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Nick's Boathouse

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What you can expect during your visit
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
  • Single-use or sanitised menus
Updated 05/05/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Nick's Boathouse
Updated 05/05/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Welcome to Nick's Boathouse! Located in downtown Pensacola set peacefully on the bay, we offer an innovative and comforting menu featuring a wide variety of fresh seafood, steaks and flatbreads. We serve lunch and dinner in a relaxed and casual atmosphere on our outdoor patio, with an excellent waterfront view. On Friday and Saturday nights we present live local music on our outdoor stage for your enjoyment. Our eclectic fare and delicious drinks are sure to please, so if you're seeking a delightful waterfront meal be sure to visit us at Nicks Boathouse!
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
American, Bar, Seafood
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music, Waterfront
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We always make this our first stop when arriving at Pensecola. The food is excellent and the view is spectacular. This time I have the crab omelette with the most delicious grits ever! Kudos to the chef at this hidden place on the bay!

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 22 April 2021

My wife and I ate there last nite and had a great experience. Our server Rochelle was a delight and a major asset to the operation. The food did not come out as fast as usual but we know that most restaurants are extremely short...staffed and everyone there was doing there best so that cannot be held against them. The shrimp tacos and mahi/crawfish etoufee were excellent and so much that we have lunch for today. I encourage folks to give this place a try, or second try as it is quality organization.More

Date of visit: April 2021
JessicaK, Marketing at Nick's Boathouse, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2021

Thank you for joining us. We appreciate your kind words and your wonderful review. Also, thank you for your patients, as you pointed out everywhere locally is short staffed, but we surely do strive to ensure customer satisfaction.

Reviewed 22 April 2021 via mobile

We just had lunch, first time at this restaurant. We like to go to new places. Food was ok. I had “ miniature” bronzed grouper that was destroyed by the sauce on top (very small portion! was told because it is lunch) and large portion...of very greasy sweet potato waffle fries for dollar 💵 extra. At the end of the lunch we asked our waiter for a water to go. He said he will bring it to us. Also there was a lady by the neighboring table who asked him to bring her something or water…I overheard it...He was not her server. He brushed her off but said he will bring it to her. Well, no water for us and nothing for the lady 😩😩More

Date of visit: April 2021
JessicaK, Marketing at Nick's Boathouse, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2021

We are sorry to hear your experience did not meet your expectations. We set the bar high for ourselves when it comes to the quality of our food and service. We will address your comments with our team. Thank you for your feedback.

Reviewed 18 April 2021 via mobile

It was nice to invite friends to a restaurant that didn’t let us down. All 4 orders were very good: jambalaya, shrimp and cheese grits, salad/gumbo and salad/boom boom shrimp. Good service from Wendy.

Date of visit: April 2021
JessicaK, Marketing at Nick's Boathouse, responded to this reviewResponded 21 April 2021

Thank you for choosing Nick's! We are thrilled to hear we were able to impress you and your guests. We hope you will come see us again soon.

Reviewed 9 April 2021 via mobile

Nick’s Boathouse is amazing!!! We happen to find the place on accident and it was a great find. The views are spectacular of the bay and the ships coming in. Looking for an appetizer try the Fried Lobster bites, melt in your mouth. Our waiter...Andrew was so accommodating and helpful with all of our choices. My daughter was able to get a vegetarian Alfredo pasta, thank you!!!! For dinner the Boom Boom Shrimp, or Mahi Mahi, everyone enjoyed the food and the service. Thank you again, Andrew thank you for the amazing service!!!More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 4 March 2021 via mobile

Everyone I went with loved their food. I’m not a seafood lover so I had the chicken picatta. SUPER delicious. Everyone else had seafood, including my dad who had the salmon picatta and he loved it. My sister had the catch of the day. Good...portions, not too much food, not too little. Our waitress was super sweet and she was really attentive. Definitely recommend.More

Date of visit: March 2021
JessicaK, Marketing at Nick's Boathouse, responded to this reviewResponded 4 March 2021

Thank you so much for your fabulous review! We are thrilled to hear how much you and your party enjoyed your experience with us. We hope you will come see us again soon.

Reviewed 3 November 2020 via mobile

My date and I watched Nascar race Sunday in bar and had mimosas and bloody marys. Enjoyed oysters on half shell, dip and chips, bisque, and salad. Great view of intercoastal.

Date of visit: November 2020
JessicaK0207, Marketing at Nick's Boathouse, responded to this reviewResponded 10 November 2020

Thank you for coming in Bob. We are so happy you two enjoyed your visit!

Reviewed 5 October 2020 via mobile

Waited over an hour to get our food. Table of 8 was seated outside after us received their food pronto. The grouper was just ok, had better. My friend had fish tacos and said the where good. The ordeal was a nightmare just to get...something to eat. Only gave it a 3 star because the bartender was kind and courteous. She made sure we did get our food. The manager said he was sorry but acted as if he could care less. A waste of time and money! Should have went to another restaurant but due to time constraints (catching a flight) we stayed.More

Date of visit: October 2020
JessicaK0207, Marketing at Nick's Boathouse, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2020

We are very sorry our food and service fell short of your expectations. We appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback. Your comments will all be addressed internally and we do hope you give us another chance to win you back in the...More

Reviewed 5 October 2020 via mobile

The food was great, however since opening filling it takes patience. Rachelle our server was overwelmed but she saw to it that we were taken care of to the best of her ability. NICK'S BOATHOUSE RACHELLE IS AN ASSET!!

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 14 September 2020 via mobile

I’ve been here twice and really enjoyed it. We sat outside and watched the bay and the pelicans. The service was terrific and the food was delicious. Give it a try, you won’t be disappointed.

Date of visit: September 2020
JessicaK0207, Marketing at Nick's Boathouse, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2020

Thank you for coming in and thank you for your recommendation! We are happy to hear you enjoyed!

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Response from AmeriTraveler57 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I am fairly sure that it is. It is all in one level, and spacious.
14 February 2018|
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Response from josephn527 | Reviewed this property |
It has a view of the ocean, but you will not get a good quality dinner there, and therefore it will kill the romance. You would be better served by going to the Fishhouse or Peg leg Pete’s. They both have views of the ocean... More
15 June 2016|
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Frequently Asked Questions about Nick's Boathouse

Yes, Nick's Boathouse offers takeaway services.

Yes, Nick's Boathouse offers delivery services.

Yes, Nick's Boathouse is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Nick's Boathouse is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5