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.

Boss Oyster

125 Water St, Apalachicola, FL 32320-1736
+1 850-653-8139
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent38%
  • Very good27%
  • Average19%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“corn fritters” (34 reviews)
“oysters” (657 reviews)
“fries” (92 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 21:00All hours
American, Seafood, Soups
$$ - $$$
125 Water St, Apalachicola, FL 32320-1736
All Details
Write a Review
Reviews (1,106)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 1,096 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We also make a point of eating at Boss Oyster when vacationing on St. George Island. The oysters and other seafood are always excellent, and the beer always cold! Boss Oyster sits right on the river and offers indoor and outdoor covered seating along with...More

Thank jimattheozarks
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the place for great oysters and cold beer. Have been there serval times and have never been disappointed. Right on the water so they have a great view.

Thank juanita b
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to Boss Oyster because we had seen it listed as on of the top 10 seafood dives in Florida. It was definitely a dive which was fine with us, however, it was just plain dirty. There weren't very many beer choices. But the...More

1  Thank MelissaScott7613
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in Apalachicola for a long weekend trip and both nights ate at Boss Oyster. My husband loves fresh oysters and this is the perfect spot known as the Oyster Capital of the World. Their specialty drinks are yummy and I loved the crab...More

Thank Amy M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good raw oysters. Cold beer. Amazing location right on the water of Cipio Creek in Apalachicola! Dog friendly. Great place to drink beer, eat oysters, and enjoy the beautiful scenery.

Thank treykelley
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Can I give a negative dot? Let me explain why- first, we drove over 200 miles just to eat here since we have eaten here before and it is dog friendly. Let me just say, this time it was the worst service ever- we sat...More

2  Thank kathypoo86
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice selection with good food with different preparation options to satisfy any tastes. This is a ok place for larger groups just be prepared to dress for hot weather in the summer months as most of the restaurant is semi open air with no climate...More

Thank road_name
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Probably some of the freshest oysters I have ever tasted. Staff friendly and accommodating. Nice views of the water.

Thank DestinJeep
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to have lunch here because we read that dogs are welcome on the back patio. The fact that the patio overlooks the water is the best thing about this place. Food is pricey for the area. One of us ordered a half dozen...More

2  Thank Mennedy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is on one level. You can dine inside or outside overlooking the water. We have eaten here several times over the years and the food has always been excellent. Oysters are prepared several different ways from raw to cooked in different ways. Oyster...More

Thank AD F
Nearby Restaurants
Owl Cafe
1,465 reviews
.14 km away
The Tap Room at the Owl Cafe
262 reviews
.14 km away
Hole In The Wall Seafood
618 reviews
.14 km away
Up the Creek Raw Bar
1,301 reviews
.52 km away
Nearby Attractions
Oyster City Brewing Company
153 reviews
.13 km away
Orman House Historic State Park
166 reviews
.83 km away
The Raney House Museum
113 reviews
.39 km away
Apalachicola Maritime Museum
176 reviews
.19 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Ted D
4 September 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
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.
25 July 2016|
AnswerShow all 6 answers
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
3 May 2016|
AnswerShow all 7 answers
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.
Improve this listing

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
Child-friendly, Kids, View, 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
  • E-mail
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