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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 #6 of 24 restaurants in Apalachicola
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Seafood
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
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English first
Brownsburg, Indiana
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

I always liked Papa Joe's- in their old location down by the marina, there was a certain ambiance and you were able to watch the boats come into the marina and watch the wildlife on the water. So I was a little apprehensive when they moved to downtown Apalachicola. The ambiance is gone as far as location, but the interior... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

The food was very good. The shrimp was fresh and delicious. This place was crowded on a Monday night. It appears to be a favorite restaurant for the locals.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We are a large family with 6 children we went here on the 3rd of July, 2014. The food was very good with good service. We are locals and enjoy the food. We didn't enjoy the 18 percent gratuity added to our bill because we're a large family. We had 3 main dishes and 5 kids meals. I'm a very... More

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Chillicothe, Ohio
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138 reviews 138 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
318 helpful votes 318 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We had been to Papa Joe's nine years ago. At that time it was located at Scippo Creek Marina. We headed down the road to the marina, when we saw a sign that Papa Joe's had relocated to "D" Street downtown in Apalachicola.The place was very crowded and we had about a 20 minute wait for a table (we were... More

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Panama City Beach, Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Wanna lose a tooth? This manager (or owner) is chancing some serious liability by trying to save money on equipment. Waited quite a while to speak with a manager while food got cold over the disgusting clusters of nasty barnacles and seaweed hanging off raw oysters and specialty oyster appetizers. He did not care, was unsympathetic, and unconcerned when I... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We ate at Papa Joe's for lunch. They recently moved to the current location. The atmosphere was rather bland, but the food was very good. I had a shrimp po-boy and my wife had a salad. Good portion size. Our server was friendly and other staff seemed to be also.

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NC
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Papa Joe's doesn't have the view of other restaurants in Apalachicola, and there's not much that's memorable except for the food itself. But in Florida's seafood coast, that's what we wanted. Papa Joe delivers quality. Five of us went for lunch during the busy 4th of July week and each person in our party agreed it was among the best... More

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Atlanta, GA
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Popa Joe's Oyster Bar & Grill Apalachecola, Fl Last night my wife, son, daughter-in-law, grand-daughter (13) and grandson (9) dined there at 7 PM. The town was packed for the fireworks show and so was the restaurant. Told we had a 30 minute wait. After 20 minutes we were seated. An excellent waitress named Julie (amazing to me how often... More

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Georgia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We have been eating at Papa Joe's for years and it's always been our "go to" place for fresh seafood. We were a little worried after it moved to it's new location and read a few bad reviews. We went anyway to see for ourselves if the food was still the best. We got there Friday night at 6:00 pm... More

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Woodstock, Georgia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Papa Joe's has moved off the water and are now in downtown Apalachicola but that is the only thing that has changed. They still serve some of the best food in the area and are our favorite place to go if we only had one place to eat in Apalachicola. The "A" oysters (butter and Parmesan cheese) are very hard... More

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