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The Grand Marlin of Pensacola Beach

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Certificate of Excellence

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Certificate of Excellence2014 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, Steakhouse, American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, View, Groups, Bar Scene

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Doz. $16.0
1/2 Doz. $9.0
Fresh Shucked Oysters*
House-made cocktail sauce & red wine mignonette
Doz. $22.0
1/2 Doz. $14.0
Oyster Rockefeller
Creamed spinach, Pernod, applewood smoked bacon, Hollandaise sauce
Doz. $22.0
1/2 Doz. $14.0
Oyster Casino
Bacon, onions, peppers, garlic, herbs and butter
Doz. $21.0
1/2 Doz. $13.0
BBQ'd Oyster
Garlic butter, pepperjack cheese, BBQ butter sauce
The Grand Marlin Restaurant features a main dining area with a shucked to order oyster bar, exterior North Drop Bar overlooking the beautiful Santa Rosa Sound, and private meeting rooms. This Pensacola Beach restaurant, with an air of island casualness, serves the highest-quality cuisine, including the freshest local seafood featured on menus designed and printed daily to take advantage of the local bounty. The atmosphere creates a fusion of the Caribbean and the Pensacola Bay Area. Executive Chef Gregg McCarthy has a passion for great-tasting food and particularly loves working his culinary magic with fresh Gulf Coast seafood. Boaters and beach-goers feel comfortable in shorts and flip-flops at the oyster bar, in the dining room and at the North Drop Bar. The Grand Marlin has a space and atmosphere for all occasions and is looking forward to creating an authentic experience between time and tide.
US$ 10-US$ 30
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Steakhouse, American, Seafood
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The food here is always good! Service generally excellent. They have some great weeknight deals too! Acoustics indoors make conversation difficult.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank 756carola
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Always delicious with great service and fun cocktails. Atmosphere is wonderful. View is beautiful. Love having a White Marlin for dessert (and appetizer).

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Mom2JMR
Reviewed 5 days ago

The Grand Marlin had a long wait because it was popular but was worth it. The food awesome. It also a great view of the Gulf.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank jackson m
Reviewed 1 week ago

I came here for lunch.. The food and service was excellent .. the dessert was the best.. The Atmosphere looking out on the bay is one of the best on Pensacola beach..

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank cjo3204
Reviewed 7 November 2018

Very elegant restaurant right on the bay. Food was good and wait staff very friendly and responsive to our needs. We will definitely go back there next time we visit Pensacola Beach.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank blsmith1010
Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

Had a great dinner here with outstanding service. The snapper, tuna, and scallops were delicious. The service was also great. I would recommend getting reservations as this is a very busy place because the food is soo good

Date of visit: November 2018
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Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

Always a great experience love the service and food is always superb. I've never had a bad meal at Grand Marlin. There's some great happy hour specials. Wonderful views at North drop bar.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Anthony G
Reviewed 6 November 2018

If you want hand cut seafood that slept in the ocean the night before then this is the place to dine. Service, food and drinks were all excellant!!!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank LewisJ258
Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

They offer a variety of seafood dishes!! The blue angel chips are to die for! Its located on the ocean, they have a Deck on the back of restaurant an you can watch the ocean waves! It’s was so relaxing! The staff was nice an...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Butterfly1962_11
Reviewed 5 November 2018 via mobile

I took friends who were here for a wedding to Grand Marlin and it was wonderful as usual. My daughter and I eat there often when she visits from Nashville and we’ve never been disappointed. The service was excellent and the food hot, fresh and...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank 670merrilynl
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4 June 2018|
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Response from Barry11360 | Reviewed this property |
You can get a combo plate at most seafood restaurants, but I'm not aware of a seafood buffet in Pensacola. There is at least one buffet in Destin.
7 March 2018|
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Response from TheGrandMarlin | Property representative |
Yes, we do!
Vicky M
3 October 2017|
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Response from Elaine S | Reviewed this property |
I believe it is the bay. The ocean is on the other side of the road on Pensacola Beach
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