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Boss Oyster

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125 Water St, Apalachicola, FL 32320-1736
+1 850-653-8139
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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38 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Regular stop when in Apalach. Smoked fish dip is awesome, oysters are always on hand and tasty. Outside seating much preferred over inside so you can enjoy the waterway views. Very casual atmosphere. Open when others are closed.

Thank LoLoPromo
Orange Beach, Alabama
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The food was great and by the time we're ready to leave, we felt like part of the family. When reading the bad reviews, keep in mind this is a small town fishing village.

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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We have been to Boss Oyster in past trips, but were disappointed when we visited recently. The oysters were way smaller than we had elsewhere in the area. Side dishes were small and overpriced. The table and seats we were seated at were filthy and neither the hostess or waitress made any attempt to clean them off. This place has... More 

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oystr, Owner at Boss Oyster, responded to this review

We have owned the Boss Oyster for 25 years. In that entire time we have left our docks early each morning and harvested Apalachicola oysters. The Apalachicola oyster is a mid size oyster period. We don't go out and select by size. What you get at the Boss Oyster is the Apalachicola Oyster. If for some reason the bay is... More 

Indian Shores, Florida
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164 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We,ve been dining with the Boss for years, but our last trip was a huge disappointment. That was several years ago, so on this trip to Apalach we decided to give the Boss another try. Worse than ever before. They were out of several beers listed on the menu. Our server said they can no longer support the "once great"... More 

Thank Jon R
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We all were very happy with our meal. My son and I were there for our oyster fix. Delicious Raw as well as baked 8 different ways. My husband and daughter had the flounder and were both thrilled. They brought a water bowl for our chocolate lab and he was very content in the corner of the restaurant. All in... More 

Thank Kelly V
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Does not get any fresher as far as oysters. Excellent food and fun atmosphere. A must if you are in Apalachicola.

Thank chipandlady
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Boss Oyster is my "must stop" restaurant for oysters. The menu has a wide variety of baked oyster options from which to choose. The fried shrimp is also very good. Nice location on the water provides a scenic backdrop for outside dining.

Thank Linda D
Crawfordville, Florida
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family visits Boss Oyster several times a year. Ride a bicycle, come by car, or motorcycle and you will have a pleasant visit of an area time has forgotten. The cheese grits are awesome. The array of oyster dishes are great. Tasty drinks and a great view of the Apoalachicola Bay.

Thank arthurbarndt
Waunakee, Wisconsin
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had dinner her and it was really very good. The atmosphere was wonderful, being right on the river. The service was great and everyone had a wonderful mean and a great time.

Thank Marla A
Austin, Texas
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188 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our first oyster bar in town. We arrived between lunch and dinner and there were only a couple of tables, but the waitresses were too busy talking to wait on us right away. We waited anyway. We sat on the water and the views were beautiful. The oysters were delicious. We sampled raw and grilled. We loved the... More 

Thank beccakristfelt

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$7 - $22
American, Seafood, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Large groups, Families with children, Scenic view, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 125 Water St, Apalachicola, FL 32320-1736
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Apalachicola
  • Phone Number: +1 850-653-8139

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?