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The Grand Marlin of Panama City Beach

4.7
4.7
3286 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
The Grand Marlin Restaurant features a main dining area with a shucked to order oyster bar, exterior North Drop Bar overlooking Grand Lagoon, and private meeting rooms. This Panama City 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 Panama City Beach Area. Corporate 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 48 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Steak, Contemporary American

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 2:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (850) 249-1500

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Gregg McCarthy

  • Private party facilities

    We offer private dining for parties of up to 80 guests. We also offer 2 semi-private dining rooms which can accommodate groups of up to 40 guests each.

  • Private party contact

    Danne Delano: (850) 238-8686

  • Neighborhood

    Panama City Beach - Bay Point

  • Cross street

    Thomas Drive

  • Parking details

    Self Parking.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 3,286 people are saying

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

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  • Northwest Florida

    Seafood

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  • Panama City

    Best Overall

  • Panama City

    Best Food

  • Panama City

    Best Service

  • Panama City

    Best Ambiance

  • Panama City

    Best Value

  • Panama City

    Special Occasion

  • Panama City

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  1. HS

    HaydenSYSCOGUY

    Atlanta

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect night for our anniversary dinner. Also got to witnes a proposal. Was a great evening. As usual.
  2. GD

    GaryD

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Always delicous, great service. Never disappoints!
  3. LF

    LisaF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have always enjoyed the experience at Grand Marlin. The food is fantastic and the staff are always wonderful!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    Cocktails were limited to only what was on the menu. They did not know how to make a Manhattan. Drinks finally came with our dinner instead of before. Portions were small with lots of filler. Oysters were breaded with more breading than oyster. The messed up manhattan came with a $17.25 charge on check. I don’t complain I just don’t go back.
  5. LM

    LoriM

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We eat at the Grand Marlin every time we come to PCB! Great food!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Vacation dinner. Beautiful views, outstanding service and excellent food. The chef puts together a strong menu that’s executed very well.
  7. CC

    ColeC

    Nashville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My go-to restaurant in PCB. The tuna entree is the best!
  8. CK

    CraigK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bu far, the Grand Marlin has been the most consistent restaurant - specifically, with it’s quality’s of food and service - of all restaurants in which I’ve eaten in the Panama City Beach and Panama City areas. However, I suggest they remove Meomi Pinot Noir from their wine list. With the quality of the restaurant, they should not offer a wine readily available at the “Pig” for 4x the price. Why serve Meomi at $60 a bottle or $15 a glass at a “top” restaurant.
  9. GA

    GeorgeA

    Atlanta

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food and great service. Lucy was a great server.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    This was an average dining experience. Made Reservations for 6:30pm on a Sunday night requesting a quiet table for 4 for a reunion celebration. We were seated in the center of a full dining room at a 6-8 top table. The Food was mediocre. We eat at the Pensacola location frequently and they have the same menu and this dining experience didn’t come close to the quality of the other location. We had seafood appetizers, seafood main entrees and desert and cocktails. Nothing we ate was impressive or memorable. The service was excellent and the view at the upstairs bar was beautiful. Overall, I would not recommend this PCB location of Grand Marlin. For the price point there are much better options.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, service was good and ambiance nice location by the window.
  12. l

    lindam

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We eat here several times a month. Very good value, hubby loves the prime rib and me the shrimp cocktail, especially the presentation. Desserts are outstanding,!!
  13. JP

    JasonP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love to eat here! Came for brunch on Sunday and it was outstanding! Hostess, servers, and bartenders were very friendly and paid the correct amount of attention too to us. The food and drinks were great! The ambiance was perfect. There was a very nice gentleman playing a steel drum which was a nice touch. The volume was perfect. We could talk without yelling and could still hear the music while conversing. Will be back and highly recommend for a high end experience on the beach.
  14. P

    Porsche62

    Western NC

    21 reviews

    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Sunday Brunch with friends. Food and service were excellent. Our only issue was the noise level from an adjoining table, but no fault of Grand Marlin.
  15. DK

    DebK

    Detroit

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    I've sent this many times before, but the only downside to the Grand Marlin are the young ladies who are hostesses. Most are actually nasty.
  16. PM

    PennyM

    Jacksonville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is wonderful and the atmosphere is great!
  17. JG

    JandGT

    Philadelphia

    60 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    60 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic experience! The menu is excellent, the views are stunning and service spectacular! Oh, and the food is top shelf! It has quickly become one of our favorites in PCB!
  18. DQ

    DillonQ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I spent out 9th anniversary diner at the grand marlin. It was spectacular. We will definitely go back. Our waitress was amazing and so was the food.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely fabulous evening!! The food was incredible! The best meal of our trip, hands down. Service by Mark was awesome! Definitely recommending to all!
  20. KH

    KevinH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful time, and the food is amazing! It was an anniversary dinner, and the staff took great care of us and acknowledged our event with a free dessert.
  21. L

    Leroy78

    Tallahassee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic staff and service, food was delicious. Will be going again and recommending for others!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Overall good
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We found this restaurant on a former visit to the area and made a point to eat here again on this trip.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tallahassee

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great as always! Waiter was nice!
  25. JD

    JudD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service was amazing! Orders were taken promptly and arrived quickly. We asked the waiter for some meal suggestions and he was very knowledgeable of the menu and he matched what we told him our flavor preferences were perfectly by making a few tweaks to the entrees (sauces, etc) Atmosphere was great and we will definitely be returning! 10/10
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome time for our anniversary
  27. Z

    Zerrt

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great snapper and sword fish grilled to perfection.
  28. KK

    KeriK

    Tallahassee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We ordered Swordfish and Grouper Piccata. Bothered excellent. Our Creme Brule was also very good. Our server Savannah was great. Overall a wonderful evening. One of our favorite places to eat.
  29. DS

    DavidS

    E. Tennessee

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Enjoyed everything but our table placement. We had reservations and they weren’t that busy and we were stuck in a room to the left of the check in stand with no view of the bay. The food and service were great.
  30. DW

    DeWayneJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was was wonderful and worth the price. The service was fantastic. The ambiance was very nice as we were seated beside a window with a great bay view. I highly recommend this restaurant for dining.
  31. I

    Icancookbetterathome

    Mobile

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Same menu for 4 years. Had the swordfish. Perfectly cooked and seasoned 5oz portion.. $34
  32. e

    emcee

    Atlanta

    47 reviews

    2.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience4
    We like to come to the Grand Marlin when we are in town, usually 3 times a year at least. Maybe because its after Labor Day, but this was not the Grand Marlin’s best effort. We had reservations, and we were seated quickly even though we arrived a few minutes early. So far so good. We like the Ahi Tuna Poke appetizer here, which we get without the Macadamia Nuts. It was fine, but seemed to be a little light on the tuna content. What was there was tasty. They had a daily special of seafood, which I ordered… but I would not again. The shrimp were OK, but almost seemed like they were frozen food warmed up. Also, it was not a lot of food and even the French fries were soggy and had no seasoning. Overall, just meh.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tallahassee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hunter was very attentive during our dining experience and the food was exceptional! Made for a pleasant evening with family!
  34. m

    marys

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Grand Marlin was highly recommended and we weren't disappointed. The hostess was friendly and our waitress was helpful and very attentive. There were 4 of us, we all ordered different items and everything was delicious. The price was a little high but we felt like it was money well spent. By far the best dinner we've had here in Panama City Beach. Thank you!
  35. BC

    BC22

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service!
  36. C

    Chris

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were fantastic. Peter our waiter was exceptional.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tallahassee

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    Anniversary dinner. It took a long time to get a table and I had made reservations 2 days in advance. We waited for around 30 minutes. Atmosphere was loud and some patrons were obnoxious. The food was good but took a long time to get it. We had to ask for bread.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tallahassee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Great dinner! Service was awesome!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a wonderful meal. Our favorite place to eat.
  40. BB

    BrandyB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    The staff is always nice and helpful. The menu is in need of updating. No crab legs, the grits are very dry and thick like they aren’t cooked fully. Please stop piling all the food on top of each other.

FAQs

The Grand Marlin of Panama City Beach offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (850) 249-1500.

The Grand Marlin of Panama City Beach is rated 4.7 stars by 3286 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 48 times today
Google Map for The Grand Marlin of Panama City Beach

5323 N Lagoon Dr, Panama City Beach, FL 34208

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Thomas Drive

  • Neighborhood

    Panama City Beach - Bay Point

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 2:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Steak, Contemporary American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Self Parking.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Gregg McCarthy

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (850) 249-1500

  • Private party facilities

    We offer private dining for parties of up to 80 guests. We also offer 2 semi-private dining rooms which can accommodate groups of up to 40 guests each.

  • Private party contact

    Danne Delano: (850) 238-8686

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