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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” (97 reviews)
“shrimp” (85 reviews)
“hush puppies” (45 reviews)
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45 Avenue D, Apalachicola, FL 32320-1882
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

Great local oysters any way you can imagine them. Seafood Po boys to platters: everything we've had here was delicious. Be sure to try the fried dill spears (if you're into fried pickles) they are tasty. We love the oysters Rockefeller here but truly, you...More

Thank SterlingFamily03
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

No real atmosphere but who cares when you can eat Apalachicola oysters?! My grouper basket wasn't special but it was fresh. I'm a New Orleanian and we use spices other than salt and pepper. Service was great. No complaints.

Thank Jeanne G
Reviewed 12 August 2017

My wife started with the bisque. It was good and full of shrimp and scallops. I had a shrimp basket which was plenty and good. My wife has shrimp and scallops and got more then she could eat. The food is good and you get...More

Thank JB02
Reviewed 8 August 2017

The food here was great. We ate in three of the other higher rated places, but the food was not good, just expensive. Papa Joe's had better prices as well. It is true that the decor is drab, but after eating in some of the...More

Thank GoingOnVacation_10
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

We drove to Apalachicola from SGI since there is not many places to eat there. We really enjoyed this place. This is probably the best place we have eaten on our trip to SGI! Gina, our server, was the best! She was very attentive to...More

Thank sdrummond53
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

Even though it's not within the downtown walking district, it is worth seeking out. Nothing fancy but good fresh seafood. We make a point to have at least one meal here on every visit to Apalachicola.

Thank Meg H
Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

Okay so it's folding tables and chairs, but don't let the modest decor and strange outside mural keep you from coming in and sitting down. Because this place is amazing!!! You can wear your bathing suit or a shirt and tie. They don't care. Everyone...More

1  Thank Melissa V
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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
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Business meetings
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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