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Dockside Oyster Bar & Cafe


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Certificate of Excellence2017 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Special occasions, Scenic view, Large groups, Bar scene, Business meetings

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25% Off Oysters on The Half Shell
25% Off All Apps
Domestic Beers
Imported Beers
Craft beers
16oz Specialty Beers
House Wines
Well Drinks
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
American, Bar, Seafood
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Reviewed July 26, 2018

Went there with some friends for the first time Saturday evening. They had been the previous Saturday and the same person was playing 70's songs. He was awesome! I am not a fish fan so I had the BBQ pork sandwich and it was good....More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank DJH35
Reviewed July 11, 2018

I don't get it, Dockside with an Eglin address???? Does not make sense AT ALL ! Did you move again Ernie? So I will give you my review. We have been at the "new" Dockside, and generally are disappointed. The difference? THE AMBIANCE! While the...More

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank Linda T
Reviewed July 7, 2018

Ernie moved to Eglin Golf Course and we had dinner there last night. It was wonderful. Our party of 4 tried the chicken, lobster pasta, fried seafood platter and the grilled Mahi-Mahi with lobster sauce. The prices have gone down, wine was $4 a glass...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank AnnTed4
Reviewed June 30, 2018

I've been following Chef Ernie for years, and our visit (with family from out of town) was the icing on the cake after giving them so many chances "hoping they'd improve". It will be a while before we give this place another chance.....

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank jolenew267
Reviewed June 21, 2018 via mobile

I came here with my husband and his coworkers. They are fast, fresh, and delicious! I really liked the fried pickles. My husband loves their fish tacos.

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank asarnoci
Reviewed June 12, 2018 via mobile

We tried this place for lunch. It definitely was a disappointing visit. Food was okay nothing really wow. Service was terrible, it took us more than a hour for everything to come to our table. Our server wasn't the problem. She was good. The problem...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Caleb J
Reviewed May 18, 2018 via mobile

Went for drinks and snacks with some friends after work. Sat inside, but still had a beautiful view of the water. The tuna and the crab dip were both excellent. But the best part was our waiter / bartender. Ian was awesome! He provided excellent...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank KAMartin911
Reviewed May 18, 2018 via mobile

This needs to be put out of its misery and bought by someone who knows how to run a restaurant. Service and management were disastrous. Location is fantastic, food very good (not counting the worst “key” lime pie I’ve ever had), but I will not...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank SWHighlander
Reviewed April 22, 2018

Dockside is a great place to dine - anytime. I had tried just about everything on the menu. Make sure you save room for dessert! The bread pudding is so yummy. My favorite place to meet colleagues after work.

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank suzy1401
Reviewed April 22, 2018 via mobile

Nice location, great views inside and out. The redfish sandwich was okay. Oysters were on special, there were a few bad ones, so we did not finish them. Great appetizers.

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank needavaca1
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Yes they accept American Express and just about all major credit cards
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