Founded in 2001 by owners, Wayne Lewis and Tom Rice, Marlin Grill has long been noted for their culinary talents and award-winning wine list for the past 20 years.
The locally owned and operated restaurant has been fondly recognized as the Best Place for a Date, Best Martini, and Best Romantic/Special Occasion Restaurant by the readers of Emerald Coast Magazine. They pride themselves on serving the freshest ingredients, including Gulf-fresh seafood, prime dry-aged steaks, house made sauces, and family-style side dishes.
“These special recipes and our tried-and-true classic dishes are the essence of Marlin Grill,” Rice said. “We try to provide everyone who sits in our dining room or on our patio the true authentic experience of the Emerald Coast by serving fresh, local ingredients that make a lasting impression on the plate.”
The perfect spot for an intimate meal or a night shared among friends, Marlin Grill offers a fine dining experience as well as a casual laid-back vibe in the bar or lounge areas. Located in the epicenter of The Village of Baytowne Wharf, Marlin Grill’s expansive veranda overlooks the area’s event green and concert stage. It has become one of the best spots for locals and tourists to enjoy a picture-perfect meal while simultaneously enjoying the sights and sounds of the exciting Village activity.
Marlin Grill is open nightly at 5 p.m. for dinner and is the ideal place for large parties, special occasions, as well as Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday dinners. Throughout the year, the restaurant also hosts special dinners, including a “Valentine’s Dinner for Two” and discounted meal trios for snowbirds during the winter season. The upstairs of Marlin Grill is available for private events and can seat approximately 50 guests, making it the perfect place for rehearsal dinners, office get togethers, or social gatherings. Diners can make reservations by calling (850) 351-1990 to experience the essence and culinary delight of Marlin Grill that has been cultivated for the last 20 years.
“We would like to thank all of our staff and loyal patrons for making Marlin Grill a success over the past two decades,” Rice said. “After a tough year for our industry, we are grateful to celebrate this momentous occasion with those we love and hold dear. Here’s to the next 20 years!”