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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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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good32%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (98 reviews)
“shrimp” (83 reviews)
“hush puppies” (44 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 23:00 Hours
American, Bar, Seafood
££ - £££
45 Avenue D, Apalachicola, FL 32320-1882
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11 - 20 of 621 reviews

Reviewed 14 February 2018

Wife's shrimp very good. My chicken was cooked about 3 minutes to long The wait staff was very good with a great sense of humor

Thank douglasc676
Reviewed 13 February 2018

The outside of this place is a bit off-putting but the inside is clean and functional. Staff was very efficient and food was served quickly. The fresh oysters were delicious.

Thank CenTex08
Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

Food was ok. Good service. Key lime pie not great. A casual spot. Sea food good. Convenient location.

Thank Charlie B
Reviewed 23 January 2018

Apalchicola with its honest old world charm either appeals or it doesn't. We loved it, what you see is what you get. This is a large restaurant and out of season had plenty of space for lunch. I had the gumbo followed by the Cajun...More

Thank garygeorge3
Reviewed 21 January 2018

Trying to find dinner in Apalachicola is difficult in January, but we tried making our way into Papa Joe's as they were still open as we walked around town trying to find a place to eat. We had tried to eat lunch here once before,...More

1  Thank Ginger M
Reviewed 14 December 2017

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 6 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
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Richard A
4 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
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids
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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