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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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Niceville, FL
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95 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Our family dined here last night to celebrate our anniversary. We were seated outside with a lovely view of the water and boats. All three of us ordered different things and all of it was outstanding. I had a baked oyster sampler that was really delicious. Our server(Michael? I think) was attentive and friendly without being in the way. It... More 

Thank Terri C
Thousand Oaks, California
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5 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

When I ordered the fish sandwich for lunch, I was expecting a small piece of fish fillet sandwiched between a bun. But was I wrong, this was probably the most tasty flavorful fish sandwich I've had. It was well seasoned and the fillet was fairly large. It also came with these amazing french fries that were seasoned, crispy on the... More 

Thank johnniknox
Destin, Florida
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had shrimp creole soup was outstanding hubby had the catfish dinner also great. Their oil is always fresh therefore anything fried is fabulous.

Thank benz472017
Valparaiso, Florida
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78 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Didn't enjoy this place with the kids, a lot of foul language being thrown around by patrons and staff did nothing. Went again with friends for drinks, it was ok, service was very slow but there seemed to be only one waitress so under staffed.

Thank Cassandra C
Level Contributor
4 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 

Thank Kay Q
Crestview, Florida
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38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 

Thank Patricia A
Destin, Florida
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79 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

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 

Thank Sherri M
Fort Walton Beach, Florida
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80 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

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!

Thank Mike C
Tampa, Florida
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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 March 2017 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 

Thank harford165
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16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 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.

Thank Deb O

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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, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, View
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?