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L J Schooner's

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American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
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290 Yacht Club Dr, Niceville, FL 32578-7122
+1 850-897-6400
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11:00 - 21:00
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Florida Panhandle, Florida
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Driving through a neighborhood we approached this restaurant. I wasn't expecting much when we first drove up. However, when we got seated my first reaction was - this is a great place hope the food is as good as the ambiance. Well it was. The food was great and the view over the marina was excellent. Looking forward to returning.

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Thank Chris F
panama city fl
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50 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

This is an old hangout for me. It is constantly evolving into something better. You can sit outside in a screened in bar or can go inside for a more formal atmosphere. Outside for some steamed shrimp or fresh shucked oysters and cold beer. Inside for a nicer dining experience. May be some good music on the weekends. Have a... More 

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Thank parker4900
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29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Worth the drive. quiet, serene, good food, cheap drinks. gooey was delightful and fun and professional and the best. We will be back. Thank you!

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Thank diana6588
Niceville, Florida
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Casual, good food, fun place! The Marina is a great meeting place! Nice place to watch the sunset while eating and drinking.

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Thank Nonniphyl
Niceville, Florida
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36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 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.

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Thank Angelzzzzz6
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 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.

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Thank Keith C
Union, Kentucky, USA
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 July 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 

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Thank Ron P
Niceville, Florida
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44 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 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.

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Alto
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 May 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.

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

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

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Thank Floridagirl2343

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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 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating
Open Hours
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 21:00
Saturday
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 290 Yacht Club Dr, Niceville, FL 32578-7122
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Niceville
  • Phone Number: +1 850-897-6400

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?