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Dockside Oyster Bar & Cafe

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115 W John Sims Pkwy, Niceville, FL 32578
(850) 678-1241
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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46 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is not one of my favorite local options. As with many seafood places in the area, I find the prices high for the quality of the food. There are many fried options, fewer grilled choices. They have redone their deck and there's a nice view over the bay.

Thank Melinda P
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Excellent food, service, live music and best of all it's on the water overlooking the sailboats! We had a wonderful time. The best Mahi (blackened) and spinach baked oysters! I recommend this restaurant to everyone!!

Thank Ciara K
Tupelo, Mississippi
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had just arrived into the area and were anxious to find local seafood. Dockside was close to our campground so we gave it a shot. It was okay, but not the really good fresh seafood we were expecting. Will not be on my recco list.

Thank hoganc64
Valparaiso, Florida, United States
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thanks to the staff of this restaurant for providing a "Heart Healthy/Gluten Free" lunch menu. There are not a lot of choices, but what is offered is tasty and safe for diners with any degree of gluten sensitivity.

Thank SusanH884
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We made reservations for the Forth of July and I must say the view was amazing. We had front row seats. Unfortunately the about all the $100 reservation covered. We were promised VIP parking but that lot was full so we ended up in the other parking section. When we address this with the front of the house manager, a... More 

Thank Lauren J
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent food, love Chef Ernie's fried catfish which is what I get every time I go. It is a very large restaurant and has outside dining with a beautiful view of the water.

Thank Stone S
Pensacola, Florida
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Sailed to Niceville from Pensacola to stay at Dockside Marina and have dinner at Chef Ernie's. Couldn't have been abetter experience!! Marina is in process of being redone. Great amenities and good docks. Dinner was delicious. Had the Redfish Algiers and partner had the stuffed Redfish. Both were very good. Service was great.Good place to spend the weekend on a... More 

Thank peggyt123
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016 via mobile

We went for a small wedding reception. Staff was excellent and the music (that us there every Saturday ) was great. Everyone's meal appeared to be well prepared. No problems. I would go back again for a regular dinner. Nice views.

Thank Mike M
Milton, Florida
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016 via mobile

I really wanted to like this place. When we first arrived I was blown away by the beautiful view of the sunset and good live music on the outdoor deck. Our waitress arrived promptly to take our drink orders, so all was good. Our drinks arrived and the waitress took our appetizer orders. The Spring Roll and fresh oysters were... More 

Thank JeanS54_12
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43 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

They did a fundraising event for our area Boy Scout council. Great setup, special meal and tons of food--delicious. Was under the main building, like a covered patio. They set up a bar for guests. Able to order off menu if you wanted something different. Good view of marina. Nice breeze off the water. This was a great enjoyable event... More 

Thank Guy W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Television, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene, Large groups, Scenic view, Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 115 W John Sims Pkwy, Niceville, FL 32578
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Niceville
  • Phone Number: (850) 678-1241

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?