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Boss Oyster

125 Water St, Apalachicola, FL 32320-1736
+1 850-653-8139
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good27%
  • Average19%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“oysters” (679 reviews)
“corn fritters” (34 reviews)
“fries” (127 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
American, Seafood, Soups
$$ - $$$
125 Water St, Apalachicola, FL 32320-1736
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Oysters on the half shell were great but they only have the cocktail sauce for serving. If you’d like mignette they don’t know what that is. I think that’s just the way it is here in Apalachicola. The fries were crispy and plentiful and the...More

Thank Eileen M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Two years ago we stopped here for dinner. They walked us into a building to the left and no one ever came to wait on us. We were the only ones there in the entire dining room. 10 minutes later, I walked to the hostess...More

Thank Greg F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped at the Forgotten Coast visitor center east of Appalachacola on 98 and was recommended to come here and get the shrimp and grits. No disappointment there! The place is laid back with open seating on the river. We had dinner during a thunderstorm...More

Thank Tate_Antrim
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I ordered the Fried Blue Crab for $20.00. I received a basket full of fries, a few corn fritters, and one, small (maybe 6 oz) fried blue crab!!! Cooked very very well...but tragically small. I understand making a profit, but wow!!! Never again.

1  Thank seafoodtraveler2018
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a nice lunch here while vacationing. Everyone greeted us & were friendly. We dined on the deck where the atmosphere and food were superb!

Thank Susie/Tenn
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was very good except our corn fritters which tasted like they’d been sitting a while. My crab cake was good. Hubby’s oysters were ok he said. Our server was very friendly but frazzled. It seemed they were lacking help.

1  Thank PraisinPeg
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Boss is genuinely fishing-village rustic and located right on the river. The seafood selection is always fresh and tasty and the prices are reasonable. Though the staff is usually young people, they are extremely friendly and welcoming. I’ve never failed to have anything but the...More

Thank jbarnett8
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had eaten here years ago and wanted to revisit for their awesome oyster stew. We were not disappointed. The stew is still awesome and worth the 4 1/2 hour drive.

Thank Gail M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have been to this place over a dozen times. Food has typically been good, location great however the service last visit was terrible. I understand with a large group , especially with kids, we have to make concessions however given tip already included I have...More

1  Thank pwood2018
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great food with spectacular views of the river. Courteous wait staff, great food at reasonable prices. Everyone in our party enjoyed what they ordered and their food came in a reasonable amount of time even during tropical depression Alberto. Great job Boss & Thank you!

Thank MintJulepsnMuddin
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Questions & Answers
Ted D
4 September 2017|
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Response from AD F | Reviewed this property |
I have never paid any attention to the hours as we are usually there for lunch. I recommend google them.
25 July 2016|
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Response from tobymarietta | Reviewed this property |
As all the people below mentioned, with a group that size, you will really need to set the visit up ahead of time with the restaurant. The restaurant has the space, but would need to be sure it has enough servers on board... More
Claire C
3 May 2016|
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Response from harste | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is outside dining. I think there is handicap access, but I'm not 100% sure. I do not remember seeing any dogs. I suggest that you call them at (850) 653-9364.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$22
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 125 Water St, Apalachicola, FL 32320-1736
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Apalachicola
  • Phone Number: +1 850-653-8139
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