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Papa Joe's Oyster Bar & Grill

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45 Avenue D, Apalachicola, FL 32320-1882
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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 stars Reviewed 1 week 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
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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57 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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
Columbia, Missouri
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37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed dinner here. We used to visit the old location. It was a neat venue. I read the reviews that are recently published . I didn't think they were glowing so I wondered if we should even go. The oysters were delicious and the cole slaw was very fresh and home made. Another reviewer commented that the oysters were... More 

Thank jolisa13
Mobile, Alabama
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53 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The staff is friendly, efficient, and accommodating. The food is fresh and delicious. The gumbo is the best on the Gulf coast! A truly satisfying experience!

Thank YPSS1970
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place in its original location was THE spot in town for fresh Apalachicola oysters. It was our favorite place, and we ate nowhere else for the last eight years on each of our vacations. They went downhill since they moved. They served us tiny, microwaved oysters from ALLIGATOR POINT!!! I know that's where the oysters came from because anyone... More 

Thank Carlise61
Miami, Florida
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91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We only ate two things here, the bisque and some steamed oysters. I am a bisque freak, if it's on the menu, I am ordering it, just like biscuits and gravy. Those 2 things are a guaranteed meal for me if they are on the menu at any of the places we stop at. Their bisque was FULL of sweet... More 

Thank Peggy P
Waldorf, Maryland
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18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2016

During our recent visit to Apalachicola, we ate dinner at Papa Joe's. This was the first time we've eaten at Papa Joe's since they opened at their new location. The waitress was wonderful - she recommended both food to try and also recommended additions to old favorites. Service was fast, order was accurate and the food delicious! There were four... More 

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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
Dining on a budget, Large groups, Local cuisine, 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?