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AJ's Neighborhood Bar & Grill

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120 Martin Luther King Jr Ave, Apalachicola, FL 32320-2135
+1 850-653-2571
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Port Saint Joe, Florida
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is the best southern food around. We are about 45 minutes away and visit there twice per month to get our friend chicken and vegetables fix!!

Thank williep51
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

Food was average. the service was average, the building felt like I was in wrong neighborhood. Friends like the fried chicken, but not as good as the colonel's.

Thank rodney h
Atlanta, Georgia
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38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

Seafood at AJs is wonderful too. I usually have some kind of seafood but had the fried chicken club sandwich this time and it was awesome!

Thank Kathy C
Fort Pierce, Florida
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016

We were on a road trip and craving fried chicken. Asked at our B and B and was referred to AJ's. The chicken was fresh, hot and delicious. Sides of mac and cheese, green beans and onion rings were perfection. Our bartender/server was Nya. She was friendly, personable and made our dinner experience complete.

Thank Vicki R
Bangor, Pennsylvania
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76 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016 via mobile

We had read online that they offered a lunch buffet from 11:30-2:00, nope. A little disappointed, but we still had lunch at AJ's. We got there at noon and there wasn't any parking available, so we parked on the grass across the street from the restaurant. The food was average and only 1 waitress for the whole room.

Thank ihatecats
Skytop, Pennsylvania
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57 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2016

This place makes the best fried chicken I've ever eaten. It's atmosphere is utilitarian and casual, and service is erratic, but it is all worth it. Sides are good and well-prepared. It is a definite recommend

Thank 101ljd
Ocala, Florida
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2016

Their website says they have a lunch buffet every day but it's only on Sunday. Grilled fish was very greasy. One waitress and one cook - both very slow. They were out of potato salad already by 1 pm and no collard greens - what kind of soul food place is that?!! Restaurant is old and depressing inside. Don't bother.

Thank donnamb6669
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2016

there's fried chicken and then there's AJs fried chicken and there's no comparison between the two. It's cooked when you order it so be prepared for a bit of a wait for your piping hot freshly made perfectly seasoned scrumptious chicken. Can't review any of the sides as I never want to fill up on anything else. It's not a... More 

1 Thank Lkcoss1
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183 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2016

Surprised to learn this place has been open for 10 years! We didn't hear about it until this trip to Apalachicola. Maybe cuz it's a soul food place?? Great chicken tenders, not previously frozen and mass produced. Husband had the "pimp tight" basket. 2 nice pieces of fried chicken, hot and tender. Will be back. Atmosphere a little lacking. Waitress... More 

Thank Roz C
Central New York State
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131 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2016 via mobile

AJ's has the most delicious fried chicken anywhere around! It is freshly fried to order, and the chicken must be really fresh to start with, because it is great! It is served with a choice of two sides out of a long list, including fried green tomatoes, fried okra, mashed potatoes, garlic mashed, corn, cole slaw, and more. Portions are... More 

Thank JudyFromUpstateNY

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$7 - $18
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Buffet, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 120 Martin Luther King Jr Ave, Apalachicola, FL 32320-2135
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Apalachicola
  • Phone Number: +1 850-653-2571
Soul Food. Sea Food. Good Food. Off the beaten path. No frills. Nothing fancy. Just good food! Family recipes and the best fried chicken ever!

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