We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

restaurants:shops: etc closing on Dec 1 2013

washington dc
Level Contributor
41 posts
Save Topic
restaurants:shops: etc closing on Dec 1 2013

Is this a true statement as to many closings the 1st of Dec 2013:

Afraid this would affect our plans of traveling there. Thank you..

Tallahassee, Florida
Level Contributor
309 posts
17 reviews
Save Reply
1. Re: restaurants:shops: etc closing on Dec 1 2013

What is the source of your information? We were just there for the day weekend before last and the town was busy with tourists--shops, restaurants all fully employed. Don't think Apalachicola will just shut down come winter.

washington dc
Level Contributor
41 posts
Save Reply
2. Re: restaurants:shops: etc closing on Dec 1 2013

Has anyone stayed at the Raney Guest Cottage?????please review if you have, and how far a walk to downtown and other places of interest????

we continue to get mixed messages re closing in Dec. One place we were told was the

Caroline: and now find out it only closes on xmas day: more on closings if anyone else has any info:

thank ou

Madison, WI
Level Contributor
197 posts
6 reviews
Save Reply
3. Re: restaurants:shops: etc closing on Dec 1 2013

We visited last January during the Oyster Cookoff weekend and the town was very busy...no closures that I saw. Tons of fun

Tallahassee, Florida
Level Contributor
309 posts
17 reviews
Save Reply
4. Re: restaurants:shops: etc closing on Dec 1 2013

Maybe it's like talking about a no-hitter before it's over, but in my experience, Apalachicola has been on a rising curve since the post-9/11 years.

Example: We stayed at the Gibson Inn for the Fourth of July holiday of 2002--first year after the terrorist attacks suppressed tourist traffic, well, just about everywhere. And then it felt we had the whole town to ourselves. Not many visitors at all.

But we've been there, or in the area (SGI) just about every year since and the town really seems to have re-bounded and is doing just great for the "Forgotten Coast". The restaurant scene is first class (Caroline's, Owl Cafe for high end and Boss Oyster and Up the Creek Raw Bar for more funky venues plus many more). and all the quaint shops--River Lily, Grady Market, the Sponge place and that Chocolate and fudge shop--all are going strong. Even the neglected Bowery section of town going down towards the wonderful Water Street Hotel and Marina is showing signs of revival.

I'd really be surprised if the town closed up in December--we will be there to check it out. Don't think we'll be disappointed.

washington dc
Level Contributor
41 posts
Save Reply
5. Re: restaurants:shops: etc closing on Dec 1 2013

thanks, that's very encouraging we have decided to make our reservations. Have always wanted to visit down there...

Tallahassee, Florida
Level Contributor
309 posts
17 reviews
Save Reply
6. Re: restaurants:shops: etc closing on Dec 1 2013

Well, if you're getting out of DC you can't lose with a trip to the Forgotten Coast!

Never stayed at the Raney House, but if you want to be centrally located go for the Gibson Inn or the Consulate suites. Been many times to the former, but never the latter, but hear good things about it and it is about as centrally located as you can get. Also consider the Water Street Hotel and Marina--all waterfront rooms with wonderful views of Scipio Creek--look for alligators heading upstream--we've seen them from the screened balcony. Nice way to enjoy happy hour!

Edited: 2:08 pm, October 19, 2013
washington dc
Level Contributor
41 posts
Save Reply
7. Re: restaurants:shops: etc closing on Dec 1 2013

All sounds wonderful: might have to change reservations to see the alligators: thanks for all of your enthusiasm!!!!We will arrive 12/1/2013 and can hardly wait, thanks again and we look forward to our trip down there..

8. Re: restaurants:shops: etc closing on Dec 1 2013

-:- Message from TripAdvisor staff -:-

This topic has been closed to new posts due to inactivity. We hope you'll join the conversation by posting to an open topic or starting a new one.

To review the TripAdvisor Forums Posting Guidelines, please follow this link: http://www.tripadvisor.com/pages/forums_posting_guidelines.html

We remove posts that do not follow our posting guidelines, and we reserve the right to remove any post for any reason.

Removed on: 2:16 pm, August 15, 2015
Get answers to your questions about Apalachicola