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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
Nice view of the BWB Marina

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 4, 2014
Joy C
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Niceville, Florida
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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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18 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
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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Niceville, Florida
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40 restaurant reviews
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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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42 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
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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Batesville, Arkansas
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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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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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15 helpful votes 15 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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  • 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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