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“great food” 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 #11 of 26 Restaurants in Apalachicola
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch
Mobile, Alabama
1 review
“great food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2012

We got to town at 8 pm. The oly place open was PAPA JOES.
We wanted to eat at another place, but sir were we glad they were closed.
At first site of the dinning room we were a little bit afraid that
we had made a mistake. The server nabbed us with her warm
charm and made us feel so welcome even at 8pm.
They close at 9. We had raw baked and fried oysters
and fried bay scallops. Every thing was absolutely delicious.

We couldnt wait for lunch the next day.
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  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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  • Italian first
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English first
Johnson City, Tennessee
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Second Visit to Papa Joe's”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2012

Both times the food had been very good. The oysters (raw and garlic Parmesan) were excellent. The seafood platters were large and the scallops, oysters, shrimp and fish were lightly battered and very tasty. The service was friendly and efficient. My only complaint was that the condiments left a lot to be desired (ketchup was watery and salad dressing tasted like Kraft). The restaurant can handle large groups and it is on a nice site on the water - but don't expect great ambiance.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Papa Joes Fried Shrimp”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012

If you get chance to visit Papa Joes for fried shrimp you won't be disappointed. It over looks the water where if you are lucky you can see a gator! While waiting for your food, which is delicious, you can take in the scenery. It is not on the main road but off the beaten track where regulars go as they know where it is.
It is not a top class restaurant but the service and the locals are very friendly and the fried shrimp and slaw is lovely. If you want to get off the beaten track and see what the locals eat please visit Papa Joes.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Merritt Island, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Okay”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2012

Great location. Ambiance was to be desired. Food was average. Prices were more than expected for average food.

Visited December 2012
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Orange Beach, Alabama
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Quick getaway”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2012

Oysters were superb, all of them,raw, baked, and fried. Service was friendly and excellent. the visit to Papa Joe's was definitely a highlight to the Apalachicola area. I'll absolutely visit again!

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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