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Dockside Oyster Bar & Cafe

₹₹ - ₹₹₹American, , Seafood
821 Bayshore Drive, Niceville, FL 32578-1915
+1 850-678-1241
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good25%
  • Average16%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible4%
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“oysters” (31 reviews)
“redfish” (8 reviews)
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10:00 AM - 11:00 PMAll hours
American, Bar, Seafood
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
821 Bayshore Drive, Niceville, FL 32578-1915
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 6 September 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 21 August 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 8 August 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 8 August 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 28 July 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 25 July 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
Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

Made a reservation for my family and relatives, total of 9 people. We arrived on time and were seated immediately. We waited 25 mins before a waitress even came to the table to take drink orders. It was 10 mins before the water/sodas were brought...More

Thank Chris G
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

The food was good, but it was cold. The service was sub-par. The waitress did not seem interested in our table and she took a long time to take to take our order.

Thank Jerry C
Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

Love the oysters! The Mahi sandwich is delicious, too! Always seem to have great music there. The outside decks are a good option if you want the music to be in the background.

Thank Orthowife12
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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
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Kids, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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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