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290 Yacht Club Dr, Niceville, FL 32578-7122
(850) 897-6400
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Dining options: Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 8
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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We were a little apprehensive about arriving in our travel clothes, at a Yacht Club for dinner, but we shouldn't have worried. Come as you are to this nice little restaurant on the water. The selection of fish dishes and sandwiches is more than adequate, and the prices are reasonable. I suggest... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
BobandJan66
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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104 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were a little apprehensive about arriving in our travel clothes, at a Yacht Club for dinner, but we shouldn't have worried. Come as you are to this nice little restaurant on the water. The selection of fish dishes and sandwiches is more than adequate, and the prices are reasonable. I suggest the grouper, for a tasty sandwich. Alcohol is... More 

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Thank BobandJan66
Pensacola, Florida
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156 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I were travelling with friends on their boat and stopped for the night at the marina and decided to eat out. We are very glad we did. We each ordered different entrees and all were well prepared and well served. Our waitress, Anna, took very good care of us. If you are visiting the area we highly... More 

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Thank John D
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

Gumbo is outstanding, beer is cold and the locals hang out here too! Popcorn is fresh! Definitely a great place.

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Thank 485marthag
Waverly, Ohio
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

As a newcomer to the area, it's always fun to discover local joints that have great food and atmosphere. L J. Schooners is one such place. A friendly local restaurant with a high quality seafood menu. Couple that with a fun outdoor bar and an abundance of local activities to keep one entertained (think cardboard boat racing). When in Niceville,... More 

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Thank Laura T
Niceville, Florida
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108 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

Last night we went over to L J Schooners restaurant/marina for our anniversary dinner. My dinner was excellent. I had the seared tuna salad which was wonderful and my husband had the crab stuffed shrimp. The service was good, My husband decided to have the root beer float, It came in a plastic take home mug which along with the... More 

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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 via mobile

Been here a handful of times, always go to the outside bar for a more casual dining experience. Love the setting, however the service has always been slow (ordering and getting food) and they are out of something or another that I'm interested in. Oysters are on the expensive side for the area, but they shuck them in front of... More 

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Thank eebee_loves
Houston, Texas
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 via mobile

The views and service were great but the food left a lot to be desired. The oysters were very small but not priced any different than other local eateries. The firecracker crawfish tasted more sweet than the flavorful kick we were anticipating. Nothing tasted fresh except the side salad. Overpriced for the quality.

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Thank Morales_B
East Hartford, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Enjoyed nice appetizers and beer on one occasion and a fun night the next. The fish tacos and oysters were delicious. Will be going back again very soon. Very laid back - it was December. I enjoyed the location as it's close to family.

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Thank traessa
Niceville, Florida
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139 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

I don’t think this restaurant believes in first impressions; it needs a lot of work. Once we sat down I was almost second guessing myself for staying. The more you looked around the more you saw, and I know I didn’t even want to think that the kitchen was as bad. There were too many flies, the walls needed to... More 

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Thank bagger06
Pensacola, Florida
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90 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Awesome view of the dock and water. Patio has large windows. Good food, fresh and flavorful. Friendly service. Can't wait to go back!

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  • Address: 290 Yacht Club Dr, Niceville, FL 32578-7122
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Niceville
  • Phone Number: (850) 897-6400

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