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The Grand Marlin of Pensacola Beach, Pensacola, FL

The Grand Marlin of Pensacola Beach

4.8
4.8
6816 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
  • Great for scenic views
  • Good for special occasions
  • Great for outdoor dining
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.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 95 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Steak, American
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm Sun 9:00 am–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (850) 677-9153
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Resort Casual
  • 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
    Natalie Liongson: (850) 677-9238
  • Neighbourhood
    Pensacola
  • Cross Street
    After Toll Booth 1st Left
  • Parking Details
    Private Lot
  • 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.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 6,816 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Northwest Florida

    Best Overall

  • Northwest Florida

    Best Food

  • Northwest Florida

    Best Service

  • Northwest Florida

    Best Value

  • Northwest Florida

    Hot spot

  • Northwest Florida

    Great for scenic views

  • Northwest Florida

    Seafood

  • Northwest Florida

    Most Booked

  • Pensacola

    Best Overall

  • Pensacola

    Best Food

  • Pensacola

    Best Service

  • Pensacola

    Best Ambience

  • Pensacola

    Best Value

  • Pensacola

    Innovative

  • Pensacola

    Good for groups

  • Pensacola

    Healthy

  • Pensacola

    Hot spot

  • Pensacola

    Great for fine wines

  • Pensacola

    Romantic

  • Pensacola

    Good for special occasions

  • Pensacola

    Lively

  • Pensacola

    Most Booked

6,816 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Tallahassee

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    We’ve been to Grand Marlin a bunch of times over the past few years, but this last time wasn’t great at all. I had made a reservation for 5 to celebrate my boyfriend’s birthday and asked for a seat by the window, so we could overlook the water. It was actually a really pretty night. The reservation was at 7:15pm. We got there at 7:00, figured we would get a drink at the bar and hang out until the table was ready. We didn’t get seated until almost 8:00pm. Once seated, our table was completely secluded and overlooked a little bit of the water and then a couple of dumpsters. We kind of laughed and shrugged it off. Our server seemed to have a hard time remembering we were there, because she started out great and then we had to keep searching for her the rest of the time. My boyfriend’s mother had to return her fish twice, because it was so under cooked. We asked for a dessert menu from the manager (he came to check on our experience, because of the fish) and he seemed to have forgotten about us, as well. We had to find someone to ask for a dessert menu. We also had to keep asking for drink refills. At the end, we had to get up and find the waitress to ask for the bill, because she was nowhere to be found. We were the last people in the restaurant to leave and it was 10:23pm! We also had no idea we were the last ones, because we were so secluded. It wasn’t AWFUL, but it was definitely not how we wanted to celebrate a birthday and pay to have that kind of experience. I’m sure we will go there again, but hopefully next time will be a better time :)

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Mobile

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food. Good atmosphere. Enjoyable as always.

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  3. pete

    Atlanta Metro

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    As always, the food is the best! Many options and good service to boot. The best selection of seafood in the area!

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  4. JonathanS

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service was outstanding. Save room for the Praline Basket!

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The environment outside was really fun, but also still friendly for families. Our waitress went out of her way to be sure we had a great evening. The food and cocktails were delicious as well.

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  6. MelanieK

    New York City

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My husband and I had the pleasure of dining here last night. I highly recommend this to anyone looking for a beautiful view, amazing cocktails and wine selection, and delicious food options. My husband had the Chef’s choice which consisted of 3 grilled sea scallops and 3 grilled gulf shrimp over mushroom risotto with broccolini. It was superb. I enjoyed the freshest yellowfin Tuna in the Honey wasabi Yellowfin Tuna which was prepared perfectly. The ambiance is so nice yet allows you to still feel like you’re still in vacation mode. We will be back if ever in the area!

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  7. CaridadB

    Tallahassee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Grand Marlin is always an excellent choice when visiting Pensacola. The staff and food quality is such a treat.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    86 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    86 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Beware of the fake "island" tax. Make sure it is removed from your bill

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  9. BarbaraO

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was great; thankfully the music was "background" music; server Tesha was wonderful, contributing to the happy experience. We had an early week day lunch reservation which also, we believe, enhanced the less hurried and less noisy dining event. They were willing to swap out their typically served sweet birthday dessert for a less sweet yet sinfully deliciously option.

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  10. RickS

    Hawaii

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great choice for fresh seafood. I think best oysters on Pensacola beach. The food is consistently good with a nice presentation. Great appetizers and tasty desserts.

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FAQs

The Grand Marlin of Pensacola Beach is rated 4.8 stars by 6816 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 95 times today
Google Map for The Grand Marlin of Pensacola Beach

400 Pensacola Beach Blvd., Pensacola, FL 32561

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    After Toll Booth 1st Left
  • Neighbourhood
    Pensacola
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm Sun 9:00 am–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Steak, American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Resort Casual
  • Parking Details
    Private Lot
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Gregg McCarthy
  • 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.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (850) 677-9153
  • 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
    Natalie Liongson: (850) 677-9238
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