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L J Schooners

290 Yacht Club Dr, Niceville, FL 32578-7122
(850) 897-6400
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English first
Niceville, Florida
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Located directly on the BWB Marina the view is terrific. The chef does a super job with the fish. The drinks are beer and wine only,but they have a great variety of imported beers. It is great fun to go to Happy Hour on the deck and watch sunset over the bay. They offer great steamed shrimp and oysters on... More 

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Navarre, Florida
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97 reviews 97 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We went for an appetizer and some drinks. The tuna dip was good, but it was served with individually wrapped saltines. Just not impressed to get a plate of saltines. The decor and building are in desperate need of updates. The view is nice and so is the service.

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Niceville, Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We have lived in Bluewater Bay, Nicevile, FL for over 15 years, but never tried this restaurant until very recently. What a pleasant surprise. The food is very good and plentiful, and reasonably priced. We always go for the shrimp basket and the fried oyster basket ($12 and $11, respectively. Dinners are higher, ranging from $16 to $35, but we... More 

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Batesville, Arkansas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Food was okay, overlooking the pier at sunset was nice, service was horrible (forgot drinks and served our food to the wrong table ??). Won't pay that price again.

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Niceville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

I've lived in this area for 25 years and for whatever reason it's hard to get consistently fresh and properly prepared seAfood.....Schooners is consistently good....five stars ! Tonight my daughter and I shared the seafood platter....yum!! Chelsea was also a delightful server...very sweet and accommodating.

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Niceville, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I always have a great meal at Schooners. It is laid back, cozy and had everything you might want for a casual meal, overlooking Bluewater Bay Marina. Excellent gumbo, seasonal fish specials, grouper sandwich is fantastic. Oyster bar is always fun, and has the best oysters, as well as live music on the,weekends. You will not be disappointed.m

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Orlando, Florida
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This was better than the visit 1 month ago when I ate the oysters and spent 3 days in hospital. The atmosphere is always great here

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Niceville, Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

Dear Lindsay, . Last night I had a rather dismal experience and I won’t recommend your establishment to any of my friends. I ordered Blackened Chicken with Fettucini Alfredo; The chicken was the only edible part. The noodles were so overcooked they were hard, the rolls could have been used for baseballs and the supposed garlic bread was horrible, so... More 

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Niceville, Florida
Top Contributor
157 reviews 157 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

Restaurant and building are "weary" and poorly kept. The indoor bar is small, the inside décor is "early-80s garage sale." The view when you walk in the front entry is ridiculous...the pull-down gate for the marina store. You have to search for the restaurant door (its to the right, by the way). I love the location, but the food is... More 

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Fort Walton Beach FL
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62 reviews 62 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

There's a distinct difference in the quality of the food and service when Chef Wayne is there. When he's not, don't bother. The food can be very very good and there are generous portions. The prices are reasonable, the wine list is reasonable.

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

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