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Papa Joe's Oyster Bar & Grill

45 Ave D, Apalachicola, FL 32320-1425
850-653-1189
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Ranked #7 of 26 Restaurants in Apalachicola
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Mon - Tue 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wed - Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner

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Nashville, Tennessee
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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

Stopped here for lunch. The oyster on the half were very big and tasty. They are however, served on a plastic cafeteria tray without any ice. This presentation is not very appealing. The service was excellent and friendly. We also had the grouper and crab cake sandwiches. While tasty, the bun disintegrated on the grouper sandwich. The decor needs help,... More

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Brighton, Tennessee, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

We went to Papa Joe's because it was about the only place open. It didn't look as nice as other nearby restaurants - inside or out, but the service was great, and everything we ordered was good. The shrimp and crab bisque was awesome! The non-seafood eater in the group loved the chicken alfredo. Very laid back atmosphere. Would definitely... More

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Lexington, Kentucky
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Food was fantastic, especially the seafood. Atmosphere left a bit to be desired but overall good family friendly joint!

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El Dorado Hills, California
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38 reviews 38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Papa Joe's has moved into town and is no longer on the river. The new place is a non-descript concrete block building but what the ay you don't go there for the the decos. We got there about a half hour before close on a Saturday night and were surprised that several tables were occupied. Service was quick and very... More

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Rome, Georgia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

My wife and I try to eat at Papa Joe's each time we come to Apalachicola. Their food is great and get good portions. They have relocated to near midtown since we were here last and have a bit larger dining area & really smells better as well. I had a Grouper sandwich and my wife had a shrimp platter... More

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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83 reviews 83 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

The service was very good but ... Seated at a plastic picnic table enclosed in shoulder high partitions did not make for the quality dining experience we thought we would have. The oysters were exceptional - disappointedly served without crackers - however the quality of the sandwiches was much lacking. I had the grilled grouper fish, whilst my husband had... More

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Lynn Haven, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

I had lunch twice this past week at Papa Joe's and there's a reason I ate there more than once - it is very good. I had the shrimp basket and the shrimp were good sized, butterflied and very lightly dredged in seasoned flour, fried in good oil. They were fresh and moist inside, crispy outside. The tartar sauce is... More

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Cleveland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

We ate here after a stop for oysters at Up the Creek. What a. Difference. Papa Joes oysters were huge! We had a grouper basket and a fried oyster poboy. Excellent. Our waitress was great. The place was very clean too. No water view but the meal was very good and less expensive than Up The Creek. Our new favorite... More

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Louisville, Kentucky
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39 reviews 39 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Oysters oysters and more oysters! That's what you go for! Also have had fried fish and grilled shrimp. All good!

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Fort Myers, Florida
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44 reviews 44 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Where do I begin? Papa Joes was located for many years on the Apalachicola River, but recently moved into the "downtown" area. We thought we'd really miss the water view, but, nope, the new place is great. We've been there two nights in a row for dinner. We've had the crab cakes, shrimp, & grouper & all were fresh &... More

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