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Merlin's Pizza

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1251 Airport Rd, Destin, FL 32541-2951
+1 850-650-3000
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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45 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I visited this Pizza joint Sunday, Feb 12, 2017 . We saw rave reviews and decided to give this place a try. We have been to many, many pizza places in our hometown of Dayton, Ohio and several are really good. I would rate Merlin's much better than any of ours and quite frankly we rate this... More 

Thank Ribbi
Michigan, USA
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55 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We order Merlin's for delivery. Always hand-tossed crust (though they do have other types) and we customize the ingredients. One of the best pizzas in Destin. Also their jalapeño cheese-bread is...awesome. Good food, they never screw up the order, and they deliver it when they say they will. Can't beat that. Highly recommended.

Thank paxMike
Plymouth, MI
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187 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a independently run pizzeria. They do an outstanding job on their pizza. The sauce is just right, & the cheese is first rate. It has a small restaurant type seating area that can be packed on Friday & Saturday nights. Carry out is easy to do with online ordering. Much better than any franchise pizzeria.

Thank Teachall
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a delicious split large pizza tonight and it was hot, fresh and delicious. Ordered a large pizza, half Hawaiian Luau and a half Veggie Lover and both were excellent. Bryan's your guy for your server and the GM Paul came out to see how our meal was. All in all, we'll be back for the fresh hand chopped... More 

Thank J3403LFgloriam
Raleigh, North Carolina
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72 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to Marlin's based on an article in the local paper. The article raved about the pizza and they were right. We had a 12" thin crust pizza and a greek salad. Our friends had the combo with the hand tossed crust. They said the crust was done perfectly with all of it well cooked. Our waitress, Andrea was... More 

Thank Katie R
Houston, Texas
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90 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This place has the best thin crust pizza I have had in a long time. We ordered half Pepperoni Explosion and half combo. Sauce is good and loads of toppings. We also tried the Greek salad...fresh and plenty for sharing. Our server was Rachelle! She was so friendly and just a hoot! Cant wait to go back on our next... More 

Thank Bec61
Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
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22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

My husband had the lasagna pizza and I had the pepperoni turbo and they were amazing. Merlins is not like a chain pizza! The cheeses are fresh, the sauce delicious and the crust is super yummy. Don't go to the chains!

Thank Nancy G
Belleville, Illinois
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53 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

I had a medium peparoni explosion pizza. I have never seen a pizza with that much meat and cheese on it. It was also at a great price. Be sure to stop in there when in the area.

Thank William M
Destin, Florida
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32 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

We ordered the pizza and picked it up. It was very good, they also have coupons and all kind of salads, rolls etc.

Thank Mouette101
Batesville, Indiana
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Rachelle W. was our waitress. She was so helpful. I asked if they could make a pizza without cheese and she said "yes, they have done it for her daughter". I ordered the veggie feast. It was delicious! (Get extra sauce.) My husband ordered a sausage pizza, which he thoroughly enjoyed. Service was excellent and pizzas were hot and tasty!

Thank smed2017

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1251 Airport Rd, Destin, FL 32541-2951
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Destin
  • Phone Number: +1 850-650-3000

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?