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Papa Joe's Oyster Bar & Grill

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45 Ave D, Apalachicola, FL 32320-1425
850-653-1189
Today
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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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: Lunch, Dinner

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  • 46
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  • 22
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  • 19
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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
Fried Oysters!!!!!!!!

I love fried oysters and anytime I go near seafood, this is what I get. We were there on July 4 for lunch and it was delicious and so many oysters were in the oyster basket. I could not finish the fries but did manage to get the hush puppies eaten. The fries and puppies could have been hotter... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 7, 2015
Deborah H
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Tallahassee, Florida
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  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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English first
New Haven, Connecticut
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015 NEW

Service was excellent but food was just ok. The pricing was decent. Family dining. It's locally owned so you have to love supporting a local family.

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Humble
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

I like Papa Joe's fried shrimp, it is the best. It is fresh and has a great flavor. The service is fast and friendly and the food is great.

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Coronado, California
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

My wife and I made a special detour on our way home to California to Papa Joe's because we love their fresh oysters. This time we not only ordered their raw oysters, but we order a bowl of shrimp and scallop bisque that was chock-full of wonderful flavors. Additionally, we shared a basket of fried shrimp and soft shell crab.... More 

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Rome, Georgia
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We have been eating here for many years, at least once each time on vacation. Excellent seafood, fast service! Grouper basket and baked potato were tasty.

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Mountain View, AR
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We encounted a local that said this was the best place to eat local seafood, but we were very dissapointed. We found the sides to be lackluster and the fried seafood to be one note, without much flavor. The crab dip and homemade chips were good. My wife described the interior as "having all the charm of a bus terminal".... More 

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Lawrenceville, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

When we visit St. George Island, we always make a trip over to Apalachicola and usually always eat at Papa Joe's. It was really nice when the restaurant was located on the water, but now they have moved into town. When we arrived we were told it would be a 1 to 1 1 1/2 hour wait (we were a... More 

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Greenwood, South Carolina
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31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We arrived and were seated at 6:15 for our reservation at 6:30. The hostess was more interested in her personal stuff than the people waiting at the door. When we did get seated, we noticed all the eating areas looked like large cubicles awkwardly built. And the tables were horribly coordinated. They could have added more seating in the building... More 

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Tallahassee, Florida
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

I love fried oysters and anytime I go near seafood, this is what I get. We were there on July 4 for lunch and it was delicious and so many oysters were in the oyster basket. I could not finish the fries but did manage to get the hush puppies eaten. The fries and puppies could have been hotter, but... More 

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Naples, Florida
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

We visited Apalachicola for the Fourth of July weekend. The city of Apalachicola celebrated on Friday the 3rd, which was a blast. However, the city was very quiet on the 4th, many restaurants were closed. Papa Joes was open and provided good fresh seafood and delicious hush puppies. The decor is nondescript and resembles a cafeteria. Lots of missed opportunities... More 

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Valdosta, Georgia
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41 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 via mobile

Our waiter, Caleb, was as awesome as the shrimp! Best fried shrimp we have had in many many moons! Even the chicken fingers were superb! It may not be on the water, but the food is worth the visit.

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Additional Information about Papa Joe's Oyster Bar & Grill

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

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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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?