing to bend over backwards to make their steaks right, even brought out fresh veggies after having the steaks sent back to be cooked more. Another ordered the shrimp and she commented that the taste was great and that you could tell the seafood was fresh. Personally my meal was perfect. Lobster bisque was great. I only wish I had left room for dessert. I will definitely come back. Glad we made a reservation as we walked right in and were seated.
Every dish we had was absolutely delicious. We ate on the patio and the view is wonderful. We definitely saved the best for last for our last meal in Pensacola Beach. Definitely recommend dining at The Grand Marlin.
Excellent food, very fresh, nice portions, something for everyone. Friendly staff. Best red velvet cake I’ve had.
Great drink specials. 50% off wine
It was dank
Perfectly dressed salad!!!
Best Oysters ever! There were two wedding parties and our food still came out hot and in a timely manner.
Food was delicious and the sevice was great! Not really a place to go for conversation. ..maybe because they seated us on the "deck". It was our first time, and we just found it very chaotic! But the food was excellent!
Fantastic food and reasonably priced. Added bonus because they take reservations where most of the nearby seafood restaurants don’t.
It was my birthday. I wasn't offered the table that I reserved six weeks in advance. There was a curly black hair and my quiche.
A good evening dinner, still do like to pay 3 dollars for 2 mini pieces of garlic bread.
The hostess first tried to sit us in the bar right near the door. We had made reservations and didn’t like her placing us at this table when we asked her to move us and there were obviously plenty of seating in the dining room. Otherwise, great experience.
This was the second time we visited The Grand Marlin, and it was better than we ever remembered. Our waiter, Randall, was AWESOME. He had the perfect suggestions for food and cocktails. Everything tasted super fresh and was cooked to perfection. We thoroughly enjoyed our experience, and we will definitely be back next time we visit Pensacola Beach!!!
Our go-to restaurant for celebrating special occasions. I always order the grouper piccata and it has never disappointed. Service is excellent. Always a pleasant experience!
Always good food and service, but on this visit the prime rib was beyond normal which has always been quite good!
Great food, regular diner for years!