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Papa Joe's Oyster Bar & Grill

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45 Ave D, Apalachicola, FL 32320-1425
850-653-1189
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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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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  • 187
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  • 131
    Very good
  • 46
    Average
  • 22
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  • 19
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good choice

Very good fresh seafood at this well established town icon. Service is good, despite being very busy for dinner more than lunch.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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Milton, Florida
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  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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Bayfield, Wisconsin
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84 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Of course the local oysters are the best in the world, but the fried shrimp is a close second in my view. Hush puppies too are worth an extra side. Have a beer at the Tap Room before because the selection here is very lacking.

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Milton, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Very good fresh seafood at this well established town icon. Service is good, despite being very busy for dinner more than lunch.

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Lexington, Kentucky
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We were referred here by the captain of our fishing trip. This is just plane ol' good food! We went fishing and were told to take the fish we caught to the kitchen exit at the rear of the building and they would fry, bake, broil, or what ever you want done. So that's what we did. Oh My Goodness!... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We love Papa Joe's Seafood it is a family favorite.They have great food at a reasonable price and we always leave sruffed. It is so good I even brought some family friends down to try it.The only thing I can say that I was not real happy with was the bill which included a gratuity included.we paid two separate bills... More 

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Middletown, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This was a great place to eat at lunch my family of 11 went for lunch and we had great service and great food. We did not have to wait for a table and they served good oysters and great fish.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Went to Papa Joe's recently and enjoyed some pretty good food. The environment is definitely low key (foldable tables and chairs). The food was fresh and the prices were reasonable. I would go again even though the menu is fairly basic. I think the prices for the food offered was fair. Service could have been a little better , friendly... More 

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Easley, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

We eat at Papa Joe's every year and always love our food. The atmosphere is different since they moved away from the marina, but the food is just as good.

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New Haven, Connecticut
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

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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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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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: Families with children, Local cuisine
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?