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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%
Travellers talk about
“corn fritters” (34 reviews)
“oysters” (654 reviews)
“fries” (92 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 21:00All hours
American, Seafood, Soups
$$ - $$$
125 Water St, Apalachicola, FL 32320-1736
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Our first time eating oysters and we loved Boss Oyster! Absolutely delicious food, awesome atmosphere on the water, and the best waitress, Heather. We will totally be coming back here year after year.

Thank tlwells2
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Should of known a problem when asked how many in our party. We had 2 and a group of four behind us. May have been 6 tables of people I the restaurant. We were seated and waited 15 minutes, no one come up to our...More

1  Thank budsterFlorida
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Though the oysters were great, the basket of shrimp, oysters and scallops was so so. Very greasy and the shrimp tasted as though it had been frozen. The scallops were about the size of my thumb nail. No side came with the basket but I...More

Thank Jeanne G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to try Apalachicola oysters any way you wish. Perfect location on the river with a laid back atmosphere.

Thank Meg H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were there for a last night of vacation Gulf oysters and fried food feast, which we did! Food was excellent. Had issues with a few things. Yes the place is "rustic" but it's bordering on run down and seems it could be generally cleaner...More

Thank Rick K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The property could use some improvements, but if rustic doesn't bother you, and you like oysters any way you want them, then this is the place! I didn't even think I liked oysters, but the group I came with ordered too many, and wanted me...More

Thank Gibbs W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The chargrilled oysters are my favorite! The fish dip is also delicious! Everything is great! Seems like they have a high turnover rate with their staff but they are always very nice.

Thank AshleyKenneth
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was an average restaurant. We ate outside but should have eaten inside. It was very humid and the fan above our table did not work. The server was nice but not knowledgeable.

Thank Beth P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If I based the review only on the oysters, it would be 5*. The char-grilled oysters are as good as I have had anywhere. Not too overcooked, really hot when served, nice mild smoky flavor, and not over seasoned - outstanding! The 2 kinds of...More

Thank joe s
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I escaped to Apalachicola for the weekend. We decided to go to Boss Oyster because the reviews I had read on their website were awesome and my husband is crazy about oysters. Unfortunately, I should have read the reviews from actual patrons...More

1  Thank Carla E
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Questions & Answers
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
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
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
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, View
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
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