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L J Schooner's

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290 Yacht Club Dr, Niceville, FL 32578-7122
(850) 897-6400
Wed - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Niceville, Florida
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

Love the view ! Food is good and not too expensive. They give a Free meal on your birthday, one of the perks to going. I have yet to sit outside but plan too soon when it gets cooler.

Thank Angelzzzzz6
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed our food and casual atmoshere at this lovely little marina cafe. I had the filet mignon, excellent and tastie. Nice view of the marina and sunset. Casial fun and good meals.

Thank Keith C
Union, Kentucky, USA
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I attempted to eat dinner and the service was terrible. We each had a beer and sat outside in the seating area. After looking at the menu I went to the counter and placed our order we then proceeded to wait for over an hour while I checked in with the counter at both 30 minutes and... More 

Thank Ron P
Niceville, Florida
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44 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

L J Schooners has a nice seafood menu. It also has the best seafood gumbo that I have ever eaten. It is a romantic place next to the Bluewater Marina.

1 Thank Richard T
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016 via mobile

Seems to be a "locals" place, off the beaten path, not crowded. Limited wine menu, but good beer selection. Mostly bar food - pizza, burgers - but the special was quite tasty (fresh caught fish & a salad). Server was helpful and yet not "in our face." Nice to have a peaceful dinner at a quaint Marina on the Bay.

1 Thank Marti S
Tallahassee, Florida
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2016 via mobile

There has been a noticeable change in food preparation - not for the good! What happened to the chef?

Thank Floridagirl2343
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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106 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016

We were a little apprehensive about arriving in our travel clothes, at a Yacht Club for dinner, but we shouldn't have worried. Come as you are to this nice little restaurant on the water. The selection of fish dishes and sandwiches is more than adequate, and the prices are reasonable. I suggest the grouper, for a tasty sandwich. Alcohol is... More 

Thank BobandJan66
Pensacola, Florida
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189 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2016

My wife and I were travelling with friends on their boat and stopped for the night at the marina and decided to eat out. We are very glad we did. We each ordered different entrees and all were well prepared and well served. Our waitress, Anna, took very good care of us. If you are visiting the area we highly... More 

Thank John D
Newark, Delaware
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

Gumbo is outstanding, beer is cold and the locals hang out here too! Popcorn is fresh! Definitely a great place.

1 Thank 485marthag
Waverly, Ohio
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

As a newcomer to the area, it's always fun to discover local joints that have great food and atmosphere. L J. Schooners is one such place. A friendly local restaurant with a high quality seafood menu. Couple that with a fun outdoor bar and an abundance of local activities to keep one entertained (think cardboard boat racing). When in Niceville,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Bar, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?