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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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  • 46
    Excellent
  • 33
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 6
    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
Eating out with the kidos.

Food was great! Service was excellent! Seafood is fresh and delicious! Waiter was friendly and efficient!

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 13, 2015
Sabrina M
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Fort Walton Beach, United States
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36 reviews 36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Absolutely the worst service I have ever had at a restaurant. Waitress was casual and indifferent, got the orders wrong, was slow, got the checks wrong, took 25 minutes to bring our checks - and still didn't get them right, or to our table, "They're coming right up sir," she repeatedly lied to us. When we finally just went to... More 

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Boerne, Texas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Was not certain of the restaurant, but the food was incredible!!! Very warm staff, the location is perfect for a relaxed dinner. I had the shrimp plate and they were incredible. The waitress also recommended a pear hard cider that was to die for. I would certainly return if i was in the area again.

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Granger, Indiana
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

If you are a fan of Crab Cakes or ever thought of trying them, you must try the Crab Cakes at Dockside Oyster Bar and Cafe. They are about the size of a half pound burger.....light and fluffy. My wife and I split them along with some hurricane shrimp (very close to Bone Fish Bang Bang Shrimp). The never ending... More 

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Niceville, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Most offered dishes were prepared fried with an over-prices menu. Location is fantastic; too bad menu and food falls short of the average gulf coast reataurant.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Beautiful location. Food wasn't anything great, but wasn't bad either. A little pricey for the serving size.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Food was great! Service was excellent! Seafood is fresh and delicious! Waiter was friendly and efficient!

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Fort Walton Beach, Florida
Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Empty house, yet seated next to exterior door that was left open to the wind and flies. Food was not up to par, with well done steaks instead of medium well. Medium salad was served with a tablespoon of dressing in a cup. Three of the party ordered New Orleans sandwich (?). None finished. I don't recall any fish on... More 

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Destin, Florida
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81 reviews 81 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Eaten here numerous times. Food has always been absolutely fantastic. Only once was it not up to par, and that's because it was cold from the waitress taking so long. 50% of the time our server has been slow with food and drinks. That's the only complaint. Also, they are located on Bayshore Drive now. Good view of the Bayou.... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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525 reviews 525 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
351 helpful votes 351 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

I was disappointed when friends wanted me to join them for lunch because others who went complained about the freshness of the seafood and the service. We sat outside and the view was nice. I had the half roast beef sandwich and soup. The sandwich was good but was mostly bread. The side was crawfish etouffee, which was mostly juice... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015 via mobile

Went there with wife to try it out we had a douchbag server and the food wasn't good and way overpriced. We got the spring roll app. It was 10.99 and it was two spring rolls cut in half on a crappy bed of lettuce. Won't be goin there again ever.

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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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