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Papa Joe's Oyster Bar & Grill

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$$ - $$$
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45 Avenue D, Apalachicola, FL 32320-1882
+1 850-653-1189
1:00 pm - 2:00 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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DeForest, Wisconsin
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Papa Joe's had great food, but that's not what made our visit special. Our waitress, Alexa, not only was welcoming and friendly, but also did everything possible to make sure we got acquainted with food in the south. When we didn't know what hush puppies were, she brought us a basket to taste. When she found out we had never... More 

Thank Emily N
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We liked our visit so much we went back the next night. Hubby had the steak and shrimp both nights it was so good. I had the shrimp po boy and the shrimp and scallops. We will return on our next visit.

Thank RnSAdventures
Apalachicola, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

They have a nice atmosphere and good food. The oysters they get is very good on the half shell. They also cook your catch as well. Very friendly and nice staff.

Thank CaptainJBCharters
Florida, United States
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been here several times. Food is OK, not brilliant, but price is moderate & service timely. If youare looking for wow dining thisis not the place but if you have kids or a big party they will be Ok.

Thank Carol B
Tampa, Florida
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89 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is a true Florida local spot. It does look like they took an old VFW hall (complete with the pre-requisite bar) and set up some tables, but who cares. This what Florida is. Our server was super friendly and made sure we were completely happy. We started our meal with some local Apalachicola raw oysters. They were awesome... More 

Thank KrazyKoko
Grayson, Georgia
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481 reviews
395 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyed our lunch @ Papa Joe's..My husband was excited that Country Fried Steak was on the menu today @ $7.99 with sides. I enjoyed the grouper and grilled was delicious. Would rather have a choice other than fries, but It was good.Popular with locals! Excellent service!

Thank katork
Cantonment, FL
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really good shrimp dinner. Tasted like the shrimp had just come off the boat. Excellent waitress. Was recommended as place "locals eat". Excellent meal!

Thank trees6
Suwanee, Georgia, United States
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54 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Although this is a favorite of the locals according to some, we have eaten at better restaurants here. Lighting is harsh, no ambiance, long church-style dinner tables seating 8 gives this no FLA flavor. The raw oysters are good but not as good as others. Seafood was good and the portions are large. Noise is very loud here so be... More 

Thank Dianne P
Middle Tennessee
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016 via mobile

We had fun eating on the porch by the river with good service and friendly ambiance. However, the food was a little disappointing. None of our group had oysters so maybe that was our mistake. My shrimp was small but seasoned well. The cheese grits were barely warm. One friend said the crab cakes were good.

Thank NanaJo46
Preston, Maryland
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016

You go to this resturant for the food . The staff is freindly but not very attentive. We had to go find our server to get our bill. They oysters were soooooo good!

Thank Carol S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Dining on a budget, Kids, Large groups, Families with children, Local cuisine
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: +1 850-653-1189

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?