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Boss Oyster

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American, Seafood, Oyster Bar
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125 Water St, Apalachicola, FL 32320
+1 850-653-8139
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12:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating

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  • 259
    Excellent
  • 191
    Very good
  • 122
    Average
  • 62
    Poor
  • 42
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Pretty Good eatin

Great atmosphere. Food was good, but not excellent. Oysters were delicious according to my husband but on the expensive side. Service was a bit slow for a minimal amount of folks eating on a Thursday evening.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
Carrie C
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Great atmosphere. Food was good, but not excellent. Oysters were delicious according to my husband but on the expensive side. Service was a bit slow for a minimal amount of folks eating on a Thursday evening.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

We have been coming here for about 3 years and I wrote a raving review after our first visit!! Last fall we noticed a change. Food was still good even though the prices had been raised quite a bit, but the service was severely lacking. We were told that management had been changed and it was for the better. We... More 

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Maplewood, New Jersey
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5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

I never had oysters before but once I started with a dozen baked Key West oysters at the Boss, I just kept going back for more. The char-grilled oysters are out of this world and the shucker was so wonderful showing every step of the way of making this delicious dish1

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Tiverton, Rhode Island
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 via mobile

Great setting, right on the water, with world class grilled oysters. The "Boss Shooter" was generous in all of its ingredients!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

The front entrance of the restaurant is located on Water Street, and it doesn't look like much. But, once you walk under the awning to the actual restaurant, it is a really cool place. They do have indoor seating, but most is located outside on a deck overlooking the Apalachacola River. It is not a fancy place, but it is... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Oysters/oyster stew friend gets every time loves it I will go there to b with friends...I do like the oysters on half shell Good for families & fishermen

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Medina, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

The food was good but a little expensive for what you get. The baked oysters and fish tacos were good. The basket portion for 18.00 was not worth it.

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Rochester, New York
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29 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

If you love oysters, you will enjoy them at Boss Oyster. They are served on ice on a silver round platter. Great presentation. They were icy cold and so fresh and tasted delicious. I also tried them steamed, but wouldn't order them again like that. Raw is best for full flavor of these briny beauties. I also tried fried oysters... More 

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Daphne, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

We ate here after a trip to Apalachicola and a walking tour of downtown, the Trinity Episcopal Church and the John Gorree Museum and Memorial. We sat outside along the rail,. overlooking the river and watching the fishing boats go by. We started with a dozen grilled oysters with parmesean, then I had the fried oyster dinner and my date... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

The one issue I had eating in Apalachicola was that most of the dishes are served fried. Grilled or broiled is a delicious and healthier choice. Boss Oyster offered a delicious alternative to "batter dipped"

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 125 Water St, Apalachicola, FL 32320
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Apalachicola
  • Phone Number: +1 850-653-8139

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 22
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood, Oyster Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
12:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?