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Papa Joe's Oyster Bar & Grill

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45 Ave D, Apalachicola, FL 32320-1425
850-653-1189
Sunday
Closed
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Hours:
Mon - Tue 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wed - Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

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  • 166
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  • 125
    Very good
  • 42
    Average
  • 19
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  • 18
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Papa Joe's Cooks!

A wise local innkeeper suggested Papa Joe's for local fish well-prepared. Don't let the stark outside appearance of the restaurant deter you. Inside, it is basic, but very clean & pleasant. My husband loved his baked bacon/cheese oysters, & I enjoyed a crab cake, slaw & the very best... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 5, 2015
Carolina47
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N. Georgia
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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Macomb, Michigan
Top Contributor
88 reviews 88 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Glad to see they reopen after the fire awhile back. Not on the water anymore but their food is still great. They have the absolute best Hush Puppies I've ever had bar none! And the best cocktail sauce. Please please please send me the recipies! Always eat here everytime we are in Apalachicola. They are the best!

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USA/Tennessee
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48 reviews 48 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

We were staying on St George Island but came to town twice during the week and dined at Papa Joe's. My traveling companions always got the raw oysters. I tried the fried grouper and it was delicious.

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Shrimp poboy, oyster poboy, scallop basket, 2 cheeseburgers & soft shell crab. Everything was fried but tasty. Great lunch stop.

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Harriman, Tennessee, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

We loved the grilled shrimp and the coleslaw was excellent. Reasonably priced. Very large dining room.

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Prattville, Alabama
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

My husband and cousin fished all day. We brought the fish to Papa Joe's and they fried it up for us. It came with two sides all for 9.99! This was the best price for all the food we got. The waiter was terrific.

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N. Georgia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

A wise local innkeeper suggested Papa Joe's for local fish well-prepared. Don't let the stark outside appearance of the restaurant deter you. Inside, it is basic, but very clean & pleasant. My husband loved his baked bacon/cheese oysters, & I enjoyed a crab cake, slaw & the very best hushpuppies of my life. Those hushpuppies are perfect: crispy outside, moist... More 

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Rhinelander, Wisconsin
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36 reviews 36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

We tried several places in Apalachicola, but this was our favorite. The grouper was really good, and you got a lot of it. The price was reasonable for the amount of food received and the fact that you are in Apalachicola. We also enjoyed the key lime pie. As for ambiance - well, there isn't much. We go for the... More 

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8 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

A good place to stroll over from the above mentioned hotel for a drink, oysters, crab cakes and chowder. There is a variety of places to sit, you can sit at the tables, order at the window and get the food when ready. Better yet sit at the bar and you can order as you go along and decide on... More 

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Franklin, Tennessee, United States
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Sadly we did not go here until our last day on St. George Island, when we ventured into Apalachicola. But to make up for it we went for lunch and dinner ! For lunch I had what I call My Cheeseburger in Paradise. It was the best burger I have had in years ! For dinner I had the Herb... More 

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

OMG this is the place to eat at! The oysters just melt in your mouth! They are so good! I ate grouper and my husband had a steak. Both us where so pleased with our meals. The hush puppies are so so good also! If you want to you can take your cleaned fish in with you and they will... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 45 Ave D, Apalachicola, FL 32320-1425
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Apalachicola
  • Phone Number: 850-653-1189

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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