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Dockside Oyster Bar & Cafe

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115 W John Sims Pkwy, Niceville, FL 32578
(850) 678-1241
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10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 51
    Excellent
  • 39
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 17
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good mahi mahi sandwich

I enjoy the view, the blackened mahi mahi, and the sweet potato fries. It is a nice venue for a private party also, as they have a separate section.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 26, 2015
A D
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Orlando
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Sarasota, Florida
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The dining room was almost empty when we arrived with our out-of-town guests, but the bar was full. The pasta alfredo was flavored with some seafood that had been cooked in the pan prior to our order... Probably would be better for a beer and fries on the deck in the summer.

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Thank suwil
Boise, Idaho
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Catfish was great, portions were huge, draft beer was cold. View was fantastic, staff very friendly.

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Saint Joseph, Missouri
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166 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Honestly, to give our experience at the Dockside an 'average' rating is a nod to their beautiful location on the water, and to the fact that they've got a good reputation . . . . maybe they just had an off day -- but in the first place, our impression was that the place was really dirty. We couldn't take... More 

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Thank Steve P P
Fort Walton Beach, Florida
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015 via mobile

Dockside offers some of the best food in Niceville and without a doubt the best views. Ernie and his staff are very friendly and do a great job.

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Thank TravelingMan365
Orlando
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

I enjoy the view, the blackened mahi mahi, and the sweet potato fries. It is a nice venue for a private party also, as they have a separate section.

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Thank A D
Somerset, Kentucky
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

This place was easy to get to and right on the water. Very clean friendly place. We had baked oysters combo, Redfin sandwich and all u can eat catfish with jambalaya and all were very good. They also have a sports side with lots of tvs and a quiet side to choose from. We will definitely go back.

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Thank ccas2014
Navarre, Florida
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

My friend and I had seen the chef on TV and made a special trip from Navarre, FL to this restaurant for lunch on Saturday, 10/17/15. Arrived at 1:30 and didn't leave until 3 PM. We sat at table for 10 to 15 minutes before server arrived. Ordered a beer and lunch. The beer took 5 minutes, and the food... More 

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Thank SunnyPlace2015
Germantown, Tennessee
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

We were staying in Perdido Key and were meeting friends from Talahassee for dinner. We found this place on TA and decided to give it a try. Boy are we glad we did. First thing I should tell you is that the address given is incorrect. They moved about 2 years ago and the wonderful internet has not caught up... More 

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Thank Patrick G
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

the food service has not done well in the transition from a small cafe to a large scale restaurant. The food has lost its zing and one waiter in particular should seek work elsewhere in another business

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Seaford, Virginia
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116 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

I had been to this place over the past 15 years on business trips to nearby Eglin AFB, both before and after a hurricane tried to wash it away. This is the rebuilt version. The owner is some Cajun New Orleans football hero so expect a lot of Cajun spice. I didn't like their version of shrimp and grits but... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 115 W John Sims Pkwy, Niceville, FL 32578
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Niceville
  • Phone Number: (850) 678-1241

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Scenic view, Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?