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Owl Cafe

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15 Avenue D, Apalachicola, FL 32320-1719
+1 850-653-9888
11:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun 10:30 - 15:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
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Mount Pleasant, MI
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Owl Cafe deserves its reputation for excellence in dining. A bit pricey, but its level of quality food, service and cleanliness sets it apart from other local restaurants. As an example, try their jambalaya for lunch. For $!3 you get half a dozen chunks of sausage, ditto for chicken, three x-large shrimp, pieces of bell pepper, onions, stewed tomatoes,... More 

Thank kohrbd
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our party of six arrived at the Owl Cafe for Sunday Brunch around 1:15pm. The woman that "greeted" us was so rude that we should have trusted our instinct and left immediately. After we were seated things were looking up and our mood was hopeful. We ordered drinks and an appetizer, then ordered brunch and things were going ok. After... More 

Thank derFledermaus
Alpharetta, Georgia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Six of us came over from SGI and thought we would get brunch. Checked TA reviews and settled on Owl Cafe as it was listed as #1. Should have left when the receptionist acted as if she it was an imposition for us to be there but eventually asked for a name and told us to go stand outside. Wasn't... More 

Thank craiglee227
Omaha, Nebraska
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We're staying in the island so thought we would check this out. The food is ok. We ordered our food. As we waited we heard the other waitress tell in great detail all the specials. They all sounded really good. Our waitress didn't even mention a special let alone describe them. Would have been nice to know before ordering. She... More 

1 Thank Hockeypop55
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39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant does not open for dinner until after 5pm. We went to the Tap room for their happy hour since all we really wanted was to try their oysters. We ordered a dozen raw and they were the going price for the area. They were fresh and delicious. For some reason they were salty to the taste. We have... More 

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Archer, Florida
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40 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I look forward to brunch at The Owl every January and this year's was even better than last. The shrimp and grits is better here than any I've ever had anywhere and Mateo is the best waiter in the world. We had the chocolate mousse cake for dessert and it was to die for. Already looking forward to next year!

Thank rnbcw
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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168 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the place for sea food, but suprisingly they do not do scallops. Oysters followed by gulf shrimp.

Thank scothernite
wish it was marigny
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were coming in from Tampa and I pulled up the directions to the Owl Cafe and saw it closed that day at 3:00 pm. Of course it was 2:30 and we were still 10 minutes away. We made it! And the hostess didn't bat an eye and seated us immediately.Thank you wonderful hostess! They were busy but the service... More 

Thank notanadvisor
NE Florida
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115 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was recommended by a local merchant. It did not disappoint! We ordered the Grandma's Chicken Wrap to split between my daughter and I. It was more that enough for lunch. It also include fries. The dipping sauce was excellent! The staff was very friendly and service was very good. After lunch we ventured into the wine room/bar area. It was... More 

Thank hanahwy
Fort Walton Beach, Florida
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71 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Started with the Chilled Gulf Shrimp with Lemon, capers and olive olive oil. Incredibly simple and delicious. Moved on on the Sauteed Local Grouper and Fried Gulf shrimp plate. Nice serving of grouper and gulf shrimp were massive. Really like the restaurant and will be back on my next trip to Apalachicola.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 30
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, View, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
10:30 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15 Avenue D, Apalachicola, FL 32320-1719
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Apalachicola
  • Phone Number: +1 850-653-9888

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