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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
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good32%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
Travelers talk about
“seafood” (102 reviews)
“shrimp” (85 reviews)
“hush puppies” (44 reviews)
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Hours
American, Bar, Seafood
$$ - $$$
45 Avenue D, Apalachicola, FL 32320-1882
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We were there last Wednesday and the restaurant had a sign on the door closed Sept 4. A local passing by told us the restaurant had closed permantely.

1  Thank esldsl
Reviewed August 14, 2018 via mobile

Loved the fried shrimp! Not located on the water but the food is excellent! It’s close enough to the area most people go to walk around to all the little tourist shops! Server was really sweet!

1  Thank GGBickers
Reviewed August 11, 2018 via mobile

So the last time I was here they were located on the river. The place was fairly packed back then not so much now. They have moved into downtown now and the place was empty not sure if it was the timing but with that...More

1  Thank ZAR55
Reviewed August 1, 2018 via mobile

We ate here this time last year while visiting SGI and loved it! This time, it was awful!! The place was empty, maybe 1 table in the entire place at 4:30...that should have been our first clue. We waited for a hostess, or anyone for...More

1  Thank sdrummond53
Reviewed July 26, 2018 via mobile

Tried to eat here but they had a note on the hostess station say I g they were out of Oysters. Nobody else was out so not sure what the problem was...

Thank WorldlyTraveler2
Reviewed July 21, 2018 via mobile

Ate here many times, may not return! Greeted with sign NO OYSTERS! Seriously, out of oysters in an Oyster Bar! Had a pound of TINY, and I mean TINY steamed shrimp. Had much better in Kentucky! Can no longer recommend

Thank Mike M
Reviewed June 30, 2018 via mobile

My family and I went for dinner here. It's a place my Aunt and Uncle rave about, they make sure they eat there everytime they are in the area. There was a total of 7 in our party we called ahead and made reservations 2...More

Thank Timra M
Reviewed June 30, 2018 via mobile

We always stop at Papa Joe's when we vacation in the area. Tonight we had a party of 7 and made reservations. We were seated quickly, however behind another party of about the same. We waited 1.5 hours on our food and were given the...More

Thank Michele H
Reviewed June 28, 2018 via mobile

I’ll make this review easy to navigate- Pros: good oysters, big space, friendly staff Cons: wait time for server to first come to table (20m), wait time to get our dishes (45m), wait time to get our check (20m). I’ll mention it was incredibly NOT...More

Thank Amanda E
Reviewed June 19, 2018

Papa Joe’s is pretty basic inside. If you like fried everything then you will like this place. Seems that fried fish, shrimp, chicken, etc. is a standard fair in these parts. We had a friendly waitress and our food come out as ordered and timely.

Thank Jim T
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September 16, 2018|
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Response from ZAR55 | Reviewed this property |
They were open when we were there in August and the food was good as was the service. It is not in the same location it was years ago it is now in the downtown district and has been for the last 4 years. But if they are... More
Richard A
January 4, 2017|
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Response from WinstonA03 | Reviewed this property |
The restaurant is not fancy, but the food is fresh, served hot and delicious...
December 25, 2016|
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Response from NanaJo46 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. My family love Appalachacola oysters
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Large groups, 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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