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Owl Cafe

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15 Avenue D, Apalachicola, FL 32320-1719
850 653 9888
Website
Today
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night
Dessert

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  • 458
    Excellent
  • 174
    Very good
  • 45
    Average
  • 17
    Poor
  • 15
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
Disappointed this time

We have been back to this restaurant numerous times in visits to Apalachicola so we made a reservation for dinner this trip. We were seated upstairs in a noisy large room, the service was slow and the order was not taken correctly. We asked for bread with our salads and when it didn't come we... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
Pamela v
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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709 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

We have been back to this restaurant numerous times in visits to Apalachicola so we made a reservation for dinner this trip. We were seated upstairs in a noisy large room, the service was slow and the order was not taken correctly. We asked for bread with our salads and when it didn't come we finally got up and went... More 

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Based on reviews we looked forward to our meal here. It was busy, we waited, we waited, the hostess disappeared, we waited...we were finally seated. Waitress very friendly, made recommendations and we ordered. Shrimp taco filling was skimpy, way too much garlic in pasta, and grouper sandwich had more lettuce than fish. It was a pricey meal for so so... More 

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Rhode Island
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89 reviews 89 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

It was delicious. The servers were great. Nice place. We loved Apalachicola. Eat here! We tried fried oysters for the first time. Pretty good!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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72 reviews 72 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Apalachicola is a wonderful water-side town; shrimp boats in the harbor, etc. We enjoyed exploring it and lunch at The Owl Café was pleasant. Tho we had !:45 pm reservations (hardly the height of the lunch hour) we had to wait a long time and service was slow. I had the oyster salad which is basically fried local oysters on... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Lovely dinner with great service. Crab cake appetizer was absolutely delicious. Catch of the day - Mahi mahi just melted in your mouth. The only disappointment was that the store was not open.

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Bella Vista, Arkansas
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77 reviews 77 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Forget the bread, the 6-8 oysters that come on this sandwich are to delicious to share with bread! Apalachicola is known for their wonderful Bay oysters and this restaurant sure knows how to serve them up right. My husband went for the more traditional cheeseburger and it was excellent too, for those of you not into seafood.

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Berkshire
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

We only had one night in town so were recommended the 'Owl'. As you walk in it feels like a quality restaurant, not just a bar that does food. We both had the Swordfish, and the wine flowed from an extensive choice. A very enjoyable evening, good atmosphere and service to match.

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Mobile, Alabama
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38 reviews 38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

it has been 5 years since I last visited Owl Cafe and the great service and food remain the best. Prices are very reasonable. Wish I was not 5 hours away. Hope to return soon

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London, Canada
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Had lunch upstairs , window table. Mediteranean salad with grilled chicken, hubby had house salad with jumbalaya. Both were excellent and plentiful. Excellent service, reasonable prices.

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Chattanooga,TN
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83 reviews 83 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is a white table cloth place with beautiful seafood. We had fresh oysters, grouper and shrimp. The grouper was large, fresh and perfect seasoning. The salad and salad dressings were great. Our waitress was helpful, and busy. She had lots of help from the other staff and our dinner was great.

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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: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
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?