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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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  • 47
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 12
    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
Tasty food, Fun atmosphere

Don't let the word cafe put you off, this is a full service restaurant serving a variety of food from sandwiches & salad to full dinners. We started with the bayou puppys which were delicious, especially with the jalapeno butter. The fish dinners were fresh and tasty with just the right amount of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 5, 2015
Andrea T
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Fort Walton Beach, Florida
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Mobile, Alabama
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3 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
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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Conway, Arkansas
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Visited this restaurant with a group of friends. Started the experience with an excellent waiter, Lance, followed by excellent food and beautiful view of the bay. Final delight was the wonderful band Shades of Blue playing all our favorite 70s music. The entire experience topped off a great vacation to the Santa Rosa Beach area. If you're in the Santa... More 

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DeFuniak Springs, Florida
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Sorry Ernie, you need to go back to New Orleans and have a real New Orleans Roast Beef. Slow cook in a light gravy 12 hours or more, until the meat is so tender. Served with DILL chips, not the horrible pickles you serve. AND WHERE in New Orleans do they give you a cup of thick, heavy, brown gravy... More 

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Fort Walton Beach, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 319 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Don't let the word cafe put you off, this is a full service restaurant serving a variety of food from sandwiches & salad to full dinners. We started with the bayou puppys which were delicious, especially with the jalapeno butter. The fish dinners were fresh and tasty with just the right amount of spicy kick. The service was friendly and... More 

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Fort Walton Beach, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

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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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
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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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Additional Information about Dockside Oyster Bar & Cafe

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

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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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