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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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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good32%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“seafood” (98 reviews)
“shrimp” (83 reviews)
“hush puppies” (44 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood
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45 Avenue D, Apalachicola, FL 32320-1882
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Reviewed 21 April 2018 via mobile

We ate here 3 times in 2 days!!! The oysters and the fried grouper was just amazing! Can’t tell you enough how wonderful this quaint restaurant and their staff are. There was a young man named River who shucked the oysters and even gave us...More

Thank Nurz4u
Reviewed 30 March 2018

Appalachicola has these fantastic bay scallops. Small heavenly morsels that Papa Joe’s seem to do just right! As said in other reviews, this is not a fancy place ... just good food with nice people and cold,cold beer. And yes there is a lot of...More

Thank jumphi
Reviewed 26 March 2018

Our group of non seafood eaters were treated to "oyster 101" at Papa Joes. Cody, our shucker, explained the fine points of eating oysters and several of our group tried them. One of our group had an oyster poorboy sandwhich and said it was good...More

Thank CecilBDeschlep
Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

Nothing exceptional here. Service is ok. Food is sub-par. Its a fried food haven so if you love grease...this is your place....oh and dont forget if you like steamed oysters....you will not want to eat them here....they shove your raw oysters in the microwave and...More

Thank Krisstopher R
Reviewed 13 March 2018 via mobile

We stopped hear based on TA reviews. It was okay but certainly can't give it a five. My wife had the eggs Benedict with the crab cakes and beef tenderloin she said was excellent. I had the omelette of the day - turkey, cheese and...More

Thank ClintTraveler
Reviewed 13 March 2018 via mobile

It’s not a fancy restaurant no linen table cloths but really great food The grilled grouper dinner and grouper salad were juicy and tasty. The Texas oysters were sweet and briney and perfect. Cassie our waitress was attentive and met all our needs A dozen...More

Thank rxnutt
Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

Stopped in today for lunch. Based on TA reviews I was expecting really good food and a nice place. Wrong on both. The food was only average and overpriced. The inside of the resturant was dark and drabby. I should have known all this when...More

Thank paul s
Reviewed 28 February 2018

This is considered a favorite was the locals. I was referred looking for the best Oysters in town. I wanted them fried but not too greasy. They did not disappoint. Great flavor and very light.

1  Thank Sheila H
Reviewed 19 February 2018 via mobile

Papa Joe’s is by far our favorite restaurant in the area. We have never ever had a poor meal at Papa Joe’s. I almost always start with a half dozen raw oysters on the half shell, and they are always excellent – fresh and tasting...More

1  Thank JudyFromUpstateNY
Reviewed 17 February 2018

Had high expectations due to two recs from locals but was sorely disappointed in food-- shrimp, scallops and the service were really lacking. The salad and the hushpuppies were good.

Thank KeppyKap
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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
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
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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