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“Nice View, Good Food, Reasonable Prices” 4 of 5 stars
Review of L J Schooners

L J Schooners
290 Yacht Club Dr, Niceville, FL 32578-7122
(850) 897-6400
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Ranked #32 of 74 Restaurants in Niceville
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Niceville, Florida
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5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Nice View, Good Food, Reasonable Prices”
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 usually go for lunch, and the baskets are big enough to leave you very full.

The other comparable restaurants in the area are much more expensive.

But aside from price, the view of the Marina is the icing on the cake. We live close to the beach, but are not really beach people. Being able to go to a neighborhood restaurant gives us a refreshing look at where we actually live. Niceville is otherwise pretty boring, except for Turkey Creek, which I also have reviewed.

One problem is that it is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays. However there is an Oyster Bar just adjacent to it. We have not tried it yet, but probably will some Monday or Tuesday.

The only reason I did not give it a rating of 5, is that the glass sunroom ceiling needs some rennovating, and it detracts from the ambience somewhat. But ignore that, and look at the marina. Also, I don't think anyone minds if you take a stroll on the docks afterward.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Batesville, Arkansas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Not inpressed”
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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“Delicious seafood”
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.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Niceville, Florida
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“Excellent seafood”
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

Visited June 2014
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Orlando, Florida
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“Oysters”
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

Visited April 2014
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