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Dockside Oyster Bar & Cafe

821 Bayshore Drive, Niceville, FL 32578-1915
+1 850-678-1241
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good23%
  • Average16%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible4%
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“oysters” (33 reviews)
“jambalaya” (10 reviews)
“red fish” (3 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood
$$ - $$$
821 Bayshore Drive, Niceville, FL 32578-1915
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Reviewed December 29, 2017

We ate here with a party of 9 people. We made the reservations online and that went smoothly. The food selection was very good, from vegetarian to steak, with a wide selection of sides. We all ordered something different and everyone enjoyed their food. The...More

Thank Ben C
Reviewed December 22, 2017

This restaurant is at the head of Boggy Bayou and has a wonderful view of the water. The food is mostly fresh sea food and is delicious. They have some of the best Cerviche in town.

Thank Richard T
Reviewed December 7, 2017

The food was good but the service was horrible. We waited and waited and were about to leave when a server came over and asked us if we had ordered yet! The door to the outside deck kept slamming and slamming with servers going in...More

Thank Judy R
Reviewed September 16, 2017 via mobile

We wanted to eat seafood and decided to go to Ernie's Dockside. They were very busy with a high school reunion and LSU fans watching this weekend's game. We were seated in the bar area and ordered from the menu. I ordered grilled mahi mahi...More

Thank Kimbelina12
Reviewed September 6, 2017 via mobile

Great local hangout, no frills just great oysters and Team of people. Right on the water in Destin Will enjoy the history displayed there

Thank Peter H
Reviewed August 21, 2017 via mobile

A hit as always. There for dinner on an early, Sunday evening. Great service and great food. Blackened Snapper, grilled grouper with lemon capers sauce, fried red snapper. All reported excellent. My favorite go-to restaurant for seafood in Destin. Always a hit with friends that...More

Thank Scott H
Reviewed August 8, 2017

The Dockside is right on the water. You have the choice of dining either inside or outside. The food is good and they have a wide selection. The price is not that expensive.

Thank Durango1715
Reviewed August 8, 2017 via mobile

Food is great!! Been the victim of "we are out of that" a few too many times recently to give it five stars. But aside from that, good eats, great waterfront atmosphere, and big enough to usually accommodate you without reservations!

Thank Scott S
Reviewed July 28, 2017 via mobile

Always had great service and the food is SPECTACULAR. Go there at least once a month all year. Never ordered anything that wasn't great: generous portions, food arrives hot.

Thank Rosemarie M
Reviewed July 24, 2017

Made a dinner reservation on the outside patio for four and was promptly seated upon arrival. The view of the bay is very nice however the atmosphere would have been much better had we not been seated beside the stairs and main entrance. Constant people...More

Thank Gibby_79
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February 13, 2017|
Response from Mike C |
Yes they accept American Express and just about all major credit cards
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View
Open Hours
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
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10:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
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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