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Owl Cafe

15 Avenue D, Apalachicola, FL 32320-1719
850 653 9888
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Ranked #2 of 24 restaurants in Apalachicola
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: American
Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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English first
Treasure Island, Florida
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

I would probably go there again in in the area. Service was average. One of us asked for a drink menu. It came but no follow up after that. Maybe Sunday is not the day to visit the Owl Cafe. There is a feeling of antiquity and old Florida which is pleasant. This alone maybe I should give an extra... More

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014 via mobile

We enjoyed our recent visit to The Owl cafe so much on our trip to Appalachicola we returned 2 days later. Our experience was consistently good on both visits. Nice setting, attentive servers, excellent range of beers and wines but above all great food. We tried the shrimp, a red snapper special and the jambalaya and would recommend them all.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

We went based on the other reviews and were sorry we did. Food was mediocre and the service was the slowest we've ever experienced- not an enjoyable evening! Wish we would have tried a different spot.

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Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

We went to the Owl Tap Room and were very happy with the selection of draft beers. Some are on sale during happy hour. We only had the crab dip to eat, but it was very tasty.

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Trussville, Alabama
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Honestly, I do not understand why Owl Cafe is rated #2 instead of #1. Our dinner at the Owl Cafe was amazingly good. My husband's fried oysters were perfect. I chose the special which was snapper in strawberry cream sauce. Oh my goodness, it truly was special. A perfect meal! And Amber was pleasant and attentive. Can't wait to return!

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

We were pleased with our visit for brunch. Greeted and seated promptly and well attended to, but not hovered over, by our friendly waitress. Ate well and paid a very reasonable tab. Thanks.

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Grand Marais, Minnesota
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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

We went to the Owl Cafe for lunch while exploring Apalachicola, and we were beyond pleased. The service was first class, the food was incredible, and the bright decor was a delight. Our friends told us it's the only restaurant in Apalachicola with tablecloths. That's not a big deal to me, but the sophisticated service that came with it was... More

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Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014 via mobile

Based upon the fairly strong TripAdvisor reviews for the Owl Cafe in Apalachicola, I was excited to celebrate my birthday dinner there with my family. Unfortunately, our meal did not begin well when we were told upon seating that our three children (ages 3, 6, and 7) could order grilled cheese sandwiches from the lunch menu and then told during... More

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Tallahassee, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

We went here because of the trip advisor rating. We wanted to sit on the patio, have an appetizer and a cold beer. We had the brochette, which was closer to pico de gallo using green peppers. If you are looking for a fun place with a great atmosphere, this is not it. Service was so so, not what we've... More

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Gainesville, Florida
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Enjoyed lunch here and loved the food. Staff was a little slow, but they were very busy. Good prices for cocktails/wine and good selection.

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