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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%
Travellers talk about
“corn fritters” (34 reviews)
“oysters” (671 reviews)
“fries” (124 reviews)
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11:30 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
American, Seafood, Soups
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125 Water St, Apalachicola, FL 32320-1736
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1 - 10 of 1,166 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

This is not a fancy place and the service is average, but the food is great! The menu includes all kinds of seafood which is all fresh.

Thank Sharon G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Tied up to their dock, sat in the covered patio area with a fan overhead, and enjoyed the Key West Oysters, delicious! Great service, wonderful setting, a most enjoyable evening.

Thank mapawaste
oystr, Owner at Boss Oyster, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Your chargrilled, your Key West, your iced dozen on the half shell, AT BOSS, WE HAVE THE OYSTERS!!!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food was average at best. We ordered a dozen raw oysters and a blacked shrimp basket to share. All the food came out at the same time, hot and cold. Oyster Bar was “backed up”. Oysters were served on ice but were room temp. We...More

Thank Dawn K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant is right on the gulf. The shrimp and oyster boats were going by the restaurant . Great watching them. The oyster basket was delicious.

Thank Donna P
Reviewed 17 April 2018 via mobile

The grilled oysters were amazing. The fried blue crab and oyster po boy sandwiches were good, generous and fresh. Service was slow. The facilities were very old Florida style and very old (shed like). We had lunch on a Sunday and many locals were there....More

Thank Reasonable50
Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

Ate the raw and charbroiled oysters outside in the sun overlooking the river. Oysters were excellent. As good as Hole in the Wall and the view was better.

Thank Steve B
Reviewed 15 April 2018

Went there at Sunday brunch time with my mom. Sorry to say but the food was just so-so, and the oyster stew wasn't even so-so, it was lame and watery. Bottom line is that several other restaurants in Apalachicola have upped their food beyond average...More

Thank Retsyo7
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Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

Food was ok. Waitress was nice. Awful service overall and the wait time was horrendous. We watched 4 tables arrive after us and leave before us. Not recommended.

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Reviewed 12 April 2018

Great atmosphere on the water, friendly staff and wonderful fresh from the gulf oysters. This was just for a snack and to sample the oysters, but we will be back!

Thank Margaret A
oystr, Owner at Boss Oyster, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Your chargrilled, your Key West, your ICED dozen raw on the half shell, at BOSS!! we have the OYSTERS!!

Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

Neat place with average seafood and service. Glad we went and the food was serviceable but not amazing. Most items on the menu are fried. The oysters were really good, again - glad we went.

Thank Tyler O
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Ted D
4 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
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 7 - US$ 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, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, 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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