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Up the Creek Raw Bar

313 Water St, Apalachicola, FL 32320-1427
+1 850-653-2525
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good34%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“raw oysters” (143 reviews)
“crab cakes” (129 reviews)
“seafood” (120 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
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313 Water St, Apalachicola, FL 32320-1427
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We went here on recommendations and being our first restaurant stop in the area, we were looking for local oysters. The place is very casual and you get in line to place your order and they bring it out to you pretty quickly. I had...More

Thank TravelAdvisorIMO
Reviewed 1 week ago

When this placed first opened, we came frequently, loving the quirkiness and fresh oysters and seafood at good prices, however on a recent visit, our server was shouting at all her customers as if we were all deaf. Don't know what that was all about....More

Thank michelada28
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visit Up the Creek every time we travel to the area and we are never disappointed. Great views, fresh seafood and cold beer. Can’t beat it. The oysters were just perfect as usual — we like the plain raw oysters and the mignonette as...More

Thank CanesVan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was our first meal in Apalachicola. It was not what I expected. You ordered at a counter, fetched your own beverages, condiments and anything else you needed. Food came out in no particular order. I remember thinking this was not anything to write home...More

Thank Reinhas
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

They have oysters so many different ways. I have had them all and they are the best, of course they use Apalachicola oysters and that is the best money can buy. My favorites are the Southern and the Minette.

Thank Donna J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Up The Creek Raw Bar and Wildlife Observatory is slightly off the beaten path, but worth the effort. Head up the stairs, check-in at the register, then find a seat overlooking the water. Order the boiled shrimp and a beverage, then stare at marshlands. Watch...More

Thank Curt G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's hard to describe how bad this restaurant has become since our last visit. Then we enjoyed a great meal in a busy,well-run restaurant that we later saw had earned a glowing review in the New York Times. Goodness me the change this time.Almost deserted,poor...More

2  Thank Wahaay
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wife and I stopped in for lunch while in Apalachicola. From the looks of the place and the location, it has to be awesome,right? They did not disappoint! From the wait staff to the food, everything was great! I didn't actually try anything from the...More

Thank Y7224UNcharlesb
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

As we approached our table we could see crumbs, French fry pieces, and other “stuff” on the table, our chairs, and the floor. We should have left immediately. First mistake. Against our better judgement we stayed and ordered the ribs. Dry as the Gobi Desert...More

1  Thank Kennebago
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We've been here in the past, but not for quite a while. While everyone else got seafood, I needed a break and got chicken fingers. I should have stuck with the seafood. Husband got the flounder basket (fried) and it was quite good. Yes, you...More

Thank ginnyeric94
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26 March 2017|
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Response from Robert W | Reviewed this property |
Yes they sell beer.
10 December 2016|
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Response from Montib13 | Reviewed this property |
Definitely call before you go...or enjoy the walk to another restaurant if they are closed. It actually depends on the crowd.
15 November 2016|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 313 Water St, Apalachicola, FL 32320-1427
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Apalachicola
  • Phone Number: +1 850-653-2525
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