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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” (684 reviews)
“fries” (66 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.All hours
American, Seafood, Soups
$$ - $$$
125 Water St, Apalachicola, FL 32320-1736
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were very unhappy with our service there. We sat at the bar and were completely ignored as the bartender chatted with her obviously regulars. We left without a drink or ordering food. Would not recommend or return.

Thank Anne O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You're typically going to be eating fried food here. the service can be spotty. You get the feeling they know you're going to come here no matter how bad the service is so they don't seem to try too hard. You come here because you...More

1  Thank mookiethecat
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Superb oyster stew, awesome crab cakes, delicious oyster, excellent horseradish, wonderful gulf shrimp. Go!

Thank cathyboulder
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Boss Oysters is an Apalachicola treasure and one of the town's famous places. The oysters are excellent, although the staff could be a bit more accommodating. Maybe the tourists get t be too much for them, but it would be nice to feel more welcome....More

Thank Ginger M
Reviewed 15 January 2018

We ordered 1 dozen steamed oysters to start. They come out and very small oysters and when your in Oyster Country you'd think big nice oysters. The Shrimp was great but I preferred Hole in the Wall Oysters.More

Thank Christa P
oystr, Owner at Boss Oyster, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Christa P, Thanks for your kind review of the Boss Oyster.We pride ourselves in harvesting the Apalachicola oyster with our own oystermen, and boats. Please note that we do not harvest the Apalacicola oyster according to size. By its nature this oyster, owing to the...More

Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

The restaurant is really dumpy, but the food is super surprising!! The grilled shrimp are really fresh and very tasty indeed. We had the fish dip for an appetizer and it was really amazing. Doesn’t look like much but is quite flavorful. Raw and baked...More

Thank 67connie67
Reviewed 3 January 2018

Can not make a visit to Apalachicola without a return visit just for their chargrilled oysters. Wasn't disappointed this visit, in fact made two trips from St. George Island just for them. Ate several dozen each visit. I suggest going before 5 in the afternoon...More

1  Thank William G
Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

And ordered my last meal I’d have another 2 hours to live!! No exaggeration-we ordered lunch at 11:45 - at 2:20 we still had nothing - nor did another larger group seated right before us - 2 “visits” from waitress - just a little longer...More

2  Thank jackkR6530IV
Reviewed 1 January 2018

We had a half hour wait to be seated in a dining room that was very cool. (Weather outside was about 50.) Then it was another half hour wait for food after we placed our order. And our food orders did not arrive at the...More

Thank Susan E
Reviewed 28 December 2017

We went on a Thursday between the holidays. We waited probably 15 minutes for someone to seat us in a place that quite frankly, didnt seem that busy. Once we sat, we were greeted by a girl (Cecilia?) that seemed over worked and under informed....More

Thank Chad C
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Questions & Answers
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.
24 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
2 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
Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
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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