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Owl Cafe

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15 Avenue D, Apalachicola, FL 32320-1719
850 653 9888
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun 10:30 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Wonderful upstairs restaurant. The best meal in Apalachicola. We had gazpacho soup which was quite good. The Red snapper with one large scallop, tomatoes, capers, artichoke hearts, garlic and white wine was delicious and large enough of a portion to share. The Wahoo special with cilantro, chipotle, garlic and olive oil and tomato salsa was exceptional. The kid's steak was... More 

Thank hgwesq
New Smyrna Beach, Florida
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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We chose this place because of its Trip Advisor rating and because there aren't many restaurants with upstairs outdoor decks in Apalachicola. We could have found a cheaper place but we were very pleased with the food, the service and the view. We're glad we went.

Thank BarnacleKen
Riverview, Florida
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A white-table cloth kind of place...very nice, loved the wrap-around balcony. Oysters on the half shell were very good and reasonably priced. Fried shrimp we huge and delicious. Fried oysters were over-cooked, but still quite good. Located in an enchanting part of town.

Thank Michael B
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22 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The food was just at the most good. The service was non existent, got soup and had to request crackers and server said oh yes I'll bring them right back and also said would you like some bread and I said yes that would be great and she also said she would bring that right back, she came back after... More 

Thank Linda S
Saint Louis, Missouri
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great restaurant. Best fried shrimp I have ever had! Would definitely eat there again! The service was great. Family friendly. In the town itself I must say I thoroughly enjoyed. I loved being able to get the feel of an old Florida town.

Thank Cutlera
Jacksonville, Florida, USA
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55 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Second time here. Atmosphere was OK, service was slow and seems pricey. However considering the small size of this town a great find for a good dinner. Excellent wine list

Thank Hall S
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

7/21/16. Food was excellent, I highly recommend the fried oyster appetizer. Not much on ambiance, especially because our table for our party of six was between the enterance to the bathroom and kitchen. Two-top tables around the corner might be better but I wouldn't know over the rattling kitchen noises.

Thank James D
Frankfort, Kentucky
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had taken the Sunset Cruise from the Apalachicola Maritime Museum, returning to Apalach at about 9:00 p.m. Many of the nearby restaurants close at 9, but the Owl Cafe stayed open until 10:00. We were able to get a table at 9:15 - the service was impeccable and completely unrushed. The restaurant itself is simply beautiful - very beachy,... More 

Thank Bourbonball
Dothan, Alabama
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I've always had great food and service when eating at the Owl Cafe. The caramel flan is not to be missed!

Thank alkm68
Waleska, Georgia
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79 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We have had both lunch and dinner here, and this is the choice for a Special Occasion. It is a white tablecloth, dressy casual atmosphere with an upscale menu. I have enjoyed lamb chops, shrimp, and chicken with unique treatments here, plus many options for wine and mixed drinks. Celebration or just a daily treat. Most meals are upstairs, but... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $30
American, Seafood, Gluten Free
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Romantic, Scenic view
Open Hours
10:30 am - 3:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15 Avenue D, Apalachicola, FL 32320-1719
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Apalachicola
  • Phone Number: 850 653 9888

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