Seafood and tempting steaks with views over Santa Rosa Sound.
The Grand Marlin is located right where the bridge from Pensacola touch ground on Pensacola Beach. So if you come from the "right" direction, it is what welcomes you to Pensacola Beach. But more so, it is a modern, spacious, relaxed and friendly seafood and steakhouse restaurant.
Apart from restaurant, Grand Marlin also holds a true gem on the second floor, with a rooftop bar called the North Drop Bar, where you get lovely views of Santa Rosa Sound and the sunsets over Pensacola Bay.
While the Grand Marlin restaurant is a great place to enjoy a fresh catch from the sea, something from the oyster bar or an enticing steak, North Drop Rooftop Bar is more a place to kick back, enjoy the beach-side vibe and something from the impressive list of cocktails. Signature cocktails, like a Blue Marlin Martini or a Ginger Rum Cooler are complemented with Caribbean-inspired drinks.
While modern in decoration, North Drop Bar is a place with a comfortable and fun atmosphere, and showing up straight from the beach in flip-flops is not a problem. Enjoy live music, great drinks and not a completely open-air feel, but still fantastic views through the open walls over the ocean and Pensacola Beach.