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“Fabulous. Best meal I’ve had in decades....... really.”

The Tap Room at the Owl Cafe
Ranked #6 of 40 Restaurants in Apalachicola
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Pub
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Reviewed May 2, 2018

Every now and then if you are really lucky you will find something like The Owl Cafe. A top chef in a big city gets tired of the grind or wantse to raise the kids in a small town, so he moves to someplace like Apalachicola. And you get a n unpretentious jewel turning out dishes that are world class. In NYC you’d have to make reservations a month in advance. Here you walk in and get treated with just plain fabulous food.

We had the seafood dish - can’t remember the name - with shrimp, scallops, mussels and calamari in a wine sauce with all sorts of goodies in it. Simply to die for. When I say “best meal in decades” it is a fact. Last time I was this impressed was in Big Pine Key in the 80’s in a dive run by a Belgian chef newly in Florida.
We winter in FL, summer in TN. From now on we will route through here just to get a meal at the owl twice a year.
Strongly recommended if you’re in the area.

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Reviewed April 27, 2018 via mobile

Had Sunday brunch here and it was outstanding! We had the beignets, shrimp with a caper sauce and the monte cristo... fabulous... the mimosa and bloody Mary’s were great too... service was outstanding and our view was lovely. This is a must do for brunch.

Thank Karen B
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Reviewed April 25, 2018 via mobile

Love stopping here for duck confit fries! Great local craft beer from Oyster City Brewing Company! Apalachicola!

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Reviewed April 17, 2018 via mobile

We had a really nice dinner in this small joint in Apalachicola. The fries I had with the fish and chips what was special dish of today were just awesome. Even the salad tasted actually like in italy :). Definitely a place to have good food.

Thank Adrian W
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Reviewed April 11, 2018

A fun place for casual drinks and dinning. We have been on an oster quest and enjoyed our dozen fresh oysters immensely. The storms have played havoc on the oyster beds, but the little mollusks were tender and sweet.

Thank Margaret A
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