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“Fabulous Shrimp” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Up the Creek Raw Bar

Up the Creek Raw Bar
Ranked #4 of 37 Restaurants in Apalachicola
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Bar, Seafood, Soups
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Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children, Scenic view, Kids
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Tampa.Fl
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47 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Fabulous Shrimp”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2013

Stayed for 3 nights at the Gibson Inn and had dinner at Boss Oysters the first night and here the last two nights. HUGE fresh shrimp steamed to perfection. On the 2nd floor but does have elevator access. Very casual- order from printed menu then the personable servers bring it to your table and it is all good! Inside or outside areas to dine with a great view of the Apalachicola river and the surrounding area. Fried grouper sandwich was thick and fried just right but the main attraction for our party of 4 was the steamed shrimp. Fried shrimp was done very good with a light coating. Had the usual side items-sweet potatoe fries, fries, chips etc with a very small side salad bar.

  • Visited September 2013
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Melbourne, Florida
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“Nice People but Just OK”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2013

We had the gumbo which was pretty bad. They do give you a very large portion and the seafood seemed fresh but it had no flavor. We put in horseradish, hot sauce and salt and it improved the flavor. We also had the steamed oyster combo which was microwaved. I had never had microwaved oysters and believe it or not, they were not bad. Much better than the gumbo. Very reasonable and the owner/workers could not be nicer.

Visited September 2013
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Aydlett, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“just okay”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2013

View is wonderful - but the food was just average. Ordered fried grouper and fried shrimp and they were both okay - but really - nothing to write home about. The self service part was fine - but I always wonder why there's a tip jar when you check out if you're serving yourself.... View was the best part of this experience.....

  • Visited September 2013
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Georgia
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“Best meal we had in Apalachicola”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2013 via mobile

Ate here twice during our week at St George Island. The oysters were much larger than others we were served. The view is beautiful and the food delicious!

  • Visited September 2013
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Tallahassee, Florida
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“had to give a try - give it a try”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2013

went by this one several times. I am glad we stopped by. The view from the second floor restaurant was stunning. The staff was very friendly and helpful. the drinks were reasonably priced although a little on the small size but priced well. The food was good. I had the fried fish of the day, which was amberjack, I was pleasantly surprised. I had the salad bar as the side which was a good choice since I could pile it on, the salad bare was basic but good and I was happy to see some sort of sprouts which were very tasty. Two of the other parties had grilled shrimp which was also very good.

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