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Papa Joe's Oyster Bar & Grill

45 Avenue D, Apalachicola, FL 32320-1882
+1 850-653-1189
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good32%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“seafood” (101 reviews)
“shrimp” (82 reviews)
“hush puppies” (42 reviews)
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11:00 - 23:00All hours
American, Bar, Seafood
€€ - €€€
45 Avenue D, Apalachicola, FL 32320-1882
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I had the raw oysters on the half-shell and also the baked oysters "Capt. Jack". Both were excellent. Sad to say that on this visit the oysters were not "local" (they were from Virginia). They still tasted great though. Thier prices are very reasonable and...More

Thank Scott G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well, it's not fancy, but the oysters were perfect. Just the right size and fresh,fresh,fresh. Also a large choice of baked styles that were also tasty. Service was friendly and efficient. Lots of tea refills and extra crackers.

Thank 84NancyP
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great cafeteria style dining, the last time we were here the food was grade A..this time it was a little less than, not sure why. The waitstaff is fabulous and the food is good. We will go back next trip down.

Thank CJ C
Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

We had a late dinner one evening. I had clam strips and the hubs had a fried fish sandwich. Both were served piping hot. (Glory be!). And we both enjoyed our meals greatly.

Thank Melissa W
Reviewed 2 September 2017

As someone else said, don't let the folding tables fool you. The food is awesome! The staff was very friendly and the area in which we sat, and the restrooms, were very clean. The crab dip was fantastic and the grouper basket was wonderful -...More

Thank Kimberly K
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is an excellent restaurant. Shrimp and oysters, both prepared in different way, taste good. If you catch fish and clean this restaurant will cook it either blackened or fried or both ways. For the last two years we have taken our catch there...More

Thank AD F
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

Great local oysters any way you can imagine them. Seafood Po boys to platters: everything we've had here was delicious. Be sure to try the fried dill spears (if you're into fried pickles) they are tasty. We love the oysters Rockefeller here but truly, you...More

Thank MintJulepsnMuddin
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

No real atmosphere but who cares when you can eat Apalachicola oysters?! My grouper basket wasn't special but it was fresh. I'm a New Orleanian and we use spices other than salt and pepper. Service was great. No complaints.

Thank Jeanne G
Reviewed 11 August 2017

My wife started with the bisque. It was good and full of shrimp and scallops. I had a shrimp basket which was plenty and good. My wife has shrimp and scallops and got more then she could eat. The food is good and you get...More

Thank JB02
Reviewed 8 August 2017

The food here was great. We ate in three of the other higher rated places, but the food was not good, just expensive. Papa Joe's had better prices as well. It is true that the decor is drab, but after eating in some of the...More

Thank GoingOnVacation_10
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Richard A
4 January 2017|
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Response from WinstonA03 | Reviewed this property |
The restaurant is not fancy, but the food is fresh, served hot and delicious...
25 December 2016|
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Response from NanaJo46 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. My family love Appalachacola oysters
25 December 2016|
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Response from WinstonA03 | Reviewed this property |
Local oysters are available...
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
13:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 45 Avenue D, Apalachicola, FL 32320-1882
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Apalachicola
  • Phone Number: +1 850-653-1189
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