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290 Yacht Club Dr, Niceville, FL 32578-7122
(850) 897-6400
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great appetizers and beer.

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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East Hartford, Connecticut
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English first
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19 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

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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Houston, Texas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

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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East Hartford, Connecticut
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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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Niceville, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 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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Pensacola, Florida
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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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Waverly, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Visited twice this week. Ate outside and inside. Servers are so friendly. Food is great. Will definitely be visiting often.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Quiet location by a small bay with ships around. Not busy around mid-day lunchtime. Service was great, food was good.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Food was good, but they ran out of lamb and bacon early during the brunch. For a Holiday such as this better food quantity ordering should be done. We plan to have dinner there soon and will re-review at that time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

We ate lunch here yesterday. You can't beat the view from the restaurant. We had the grilled grouper sandwich and the grilled chicken wrap with jalapeño mayo. Both were delicious. We shared a pitcher of Yuengling draft. It was a great lunch. Will definitely return!

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Niceville, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

This past week my wife and I had two dozen raw oysters at Schooners, and the bill for the oysters, alone, came to $34. Some of the most best, most "high end" waterfront restaurants on Destin Harbor charge far less for fresh oysters. I've never seen fresh oysters that cost $17/dozen in this area before. The waterfront restaurant on Bayshore... More 

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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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