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Papa Joe's Oyster Bar & Grill

45 Avenue D, Apalachicola, FL 32320-1882
+1 850-653-1189
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good31%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (95 reviews)
“shrimp” (82 reviews)
“hush puppies” (41 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood
$$ - $$$
45 Avenue D, Apalachicola, FL 32320-1882
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The service was excellent. The food came out hot and fresh. My Grouper and Shrimp dinner was very good. We were very happy with every aspect.

1  Thank polishta
Reviewed 5 days ago

They catch their own oysters, and according to my oyster loving wife are some of the best that she has ever had. She also raved about the oyster stew. Happy wife , happy life!

Thank argusinc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well it has been 7years since I was in Apalach and we just had to stop once again at Papa Joes if it was not tasty I would pass on Apalachicola but it is a town not yet over rated , in fact Apalachicola reminds...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had supper here on our getaway vacation. My wife wanted local oysters. This area is known for its oysters. VERY disappointed to learn they did NOT serve local oysters! They explained to us they make more on their oysters by selling them out or town!!!!...More

Thank Mark U
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Portions here are generous, to say the least. My pasta Alfredo with shrimp was delicious - the sauce was just right, the parmesan was melted over it and just enough spice to set it apart. The shrimp were tender and flavorful. I really enjoyed it!...More

Thank Beverly B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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...More

Thank FishingGoFishMarco
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank Loretta L
Reviewed 8 April 2017

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
Reviewed 5 April 2017

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

Thank jhartley876
Reviewed 30 March 2017

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...More

Thank Carmen D
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Richard A
we will be in Apalachicola next week. Just want the best seafood platter anyone has. Nothing fancy, just great gulf seafood.
5 January 2017|
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Response from WinstonA03 | Reviewed this property |
The restaurant is not fancy, but the food is fresh, served hot and delicious...
Do you serve local oysers?
25 December 2016|
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Response from NanaJo46 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. My family love Appalachacola oysters
Do you serve local oysters ?
25 December 2016|
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Response from WinstonA03 | Reviewed this property |
Local oysters are available...
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups
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
  • E-mail