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125 Water St, Apalachicola, FL 32320
+1 850-653-8139
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12:00 am - 12:00 am
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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Anniversary Weekend

I visit Apalachicola often and eat at Boss Oyster just about every time I am there. Great food and nice view of the bay.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Douglas S
Tallahassee, Florida
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Tallahassee, Florida
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I visit Apalachicola often and eat at Boss Oyster just about every time I am there. Great food and nice view of the bay.

Thank Douglas S
Mexico Beach, Florida
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49 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This use to be the best Oyster Restaurant in Apalach. They are still good but there is another that is superior.

Thank Tuck A
Shelby, Alabama
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59 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Let me begin by saying I have hated oysters all of my life. My friends order the afternoon delight and talked me into trying one. To my surprise, it was great!they are lightly baked with cheese and spinach and a bit of hot sauce. Perfect! I then ordered the fried shrimp. They were lightly battered with a very flavorful batter... More 

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Loudon, New Hampshire
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97 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Husband had oysters, gasp they came in from Louisiana. One was gritty, others ok. Apparently the Apalachicola oyster beds are closed, right now. I had the gumbo, was good although I have enjoyed it more at other establishments in town. Got the corn fritters, plentiful load for only $4, nothing served with them .i.e honey. Good view from the heated... More 

Thank PlayaDelCarmenFreak
Orlando, Florida
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was ok food. The restaurant is riverfront, tons of oyster selections on the menu. The oyster were from Louisiana not local. I had fried fish and have had much better at other locations. My expectations of flavor was much higher than what were served.

Thank DWARD2014
oystr, Owner at Boss Oyster, responded to this review

DWARD2014, Heavy rains and flooding have forced the closure of oyster harvesting in the Apalachicola bay. This has been the norm for the last month. We want you to know that the Apalachicola oyster is not served at the Boss for that time. Our boats are at the dock the health of the bay i.e. no e-coli contamination can be... More 

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53 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was seated in a large room; other group in the room left shortly after I sat down. I was seated in this huge room in the corner. Surely there was a seat in the other dining room where there were others. Went for oysters but the Bay was closed to harvesting because of all the recent rains. Instead of... More 

Thank Karen L
Boston, Massachusetts
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178 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

K loves oysters and I don't but we still stop at Boss Oyster every trip to Appalachiocola. Very nice restaurant with inside and outside seating. We hit a patch of rain and cold wind so inside it was for us. Service was quick and quite attentive but not obnoxiously so. We both had a cup of fish chowder to ward... More 

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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you like oysters, this is a must-stop on your visit to Apalachicola. The service is delightful, the views are beautiful, and the oysters were some of the best I have ever had. Kudos!

Thank Diana S
Tallahassee, Florida
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've eaten here for years and I've seen it grow and change but my last visit during the Oyster cook-off was a little disappointing. Portion size was extremely small and grilled fish just not as fresh as it has been in the past. Come on Boss...you're better than that!

Thank rmhrjb
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171 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went for lunch. Met by a sign informing us that due to water conditions, there were no local oysters available, and would be substituted by much more expensive oysters. They can't help it, but it was too bad. Had a nice crab cake basket. Rice and beans side was runny, and not very flavorful. Coleslaw served pre scooped in small... More 

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 am - 12:00 am
12:00 am - 12:00 am
12:00 am - 12:00 am
12:00 am - 12:00 am
12:00 am - 12:00 am
12:00 am - 12:00 am
12:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?