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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 - 23:00
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Sun 10:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Jefferson City, Missouri
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had a wonderful surf and turf meal for 19.99. Out of this world dessert. Great views on both sides of restaurant. Great service and friendly staff.

1 Thank sophiakroll
Pensacola, Florida
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66 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Daughter home from college. Locals.. yes we live here in paradise. Dad...please take me to the marlin for oysters. We usually always come with a huge order and plenty of food to go. This trip we just had appetizers!!!ate them all and complexly satisfied. We love this place always. Lunch, brunch, drinks, dinner ...the Grand marlin is a winner!!! Love... More 

1 Thank marlin95
Gulf Breeze, Florida
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Drinks are very good. Atmosphere is the best in the entire area. Food is the best in the area. Food prices are excellent and great quality but of course on the higher end. We dress to dine and always have had a pleasant experience.

1 Thank Jachin R
gulf breeze, fl
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It is not traditional "fine" dining, however, its the closest on Pensacola Beach. Food quality is excellent. They don't skimp when buying their products to cook for you. Nice views and great food. Don't miss this spot on your trip to Pensacola Beach.

1 Thank cdwhitey39
Duluth, Georgia
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99 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great location, dramatic and opulent space. Our dinners were very good and the desserts were excellent. I think we got lucky on our table that made it especially nice - it was a fairly busy night and our request for an outside table put us in the "Club" portion of the building on their small porch overlooking the marina. This... More 

1 Thank Michael Z
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143 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Trip Advisor reviews brought us to the Grand Marlin- thank you fellow contributors! It is on the way into Pensacola Beach and is a large venue with three distinct dining areas: a large main dining room, a openable deck area and the quieter more formal Club area where we had dinner. Our Open Table reservation worked again and we were... More 

1 Thank AnacoTraveler
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've been harboring a fair amount of guilt for not having posted about The Grand Marlin months ago, as I probably should have. In spite of my procrastination, the experience is still well-engrained on my psyche. I've been fortunate to have enjoyed seafood from Maryland to Seattle to Tokyo and more, and never in my travels have I EVER enjoyed... More 

1 Thank John B
Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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332 reviews
224 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great 'fine' style dining... Very spacious restaurant with bay views. Enjoyed fried pickles, calamari, chips with blue cheese and oysters! Grouper was great and a single crab cake on the side was the perfect meal! I enjoyed the strawberry butter cake...omg is it good! 9 of us dined for $630 including tip...we ordered drinks apps and entrees for $70/person....great price!

1 Thank Fretboard
Buffalo, New York
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We returned to the Grand Marlin during our recent vacation to Pensacola for two amazing meals. Once for lunch and once for Dinner. Simply put this place is amazing. The food, the service, the atmosphere are great. Chef Greg and staff continue to operate a business that delivers high quality fresh seafood options that are some of the best I... More 

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Navarre, Florida
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254 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a fun place to dine but only if you arrive after five in the evening, before five they limit what you can order, even if it is only ten minutes early. we enjoyed our meal but it wasn't what we wanted. we were dining with an elderly couple so we arrive about four fifty. Our friends want scallops... More 

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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
USD 10 - USD 30
Steakhouse, American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, 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
Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
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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