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Boss Oyster

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125 Water St, Apalachicola, FL 32320-1736
+1 850-653-8139
11:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 21:00
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Atlanta, Georgia
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days 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.

Thank SterlingFamily03
Apalachicola, Florida
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days 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 

Thank Montib13
Port Saint Joe, Florida
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 

Thank captmark50
Bluffton, United States
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3 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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.

Thank Robert C
Bozeman, Montana
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27 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 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 

Thank jmacfarland
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 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.

Thank Bill H
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 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 

Thank gayemikell
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20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been going here for 20 years and the food is always great. The oysters are the highlight, but you can't go wrong with any of the fried seafood. The soft shell crab sandwich when they have it is spot on. The outdoor decks on the water is the perfect place to have a good bite and relax. Service is... More 

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Fort White, Florida
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150 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had supper and started with 1 dozen baked oysters in butter and cheese. You could tell they were fresh as some of the oysters still had grit. We also had shrimp baskets with fries. The food was good but not special. My opinion the place does not live up to its reviews, or may we were there on an... More 

Thank Goldrockhunter
Crossville, Tennessee
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Made a quick trip to Apalachicola mid-October and almost missed this restaurant. The sign isn't easily seen from the direction we were walking. However.....so glad we found it and decided to eat here. They had the BEST chargrilled oysters I've ever had in my life and I've tried them in NOLA and along the FL panhandle. Nothing compares!!! Be sure... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 7 - USD 22
American, Seafood, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, View, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?