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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%
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“oysters” (671 reviews)
“fries” (124 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Soups
$$ - $$$
125 Water St, Apalachicola, FL 32320-1736
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The grilled oysters were amazing. The fried blue crab and oyster po boy sandwiches were good, generous and fresh. Service was slow. The facilities were very old Florida style and very old (shed like). We had lunch on a Sunday and many locals were there....More

Thank Reasonable50
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Ate the raw and charbroiled oysters outside in the sun overlooking the river. Oysters were excellent. As good as Hole in the Wall and the view was better.

Thank Steve B
Reviewed 6 days ago

Went there at Sunday brunch time with my mom. Sorry to say but the food was just so-so, and the oyster stew wasn't even so-so, it was lame and watery. Bottom line is that several other restaurants in Apalachicola have upped their food beyond average...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was ok. Waitress was nice. Awful service overall and the wait time was horrendous. We watched 4 tables arrive after us and leave before us. Not recommended.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great atmosphere on the water, friendly staff and wonderful fresh from the gulf oysters. This was just for a snack and to sample the oysters, but we will be back!

Thank Margaret A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Neat place with average seafood and service. Glad we went and the food was serviceable but not amazing. Most items on the menu are fried. The oysters were really good, again - glad we went.

Thank Tyler O
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The view was beautiful. Waitress was nice. Food was awful. 99% was fried. Heavily breaded. Will not return.

Thank Lynn C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Located on the water providing pretty views of the bay, bridge causeway and beyond. Food was very good: Grilled Oysters - nicely done, Chowder -filled with lots of stock, Grouper -tasty, Crab Cake - large and delicious, awesome Key Lime pie. Serving Staff were quite...More

1  Thank Ed S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place has really gone down over the years. When we first came here it was the place for oysters. Now, the staff is so indifferent and service is poor and the prices are not competitive

1  Thank John101942
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We love the location; you can sit in a variety of locations depending on the weather but we really like sitting on the water. The raw oysters are beyond compare. We are fans of bay scallops and it's one of the few places we've found...More

3  Thank Sarah G
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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
Groups, Local cuisine, View, Kids, Child-friendly
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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