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Boss Oyster

125 Water St, Apalachicola, FL 32320
+1 850-653-8139
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Ranked #16 of 24 restaurants in Apalachicola
Price range: $7 - $22
Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 am - 12:00 am
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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Ft Walton Beach
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

The host was most ungracious and we felt as though we were imposing when we asked for a table that was not a picnic table. It took the waitress about 15 minutes before she took our order. My husband asked for a lime to go with his drink and she forgot to bring it. My drink, she just got wrong... More

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Washington, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Went in a Friday Night and the severs were great but too few for the number of takes they were attempting to serve. This is a rustic resturant and my kids were grossed out by the amount of bugs(we sat outside -they were dead by windows) The sea plater was $32 dollars and got 4 Shrimp. Highly disappointed in the... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

We have been coming to Boss for many years, each year for family vacation. It has been one of our favorites for the view and food. HOWEVER... This time we went to get the signature grand (shrimp) and grits with "jumbo gulf shrimp" and we got over mixed grits with bait shrimp. They said it was the popcorn shrimp that... More

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Jacksonville, Florida
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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

Our grouper was 2 hours out of eating it! So super fresh and prepared perfectly! Oysters were fabulous. We only stayed in St. George area for 3 days and chose to eat here twice! A must for all!

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Paris
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118 reviews 118 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We come from France where oysters are eaten in great quantities and are considered a delicacy, but are rarely grilled. We found the choice amazing and they were really good. So was the seared tuna. Service alittle slow but very friendly and warm. Would recommend sittingoutside next to the peaceful waterside

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Tallahassee, Florida
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I have visited this business several times. The service has been fair and the food has been fair. You can get a taste of the bay, but it isn't stellar. Finally, I won't be back. Sorry Boss, you need to improve service first, then improve your food.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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111 reviews 111 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Sit out on the deck right by the water and enjoy the bounty this area has to offer. Boss has numerous concoctions all done with oysters, and they are all quite good, but for my money, the less you do to an oyster, the better. We loved the bloody oysters and has several dozen with just Parmesan. Friendly staff. Decent... More

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Marianna, Florida
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We went with friends to celebrate their anniversary. We all had appetizers and entrees. Three had raw oysters, I had steamed shrimp. The oysters were large and good, but served on a tray of ice that was mostly melted. This caused the oysters to be surrounded by water. The cocktail sauce was pretty good but the horseradish lacked punch which... More

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oystr, Owner at Boss Oyster, responded to this review

Patricia S, Hi, my name is Larry. I have been cooking for Caroline for 30 years. I am sure glad I am not married to you. " Service was prompt, attentive, and polite but not the server."say what"Did I say I am glad that I am not married to you , Larry owner Boss More

Lubbock, Texas
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117 reviews 117 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We had a very good experience during a recent visit to Apalachicola. The food was good, as were the location and the service. It is an acceptable choice for people travelling with children, though probably better for adults.

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Shalimar
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

A wonderful place to sit by the river at picnic tables and eat famous Apalachicola oysters. The ways they can be fixed is endless! There are plenty of other choices for both fish lovers and landlubbers. Sitting along side the river is so nice too!

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