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Papa Joe's Oyster Bar & Grill

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45 Avenue D, Apalachicola, FL 32320-1882
+1 850-653-1189
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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Jacksonville, Florida
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221 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to Apalachicola for the Oyster Festival this weekend. The lines for beer and oysters at the festival itself were very long. They didn't have much going on so we decided to find a restaurant to eat in. One of the locals recommended Papa Joe's. They were pretty busy but we found room at the bar where they shuck the... More 

Thank Cowgirlkc
Tulsa, Oklahoma
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72 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very disapointed the best recommended Oyster bar had no fried Oysters. The Sysco truck must be on a holiday schedule lol.. Waitress was good and somewhat helpful with other choices. Girls had a ( salad ) it was green with chicken ( not envy) clams with fries were good, fried shrimp was OK I was told. Looked good. Atmosphere was... More 

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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45 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We selected this venue because the menu (urban spoon followed by a call to verify) included scallops. My companion ordered a Caesar salad with grilled shrimp; I ordered a combo basket of shrimp and scallops, also grilled. We had a couple of very nice vodka tonics while we waited for our dinner. It was a weekend evening in December between... More 

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wish it was marigny
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We just wanted a dozen raw oysters and were finding them hard to find. Are we really in Apalachicola having trouble finding oysters? The oyster shucker was very nice but the oysters were not cold and quiet gritty. We didn't finish them and left immediately. I can't say anything about the other food but the restaurant itself looks pretty rough.

Thank notanadvisor
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was after 9 PM and other places were closing or were out of oysters, so they directed us to Papa Joe's. They said the oysters were good, but the place wasn't much to look at. They were right - close your eyes, but enjoy some oysters. We ordered steamed oysters and were dismayed that they steamed them in the... More 

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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78 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stumbled upon this when in Apalachicola to pick up fresh seafood at 13 Mile Seafood (definitely worth the drive!)...appreciated the open spaces for dining without being on top of other guests, Rhonda was superb at providing timely, helpful service (always love asking waitstaff what the restaurant is famous for/best at and getting a response that runs the breadth and depth... More 

Thank KYWoman0425
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After reading the reviews I was looking forward to eating some local seafood especially the famous oysters. Very disappointed with everything here from decor, service and the oysters. Oysters very small only warm and drowned in cheese. Crab cakes mushy tasteless and also just warm. Service couldn't care less running on past reputation one can only assume. I don't know... More 

Thank eagles1957
Osprey, Florida
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2016 via mobile

Had a lovely seafood platter. Waitress was extremely friendly!! Always make sure to catch this restaurant when I am in the area.

Thank islandgirl471
DeForest, Wisconsin
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2016 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
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2016 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

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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, Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, 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: +1 850-653-1189

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