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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
11:00 am - 10:00 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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Preston, Maryland
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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
Manchester, New Hampshire
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124 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you are looking for some decent seafood and not worried about the atmosphere, this is the place for you. The big shrimp were not that big, but they were tasty. Hush puppies were barely warm but also tasty. The restaurant is in need of some updating but the food was pretty good!

Thank Meemaw316
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We got the Papa's combo oysters and they were PERFECT. Kids enjoyed the grouper. The rest of the food was moderately priced but mediocre. The decor & service was not what we expected. Stark overhead lighting, black metal/plastic chairs and cheap tables. Not what you'd expect from an eatery where we wound up with a $100 tab. Probably would avoid... More 

Thank Superiorrazzle
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15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Spent the day in Apalachicola looking through the shops and stopped in Papa Joe's. We ordered the shrimp basket, popcorn shrimp basket, and the clam strip basket. All were very good with nice size portions. Seafood was fresh. Had to get a box and snacked on it the next day for lunch. We'll be back on our next visit to... More 

Thank jbnelson
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52 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place has the best raw oysters and soft shell crab in Apalachicola. Every time we come to Saint George we have to come here.

Thank ccowart01
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Yum. You can't find them anywhere else any better. Yummy. Offered in many ways but on the shell are the best ever. Many other items are terrific too. Not pricey, very affordable. Highly recommend this place.

Thank Jim E
Elizabethtown, Kentucky
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Papa Joe's is a very casual and affordable family operated eatery. The oysters are great as are the fried shrimp. No heavy batter used. The fried shrimp platter or basket is wonderful! If you love hush puppies and okra they too are good eats! The lump crab cakes are based on a third generation family recipe and are a good... More 

Thank BJHager59
Dublin, Georgia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

Good seafood. Building plain without the views that you look for when you are on the coast. Still not a bad place to get some seafood. Oysters small but good

Thank freemansfree
Saint Petersburg, Florida, United States
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159 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

Large restaurant with friendly staff and good service....Oysters on the half shell were delicious....Blackened groupers sandwich was hot, tasty and delicious...Fried clam platter was served with hush puppies, and fries...Great food...

Thank WinstonA03
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40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016 via mobile

This is our second trip to Papa Joe's. We had a party of 9 and they accommodated us well. Liked the location on the water better. Food was good, oysters small.

Thank dcurran36426

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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
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children, Large groups, 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: 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?