My favorite restaurant on Pensacola Beach. Wonderful food, service and beautiful views. Never a disappointment. Always bring out of town guests here.
This is our favorite restaurant on Pensacola Beach. Always delicious and service is wonderful.
Great food. Great and friendly service. Our wait person was so cool about taking my complicated cocktail order (Corpse Reviver #2). I've tried to order this cocktail at other upscale establishments but have gotten a little friendly push back. Not here. They aim to please, want you to have a good time and get what you want. Next time we're in Pensacola, we'll come back.
By far the best food and service we had when visiting Pensacola Beach! Ramon was a great server and we higher recommend him. The oysters were just okay and we probably will pass on them next time. The crab cakes melted in our mouth and were delicious. It was rich in flavor and the perfect consistency. The triple tail fish was cooked perfectly and also just super flaky and melted in your mouth! Definitely will be back and it’s a must try restaurant if visiting
CANT WAIT TO COME BACK. A GEM I JUST FOUND OUT ABOUT AND FELL IN LOVE WITH THIS PLACE.
Came to Pensacola for the weekend
Grand Marlin provides great food
and service with an outstanding atmosphere.
Excellent food and service!
The Birthday dinner was fabulous & so was the service as always. Our favorite place for any occasion
First time dining here! I had the prime New York strip, cooked medium to perfection. My wife is not a big fish eater but went for the Parmesan crusted grouper... stop the presses!!! Best fish she has ever eaten!!!(her words) we will absolutely be back!
We had a great time at the Grand Marlin. The oysters were terrific – medium sized, fresh and just chilled enough. We had the calamari appetizer with the habanero aoli which was outstanding. Our entrées were served hot and not too long after we finished the appetizers. I had the grouper which was crisp and buttery and delicious. Our server was excellent — very helpful and attentive but didn’t stick around TOO long. Overall a very nice dining experience.
We love the restaurant for the great service, excellent food, wonderful views, open bar and
most of all the super atmosphere. It's one of our favorite restaurants and we will be back.
I highly recommend the Gran Marlin to anyone for whatever the occasion may be.
Great Valentine special dinner of surf and turf. The food was cooked to perfection and the music was really good. This was our first visit ever to The Grand Marlin and it won’t be our last. I saw so many items on the menu I want to try on future visits to the restaurant.
Have always enjoyed the food and atmosphere at the Grand Marlin...until this visit. The ambiance and service were as wonderful as always; however, the food left something to be desired. Appetizers (tuna poke and fried calamari) were stellar. Lobster bisque was fairly bland. Entrees were mediocre at best. Shrimp were fried well. The thin cut (shoestring?) fries were over cooked and dried out and for cold very quickly. The Maryland style crab cakes were far from Maryland style - a modicum of lump crab meat held together by some sort of thick hollandaise type sauce.
Granted it was Valentine's Day and I'm sure the restaurant doesn't usually serve a large crowd mid week, so I will chalk it up to that. Whatever the problem was, the kitchen was not up to the task. Regardless we will continue to frequent the GM because this dinner was the exception and not the rule. We just won't go on special days that draw large crowds. Q
Service and atmosphere great as always. Food not so much! We both ordered prime steaks which were Valentine's day menu specials. Will stick to the seafood menu in the future, as the steaks were tough, gritty, and way over seasoned, and pre-cut into half inch slices. We've had far better choice steaks at home. As a result, the manager waived the wine charge.
Total great experience. Price is a little on the high end but you should expect that from a high end restaurant. Freed was excellent as well as the wine list. Very nice evening with the wife.
Excellent Service, Food & drinks. We always enjoy the Grand Marlin!
As usual, the meal was fantastic! The Grand Marlin always delivers a grand experience!
Brunch was wonder, as always. We love our weekly brunch at the Grand Marlin, and the service that we receive from David is always perfection.
Overall good food and service ! I have never had a bad meal here. The cocktails were a little watery. This restaurant is loud. If background noise is an issue for you before warned!
We were seated next to a birthday party that was very loud. Otherwise all was wonderful!
Grand Marlin is a locals favorite. The food is consistently good, particularly the Grouper Picatta. The lobster finger appetizer is great and the Praline Basket with ice cream and berries is a nice way to end the night.
We had outstanding service!! Our waiter was very attentive and didn’t skip a beat. The food was good and the red velvet cake was amazing!
Seating was all enclosed due to the season. It may have added to the noise level. I'm sure the views are awesome and the environment vibrant in warmer weather. The food was excellent and memorable. Weeknight reservations are important as many others were turned away while we were there.
The food was excellent as always. The Grand Marlin is the place we go to get fresh fish. We are never disappointed. The service was also top notch. Love the Grand Marlin!
Grand Marlin never disappoints for business or pleasure!
Love this place!
I’m visiting my son in Pensacola and decided to take him for good seafood and happen Chance took him for excellent seafood. The service was outstanding, the waiter and the hostesses were professional and friendly, but most of all very knowledgeable.
Overall, the food was top notch. My son had the garlic butter oysters and ribeye and I ordered the garlic lime lobster tails with mashed potatoes and green beans. Everything that came out was excellent.