Apalachicola Restaurants

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    The Fisherman's Wife Restaurant: Disappointed!

    by charlenemixa Written May 27, 2014

    We selected the Fisherman's Wife based on the numerous rave reviews from Tripadvisor. Sad to say it did not meet our expectations. The outside appears as though it hasn't been that well maintained (no foilage around it) and at first we were not sure we had the correct place. It is clean inside with basic table and minimal decor. While my shrimp wrap was tasty, my husband's oyster sandwich was not to his expectations. They bragged on their lemonade which basically was tasteless. Even though we returned the lemonade (didn't drink it), they still charged us for it. Poorly handled by the waitress in not addressing this until we got the bill which included the lemonade, then saying if we "sipped it we paid for it". The owner was not efficient in solving the matter. Our experience, and we travel a lot, is that if a patron returns a drink, it is taken off the tab. A lot of wasted time and poor experience with this not being handled smoothly by immediately taking it off the tab when we returned it.

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    Veranda Bistro: Good Outdoor Veranda Views of Town

    by charlenemixa Updated May 27, 2014

    We enjoyed have our wine and beer outside on the upper veranda with a view of downtown Apalachicola. All we were seeking was relaxation and the Veranda was perfect for us. The upstairs seating does give a good view of town.

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    Papa Joe's Oyster Bar & Grill: “Great Seafood!”

    by charlenemixa Written May 27, 2014

    Papa Joe's offers some great seafood in a casual setting. A laid back place with a variety of seafood options. I had the dozen oysters -raw, steamed and Rockefeller that were excellent. The oysters are sweet and succulent. My husband had the seafood platter. It is big and gives a lot of delicious seafood. We also enjoyed the views of the creek from the dining room. Again it is a casual restaurant but good food at a reasonable price.

    Favorite Dish: When in Apalachicola it is consistently - "oysters!"

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    Boss Oyster: “Casual Laid Back Restaurant featuring Seafood”

    by charlenemixa Written May 27, 2014

    A very casual laid back setting for outdoor dining in Apalachicola on Scipio Creek. We enjoyed dining outside with the view of the creek and waterways. The crab cake of blue crab was the best! I had it grilled and it has the right combination filler and crab. Their Oysters on the half shell are also delicious. Despite efforts to keep the seagulls out, be prepared as the seagulls they are all lining up and flying around along the pier posts ready to bounce as soon as you leave you table. The wait staff was congenial and friendly.

    Favorite Dish: Oysters on the half shell!

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    Owl Cafe: For people who, who, who, like seafood

    by yooperprof Written Sep 16, 2012

    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.

    It's not Hooters - much better! Fried tilapia (more sustainable than grouper)
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    Tamara's Cafe: Great dining with an international flair

    by yooperprof Written Sep 16, 2012

    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!

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    Boss Oyster: Must eat oysters

    by doug91 Written May 9, 2008

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    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.

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    owl cafe: great seafood

    by doug48 Written Nov 2, 2007

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    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.

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    Apalachicola Seafood Grill: When in Apalachicola

    by Tzman Written Sep 17, 2006

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    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.

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