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Dockside Oyster Bar & Cafe

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821 Bayshore Drive, Niceville, FL 32578-1915
+1 850-678-1241
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10:00 - 23:00
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went out on a charter with Captain LW at Intercoastal Experience in Destin, and he told us to go to this place. It was about a 15 minute drive, and so worth it. Great bar, food and desserts! We gave the chef our river trout and they asked if we'd wanted it blackened, grilled or fried. We chose the fried... More 

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Thank Kay Q
Crestview, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited the Dockside Oyster Bar Café for the first with my wife, and the overall dining experience was wonderful for us both. There is plenty of free parking, the exterior of the restaurant has great curb appeal, the restaurant itself is on an upper deck, there is plenty of seating available on the outside and inside of the restaurant, and... More 

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Destin, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Dockside location has been several different restaurants, dating back to the 1980's. For some reason, it has always been good....for awhile. And, then it's gone. Dockside Oyster Bar and Cafe is the latest iteration. If you want to get the best thing on the menu, it is absolutely the catfish. They serve you a ton of fish, stacked up... More 

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Thank SherrifromDestin
Fort Walton Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cajun, Louisiana style food is the great picks... The catfish and jambalaya great specials. Ernie's Gumbo is some of the Best this side of New Orleans. The restaurant has inside and outside seating and is located right on the waterfront. Many super dinners to choice from but I would always recommend one of the specials. Enjoy, ayeee!

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Thank Mike C
Tampa, Florida
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Okay let's start with a positive, then some negative and finish with a positive. First, the location is beautiful with a large dining deck over looking the bay and small marina. The service was polite, friendly and attentive; but honestly we were just about the only people in that part of the restaurant. The 2 Cajun rolls served as a... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Food was pricey and just average. There are other places I'd prefer to eat. They do have a cute environment with a great view of the bay and Fridays have music. It's a fun place just don't expect five star cuisine.

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Thank Deb O
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Been here several times with work groups and family. Always tasty. Service is generally good. And the views are pleasant -- we actually got to watch dolphins playing in the bayou during lunch one time.

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Thank Andrew C
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

It pretty dead on a Friday night, but our waiter still forgot to put in our order for an appetizer. Ended up with just the entree, the tuna, which was OK.

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Thank J G
Shalimar, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017

We visited mid afternoon and just tried the appetizers and a few drinks. The Louisiana Boom Boom Shrimp, spicy and great! We also tried the fried catfish as this was our second trip and had tried the catfish before so we could not toward down another chance for them.

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

As a visitor from England I found the range of fish impressive. I decided on the red fish stuffed with crab meat - delightful!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 23:00
Monday
10:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 23:00
Thursday
10:00 - 23:00
Friday
10:00 - 23:00
Saturday
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 821 Bayshore Drive, Niceville, FL 32578-1915
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Niceville
  • Phone Number: +1 850-678-1241

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