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AJ's Neighborhood Bar & Grill

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120 Martin Luther King Jr Ave, Apalachicola, FL 32320-2135
+1 850-653-2571
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Dining options: Reservations, Buffet
Description: Soul Food. Sea Food. Good Food. Off the beaten path. No frills...
Soul Food. Sea Food. Good Food. Off the beaten path. No frills. Nothing fancy. Just good food! Family recipes and the best fried chicken ever!
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Good for:
Large groups

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Visitor rating
  • 43
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Southern Fried Chicken -- WOW!

I went to AJ's with a group of women, and we ordered our chicken ahead of time; otherwise it would have taken 30-45 minutes, because it's fried as it's ordered. It was DELICIOUS!! Very southern, and cooked to perfection. Sides were very tasty and the atmosphere was pleasant. We will go again... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
JudyFromUpstateNY
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Central New York State
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Reservations
  • Buffet
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66 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Central New York State
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

I went to AJ's with a group of women, and we ordered our chicken ahead of time; otherwise it would have taken 30-45 minutes, because it's fried as it's ordered. It was DELICIOUS!! Very southern, and cooked to perfection. Sides were very tasty and the atmosphere was pleasant. We will go again, but definitely we'll order ahead rather than sit... More 

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Oakdale, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Our experience was some what different from the reviews we read. Only a few customers the night we were there. Staff was friendly, but service was slow. Food was O.K., but not outstanding. I thought they were a little pricey, $4 for a bottle of domestic beer.

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Nashville, Tennessee
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

A little off the beaten path, but the food is wonderful. Best fried chicken I Have ever had. the rest of our party had seafood and their reaction was the same as mine best they ever had. we stayed on St George Island for a week and ate almost every where in Franklin County, and AJs topped them all. wait... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Went her for some good southern food. But that is not what I got. Service was slow and the food was not as good as the person with whom recommended it said it was. I waited and waited. When I finally got my lunch took a few bites and just left. Will not be returning.

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Warren, Pennsylvania
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28 reviews 28 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Visited here for dinner, the grouper and fried pork chop were excellent, good service, easy to find.

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Braselton, Georgia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

The chicken, green beans and mac n cheese was a wonderful change from all the seafood we have had in the area. Portions were large, more than we could finish. Service was very good as well.

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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31 reviews 31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Despite a lot of other great reviews about the food here, we found it just so-so, and the service was really lacking. The people were very nice, just not very good at handling the few customers that were in the place. We waited too long for our food (though our server apologized for that), and for our check. The food... More 

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Dayton, Ohio
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

This is exactly as advertised, neighborhood bar & grill. The food is down home souther. There is nothing glitzy or urban about it, just good food at a good price. There are many places around here that do seafood great. This place does it OK, the fried oysters I had were very good, but I usually don't eat them fried.... More 

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Ohio
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308 reviews 308 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
230 helpful votes 230 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

When we saw the reviews of the fried chicken, we had to check it out. We've had fried chicken at most of the national reputation places, and AJ's doesn't take a backseat to any of them. This is the fried chicken you would make at home if you were really, really good: no fancy ingredients or special tricks, just perfectly... More 

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Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Have always meant to go to A.J.s in Apalach. It's on what the call the hill, kind of out of the way in a poorer part of Apalachicola. But don't be fooled. Just as one cannot tell the content of a book by its cover, one will never experience the delicious fried chicken served at A.J.'s unless they wander off... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 120 Martin Luther King Jr Ave, Apalachicola, FL 32320-2135
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Apalachicola
  • Phone Number: +1 850-653-2571

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 18
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups

Description

Soul Food. Sea Food. Good Food. Off the beaten path. No frills. Nothing fancy. Just good food! Family recipes and the best fried chicken ever!

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?