Wonderful Apalachicola classic restaurant/bar, charmingly casual, with a real "local" feel. It's on the second floor of a balconied building, above a small food gadget store, and there's a nice outdoor dining patio with views of the river.
Great little restaurant with an emphasis on locally caught seafood, prepared expertly and ofteh with a continental flair. I came here fifteen minutes before close on a Sunday night, and was very grateful that I was graciously served a hearty, unrushed meal in a nearly empty restaurant. For my entree, I had a daily special, the Bay Snapper, in a lovely light creme and lemon sauce. Nothing beats eating local!
If oysters had backs, Apalachicola would have been built on them. Actually, that's kinda literally true, since shell middens -- big piles of oyster shells -- were found throughout the area when Europeans arrived, and oyster shells are used in construction even today. The economy of Apalachicola still relies on the oyster, and seafood houses line the coastal highway with their own shell middens alongside. The best oysters seem to always end up at Boss Oyster, a riverfront restaurant in downtown Apalach. They fancy them up some -- baked with a pretty huge variety of toppings, for example -- but most of the folks still just end up with a bucket of steamed or raw oysters and a shucking knife. The atmosphere is down home with picnic tables and waitresses that call you 'hon,' and the eating is world-class.
Favorite Dish: Steamed oysters. They just brought them in that day, and you can tell.
the owl cafe located in downtown apalachicola is one the the best restaurants in town. they specialize in local seafood such as grouper, shrimp and oysters. a very good restaurant for a town as small as apalachicola. i recommend the owl cafe when visiting apalachicola.
Favorite Dish: grouper.
Friendly laid back with incredibly fresh seafood. Only open 11:00 - 4:00 weekdays, don't remember weekend hours. Great variety of beers. Biggest grouper sandwich in the world. Nothing is too spicey so the true food flavor is evident. No fishy smell or taste at all. Daily specials too.
Favorite Dish: Oysters, grouper sandwich, oyster po boy, shrimp po boy all good.