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Dockside Oyster Bar & Cafe

115 W John Sims Pkwy, Niceville, FL 32578
(850) 678-1241
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Ranked #15 of 74 Restaurants in Niceville
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Reservations
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW via mobile

This was the best Sea food ever. We called a few minutes before closing and the owner told us come on over we will stay open for you. We had a party of eleven and they were truly friendly to all of us. The food was amazing we tried two different kinds of oysters and a plate that had Grouper... More

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

YUMMO...good cheap oysters, Red Stripe beer & good live tuneage! What more could you ask for?? But I do dislike the 50 character minimum for this review, especially with NO counter!!

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Fort Walton Beach, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 via mobile

I took all of my site supervisors to Dockside for a meet and greet dinner party. I've had better seafood at Captain D's. My oyster poboy had room temperature, previously frozen oysters on it, sub par tomatoes, and wilted lettuce. No one else seemed to like what they ordered either. Do yourself and the community a favor and go out... More

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Niceville, Florida
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104 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

When Dockside first opened at its original location, at the Northlight Marina, their food was spectacular. They had good happy hour specials. The service was fair...never good. But the food was really fantastic. But after a year or so the quality of the food began to suffer. And the service never improved. When Dockside moved to its current location they... More

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Niceville, Florida
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18 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We decided to have lunch at Dockside today. Had a coupon, thankfully. 2 in my party were seated till I got there, when I arrived I thought it would be packed, but no there were a total of 3 other couples in the main dining area. There was No breakfast/ lunch bar available. The waiter, although nice, got my drink... More

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Castle Rock, Colorado
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Has become my go to seafood restaurant when visiting my kids in Ft Walton & Crestview Fl. Not a pretentious seafood house you typically find in the area just a bar with restaurant with a great view and super prices. Happy hour Oysters 3-6 PM at $7 a dozen a great deal and the best oysters I have had in... More

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Suisun City
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

The Bienville baked oysters are the bomb! I hit up 4 other seafood restaurants in the area and these guys win the prize for the best food, drink, and waterside ambiance.

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Boise, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Beautifully located on Boggy Bayou, excellent service, wonderful selections on the menu, reasonably priced, great atmosphere.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Here's the deal.... You want to go eat some fresh fish on the water, you figure anyone lucky enough to have an establishment like this would offer delicious fresh fish. Well don't go here. Save your money. It's over priced and all cooked the same.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014 via mobile

Good gulf seafood in classic NW Fla styles and in Louisiana styles as well. The new location has significantly more room than the old one.

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