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Papa Joe's Oyster Bar & Grill

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45 Avenue D, Apalachicola, FL 32320-1882
+1 850-653-1189
11:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Tue 11:00 - 22:00
Wed - Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat 13:00 - 14:00
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Marco Island, Florida
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were the only ones in the restaurant and it took an hour to get our food. Visiting from out of town and looking forward to Apalachicola's famous oysters only to find out they had run out. Our waitress served our drinks then disappeared. Thirty minutes later a different waitress appeared and said the other waitress wasn't going to wait... More 

Thank FishingGoFishMarco
Jasper, Alabama
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140 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Very good food. A lot of fried food. Basic salad, shrimp was amazing, crab cakes ok!! Cool locals place to eat.

Thank Loretta L
Copley, Ohio
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The tomato seafood bisque was full of seafood and very good. The seafood platter was also very good and the hush puppies were award winning. The fish was average, but the shrimp and scallops were also very tasty.

Thank johnsM6187XO
Calera, Alabama
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good food but got crowded and understaffed pretty quickly. It is very centrally located in downtown and a pretty nice facility.

Thank jhartley876
Nashville, Tennessee
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3 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant was referred to us by one of the hotel chains in the area. Service was nice, atmosphere was ok, but our food was good. Really good shrimp and tartar sauce. :) My teenagers enjoyed it so much that we went back the next day. Unfortunately, our experience turned sour because we found a long strand of hair in... More 

Thank Carmen D
Orlando, Florida
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Don't miss this place for the best grouper sandwich. I have tried them all around here and I always come back.

Thank onoles
Keystone Heights, Florida
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Staff were efficient and friendly. Food was very good and tasty. Price was reasonable for serving size and quality

Thank Patricia B
Nashville, Tennessee
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were unsure of going in but greeted kindly & seated quickly. Great selection of seafood, mostly fried. Huge oyster selection & plenty of food for kids, if they don't like seafood. Friendly service & attentive wait staff. Glad we tried it out.

Thank jrhunt8892
Peterborough, Canada
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81 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Papa Joe's Oyster Bar is a good ole down home eatery. We watched as a steady stream of patrons walked through the door into the expansive dining area. We thoroughly enjoyed the funky ambiance and the food. How many ways can you serve oysters? Papa Joe has it all figured out. Go, you won't be sorry.

Thank Finerway01
Port Saint Joe, Florida
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Nothing real fancy about Papa Joe's. It's not much for atmosphere, either --no scenic coastal views, not very many windows for that matter. But it is wildly popular among many regional locals. I must say that I have eaten here half a dozen times and have never been disappointed. The fried oyster po-boy I had on my last visit was... More 

Thank Boyd E

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?