We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
125 Water St, Apalachicola, FL 32320-1736
+1 850-653-8139
11:30 - 21:00
Open now
See all hours
Sun - Sat 11:30 - 21:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

1,060 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 1,051: English reviews
Tifton, Georgia
Level Contributor
11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Boss Oyster has been our must-go place for many trips to St. George Island and Apalachicola. Sadly, I think that tradition has now ended. We ate early with only a few other people in the restaurant, so our issues can't be blamed on hurrying. We were promptly seated and our order (two entrees, one appetizer) was taken. The appetizer seemed... More 

Thank IZW102145
Ocala, Florida
Level Contributor
23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

You will love Boss Oyster on the water in " Oyster City", Apalachicola Florida. This rustic/casual seafood spot has indoor seating with a view of Apalachicola bay, or outdoors right by the water. The selections go on and on, fried oysters (and other seafood) in baskets, on sandwiches, salads, steamed or baked oysters on the halfshell with numerous toppings to... More 

Thank CherylP2096
Beaverton, Michigan
Level Contributor
55 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We've been stopping here for years whenever we pass through and they always have great oysters, served many ways.Our favs are raw with a little hot sauce or baked with Parm cheese and horseradish on the side. We often share their seafood platter, there's a little bit of everything on it. We also like the fried oysters, red beans and... More 

Tallahassee, Florida
Level Contributor
26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Visited two weeks ago with a party of 11. We called beforehand and were assured that it was fine. While the hostess was trying to accommodate us, another server/manager? started shouting at us across the restaurant that we would have to be split up into two tables unless we wanted to pay with less than 4 checks (the restaurant was... More 

Thank beachg0er07
Atlanta, Georgia
Level Contributor
163 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have enjoyed oysters all over the US and Europe but have never seen them grilled in mud before! Seriously the grilled oysters had not been washed and were covered with mud from the bay. Maybe this is a local thing. At least they provided a rag and lots of paper towels but no crackers. The flavor of the oysters... More 

Thank Dean-ATL-USA
Lexington, Kentucky
Level Contributor
13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great raw oysters that were delicious and huge. Very slow service but the waitresses were so nice we forgave them for making us wait.

Thank Toucan-Stan
Warner Robins, Georgia
Level Contributor
20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First timers here..most certainly will return..Four of us for lunch on a Friday, 4 different entree's and all were very good. Ordered a oyster tini...$6.00 for a below average cocktail. However, this was a wonderful place to spend the afternoon.

1 Thank Jacki H
The Villages, Florida
Level Contributor
49 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ever since I was at Boss Oysters a few years ago, I have been telling my wife how great the place is. We had just been vacationing in Panama City Beach and decided to drive the scenic route back to The Villages. The route took us through Apalichicola and my wife suggested stopping for lunch at the same restaurant. I... More 

Thank Tbugs
Panama City, Florida
Level Contributor
17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Boss Oyster has been the go-to seafood restaurant in Apalachicola for decades. The restaurant sits on the waters edge with a great view of boat traffic and birds. The restaurant may look a little dated and seedy but that's part of it's charm. The food and service are good and the atmosphere is great. I visit Boss Oyster every time... More 

Thank davemac682017
Level Contributor
23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sit in or out, under the shade or in the sun. So many choices and some great local seafood and southern treats and an always friendly staff.

Thank Kristy W
oystr, Owner at Boss Oyster, responded to this review

Kristy W, Thanks for your kind review.Our local oysters are fresh off our boats. Early each morning our oyster boats, with ice aboard, leave our docks for Apalachicola Bay, one mile away Our boats ice the oysters immediately on capture . Your oyster is iced from "bay to belly. Feb 19 2017 Thrillist Presents EMPIRE OYSTER The 21 Best Oyster... More 

Travellers who viewed Boss Oyster also viewed

Apalachicola, Florida Panhandle
Apalachicola, Florida Panhandle
Apalachicola, Florida Panhandle
Apalachicola, Florida Panhandle
Apalachicola, Florida Panhandle

Been to Boss Oyster? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$22
American, Seafood, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
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

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Boss Oyster and other visitors
4 questions
Ask a question
Coolidge, Georgia
over a year ago

See all questions (4)

Questions? Get answers from Boss Oyster staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?