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“First Class”

The Grand Marlin of Pensacola Beach
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Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 10 - US$ 30
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Romantic, Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: After Toll Booth 1st Left
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.
Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

The Grand Martin is just that... Grand! Our family of four had an amazing experience from beginning to end. We booked our reservation online through Open Table. When we arrived we were greeted by smiling and accommodating hostesses. Our waitress was helpful and had a great personality. My husband and I both got the filet mignon. It had a superb flavor and was so tender, you could cut it with a knife! My teenage son had the shrimp and grits which he engulfed. My picky youngest son ate the kids chicken tenders. These were obviously made in house. He scarfed them down and asked for more...which for him is unheard of! We can't usually get him to eat more than fries and a few bites of his chicken. We had the mango creme brûlée that wasn't our favorite...it was good, we just enjoy a lead sweet more traditional creme brûlée. We also had a strawberry cake. This one had a buttery pound cake with a strawberry sauce, and was our favorite. If the delicious food and wonderful service wasn't enough, this restaurant is first class with its atmosphere and view of the bay. Be sure to stop by the gift shop for some upscale souvenirs.

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Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

We used Open Table to make reservations because this place is packed! It's on the higher end of the price range but well worth every penny. Great for date night, special occasions or just dinner with friends & family! You can't go wrong with whatever the chefs special is for that day! Don't forget...reservations!

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Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

Food was Delicious! Had a few mix ups with our order , however the took care of our appetizers and gave us free desert which was AMazing!

Thank Nicole M
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Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

Excellent food, service and atmosphere. The oysters are what we came for and they were great!! So where the shrimp!! Will definitely be back!!

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Reviewed 30 July 2017

While staying on the beach, we were looking for a special place to celebrate our 40th Anniversary and the best guess for us was the Grand Marlin. We have been there plenty of times, so it was not new, but it is a special place for us. We arrived and were sat at a table outside, overlooking the bay, shortly before sunset. There was even a gentle breeze that evening, which was the icing on the cake. Our waiter (I believe his name was David) was very pleasant and informative. We ordered our drinks and dinner, which was all very good. Afterwards, our waiter asked us to wait for just a few more minutes before we left. We did and a little while later, he showed up with a plate with their signature desert on it for us. On the plate was written "Happy Anniversary". It was a very special end to our celebration dinner. Thank you to our waiter and to the Grand Marlin for making it so special. :)

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