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Marlin Grill

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9100 Baytowne Wharf Blvd, Destin, FL 32550-1815
+1 850-351-1990
17:00 - 22:15
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Dodgeville, Wisconsin
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37 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We dined here for a birthday celebration. Dine is the true verb. It was outstanding. Inside and outside tables fill up as the evening progresses. The menu is varied enough to please all palates. The crab cakes were perfect​, little filling, mostly crab, lightly sauteed, a perfect starter. The tuna small plate is divine. Get the tuna rare. An outstanding... More 

Thank mmarsh70
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31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We had just come from New Orleans and given the NOLA food reputation, we weren't expecting that our favorite meal would be in Destin, Fl. My Hubby had the beef carpaccio as an App. I had the petite filet in the Oscar style. Frankly, I wasn't paying attention to his entree because I was busy inhaling mine. Filet was cooked... More 

Thank CampHiker
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The only thing at the Marlin Grill that is Fine Dining is the price of the food. The servers are terrible and not well trained! We had one drink each at the bar while waiting for our table, the hostess came to get us by walking to the other side of the bar and pointing at us as she told... More 

Thank OurtripsJR
Green Bay, Wisconsin
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46 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our group of 8 had an excellent experience here. My drink in particular, Summer Breeze was so very strong I couldn't drink it and it set my husband back just smelling it! The crab/artichoke soup was out of this world~no soup has even come close to this blue-ribbon winner! My Mahi Mahi was so-so, too chewy and off in color.... More 

1 Thank Faith T
Niceville, Florida
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31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Mrs and I had Marlin Grill menage a trois...3 for $33...appetizer, salad, entree...great choices...great preparation...superior taste. Amy's service was at the top of Destin fine dining, her knowledge of wine and food was unsurpassed! Gumbo, fantastic! Grouper, Gulf fresh and fantastic! Well made cocktails!

1 Thank gpskisgolfs
Skaneateles, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were in Sandestin for one week and found ourselves at Marlin Grill twice, despite the fact that there are a number of good restaurants within a dozen miles. The food is quite remarkable and the small plates are the perfect size for all but the biggest eaters. One night we had the Menage a Trois -- 3 for $33... More 

Thank Ron43Amy52
Niceville, Florida
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27 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

In an area of great restaurants the Marlin Grill stands out. Service, ambiance and food were all outstanding. We had duck (fell off the bone), pan sauteed grouper (done to perfection) and a fish medley (a tuna aficionado said his tuna was among the best he had ever tasted). Minor suggestions for improvement would be expanded wine by the glass... More 

Thank thirdwiley
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

We were staying in Sandestin for one night and went to Marlin Grill! It was fabulous-the fried artichoke hearts are a must! The filet was perfectly cooked and the pound potato with everything is unbelievable! My husband and I always share a meal and this was perfect plus leftovers!

Thank Nancy H
Cincinnati, OH
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

We thought twice about paying the exorbitant price for their New Year's Eve dinner ($129/pp), but was promised an exceptional and special menu that would delight. It was a special family gathering that children flew in for, so I went for it! Soooo disappointing! The chef should be embarrassed at the quality that was served. Everything was clearly pre-made. The... More 

Thank LindaKay09
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

My wife and I first went to the Marlin Grill on Christmas in 2009, when we were first dating. We have always loved the warm and inviting way they decorate for the holidays. We keep coming back year after year. The menu is great, the atmosphere is relaxing and the service is always impeccable.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$45
American, Steakhouse, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:15
17:00 - 22:15
17:00 - 22:15
17:00 - 22:15
17:00 - 22:15
17:00 - 22:15
17:00 - 22:15
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9100 Baytowne Wharf Blvd, Destin, FL 32550-1815
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Destin
  • Phone Number: +1 850-351-1990
Nestled in the heart of The Village of Baytowne in the Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, Marlin Grill is the Emerald Coast's finest seafood and steakhouse. Elegant and sophisticated complimented with warm wood finishes provides a cozy, timeless atmosphere for any demanding, discriminating guest. Our extensively experienced staff can help you plan your next event, whether it is a conference meeting or a wedding reception. Indulge your family and friends with a night to remember. Marlin Grill is well noted for its culinary talents and award winning wine list. With over 600 wines to choose from, we are sure your palatable tastes will be met. The Cove accommodates up to eight guests and provides for an intimate evening. A table set back in a private room containing a book shelf for a comfortable, relaxing ambience. Upstairs dining accommodates up to 60 guests. View the village from any of the surrounding windows or step out onto the balcony which looks down the main street of the village. The banquet menu is recommended for parties that exceed 20 guests. The menu includes appetizers, wedge salad, variety of entrees, chef sides, and assorted delectable desserts. The average price per person for food only is $65. Flexibility on the menu may be available, just call with any question.

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