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Up the Creek Raw Bar

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American, Oyster Bar
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313 Water St, Apalachicola, FL 32320-1427
850-653-2525
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12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Takeout

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  • 400
    Excellent
  • 249
    Very good
  • 74
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 13
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great view and good food!

It's right on the river with a great view of the boats going by. A funky sort of set up on the ordering and such but easily navigated. The food is fresh and delicious. We may go back today!

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
LarryW2
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Kuttawa, Kentucky
via mobile
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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Kuttawa, Kentucky
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68 reviews 68 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

It's right on the river with a great view of the boats going by. A funky sort of set up on the ordering and such but easily navigated. The food is fresh and delicious. We may go back today!

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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37 reviews 37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

The views are beautiful from the outside deck. I had crab bisque and the crab cakes for dinner. The bisque was fabulous! I wasn't fond of the crab cakes. My family had the fried shrimp basket with fries & they liked those. Fountain drinks seemed expensive.

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29 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

I've always loved oysters raw on the half shell, but was a little gun shy because had gotten a bad one (at another place!) recently. This place had "very lightly cooked" oysters on the half shell, so I figured that was a perfect option. We got the parmesan ones, and oh. my. goodness. They were delicious!! Fresh, brine-y, sweet oysters... More 

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The Villages, Florida
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Grilled grouper, oysters on the half-shell, peel-and-eat shrimp (with heads on!), and Thai rice noodle salad were all hits at the table, but the chimichanga was a greasy bust. You order your drinks/food and the counter, and they deliver it to your table. Inside and outside seating.

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Chattanooga, TN
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

For a great view of the water, this is your restaurant. Nice selection of seafood...all of which needs to be ordered at the counter. (they do bring food to the table.) Spent a really pleasant lunchtime there, with great crabcakes.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

We had reservations to stay on St. George Island but got there too early. We went over to Apalachicola to eat lunch and decided to try Up the Creek. It was a Sunday and they were having specials. My husband was eager for raw oysters. I ordered the fried shrimp po boy. The special drink was a mango mohito but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

Very spacious dining indoor and outdoor on screened and open air deck. Delicious, generous portions. The raw oysters are the best, and I'm born, bred and still live on the Gulf Coast eating oysters all of my life, and Apalachicola oysters are the best! Staff is attentive and unassuming. Will definitely return.

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Fairhope, Alabama, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

This was our favorite casual dining place. My husband said the oysters here were the best he had. It is located right on the river at the end of Water street so the view is very nice and serene. Loved it!

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

It was a refreshing surprise. Almost put out about how the ordering process and having to get my own drinks but the for was amazing. Some of the best oysters I had during this trip.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

All kinds of oysters. ..raw and a variety of other flavors. This is what you want in a local establishment. Water views, fresh food, reasonable prices. Order food at the counter and it shows up at your table. A great place to eat lunch. Recommended by many of the local shop owners.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 313 Water St, Apalachicola, FL 32320-1427
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Apalachicola
  • Phone Number: 850-653-2525

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Oyster Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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