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Boss Oyster

125 Water St, Apalachicola, FL 32320
+1 850-653-8139
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Ranked #15 of 24 restaurants in Apalachicola
Price range: $7 - $22
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Oyster Bar
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Canton, Georgia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

I have been to Boss Oyster 20+ times. Great view of water with shrimp boats headed out for the evenings work. This last trip the service has slipped to poor and the food went backwards a step as well. It is pricey for what you get but again the view is fantastic. Note, I do not eat oysters so oyster... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

We stopped in for a late lunch and were able to easily acquire a table. We sat on the deck, under one of the fans. The shrimp was fresh and I asked for it to be grilled - to which the kitchen added Old Bay seasoning. The shrimp was well prepared - not over grilled. The red beans & rice... More

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Pensacola, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

The food was decent, but no seasoning what so ever. Food did come out quick and hot.... Server couldn't tell us if shrimp were de-vained or even try to find out. Other then that she was fine. Oh and the Sweet tea was WAY TO SWEET!!!!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

Hostess was uncertain if she could seat seven at one table, we had to solve this problem ourselves. We then had to ask to have bird feces wiped off our table. Food was just adequate. Hip Hop music playing too loud. Atmosphere/view is amazing-almost makes up for poor food. (My mother asked that I add that the local cats are... More

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Chillicothe, Ohio
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138 reviews 138 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
317 helpful votes 317 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

This restaurant has been an Appalachicola standby for many years. It is on the water and offers a good view if seated on the deck. Prices are in line with other restaurants in the area. It does get busy at peak times. Our dinner was very good.

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Atlanta, Georgia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

A friend and I decided to go to the Boss last Tuesday. The restaurant was on half full upon our arrival. I wanted the grouper sandwich despite the cost of $15. My friend ordered the bay scallop poor boy which I would recommend. They placed 18 perfectly cooked bay scallops on the roll. He gave the sandwich a thumbs up.... More

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Louisville, Kentucky
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Great outdoor seating, fresh oysters, raw or Rockefeller, steamed shrimp, don't dress up, just go enjoy. . Apalachacola is a great town to walk around - go

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oystr, Owner at Boss Oyster, responded to this review

Susan B, We heartedly agree with your review. Thanks, Boss Staff, Caroline and Larry ,Hurry back More

Alpharetta
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Like's: The Oysters!! The best Oysters in the world come from Apalachicola Bay which is the setting for Boss Oyster. Our Oysters were fantastic! They were presented on the 1/2 shell on a platter bedded in ice. Salty and fresh. The wait staff was excellent and friendly. Dislikes: None.

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Marsh Harbour, Great Abaco Island
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Came here for their oysters and weren't disappointed. Iced down and just perfect. Also had the "Journey End" sandwich which fulfilled it's description and then some. Too big for one person to eat! Cassandra (in the bar) provided excellent service.

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oystr, Owner at Boss Oyster, responded to this review

Thanks for your kind review. In your short meaningful review you have defined our mission. Our third generation oysterman John Stokes has been with us for 8 years. His dedication is paramount to our business. He is one of two oystermen in the Gulf coast who is certified by the International Sanitary Shellfish Commission.Each morning bright and early he ices... More

Centerville, Ohio
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Our family of four ate at Boss Oyster this evening and had a great experience. It was sweltering hot outside so we asked to sit indoors which was much more comfortable, but not air conditioned. Our server was very friendly and very attentive. Our food came out of the kitchen equally as fast. My four year old had a hot... More

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