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Papa Joe's Oyster Bar & Grill

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45 Avenue D, Apalachicola, FL 32320-1882
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Mon - Tue 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wed - Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Gulfport, Florida
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When we entered Papa Joe's it didn't look like your typical restaurant. It looked like they had taken over a super market and put up some partition walls. The tables are plastic catering tables with patio chairs. We had eaten at a few other places in town that were more elegant and more pricey. My wife, Karen ordered the rib... More 

Thank CharlesA47
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent casual dining. Grilled and fried grouper were wonderful. Soft shell crabs were the best. Very good service.

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Carrollton, Georgia
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic seafood...if you like oysters you'll love this place ...everything fresh.. A secret place most tourists haven't discovered...

Thank Wirehandj
Pegram, TN
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348 reviews
259 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We thought the food here was great. They were very busy, but the service was good and food came quickly. The only downside if there was one is that the decor is kind of haphazard. When we first walked in we were unsure...but like I said it was great! So go for it!

Thank rockstar89
Atlanta, Georgia
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Papa Joes is my favorite place to eat while staying at St George. Their fried shrimp has always been my favorite. But this time I tried the Shrimp Bisque. It is delicious! It is an appetizer, but be warned they do not serve by the cup, only by the bowl. So, it is very filling if you eat it all.

Thank Jean J
Martin, TN
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

Okay, maybe I'm too picky. Just because we're staying on the Gulf of Mexico I expect extremely fresh and yummy seafood. Papa Joe's is an okay restaurant. The food is okay, the atmosphere perfect (if you like a converted grocery store vibe) but the service is outstanding. This restaurant is not cheap, however, the table bill for 9 adults and... More 

Thank Tootsie-Sue
fort oglethorpe
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

Our crab dip and oysters were very good. The key lime pie was also good. The workers were friendly. The servers were very busy, but attentive. We would return.

Thank bdevaux
Florida Panhandle, Florida
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

The picture and address may suggest that this is waterfront dining but the restaurant has apparently changed locations and is located in the downtown area of Apalachicola. That being said, the lunch I had (shrimp bisque) was delicious and the price was very reasonable. The menu (which included seafood as well as burgers) offered a variety that should meet the... More 

Thank alrsmom
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30 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

We went here because we asked a local where to get lunch. When we arrived we almost didn't stay because it looked so plain and we had seen so many cute looking eating places downtown. The tables and chairs make it fell like you are eating in the school cafeteria, but the food made up for it! I had the... More 

Thank Krisy S
Fort Myers
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122 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

If you have hankering for fried seafood, this is your place. Family run,they all help each other out. Wish they served draft beer on tap, I'd give them another star.

Thank DianaFortMyers

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 45 Avenue D, Apalachicola, FL 32320-1882
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Apalachicola
  • Phone Number: 850-653-1189

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