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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Park
“How about a local favorite!! Cool off at this 20 min away secret! A very nice and well maintained walking route. It is an entirely elevated walking path through the wetlands. Get your work out in, walk in a single direction or 2 mile round trip. Then float down in the cool spring water! There is parking lots at both ends but the north lot would be used for the canoe/kayak launch. There are several swimming docks along the creek and several sitting areas. It is an enjoyable time. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Bar
“Low key oyster bar with amazing gumbo as well. This place is a little bit of a drive but it has an open air deck on Toms Bayou which has amazing views! Order the oyster combo with my favorite the Black and Blue Oysters!”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Reservations are recommended. It gets booked quickly, so call as far in advance as you can. They're only open from 5pm to 9pm Tuesday through Saturday, but they're worth the wait! This is the real deal for Italian food! ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Best sushi I have found around. Entertaining service, sit at the bar and ask for Mike.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Food
“Walking distance from the place. Also check out "the mothership" which is right behind the Walmart 5 mins down the road. Tell em Coach Rosbie sent you!”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Seafood, American Traditional, Accommodates events. $5.99 dozen oysters every Monday and Wednesday! Great views of the Bay.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Café
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“Family owned & run, homemade ice cream & scones, gourmet Cajun cuisine, & Espresso: Very nice people (12 miles NE) ”
  • 3 locals recommend
History Museum
“Great local museum, with history! Butterfly garden, and so many fun things to read about Niceville. I love this place! Not expensive! make it a Niceville day!”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Fries and dip are to die for! Best appetizer is the thin bread with beets, bacon and goat cheese”
  • 3 locals recommend
Point of Interest
  • 1 local recommends
Park
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
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“Best breakfast in town! Awesome local restaurant. They are closed Sunday and Monday. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Great American food with a seafood emphasis. It can be a little difficult to find. It's at the end of the marina with the boat store. Enjoy sunset views and fresh local seafood!”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“A little drive to Niceville (8 miles) but my favorite Fried Chicken! Not fancy, a lot of workers come in for a quick bite! Daily specials, and southern sides!!! Oh I love it there! ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Health
“A family owned Health Food Store; knowledgable staff. Available gluten or casein free foods for special diets or herbs, multivitamins and minerals; supplements for issues ranging from the common cold to chronic issues like high cholersterol. Variety of grassfed beef, lamb, buffalo, free range chicken, turkeys and organic eggs, as well as fruit and vegetables both fresh and frozen. Full line of natural and organic products for your hair and skin care; Natural mineral make-up; detoxifying dead sea mineral salts and relaxing aromartherapy blends.”
  • 2 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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  • 1 local recommends

Top restaurants

Bar
“Low key oyster bar with amazing gumbo as well. This place is a little bit of a drive but it has an open air deck on Toms Bayou which has amazing views! Order the oyster combo with my favorite the Black and Blue Oysters!”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Reservations are recommended. It gets booked quickly, so call as far in advance as you can. They're only open from 5pm to 9pm Tuesday through Saturday, but they're worth the wait! This is the real deal for Italian food! ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Best sushi I have found around. Entertaining service, sit at the bar and ask for Mike.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Seafood, American Traditional, Accommodates events. $5.99 dozen oysters every Monday and Wednesday! Great views of the Bay.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Café
“Family owned & run, homemade ice cream & scones, gourmet Cajun cuisine, & Espresso: Very nice people (12 miles NE) ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Fries and dip are to die for! Best appetizer is the thin bread with beets, bacon and goat cheese”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Best breakfast in town! Awesome local restaurant. They are closed Sunday and Monday. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Great American food with a seafood emphasis. It can be a little difficult to find. It's at the end of the marina with the boat store. Enjoy sunset views and fresh local seafood!”
  • 2 locals recommend

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