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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%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“seafood” (95 reviews)
“shrimp” (83 reviews)
“hush puppies” (42 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood
$$ - $$$
45 Avenue D, Apalachicola, FL 32320-1882
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We went here with high expectations and frankly - it was a bit of a let down. The raw oysters were good and we got some crab dip quesadillas that were real good. So overall the food gets a thumbs up. But the service was...More

Thank Dustin S
Reviewed 5 days ago

The food is worth a trip here. Service was slow the day we went but it was a rainy day and lots of people that got their beach trips rained out went to town.

Thank Gina D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Go to Papa Joe's for the food and the service, not the atmosphere. We had a delicious meal with family while visiting near Apalachicola. Our food was great and the service was fabulous! Thank you Rhonda for taking such good care of us! All 9...More

Thank 34hannahp
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We are locals and frequent this restaurant often. The food is good and there is something for everyone. If you like key lime pie, theirs is homemade and "out of this world."

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I've eaten here before, a couple years ago, and it was nothing like it was this trip. I don't know if it was due to the crowd, but it was utter chaos, to put it bluntly. No hostess on duty, waited at the door to...More

Thank Mark B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came to Papa Joe's knowing that we would have a wait for our food as they were down one chef. We were seated promptly but the service was indeed slow. After ordering, we waited about one hour for our food. Overall, the food was...More

Thank Mony-MonyMD
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Outstanding grouper filet! Recommended by our charter captain and it was outstanding. Great kids menu also.

Thank ken h
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great oysters. Very nice staff.. Seemed very laid back. it had rained and tablecloths were dripping water on us but we chose to sit outside.

Thank Patricia A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Don't go here for the atmosphere. This is an oyster bar, which means that it's not meant for "atmosphere." The best oyster bars are usually not. I got the Papa Trio oysters, and they were fantastic. Unfortunately, the calamari was disappointing. Stick with the oysters...More

Thank Jennifer M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The oysters were not local and the restaurant is in a former gym. The dining room is divided into walled areas that compartmentalize your dining experience. Tables and chairs are plastic and the value was lacking. They're old location on the water with a view...More

Thank Jerry H
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Richard A
we will be in Apalachicola next week. Just want the best seafood platter anyone has. Nothing fancy, just great gulf seafood.
5 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...
Do you serve local oysers?
25 December 2016|
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Response from NanaJo46 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. My family love Appalachacola oysters
Do you serve local 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
Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, 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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