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Owl Cafe

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15 Avenue D, Apalachicola, FL 32320-1719
850 653 9888
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11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:30 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 653
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  • 68
    Average
  • 27
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  • 16
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
The absolute best meal experienced in a restaurant!

Celebrated an early Valentine's day with my wife. She had wanted to eat here since the last time we visited Apalachicola. I have dined around the world, Germany, France, England, Italy, Spain, Mexico, Turkey and Morocco to name a few places and I can say without reservation that this was the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
ganixle
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Panama City, Florida
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Panama City, Florida
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Celebrated an early Valentine's day with my wife. She had wanted to eat here since the last time we visited Apalachicola. I have dined around the world, Germany, France, England, Italy, Spain, Mexico, Turkey and Morocco to name a few places and I can say without reservation that this was the finest restaurant meal I have ever enjoyed in my... More 

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Waterford, Canada
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My wife and I went to the Owl Café for lunch. The atmosphere is bright, clean and roomy. The servers are pleasant and attentive, and make sure you are looked after - just the way it should be, I had a grilled grouper sandwich with fries, while my wife had a turkey wrap with bacon, cheese and cranberries. Our friends... More 

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Thank Graham M
Cape Cod
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107 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Upstairs dining (I think there's an elevator). We asked to be seated outside since it was a warm January day. The view and weather were excellent. I forgot that in some states it's still ok to smoke outdoors. Next to us were some locals that smoked cigarettes before during and after their meal. We should have asked to be moved... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My husband and I celebrated our wedding anniversary for an evening meal at The Owl Cafe. The taste and presentation of our meals was superb. While not the most intimately romantic atmosphere, it was elegant. Highly recommend this restaurant for those "special" events!

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Shelby, Alabama
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22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We arrived and walked up the stairs to the cafe. I asked the hostess if they had clam chowder and she said no. I explained that I had seen it on a menu downstairs, I thought. She said, "we don't display our menus on the walls." I replied I must have been mistaken. She then explained they would be closing... More 

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Thank TaraTim9
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We've made the Owl Cafe one of our must go to restaurants while in Apalachicola. We consider it upscale for the area but the attire ranges from shorts and sandals to coats and ties. I ate tons of oysters, my wife watched and we had a couple of good bar drinks. The entrees did not disappoint, she had snapper and... More 

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Thank Lewis M
Charleston, West Virginia
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had lunch and it was first rate. The fried oysters were tasty, the green salad just right. I had a ham and swiss. The ham was tasty. A little more swiss and a little less ham would have improved the mixture. My wife had the shrimp soft tacos and she loved them. Two hours later and she's still talking... More 

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Thank Frank W
Seaside Park, New Jersey
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78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had beer. Lots. We had oysters. Lots. I wanted a decadent dessert and my husband wanted a burger. We walked into Owl Cafe and were amazed. Unbelievable burger. Real meat that hung over the side of the bun. I had Pecan Pie with ice cream and chocolate sauce. With a cup of coffee. So yummy!!! Highly Recommend. Great atmosphere.

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Thank 208PrincessB
Vero Beach, Florida
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79 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Celebrated my birthday here with some friends and it was terrific! Three had the ribeye-three had fried shrimp...everyone happy! Dessert was a toffee cake and a huge pound cake with ice cream and strawberries. Service was fabulous. Prices reasonable and the place was packed. Would go back anytime!

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Thank Ellenmail
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped for lunch based on Tripadvisor reviews and we not disappointed. I chose the 2 shrimp tacos which came with a salad and it was delicious, the salad came with an excellent ginger salad dressing. My husband had the Grouper sandwich and he said it was excellent too. We finished off with a delicious chocolate mouse cake drizzled with... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 15 Avenue D, Apalachicola, FL 32320-1719
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Apalachicola
  • Phone Number: 850 653 9888

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 30
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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