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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
11:00 - 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Sun.Jan. 15. Two couples, arrived on time for reservations. The table I requested in advance was not available, we didn't make a big deal, just sat where they seated us. Cocktails ordered. Server, Annie M. took dinner orders. One of the men ordered Salmon well done. Annie insisted that if he ate it well done he would lose all the... More 

Thank mayhem03
New York City, New York
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After a 5 week vacation around the US, the Grand Marlin provided some of the best seafood we have eaten and the service from Ryan was the definitely the best we have experienced in America. Would definitely recommend!

2 Thank Nick M
Pensacola Beach, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

June Lynn and I get together as friends 3-5 times a year and for 3 days or so. We choose from amongst the best rated restaurants surrounding us and we carefully choose to sample 'the best' of their offerings. Our servers input is always important, as is the food quality, presentation, service, surroundings and ambiance. Because the Grand Marlin is... More 

Thank PandoradeBalthazar
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have been here a few times. Food is good. Staff excellent. It was raining when we went and the roof was leaking! But it was still fun.

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New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
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132 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I recently spent a few days in Pensacola Beach. We rely on TA for choosing restaurants while on vacation. Grand Marlin is # 1 on the list in Pensacola Beach. There is good reason. This sprawling restaurant hits every note a good restaurant should - great service, good wines, varied menu, tasty food, reasonable prices. Is this... More 

Thank Laurence C
Woodbridge, VA/Washington DC
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Super friendly staff - Beautiful restaurant - Very tasty cocktails (gin/tonic) - Delicious/well proportioned prime rib - Superb filet mignon - Great location - Easy parking

Thank Edward B
Wilmington, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were here with a group for dinner and the food was excellent. We started with fresh oysters which were very good. The atmosphere is very welcoming and you can dine both inside and outdoors. The service was very good and our server very attentive to our needs. Had a lovely wine and wonderful red snapper as well as the... More 

Thank JosieJo02
Columbus, Georgia
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489 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Grand Marlin is located on the second floor of a building on the frontage road before you leave the island and pay a toll. The frontage road is on the sound side. When we arrived, we were given the option of the interior, more formal restaurant area or patio (enclosed) with a steel drum player. Opted for interior which... More 

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Canton, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We absolutely loved the Oyster Rockefeller appetizer!! It was delicious and filling! Next time, I will get that and a salad as my meal! I appreciate the Gluten Free menu options as well. We had the Steak Wedge salad which was also excellent. We also had the shrimp and grits, which we didn't care for. It had a creole flair... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's ok and probably the fanciest Resturant in Pensacola but there's a lot better places to eat like peg leg petes for a lot less money.

Thank Ned M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Steakhouse, American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
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
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, View, Bar Scene, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
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
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?