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

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
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Niceville, Florida
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129 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 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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73 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 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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Waverly, Ohio
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6 reviews
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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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24 restaurant reviews
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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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Alabama
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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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135 restaurant reviews
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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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Niceville, Florida
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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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Niceville, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 via mobile

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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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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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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  • 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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