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The Grand Marlin of Pensacola Beach

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400 Pensacola Beach Blvd, Pensacola Beach, FL 32561-2024 (After Toll Booth 1st Left)
+1 850-677-9153
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10:00 - 21:00
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Sun 10:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Augusta, Georgia
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125 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Came to the Grand Marlin for a business dinner. I don't really eat a whole lot of seafood but I was told to try the Grouper because it was top notch. Similar to Tilapia (which I like) I found te grouper to be superb. The atmosphere was fantastic and the waiter was very knowledgeable about the menu and answered any... More 

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Navarre, Florida
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We enjoyed our Valentine's Day dinner very much. The live music was lovely and we appreciated being able to sit at a soft lighted booth. The food was amazing as always and we appreciated the chef coming out to talk to us at our table. Thank you Grand Marlin <3.

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Houston, Texas
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Monday night - half-price oysters on the half-shell. Absolutely divine. A long wait (because of the half-price - all the locals go there), but definitely worth it. And the oysters were worth full price. The atmosphere is nice, the service excellent, and the shrimp and grits are memorable. Can't go wrong with any of their desserts. A strong recommendation for... More 

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Pensacola Beach, Florida
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Professional staff, wonderful ambience, and the best seafood I've had in a while! I've been to some of the best as we travel extensively, and The Grand Marlin is at the top of my favorites!

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Pensacola
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Grand Marlin is one of the best restaurants on the Beach. All oyster dishes are fresh and delicious. It is our go-to place for out-of-town visitors. Wish the pastry chef would put her excellent and rich hot cocoa on the regular menu.

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Jerseyville, Illinois, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I wish it would have been a pretty day. Seems like it would have been more special when they would have opened to the outside. Service was good. Seemed like good menu variety.

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Thank Dennis F
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Grand Marlin prepares a special menu every day. The chef specializes in fresh seafood and local delicacies. From drinks to appetizers to entrees to deserts, the variety is delicious. The only thing better than the view of Pensacola Bay is the excellent service. Don't miss The Grand Marlin when you're near Pensacola Beach!

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We keep coming back to "The Marlin" for 3 basic reasons: 1. They have terrific food and great specials 2. The service here is the best on the beach! 3. The location, modern design, and terrific ambiance combine to make this the nicest restaurant on Pensacola beach.

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Greenville, South Carolina, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate here twice in our short stay in Pensacola Beach. Food was very good and the menu offered a good variety. We both love seafood and ours was well prepared. Very fresh! Service was very good! Eat inside for quiet. The bar area has a view.

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is divine. The food offerings are varied and splendid. Service is attentive but not intrusive. Do not miss this place!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 30
Cuisine
Steakhouse, American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, 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
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 400 Pensacola Beach Blvd, Pensacola Beach, FL 32561-2024
    (After Toll Booth 1st Left)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Pensacola Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 850-677-9153
Description
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?