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“No frills place on the river”

Papa Joe's Oyster Bar & Grill
Ranked #9 of 37 Restaurants in Apalachicola
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
Miramar Beach, Florida
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142 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
“No frills place on the river”
Reviewed November 11, 2013

My oysters were very good. Had a dozen raw and six of the ones baked with crabmeat and cheese. Yum. On the river so you can see the working boats come and go. Captain from boat tour recommended and we were pleased.

Visited November 2013
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Creswell
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“Very disappointed!!!”
Reviewed November 7, 2013

We rented a Harley in Panama City Beach and rode over to Papa Joe's to enjoy some fresh oysters! We asked to be seated out on the back porch area, it was kinda run down looking, but what the heck, we were here for fresh oysters, not the atmosphere! The waitress came to take our order, 2 plates of cheese baked oysters please, sorry no oysters, you're kidding right, nope, no oysters, there is a shortage! We went ahead and ordered a seafood platter it was okay, but not anything special! As we were leaving we saw a small handwritten paper that said no oysters on the half shell, but it was not very noticeable unless u were looking for it!

  • Visited October 2013
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Moultrie, Georgia
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“Best Oysters in Apalachicola”
Reviewed November 5, 2013

We have been enjoying bay oysters for years. This is where the locals go to get them. You will not be impressed by the out of the way location at the marina, the limited parking or the fish camp atmosphere but this is home style seafood at its best. You can have oysters prepared virtually anyway you want them. Ask to be seated on the porch which offers a great view of wild life and boats on the water. Service is friendly.

  • Visited April 2013
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New Paltz, New York
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“YES!!!”
Reviewed November 3, 2013

Must visit this place for fresh oysters! I loved the parm oysters the best!!! The staff is wonderful and the food was excellent! exactly what we were looking for!! Local- charming- relaxed-excellent food!

  • Visited January 2013
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Leesburg, Georgia
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“Two Years Later .... Papa Joe's Is Still the Boss”
Reviewed October 29, 2013

My wife and I visited this local oyster bar for the second time. The first time was 2 years ago and we had previously been fans of Boss Oyster in Apalachicola. Let us just say that our initial review of this establishment is just the same the second time around. This grill is nothing fancy (I really don't know of a raw bar that is) but it serves the local cliental with an affordably priced meal that is warm when it arrives at your table and just plain tastes great. They have an inside dining room, but I would suggest eating on a covered/windowed porch overlooking the river.

Just follow Market Street in Apalachicola toward the marina and Papa Joe's will be on your right before you get to the end of the street.

  • Visited October 2013
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