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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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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good32%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“seafood” (101 reviews)
“shrimp” (83 reviews)
“hush puppies” (43 reviews)
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11:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
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45 Avenue D, Apalachicola, FL 32320-1882
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Papa Joe's is not just oysters; there is a large menu and some isn't even seafood. This restaurant had moved from its dockside location to downtown Apalachicola in the few years since we last visited, but the quality has remained unchanged. People who seek restaurants...More

Thank Teacher-DRP
Reviewed 22 November 2017

We were on a day sightseeing trip and lunch just had to be in Apalachicola, the Oyster Capital. The town was busy and we found Papa Joe's with the magic combination of Parking and Tables. We got SO MUCH MORE!!! First thing we learned was...More

Thank jd32250
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

I'm have eaten here several times and the food and service have always been great. The decor and ambience however could use some major attention. Excellent value.

Thank Jonrew
Reviewed 7 November 2017

Papa Joe's is short on frills, but long on quality and taste. On a recent trip, I enjoyed a half-dozen on the half shell, along with an Oyster Basket--deliciously fried oysters with one side (fried okra for me) and hushpuppies. The meal was outstanding. Sadly,...More

Thank Rephar
Reviewed 13 October 2017

I had the raw oysters on the half-shell and also the baked oysters "Capt. Jack". Both were excellent. Sad to say that on this visit the oysters were not "local" (they were from Virginia). They still tasted great though. Thier prices are very reasonable and...More

Thank Scott G
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

Well, it's not fancy, but the oysters were perfect. Just the right size and fresh,fresh,fresh. Also a large choice of baked styles that were also tasty. Service was friendly and efficient. Lots of tea refills and extra crackers.

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Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

Great cafeteria style dining, the last time we were here the food was grade A..this time it was a little less than, not sure why. The waitstaff is fabulous and the food is good. We will go back next trip down.

Thank CJ C
Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

We had a late dinner one evening. I had clam strips and the hubs had a fried fish sandwich. Both were served piping hot. (Glory be!). And we both enjoyed our meals greatly.

Thank Melissa W
Reviewed 2 September 2017

As someone else said, don't let the folding tables fool you. The food is awesome! The staff was very friendly and the area in which we sat, and the restrooms, were very clean. The crab dip was fantastic and the grouper basket was wonderful -...More

Thank Kimberly K
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is an excellent restaurant. Shrimp and oysters, both prepared in different way, taste good. If you catch fish and clean this restaurant will cook it either blackened or fried or both ways. For the last two years we have taken our catch there...More

Thank AD F
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Richard A
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...
25 December 2016|
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Response from NanaJo46 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. My family love Appalachacola 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
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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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