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“Fine food, comfortable atmosphere” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Owl Cafe

Owl Cafe
Ranked #1 of 37 Restaurants in Apalachicola
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Scenic view, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Missouri
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113 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Fine food, comfortable atmosphere”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2013

Pleasant upstairs casual dining in historic building. Suggest reservations if you want a table overlooking the river. Shared the crab cake appetizer - 2 cakes loaded with crab meat and light on breading. Our entrees were a flounder special, perfectly cooked, and a dinner order of fried oysters - plump, tender and not overcooked. The veggies with the entree were fresh and well prepared. Delicious bread with flavored olive oil was also served. Sadly, no room for dessert but several looked wonderful going by. Staff was attentive and engaging. Delightful evening.

  • Visited April 2013
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Maine
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Wonderful dining in Apalach!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 14, 2013

When you've had enough delicious raw oysters at Boss Oyster Bar and would like a little more upscale dining, the Owl Cafe is perfect. A select menu of local seafoods, innovative chef, extremely courteous and professional wait staff, clean and breezy dining room plus an outside deck. I would not recommend it as a place for small children, just because it's so pleasantly relaxed and meant for a nice sit-down brunch, lunch, or dinner. Amazing wine/beer selection, reasonable prices, excellent location. Pretty much an institution (as is Boss) in Apalachicola.

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The Villages, FL
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31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“A Delight”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 11, 2013

Great food, friendly service and a charming atmosphere. The upstairs restaurant is accessible by either stairs or elevator. Varied menu and great specials.

Visited April 2013
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Tampa, Fl
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Simply lovely”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 10, 2013

If you want a quiet and comfortable place to dine where the food is well prepared and the service is excellent, try the Owl Cafe, recommended to us by our hotel as the best in town. There were veg options and really fresh seafood.

Visited April 2013
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Auburn, Alabama
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128 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Best Apalachicola Oysters”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 9, 2013

The oysters were excellent and prepared with starch and vegetable sides for a gourmet meal. Upstairs over the shop and taproom gives a beautiful night view of the lighted streets and river. Lighting and tablecloths make this meal just right for a special occasion or a break from the good seafood houses. Dress as nice or casual as you like. The shrimp pasta was wonderful.

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