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Papa Joe's Oyster Bar & Grill

301 Market St Ste B, Apalachicola, FL 32320-1425
850-653-1189
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Ranked #5 of 24 restaurants in Apalachicola
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Seafood
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
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English first
Sherwood Park, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

We're here for one thing, oysters! 3 of us,3 dozen raw fresh wonder oysters & a basket of corn fretters! Well yes, there was beer of course. This is not a fancy place. it's an oyster bar! One of the very best. We were in Florida for 18 days & there wasn't a day without oysters so we know!! Do... More

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Panama City Beach, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

When we're in the mood for some superlative oysters, we head to Apalachicola. We don't bother with the fancy schmancy oyster dishes down the street. We go where the locals go, and that's Papa Joe's. Now the Apalachicola oyster industry is hurting from the water issues with water in the local river being diverted upstream in Atlanta. So you're no... More

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Miramar Beach, Florida
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99 reviews 99 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

My oysters were very good. Had a dozen raw and six of the ones baked with crabmeat and cheese. Yum. On the river so you can see the working boats come and go. Captain from boat tour recommended and we were pleased.

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Creswell
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37 reviews 37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

We rented a Harley in Panama City Beach and rode over to Papa Joe's to enjoy some fresh oysters! We asked to be seated out on the back porch area, it was kinda run down looking, but what the heck, we were here for fresh oysters, not the atmosphere! The waitress came to take our order, 2 plates of cheese... More

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Moultrie, Georgia
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48 reviews 48 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

We have been enjoying bay oysters for years. This is where the locals go to get them. You will not be impressed by the out of the way location at the marina, the limited parking or the fish camp atmosphere but this is home style seafood at its best. You can have oysters prepared virtually anyway you want them. Ask... More

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New Paltz, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

Must visit this place for fresh oysters! I loved the parm oysters the best!!! The staff is wonderful and the food was excellent! exactly what we were looking for!! Local- charming- relaxed-excellent food!

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Leesburg, Georgia
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53 reviews 53 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

My wife and I visited this local oyster bar for the second time. The first time was 2 years ago and we had previously been fans of Boss Oyster in Apalachicola. Let us just say that our initial review of this establishment is just the same the second time around. This grill is nothing fancy (I really don't know of... More

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Griffin, Georgia, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

This Grouper is the best you can get in the entire coast. Boss Oyster nearby is over priced, and doesent deliver what this place does in quality and freshness. You can eat here for $20 and have the meal of your life, or go down the street for $50 and say was that really worthy $50? Oysters, shrimp, fish, flounder,... More

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

You have to go here if you go nowhere else. Oyster selection is truly superb to any other in town. Great place to watch the sunset.

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Atlanta
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Service was not great. One person in our party waited a good 10 minutes for his sandwich while the rest of us ate our oysters. Oysters were good, but atmosphere is stuffy and old. It would be nice if there were some fresh air in patio section. Overall it was disappointing.

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