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Marina Cafe

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404 Harbor Blvd, Destin, FL 32541-2326
+1 850-837-7960
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Ames, Iowa
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Don't miss this special spot when visiting Destin! Louisiana Redfish and Grouper were delicious. Very welcoming staff and our server Ronnie could not have been nicer or more attentive. Lovely restaurant! Yummy Dessert. Thank you Ronnie for a fun visit!

Thank Mary Ann B
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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135 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We were visiting from out of town for the holiday and many places were not open. Made reservations a couple of weeks ahead. Were pleasantly surprised as this was not a simple turkey & dressing buffet. They had dozens of dishes and all were excellent. I can't wait until our next Destin visit to try their normal menu. I left... More 

Thank parfourrick
Lawrenceville, Georgia
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37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Loved, Loved, Loved this place! We did not have reservations, but took a chance anyway...and were worked right in! Buffet style serving was spectacular! Along with traditional foods, there was seafood, steaks, salads, etc. We tried everything, and enjoyed every bite! Pricing was a pleasant surprise as well! Will definitely be going back here!

Thank Stacy F
Destin, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Really enjoyed the buffet. We started with some soup and gumbo, both quite good. Turkey, stuffing and gravy all good, Cranberry sauce had a nice kick. People in line were talking about the seafood salad and tuna so tried that, very good. I also liked the pork with some apple sauce. Desserts hit the spot and the view was awesome.... More 

Thank maren111
Destin, Florida
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Heard about their buffet and decided this year to skip all the cooking and have somebody else cook for a change. So glad we went, a great mix of traditional - turkey, stuffing, gravy (which was very good, lots of flavor and giblets in there) and then some new different things. I never thought of short ribs as thanksgiving food,... More 

Thank AllenM814
New Orleans, Louisiana
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is one of, if not our favorite, restaurant in Destin. We own a second home there and we visit Marina Cafe every time we are in town. Love their salmon and the scallops. Have never tried their pizza, but looks delicious. Pasta dishes are good as well. Staff is very nice and well trained. View is spectacular. A nice... More 

Thank 927renec
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48 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food quality is very good. I suggest the fish. This place is not a steak place. The fish is fresh and delicious. Well mixed meals and overall good for the money but it isn't cheap and thus I cannot rate it a five.

Thank Scooter H
Bel Air, Maryland
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231 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Marina Café offers stunning views of the sunsets over Destin Marina. It is upscale dining offering local seafood and steaks. They have a large wine list than should appeal to every pallet. Service was attentive and the food was delicious. Definitely ask for a table by the window.

Thank awfountain3
Shalimar, Florida
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630 reviews
260 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 329 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It has been some time since we last visited this restaurant, and the quality is still very high. We were a table of seven celebrating a 95th birthday. The staff was attentive and knowledgeable, the food delicious and the overall atmosphere delightful. A great restaurant in the heart of Destin.

Thank Andrea T
Memphis, Tennessee
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169 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Marina Cafe never fails to deliver a great meal and experience. Great and friendly wait staff. Incredible bar. Food is great- I particularly liked the swordfish. My companions liked the redfish. Even the vegetables were good and I don't like vegetables. Great wine selection and corkage fee.

Thank Memphisbelle2013

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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$24 - US$50
Steakhouse, American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Drinks, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Television, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 404 Harbor Blvd, Destin, FL 32541-2326
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Destin
  • Phone Number: +1 850-837-7960
Experience Adult Contemporary Dining with breathtaking views of the Destin Harbor through a thirty foot window wall in the bar and waterfront dining room. Our extensive international wine collection compliments an eclectic menu of classic Creole, Mediterranean, Pan Asian and American cuisine in addition to gourmet brick oven pizza and sushi selections. Fresh local seafood and USDA prime steaks. Waterfront cocktail deck with sensational sunsets.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?