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Papa Joe's Oyster Bar & Grill

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45 Avenue D, Apalachicola, FL 32320-1882
+1 850-653-1189
Sunday
Closed
Hours:
Mon - Tue 11:00 - 22:00
Wed - Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat 13:00 - 14:00
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Tallahassee, Florida
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We enjoy the oysters and peel 'n' eat shrimp, great grits, fast and friendly service. Laid back atmosphere.

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Thank NewYorker292
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great seafood baskets! Waitress was great! Very attentive staff that works together! Food was great with fresh taste. Wait time is not bad. Seated quickly. Clean.

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Conyers, Ga.
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36 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I can't say much about the exterior of the place; fairly nondescript with parking next to the building and just off the business section of town. But, that's not always a bad thing. The service is friendly and actually seem glad to be there. The menu includes all the seafood options you would expect in a small coastal restaurant with... More 

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Central New York State
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Papa Joe's has been our favorite seafood restaurant for a long time. We look forward to returning every time we come to Florida. Last night was no disappointment. Our server was Brandes, and she was efficient, pleasant, and friendly. I started with a half dozen raw wasters on the half shell, and they were great! They did not come out... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went to Apalachicola for the Oyster Festival this weekend. The lines for beer and oysters at the festival itself were very long. They didn't have much going on so we decided to find a restaurant to eat in. One of the locals recommended Papa Joe's. They were pretty busy but we found room at the bar where they shuck the... More 

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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72 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

Very disapointed the best recommended Oyster bar had no fried Oysters. The Sysco truck must be on a holiday schedule lol.. Waitress was good and somewhat helpful with other choices. Girls had a ( salad ) it was green with chicken ( not envy) clams with fries were good, fried shrimp was OK I was told. Looked good. Atmosphere was... More 

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

We selected this venue because the menu (urban spoon followed by a call to verify) included scallops. My companion ordered a Caesar salad with grilled shrimp; I ordered a combo basket of shrimp and scallops, also grilled. We had a couple of very nice vodka tonics while we waited for our dinner. It was a weekend evening in December between... More 

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wish it was marigny
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

We just wanted a dozen raw oysters and were finding them hard to find. Are we really in Apalachicola having trouble finding oysters? The oyster shucker was very nice but the oysters were not cold and quiet gritty. We didn't finish them and left immediately. I can't say anything about the other food but the restaurant itself looks pretty rough.

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Tampa
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

It was after 9 PM and other places were closing or were out of oysters, so they directed us to Papa Joe's. They said the oysters were good, but the place wasn't much to look at. They were right - close your eyes, but enjoy some oysters. We ordered steamed oysters and were dismayed that they steamed them in the... More 

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

Stumbled upon this when in Apalachicola to pick up fresh seafood at 13 Mile Seafood (definitely worth the drive!)...appreciated the open spaces for dining without being on top of other guests, Rhonda was superb at providing timely, helpful service (always love asking waitstaff what the restaurant is famous for/best at and getting a response that runs the breadth and depth... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?