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Dockside Oyster Bar & Cafe

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821 Bayshore Drive, Niceville, FL 32578-1915
+1 850-678-1241
10:00 - 23:00
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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.

Thank Andrew C
2 reviews
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.

Thank J G
Shalimar, Florida
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43 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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.

Thank marathonman4u2000
Sunderland, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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!

Thank 895keith
1 review
Reviewed 14 January 2017

Wait staff was friendly and very prompt .. the food was hot and fresh and most delicious. We have been to this restaurant several times due to how wonderful the food is.

Thank Angel M
Andalusia, Alabama
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017

The raw oysters are some of the best on the gulf coast. The waterfront views are incredible, and the service is always perfect! Regulars love this place.

Thank MelindaAU88
Cameron, North Carolina
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2016

Stopped in for lunch. Service was excellent. The view is awesome even if you sit inside or sit out on the deck. Our order was prepared to our request, served hot and delicious. Will highly recommend to our friends and family. Will return for a dinner date with the wife to try a nice steak.

Thank elliottj65
Washington D.C.
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2016

A local favorite for fresh gulf food. Nice atmosphere. Outdoor seating has a great bayside view. The food can be a bit salty for my taste, but the seafood fresh and locally sourced.

Thank PKF007
Niceville, Florida
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

Great view with good food. Sometimes quality of the food is inconsistent, but always an enjoyable experience.

Thank Staci B
2 reviews
Reviewed 20 November 2016

Ok, the restaurant has a great view (period). Went there three times, and the food was just fair. Service was lousy. Manager/Owner should fire the entire serving staff and start over. The servers were seen touching, hugging, and just plain "grab assing". Wont go back and will NOT recommend.

Thank Bob B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Business meetings, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
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?