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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 - 22:00
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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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Marietta, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Our waitress was Annie - OMG - she is the best waitress that I have ever had in my entire life!!! Beside that - the food was excellent and atmosphere enjoyable. Will go back again and again - will ask for her and Monday's are 1/2 price raw oysters - icing on the cake !!! Can't say enough - it's... More 

Thank Beverly W
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53 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Large, noisy dining area. No atmosphere. Limited views which surprised me based on the pictures I had seen. The bar staff were horrible as we waited for a table. Our waitress was excellent though! She made our meal more enjoyable.

Thank Jan210662
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I visited the Grand Marlin with an out-of-town guest who is, as I am, an oyster lover. We had a 6:15 reservation made through Open Table and were seated immediately. The menu is always changing and sometimes it's printed twice a day to keep up with availablilty of fresh seafood. We both ordered a dozen raw oysters and drinks. Drinks... More 

Thank Lewis M
Cannon Falls, Minnesota
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We dined here based on Trip Advisor reviews and had an excellent meal. Our server (Allen?) was friendly and efficient. I had the grilled tilefish special and loved it. We will come back when next in the area.

Thank ljmcdonald
Hellertown, Pennsylvania
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113 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Had dinner here with high hopes of an outstanding experience based on the reviews of others. It was evening, a cool one, so sitting outside was not an option. The bar area was enclosed for the night, was very busy and noisy, so we opted for a table in the dining room. Both the food and service, we had both... More 

Thank Dianne B
Three Lakes, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I have eaten at the restaurant but never the bar area and was pleasantly surprised. I thought that it would be a little stuffy but it was far from that. It had a great view, a variety of seating options and best of all great service and prices. On Sunday there is a special menu for the bar area. $6... More 

Thank Laura B
Augusta, Georgia
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132 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 

Thank SmartGenius
Navarre, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank CindyBeck277
Houston, Texas
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Thank Hank G
Pensacola Beach, Florida
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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!

Thank Jigglerjello

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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, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan 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, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, View, Bar Scene, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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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