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“Best Local Experience” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Papa Joe's Oyster Bar & Grill

Papa Joe's Oyster Bar & Grill
45 Ave D, Apalachicola, FL 32320-1425
850-653-1189
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Ranked #12 of 29 Restaurants in Apalachicola
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
Bon Aqua
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Best Local Experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

Grab a seat and overlook the boats or belly up to the bar and prepare yourself for the best, freshest Apalachicola oysters. Laid back and quiet, it's a great place to indulge. The crab cakes are to die for. Oyster lovers can't go wrong with fried or fresh. The tea is divine!

The service is laid back, but top notch. You're welcome to hang out and enjoy the view. It's a simple place. The dining room is no frills. You know that those chairs you take to church gatherings?! That's what you'll find here. Don't let the simplicity fool you. It's the best food you'll find in the Bay!!

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Best bang for your buck !!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012

Amazing baked oysters on a half shell amazing shrimp,crab cake sandwhich. Surf is plentiful and delish but turf is a little pricey

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Panama City, FL
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74 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Good food but no ambience”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2012

We had lunch for the first time today at Papa Joe's. The setting on the water was lovely but the dining area was so bare bones with awful plastic seats and no decor whatsoever. That said, the service was excellent, my husband loved his fried grouper basket, and my burger and fries (I'm the non-seafood eater in the family) was just fine but nothing special. Prices were more than fair for what we had, and they didn't skimp on the glasses of wine. We'll go back.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Alabama
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Fun Place!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2012

We love this place! The crab claws and shrimp are wonderful. You can sit on the enclosed porch, it holds large groups, but it can get loud, or you can sit inside where is it not as loud. You can see a dock and water from the porch. You will not leave hungry!

Visited September 2012
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Cedar Key, Florida
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Best Oysters in Town”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2012

Fresh oysters (classic baked w/butter & parmesan), grouper grilled to perfection, and a cold beer. What could be better? We almost passed on this place because of some negative reviews, but I'm sure glad we didn't. I tried oysters at 3 places in Apalach and they were all good, but Papa Joe's had the largest ones by far. Very casual/rustic atmosphere, helpful servers, and tasty seafood cooked perfectly.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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