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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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Johnson City, Tennessee
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7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Food was really good, setting and view were great, right on the water. Our waitress was nice but a little distracted and non attentive- overall good experience and great food would definitely eat here again.

Thank 1wolfpackmomandme
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

But it needs a little cleaning up. The food was good and the oysters GREAT but the conditions my not have been the most sanitary. It needs a good cleaning to say the least. I love eating at the docks and always have but the management needs to pay a little more attention to cleanliness.

Thank ILovetoTravelOften
Dublin, Georgia
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Good food. Oysters were small. Our two small grandchildren really enjoyed eating on the porch next to the river with the birds and gulls sitting close by. Also enjoyed seeing the shrimp boats leaving to go shrimping

Thank freemansfree
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been visiting boss oyster from back when I lived in the ATL, Friday afternoons would often mean, beat traffic outta town and head for the boss, for dinner on the river, watching the shrimpers and legendary oystermen bring home their catch.

Thank Jeffrey A
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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65 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After traveling all day, more than 8 hours, we stumbled into the Boss Oyster Restaurant. We are still glad we did. Pleasant service, cold beverages, and wonderfully fresh oysters and shrimp... a dozen on the half shell... and then a basket or two with fried... all washed down with ample (but reasonable) amounts of adult refreshment

Thank K R
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41 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We all is well in Apalach, thank you to all the Oyster Harvesters, your hard work makes this Florida Town Famous! However, Boss Oyster needs to be Fired! Slow service, OK it's laid back, but NO Service while other's get seated and waited on . . . "Tourist Live's Matter" especially in Apalachicola, so as I write this, my wife... More 

Thank JDW56
Foley, Alabama
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love the seating by the water. Raw oysters were delicious, but small. Service is slow, but friendly. Steamed shrimp were very good.

Thank danny622
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Always a must when I'm visiting friends in Appalach. The food is so fresh. The view of the river from the deck is a great place to meet for lunch or dinner. Oysters on the half shell and a cold beverage make for a great time anytime.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a few minutes to wait before we were seated. The hostess seemed flustered and unorganized, unsure how to handle a party of 4. There were lots of open tables both inside and outside, so we weren't sure why we had any wait at all. We noticed the air conditioning inside didn't seem to be working and all of... More 

Thank CindySmith15
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We are giving this place excellent because if the of the view and service. We weren't impressed with the grilled greasy Blue crab cakes, the cole slaw served with the lid still on and horrible cheese grits. We have had way better food that was less expensive.

Thank palmprincess2

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$7 - $22
American, Seafood, Soups
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Scenic view
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?