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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%
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“corn fritters” (34 reviews)
“oysters” (668 reviews)
“fries” (66 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Soups
$$ - $$$
125 Water St, Apalachicola, FL 32320-1736
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Last year’s visit we had delicious fresh seafood on our platter...this year’s platter was piled with dried out fried stuff. However, they are awfully proud of their food as demonstrated by their prices.

Thank Sally K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

These guys always seem to have the best raw oysters in town. We’ve been there three times in the past two years and never disappointed. This time, my wife had the gumbo and raved about it also. On the water, so maybe the prices are...More

Thank cudrow
Reviewed 1 week ago

We LOVED the view and the setting eating outside on the deck with the shrimp boats just down the river and the oyster boats right in front of the deck. The food and drinks were good - the special sangria was very very tasty for...More

Thank JSI2802
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Only had to wait about 15 minutes for my dozen raw oysters. I figured for sure this place would be better. The oysters we're so small that I could put two of them on one cracker. The prices were higher than Up the Creek restaurant....More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was here several years ago and walked out when I was told that most of the seafood was imported. This trip with friends a buddy asked if we could try it again. Started out with a minimal beer selection, and Yuengling sold as an import...More

Thank RLD57
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Under staffed. Over priced food. Very average. They have gone down hill over the years. Friendly staff, just not a lot of management help.

Thank Rickie R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great oysters! Great onion rings! Great drinks! Great service! Great view! We watched the oystermen bringing in the oysters. Can't get any fresher!

Thank Seawhim
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On our way to PCB, we stopped here to try their oysters. We were not impressed. I ordered the oysters multiple ways and hubby got the fried shrimp. The shrimp was bland and the oysters weren't that great. I had ordered a dozen oysters and...More

Thank Jessica H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food, service, and view of the bay makes Boss Oyster a must-eat restaurant. They have one of the best grouper sandwiches I have ever had, and the oysters are delicious! Boss Oyster is the perfect place for a casual dinner by the water.

Thank RStoudenmire
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Restaurant right on the river serving fresh raw oysters - what could be better! Good menu choices and comfort food. Nice spot.

Thank Gary S
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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
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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
Child-friendly, Kids, View, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
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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