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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
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

This restaurant sits right on Boggy Bayou, with the seating on the second floor. Absolutely stunning sunsets over the water makes this a great spot to eat. The food was piping hot and tasty. The portions were large and a good value. Only complaint, and I see that I'm not alone, is the service. While friendly, our server was either... More 

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Reno, Nevada
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523 reviews 523 reviews
249 restaurant reviews
357 helpful votes 357 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Our alumni association chose this location for a pre game gathering. The space was good and the location in the bayou was lovely. The beer etwas nice and cold. We on,y ordered fried appetizers and they were good.

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Fort Walton Beach, Florida, United States
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50 reviews 50 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Friend got blackened fish/shrimp combo platter...came to table looking unattractive, like 2 piles of stuff, really black...but friend and I gave it a taste test and both agreed it was too black, salty and peppery to enjoy, so we had it sent back.....got it bronzed, less seasoned and it came over baby spinach and lemon slices...2nd time looked and tasted... More 

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Collingwood, Canada
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We had a great dinner prepared by Chef Ernie. We brought our catch of the day and he cooked them up perfectly!!!! The sides that came with our meal were amazing and enough to have yummy leftovers the next day. Chef Ernie and the staff were great. We will definately return to this little gem of a restaurant on our... More 

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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Had wonderful crawfish and jambalaya here! It was hot, tasty and delicious. Service wasn't excellent--think waitress was just having a bad day. We all have them--it wasn't a problem as we weren't in a hurry and thoroughly enjoyed the great view sitting out on the patio. Would definitely return when back in the area.

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Denham, United Kingdom
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481 reviews 481 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
211 helpful votes 211 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

We were a party of thirteen for dinner and everyone enjoyed their meal. Everything from the drinks and appetizers to the mains was fresh, delicious and plentiful. The lovely sunset over the bayou was a bonus.

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santa rosa beach, fl
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35 reviews 35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Chef/owner Ernie knows what he's doing. This restaurant has 3 areas to serve you - main dining room, the sports bar and dockside overlooking the water. We've never had a bad meal here. On our most recent visit, we arrived after 5 on a Saturday afternoon. Just in time to watch the sun set on the deck...Gorgeous. I enjoyed a... More 

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Niceville, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Husband and I decided to try out Dockside for our anniversary lunch and we were far from disappointed! The restaurant was excellent! The service was well above suitable standards - very friendly and accomodating. Our food and drinks came out in a timely manner. The food - the stuffed grouper and tuna dip were spot on!! I was so full... More 

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Eglin AFB
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I love the sports bar, cold beverages, and Brad Floyd behind the bar. The food is great, and the football specials are the best. $8.99 all you can eat catfish is great. My son loves the chicken tenders, and I love the professional service, and friendships there. (Oh yes, the potato salad rocks!)The view is the best. Met some great... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 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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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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