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The Grand Marlin of Panama City Beach

4.7
4.7
3802 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
The Grand Marlin Restaurant features a main dining area with a shucked to order oyster bar, exterior North Drop Bar overlooking Grand Lagoon, and private meeting rooms. This Panama City 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 Panama City Beach Area. Corporate 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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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 91 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Steak, Contemporary American

  • Hours of Operation

    Brunch Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 2:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (850) 249-1500

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Gregg McCarthy

  • Private party facilities

    We offer private dining for parties of up to 80 guests. We also offer 2 semi-private dining rooms which can accommodate groups of up to 40 guests each.

  • Private party contact

    Danne Delano: (850) 238-8686

  • Neighbourhood

    Panama City Beach - Bay Point

  • Cross Street

    Thomas Drive

  • Parking Details

    Self Parking.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 3,802 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Northwest Florida

    Great for brunch

  • Northwest Florida

    Child-Friendly

  • Northwest Florida

    Healthy

  • Northwest Florida

    Hot spot

  • Northwest Florida

    Great for scenic views

  • Northwest Florida

    Seafood

  • Northwest Florida

    Most Booked

  • Panama City

    Best Overall

  • Panama City

    Best Food

  • Panama City

    Best Service

  • Panama City

    Best Ambience

  • Panama City

    Best Value

  • Panama City

    Good for groups

  • Panama City

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Panama City

    Good for special occasions

  • Panama City

    Lively

  • Panama City

    Most Booked

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  1. Dominque

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff was friendly, the food & dessert was amazing! The ambience is nice we sat near the water.

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  2. Teresa

    Tallahassee

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall2food2service4ambience2
    Fortunately, this was the only time we have dined here and it was not a good experience. 1. We made a reservation and had to wait While others were seated that had no reservation. 2. Took forever to get our drinks before we ordered our dinner 3. 2 out of the 6 orders were brought to the table incorrectly. One order was salmon with green beans and came out with mashed potatoes. Other was a salad with dressing on side and no cilantro. Brought to the table covered in dressing and cilantro. 4. One order was fried shrimp. The shrimp were not fresh and French fries were cold. Will try again and hoping it was just not in the cards for tonight.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food!!! We had some appetizers and desserts as well besides our main entrees we chose. Everything we tried was great. No complaints. Our server was excellent!

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  4. StlrLuv

    New Orleans

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Good service and great food. Jalapeño slaw was sooo good. Me and my family really enjoyed it.

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  5. PaulS

    Alabama

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I make it a point to dine at Grand Marlin every time I visit Panama City Beach , have never had a bad experience. The Grouper Piccata is my favorite dish and has never dissipated me !

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  6. lisav

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had never been here before and we absolutely loved it. We liked getting to sit by the water and enjoy a nice atmosphere with delicious food. Our waiter was wonderful and it was overall a great experience. For sure will go back.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall2food2service5ambience4
    The she crab soup was great. Maryland crab cakes were very bland and didn’t have much taste to them. Kale Caesar salad looked like iceberg lettuce and tasted like they forget the dressing.

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  8. andrewn

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    We loved our waitress, Lucy. She was outstanding. The experience was good.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    We Have Been To So Many Restaurants In Panama City Beach & This Was The Best Meal We've Had Since We've Been Coming To PCB Over The Past 20+ Years. Great Service, Great Food & Great Atmosphere. We Will Definitely Be Back Again & Again!

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  10. KevinC

    Atlanta Metro

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    The hostess was very quiet; not rude but definitely not personable. The waiter actively said he wished he wasn't there and the food was average. shell in the crab cake, sausage in the shrimp in grits was as chewy as jerky. Salmon was pretty good. They did not have some of the items listed on the online menu

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  11. BetsyL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    We have eaten at The Grand Marlin of Panama City Beach several times (brunch and dinner) and have enjoyed it every time. We have always had a great server. Meals and drinks are good. You can go out by the docks for some photos too. Never disappoints.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Dinner with family. Had hush puppies and shrimp cocktail appetizers that were great. I had seared redfish with verde sauce that was amazing. Highly recommended. Wife said crab cakes were very good and the kids enjoyed fried shrimp.

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  13. SamB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Service was medium + which was fine because we were in no hurry. Appetizers and food was great. No complaints

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were going to miss our reservation but called and they moved it back an hour with no issues. Our server Savannah was awesome and gave great recommendations on the menu. The food did not disappoint at all. Will be returning for sure. All the staff was very friendly and it was a great way to end a long day of travel.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Kent

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    My fiancé and I went here for a date night. Overall the experience was great. We started off with sharing a wedge salad and gumbo, both were delicious. For our main course my fiancé got the seared snapper with at a recommendation from our server (Jackie) got the creole mustard sauce on top and she loved it! She let me have a bite and it was fresh and what made it better was that creole mustard sauce. I got the grouper piccata and I loved the creole mustard sauce so much I got some for my grouper and in my opinion it set the whole thing off! Service was great! Only con is relatively speaking to other restaurants in the area it’s a little pricey, but with how fresh the fish tasted I couldn’t complain overall a great date night spot. Request to sit by the window.

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  16. EricC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 31, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    The atmosphere was great. The food was just ok. 2/4 dishes were lukewarm. Service was nice but slow.

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  17. KarenR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 31, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a great place to celebrate my birthday and the food was delicious!

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  18. PeterW

    Atlanta Metro

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Food and cocktails were amazing! Service was a bit slow when it came to bar service. Drinks took way to long to get to us. Second round of drinks took even longer than first. With this being such an upscale place That shouldn’t happen but we would go back. Food was great!

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  19. BethW

    Alabama

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great dinner with friends! Everyone’s meal was delicious!

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  20. EllieG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best dining experience we have had in a long time. Everything was excellent.

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  21. ShaneK

    Tallahassee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our favorite spot in PCB! Love the view from our favorite North Drop Bar upstairs! Just a great dining experience! Tuna poke is the best around, Kale Ceasar salad is so refreshing, Grouper Piccata is so amazing! Great date night spot or dinner with friends! Bar tenders are great, make the drinks cocktails just perfect every time!! Must experience when in PCB!!

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  22. PelicanontheBay

    Indiana

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was excellent, food excellent, bayside view was excellent. The only drawback was the noise level. We were seated in a booth for four. However next to us was a table for eight people talking in high volume to the point we had difficulty hearing our own conversation. One of our party uses hearing aides and the volume of extraneous sounds and talking was amplified to an extent he had to leave before our meal was completed. Thank you. We do love to dine at The Grand Marlin.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Tallahassee

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2023

    overall1food3service1ambience2
    Service was horrible took 20+ minutes to get a drink. Server was not around and had to ask multiple other staff for assistance. Will not be going back.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The Grand Marlin of PCB is iconic for locals and tourists alike. I made my reservation on Open Table and designated a Birthday, (my daughter’s) as a special occasion. We had menus headlined with Happy Birthday and she was served an epic dessert with candle totally done on the initiative of the restaurant. Our waiter, Rusty, could not have been more accommodating and patient! His service was impeccable and that was with a very full house! These days, everything is expensive. So, if you want every dollar to count, you have to be discerning where you’re going to spend it. The Grand Marlin will not disappoint. The meals and adult beverages were excellent, as usual. This continues to be my go-to restaurant for special occasions and all my summer guests!

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Everything was great except upstairs the table we sat at was is a corner with no fans so we were burning up & crowded up by other tables near by so it made the feel more stuffy. The rest of the upstairs all had fans except right where we were with 3 other tables.

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  26. GabrielaG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had excellent service and all the meals were excellent. Would definitely return.

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  27. Jrcler

    Tallahassee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Grand Marlin is always a nice experience. You are always treated with the kindest service. The food is excellent, they have some good chefs. The portions are plentiful. The atmosphere is beautiful overlooking Grand Lagoon and always fun watching the boats coming in. One of the best!

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had excellent service from Kristi and she was definitely part of a pleasant dining experience. Hope to Be back soon for another delicious meal!

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  29. BCDINER

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Open to bar which is nice (including music) although one couple within plain view were getting a little too frisky - the woman had her hand up the mans shirt and it was pulled halfway up his back while he got his massage. They must have forgotten there was an entire restaurant behind them😉

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our favorite place! The food and service is Always top notch. The atmosphere and view is great, too!

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  31. ScottM

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing meal. The Grand Marlin is our favorite place in PCB.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food and service was fantastic. We went for a special occasion and they where awesome!

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  33. Noowl

    Atlanta Metro

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Make a reservation! The service was friendly and helpful, the wedge salad, the crab cakes and the snapper were just delicious, the ice cream in praline dessert was worth the splurge, and our cozy waterside booth made for a perfect dining experience.

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  34. devondanielle

    Columbus

    34 reviews

    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always 5 stars. I will come here every time I come to Pc!

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Well what can you say about the Grand Marlin that hasn’t been said? Top ambiance, top service and top food. PCB should be honored that Grand Marlin calls it home(along with Pensacola equally excellent). We had grouper piccata(a staple), blackened snapper with mustard creole and the wasabi ahi tuna. We cleaned our plate. Food came out hot and fast and delicious. Make Grand Marlin your “last night at the beach” restaurant and it will be a great bookend to the week.

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  36. PamD

    Charlotte

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Loved the swordfish-potatoes were good but kind of cold great waitress

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  37. AustinC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 24, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server did a fantastic job and was very knowledgeable of the menu. The food was beyond expectations

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Tallahassee

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2023

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    The food was good, but for the price it was lacking. There are so many places in PCB now with good food for far less money. Portions were not generous. My teenage son and husband left not feeling full.

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  39. PamelaB

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2023

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Atmosphere was great. Server was very helpful and attentive. She crab soup was delicious. Entrees were not up to par. Not as good as last year.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My boyfriend and I decided to have dinner here and it was a treat! Our server Jackie was delightful. We started off with the lobster fingers which were incredible. I ordered the fried oysters with jalapeño slaw as my entree and my boyfriend ordered the pan seared snapper with whipped potatoes and green beans. We have been all around the world and it this is one of our tastiest meals we have ever had. For after dinner drinks I had the white marlin, which is a key lime martini. It tasted exactly like key lime pie. All in all it was a 10/10 experience and I can’t wait to go back!

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FAQs

The Grand Marlin of Panama City Beach offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (850) 249-1500.

The Grand Marlin of Panama City Beach is rated 4.7 stars by 3802 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 91 times today
Google Map for The Grand Marlin of Panama City Beach

5323 N Lagoon Dr, Panama City Beach, FL 32408

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Thomas Drive

  • Neighbourhood

    Panama City Beach - Bay Point

  • Hours of Operation

    Brunch Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 2:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Steak, Contemporary American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Self Parking.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Gregg McCarthy

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (850) 249-1500

  • Private party facilities

    We offer private dining for parties of up to 80 guests. We also offer 2 semi-private dining rooms which can accommodate groups of up to 40 guests each.

  • Private party contact

    Danne Delano: (850) 238-8686

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