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L J Schooners

290 Yacht Club Dr, Niceville, FL 32578-7122
(850) 897-6400
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Ranked #23 of 70 restaurants in Niceville
Most recent review
- Jul 4, 2014
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English first
Niceville, Florida
1 review
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 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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3 restaurant reviews
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
1 review
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
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122 reviews 122 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 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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60 reviews 60 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 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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Indianapolis, Indiana
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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

overnight stay in Niceville on way to beach...went in here for Dinner with wife and 3 kids. About a 30 minute wait so we were told we could go downstairs and order there. 2 people playing guitar and singing...on a lake...but not much too look at. Food was decent and the beer was cold...but nothing memorable about it. Not a... More

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Houston, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

Chef Wayne really has this place cooking - great food, sauces, location & value. Thanks to Hampton Inn -Niceville for the recommendation

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Whitehouse Station, New Jersey, United States
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77 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

Hidden back in Blue Water Bay at the marina is what possibly could be a real gem in Niceville. Niceville has a few real restaurants but mostly marginal fast food chains. L J Schooners is located right on and over the water at the marina. It clearly needs some sprucing up but is clean. My wife and I had an... More

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Destin, Florida
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013 via mobile

A great place to eat, overlooking Bluewater Marina & Evans Bayou. The Yacht Club has scheduled regattas every Wednesday...makes a great sunset!

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