The Grand Marlin of Pensacola Beach
Best food we had on the island. Quite a treat. Delicious sea bass, great sides, good wine. The place had a peaceful atmosphere and wonderful service.
I ordered wagyu ribeye and what I was served was NOT wagyu. Wagyu has a specific marbling and is very tender. They served me 5 slices of steak which was extremely tough. I don’t like the restaurant bait & switch.
As always, excellent food and service!
Aleisha, our server, was excellent. The steak and crabcakes were delicious. Bbq shrimp appetizer was very flavorful. Ambience was perfect. Beautiful surroundings. Loved it!!!
We enjoyed our meal so much the first time we went back for our last dinner in Pensacola Beach. Sunday prime rib special was excellent as were the fried shrimp. Skip the hush puppies and sit outside if possible. It’s quieter and the views are outstanding
Despite having booked a reservation several weeks earlier, was seated without choice in the bar where the noise was very high. Could not have our own conversation. Crab cakes were served not cooked.
Apologies were offered however it was stated that it should be expected that noise will be high because of the open ceiling and concrete floors. Manager stated this was rated a top 100 restaurant. I think this restaurant is better classified as a top 100 disappointment
Great food. serving a little slow however due to busy. very noisy
Anniversary dinner. Not only was the service professional, the seafood superb in quality and cooked to perfection but, the lovely people at the Grand Marlin also helped us celebrate by offering us the most lovely dessert. Thank you.
The food was excellent! Our service was great and our reservation was 10 minutes early so I can’t complain one bit!
Celebrated anniversary. We have celebrated our anniversary 3 out of the last 4 years here. Food always delicious and consistent. Our favorite dessert is the house specialty, praline ice cream bowl! Thanks, it was deliciouss!
Nice experience as always! I ate dinner last Wednesday, Friday and Sunday brunch. And it was all good.
I expected the food to be exceptional ... it wasn’t ... it was goo not great ... in an area where seafood is supposed to be the best ... you have to blow people away if your going to charge higher prices. It’s a nice place but over priced for what you get.
We went for my wife's birthday. Great ambiance, food, and view. Have been back since.
Best food & drinks on the beach. Always a great time..
Best restaurant on the island.
Took my wife tot he Grand Marlin (P'cola) on 10 August for her birthday. It was the perfect choice. The food was excellent. J.B., our server was fantastic: great recommendations, checked on us often, but not so often as to be an annoyance. I highly recommend the Grand Marlin and J.B.
Th Grand Marlin never disappoints!
Met with friends from out of town and definitely lingered over dinner and drinks. Never felt hurried. The food is always good !
It was great!
My only criticism is on The calamari. It had way too many other fried ingredients in it and I did not like the vinegary sauce or lemon (whatever) that was on it. I'm particular about calamari and I want only calamari when I order it.
Only problem the second night we had dinner was warm food that we waited for,much too long. We made no mention of the problem,because By then,we were too hungry to complain. I will definitely mention that we want our dinner to be served hot on our next visit.
Always consistent with food quality and table service. Only disappointment was having to wait 15 past our reservation time to get seated. We were a party of four. Saw parties of two come in after us and get seated at tables set for parties of four. Not sure what that was about. Also we were seated at outdoor seating area and it was very warm.
Grand Marlin is our favorite restaurant in Pensacola Beach. We went this week for our daughter’s birthday and they did a wonderful job as always. The Grouper Piccata may be one of my favorite meals anywhere.
Excellent food and service. The grouper piccata is always a great choice! For dessert we enjoy both the praline basket and pineapple coconut butter cake. All was excellent and we are returning for a second meal before we leave Pensacola.
Great meals for everyone...David was an attentive and personable waiter. All the food and drinks came out in a timely manner.
We had a wonderful dinner! The food was fantastic. Our server Matthew was attentive while also leaving us space to enjoy our anniversary!
We have enjoyed dozens of meals at The Grand Marlin and have always had excellent meals. Tonight was no different. Love the fresh seafood selections along with great cocktails and views that can’t be beat. Highly recommended to anyone in town. Great special occasion dining food and location.
My husband and I went for the Prime Rib special and stayed for the Pain Killer drink. Very clean, classy restaurant, right on the water with breathtaking views. Delicious food, perfect portions, and fantastic, friendly wait staff. Parking below and an elevator to the restaurant makes for easy access for everyone. We will definitely be returning to try other dishes.
Anniversary at grand marlin delivered on expectations from last visit. Was bit too warm on patio but live music and beautiful view was worth it. Always fantastic steaks and seafood. Lobster fingers always a favorite. Russell did outstanding job with pace of meal and drinks. Our favorite west FL stop
Great harbor side restaurant. Not an inexpensive place but not bar food either. Lovely views, nice bar collection and the staff didn't hover over us. I would go again as soon asI save some sheckles.
Sunday brunch is our favorite meal at Grand Marlin! Eggs Benedict and oysters Rockefeller are my favorites!!
We live in Gulf Breeze & have been to Grand Marlin on other occasions. It never disappoints. Food was wonderful & service was excellent. We had a great table with view of the sound which completed the whole experience.
Great atmosphere, food, and service. Highly reccomend!
Beautiful view, live music on the patio dining area, amazing service and the food was delicious.
We loved the Grand Marlin. Everything was excellent including the service and especially the food. Wonderful atmosphere for a special occasion, but laid-back enough that we didn’t feel out-of-place with our 6 and 12 year olds.
Outstanding as usual
Had a wonderful meal with my wife for her Birthday. Server was very attentive and service was very good. Both had fish. Ordered Grouper Picatta and Grilled Red Snapper. Both were cooked perfectly and was flavorful and moist. We decided to eat inside as it was too warm outside.
This is the type of place you only go occassionally for special affairs or maybe when you are on vacation.
I eat here everytime I come to Pensacola. Excellent food/service with a great view.