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“Best oysters” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Boss Oyster

Boss Oyster
125 Water St, Apalachicola, FL 32320
+1 850-653-8139
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Ranked #17 of 26 Restaurants in Apalachicola
Price range: $7 - $22
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Oyster Bar
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Winter Park, Colorado
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11 restaurant reviews
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“Best oysters”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

We were headed for the Up the Creek Oyster Bar but it was closed. That was a break for us because we ended up at Boss. The raw oysters were salty sweet and flavorful. May be the best I've ever had. The fried oysters had a great breading that kept the juices in the oyster so they were juicy with a buttery flavor. The corn fritters were even good with lots of corn kernels and very little breading. Finally the sea food gumbo was wonderful. I tend to like roux based gumbo and even though this didn't seem to be roux based it was full of oysters and shrimp and was some of the best I've ever tasted.
I just wish we lived closer so we could come back more often.

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Smyrna, Georgia
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100 reviews 100 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
“Yummy Oysters”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

I had the oyster combo with captain jack, bienville, rockefeller II and key west. Captain Jack were my favorite. Fiance had the ahi tuna and said it was pretty good, but had a couple if tough pieces. Mai Tai was good, bloody mary was good once i put more tobasco in it. We will be back.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Great location, food ok”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

Was disappointed this trip to Boss Oyster, fried mushrooms were still frozen in the middle, when I told our server she said sorry, that was it. Oysters were not what they were a few years ago. Have been here many times and this visit was not up to par with the others. Hope it's better next time.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Saint Augustine, Florida
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36 reviews 36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Fantastic seafood”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

This is where oysters are an experience. There are dozens of different flavors and different ways to eat them. But even if you're not a fan, the seafood is fantastic in general. The service feels like what you might expect in a Southern coastal town - casual, kind and laid back. If you come anywhere close to Apalachicola, then get here.

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Orlando, Florida
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386 reviews 386 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 164 cities Reviews in 164 cities
224 helpful votes 224 helpful votes
“Stick to the Oysters”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

The restaurant has a great atmosphere. Only order the oyster dishes, as the other sides and menu items aren't much better than low-end diner options.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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