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125 Water St, Apalachicola, FL 32320-1736
+1 850-653-8139
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11:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 21:00
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Neenah, Wisconsin
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were able to visit Boss Oyster again during our vacation. Very friendly and attentive staff. We were able to dine with our golden retrievers on their outdoor deck where our waitress gave them each a bowel of water (big points scored). We had baked oysters - Yummy! My husband had fish tacos and I had the flounder sandwich. Both... More 

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Thank BritSwims
Atlanta, Georgia
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is my third time here - almost walking out after not even being acknowledged once sat.....it's one thing to be busy - but when a server walks by a "someone will be right with you" would be nice along with "your food will be out shortly" - the last time I was here I got up and left after... More 

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Thank kstanley81
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

service was horrible and they were not busy AT ALL , oysters very gritty and average size at best. Don't believe the other reviews.

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1 Thank Kathy K
Atlanta, Georgia
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Great food in a great riverfront location. Laid back, casual atmosphere. The soft shell crab baskets are to die for! Reasonably priced for fresh seafood! Will make it a regular place to visit when in town.

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1 Thank SterlingFamily03
Apalachicola, Florida
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Asked the "chef" to prepare tuna a certain way and he refused. Ordered blackened red fish-it was not blackened at all. Each time the server had a different excuse. When ordering drinks she asked us not to order anything complicated because she had to make them (the bartender was out). We then went out on the back deck to watch... More 

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1 Thank Montib13
Port Saint Joe, Florida
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I want to start saying I have dined here many times and have had some really good meals. Today was not one of those days. Ordered oysters on the 1/2 shell very small and had no taste. The crackers were stale and so were the hot sauces on the table. Plus took forever to get our food. My wife ordered... More 

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1 Thank captmark50
Bluffton, United States
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dirty table. Slow service. Small portions. Good food. It was recommended by a local, since it was one of few open this Sunday.

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1 Thank Robert C
Bozeman, Montana
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27 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been visiting Boss for sometime now and over the past 3 months something has changed. Even though the oysters as good (Key West our favorite) the sides and breading on the fried items is not as tasty as it used to be. We enjoy sitting on the river front and eating oysters of the half shell and drink... More 

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1 Thank jmacfarland
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Seafood here is great. They may be known for their oysters but just try the shrimp and grits. Great piece of old Florida right on the water.

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Thank Bill H
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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've been going to Boss for over 20 years and the last 2 times was disappointing. This last time was really bad. We were the first to be seated for the day getting there when the door opened. The table was dirty. The table had a cheap plastic tablecloth stappeled to the table with holes and cuts in them. It... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$22
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Soups
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 21:00
Monday
11:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 21:00
Thursday
11:30 - 21:00
Friday
11:30 - 21:00
Saturday
11:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 125 Water St, Apalachicola, FL 32320-1736
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Apalachicola
  • Phone Number: +1 850-653-8139

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?