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Boss Oyster

125 Water St, Apalachicola, FL 32320-1736
+1 850-653-8139
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good27%
  • Average19%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible7%
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“corn fritters” (34 reviews)
“oysters” (688 reviews)
“fries” (66 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Soups
$$ - $$$
125 Water St, Apalachicola, FL 32320-1736
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We have visited Boss Oyster on previous trips and returned with friends on this trip. The location is what makes it special. You can sit out on the deck and enjoy drinks and oysters while watching the boats come and go. It is the most...More

Thank AshlandMOPat
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a great place to eat. We found this gem by accident, and so glad we did. The restaurant is located along the bay with outdoor seating as well as indoor. The service is great, very laid back. The outdoor patio allows folks to bring...More

Thank Constance937
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Somebody call the Health Department ! Run, don’t walk away from this place. If you want oysters then go to The Station! Those were life changing. It’s a miracle I lived to tell the story. So the server brings me a dozen in melted ice....More

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oystr, Owner at Boss Oyster, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

This is a smear against Boss Oyster. The reviewer history can not be accessed. These are blatant violations of the Florida Health code and would result in serious action taken against Boss Oyster and owners. They even mention a newly opened restaurant to assert an...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Charming, rustic setting right on the water. Menu offered many tempting choices. Wait staff was friendly. The sandwich called The Journey was huge muffaletta style, stuffed with shrimp. scallops and oysters. Excellent.

Thank elmer4564
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to Boss Oyster during the summer. The platter of roasted oysters from the grill were great. Went back last night and they wouldn't do the roasted oyster platter but would do the raw/steamed oysters by the dozens. Asked if roasted oysters would be available...More

Thank Richard K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The seafood here is about as good as it gets. That can't be denied. The atmosphere is great! Sits on the water. The interior and exterior of the place have "beach" written all over it. It's obvious that both locals and tourists spend time here....More

Thank WayneandTammy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This typical sea side place serves, according to husband, the best oysters. Heather was our server, and was pleasant, welcoming, and efficient. She and husband joked about whether he could finish all dozen huge oysters. She joked that if he couldn't, she would. He saved...More

Thank Antonia R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went with a group of 12 to have dinner and we were all very pleased with our food. It was the off season and the restaurant was not really busy, but service was slow. But then, it sure was tasty when it arrived. And...More

Thank Barbara333444
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've been there several times in the past, most recently was 12 years ago. Went back and the old place doesn't look like its been cleaned since then. Tattered plastic window covering on porch, birds flying in on tables in the uncovered part, musty, creaky...More

Thank Karl V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We love oysters, raw - fried - you name it! We thought this would be a good place to try but boy were we wrong!! We sat outside (it was nice out) and were put at a “clean” table. My first thought was “I hope...More

Thank alaskan_traveler2012
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Questions & Answers
Ted D
5 September 2017|
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Response from AD F | Reviewed this property |
I have never paid any attention to the hours as we are usually there for lunch. I recommend google them.
25 July 2016|
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Response from tobymarietta | Reviewed this property |
As all the people below mentioned, with a group that size, you will really need to set the visit up ahead of time with the restaurant. The restaurant has the space, but would need to be sure it has enough servers on board... More
Claire C
3 May 2016|
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Response from harste | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is outside dining. I think there is handicap access, but I'm not 100% sure. I do not remember seeing any dogs. I suggest that you call them at (850) 653-9364.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
USD 7 - USD 22
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, View
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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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