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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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Atmosphere, service and food were all great. We had the parmesan crusted grouper which was the best meal on our trip. Raw oyster were phenomenal as well (clean, plump and fresh!!).

Thank Ken L
Conway, Arkansas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It's a great place to visit. My girlfriend and I sat on the patio and dined. I ordered the crab cake (1) dinner and she had blackened fish tacos. I was a bit bummed that for $17 I only got one crab cake and fries lol... I mean c'mon haha... Otherwise everything was amazing. We finished with a praline chocolate... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Had a lovely dinner on our last night in town. Timed our arrival to enjoy the sunset. Our waiter, Monty, was very helpful and took great care of us. The fried lobster fingers were a nice start (we shared so as not to ruin our appetite) The grouper piccata was perhaps the best I have ever had. Dessert was large... More 

Thank KimandCurt
Spring, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

service, food, location always excellent. key lime pie and crusted grouper are a great choice. Very popular , so try to make a reservation if possible

Thank Ray_Rose_SpringTexas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Excellent experience and delicious meal. I highly recommend the yellowfin tuna and grouper. Letty, our waitress, was the best. Outstanding service. You must eat here when you visit Pensacola Beach.

Thank Monica V
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the Grand Marlin in January of 2017. It was very chilly outside and the restaurant bar was filled with people. It looked like the bar area was more casual and perhaps had windows that opened onto the water during summer. There was a more formal dining area but we were dressed for the horse show. There was also... More 

Thank Smarty J
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Waitress told us they have no freezer and the market fish is fresh caught within 48 hrs. Soy Ginger glazed Mahi was light and flaky. Pricey but extremely delicious with great service and breathtaking view.

Thank Ken H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great service, food and view right on the water! All fish is fresh and never frozen before serving too!

Thank Gretchen H
Montpellier, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were delighted by the restaurant for brunch last Sunday. The place has changed since I visited last and it has a very relaxed, casual look. Although the acoustics are not good because of the high ceiling, it can get loud at times, but we managed to let the steel drum player take over and we enjoyed the music. The... More 

Thank Marie K
Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The first thing that strikes you about the Grand Marlin is the walk to get to the front desk. But the whole way you can see the payoff: A meal with a great view. Our waitress was super-friendly and laughed it up with us. She made a minor error in our order and played it perfectly. Once the food came,... More 

Thank Mike L

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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, 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
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, View, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Romantic
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 have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?