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Boss Oyster

125 Water St, Apalachicola, FL 32320-1736
+1 850-653-8139
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good27%
  • Average20%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible6%
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“corn fritters” (33 reviews)
“oysters” (632 reviews)
“sandwich” (42 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Soups
$$ - $$$
125 Water St, Apalachicola, FL 32320-1736
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Reviewed 2 days ago

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...More

Thank CherylP2096
Reviewed 3 days ago

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...More

Reviewed 3 days ago

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...More

Thank beachg0er07
Reviewed 6 days 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...More

Thank Dean-ATL-USA
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
Reviewed 1 week 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
Reviewed 2 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...More

Thank Tbugs
Reviewed 2 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...More

Thank davemac682017
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.More

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...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our second visit here, and this time the oysters were not as good as the last time, and some were a little runny.

Thank danny622
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Do you accept reservations for family groups of 23-25? How far in advance? We have some children in group.
25 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
Is the restaurant handicapped accessible, pet friendly, is there an outside dining are?
3 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.
Mr G
What are the prices for different baked oysters dishes? Can't find any prices for their menu.
6 October 2015|
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Response from Peter M | Reviewed this property |
Most of them were about $12 to $14, with some in the $20's. Portions are good sized and they come with two sides - actually a very good value.
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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
Local cuisine, Kids, View, Child-friendly, Groups
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