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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” (644 reviews)
“fries” (92 reviews)
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125 Water St, Apalachicola, FL 32320-1736
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My husband and I escaped to Apalachicola for the weekend. We decided to go to Boss Oyster because the reviews I had read on their website were awesome and my husband is crazy about oysters. Unfortunately, I should have read the reviews from actual patrons...More

1  Thank Carla E
Reviewed 1 week ago

Ten of us went for the raw oysters on half shell. Disappointed we had to set in back room so no view of the river. The oysters were served on a bed of ice to keep them chilled but were very small compared to ones...More

Thank Redfish68
Reviewed 1 week ago

We live in the area and always see Boss Oyster featured in national publications as the "go to" place for oysters and seafood. Well, we will be going elsewhere from now on, there are so many better places in Apalach and SGI. We had friends...More

1  Thank empresskareen
Reviewed 1 week ago

We did not realize that we came in close to closing time. The service was a bit rocky at the start, but improved. Oysters wonderful, Flounder basket so-so. When I sub red beans and rice for F.F. the waiter said he would see what he...More

Thank chippewa1972
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We've gone here for past 10+ yrs It used to be our go to oyster place we passing through but the place is in serious need of attention Needs repairs mainly for the no care staff that think working is a hassle absolutely no customer...More

Thank gnvdude
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I used to recommend this place to friends and we came whenever we were in town, but in the past year or two it has declined. This last visit was the final of three where it was subpar at not the same as years past....More

2  Thank val2009
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went here because we saw an obviously outdated spot on tv where it said this was #1 out of all the oyster spots. Let's just say dirty (I mean disgusting) bathroom, dirty sticky high chairs and the food was not good or felt very...More

1  Thank Murphysmmomma
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in based on a recommendation, and I'm glad we did. We sat outside which made for a nice view of the bay while a very low key storm brewed a few miles away. The food was good, somewhat expensive- 5 of us was...More

Thank Lara L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very un-polished, right on the river with equally great indoor and dock-side tables, this was wonderful seafood on just the right laid-back style for us.

Thank GregLance
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The service was poor (seemed very understaffed). The baked oysters we had were good, but we had better service and better priced baked oyster right down the street the day before. We watched 3 groups of people get up and leave from one table near...More

1  Thank Valschmal
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Questions & Answers
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.
Mr G
6 October 2015|
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Response from Peter M | Reviewed this property |
Most of them were about $12 to $14, with some in the $20's. Portions are good sized and they come with two sides - actually a very good value.
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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
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups, View
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
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
  • E-mail
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