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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: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 49
    Excellent
  • 37
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 14
    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 food

I've always found the good to be good. This visit there was confusion about who our server was. Ask for your fries too be extra crispy. They're good but extra crispy makes them great.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
Joe R
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

I've always found the good to be good. This visit there was confusion about who our server was. Ask for your fries too be extra crispy. They're good but extra crispy makes them great.

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Savannah GA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

I have been her several times in the last year and have always enjoyed the food and consistently good service. They have a decent beer selection and knowledgeable staff. My blackened mullet was perfectly done and had a nice seasoning. The slaw was middle of the road. The highlight of our meal was the smoked tuna appetizer, it was excellent... More 

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Baird, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

If you like more of a cajun, spicy seafood cuisine then this would be good for you. That seems to be the type of seafood they specialize in, if you dont like that then i would suggest going somewhere else.

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

After a long trip from Houston, we were very hungry and tired. I always trust Tripadvisor for restaurant guidance and Dockside had lots of fantastic reviews. Dockside was excellent food and Steve was a great waiter and very personable. We each ordered something different and everything was delicious.

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Madison, Alabama
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

I was surprised reading some of the reviews here because my wife and I went for lunch at the Dockside and we were especially pleased with everything including the service. I had the catfish plate and my wife had the shrimp plate. Both were cooked to perfection and I have to admit that the catfish was the best I ever... More 

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Valparaiso, Fl
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Fantastic views and spacious. Definitely not crowded even in high season. Unfortunately though typical "Sysco" restaurant, even the water has an offensive taste. I'd definitely not bother with the salad, not only is it primarily stalks but it was served to me several days after it should have.

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Crestview, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

The hubby and i decided to have dinner here tonight because we heard that the owner is a Louisiana native. Ok. So the scenery is really nice, relaxing and close to the water. Service was good. The cons, i ordered baked New orleans style oysters and they were little as heck and was $16 a dozen. I ordered the shrimp... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

My friend and I showed up just before 8pm on the 4th. We weren't expecting to get a seat on the deck because of the amazing fireworks views from this lovely little restaurant on the bayou. However, Chef Ernie greeted us at the door and assured us we'd be well taken care of at a nice inside table in the... More 

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Mobile, Alabama
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Location not accurate on Trip Advisor. Closes at 9 instead of 11. Want more to say. If I had actually been able to get in I would.

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Destin, Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

This was a bad dinning experience from start to finish. I have been here before with mixed results but this time was really bad. I brought friends to show off one of the better places in Niceville and it was just embarrassing how bad this was tonight. To start with they were out of the first two items we asked... 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
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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