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Boss Oyster

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125 Water St, Apalachicola, FL 32320-1736
+1 850-653-8139
11:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 21:00
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Tallahassee, United States
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Drive to the coast for lunch from Tallahassee. Had a great lunch. Was very busy because of the seafood festival but was able to get seated within thirty minutes. Food (seafood platter) was great, server disappeared for lengths of time but others pitched in. Overall really good experience.

Thank Glenn E
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We have been going to Apalachicola for 4-5 years now in January and Boss Oyster is the first place we eat every year. We love the raw oysters but the charcoal grill are excellent.

Thank Bob K
Richardson, Texas
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61 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We tried this restaurant on a recommendation from a Facebook friend. It did not disappoint. Right on water by the fishing boats. Sit outside and breathe in the fresh air. The oysters were worth the wait. We tried the special of the house with Gouda cheese and they just melt In your mouth. The local beer selections were great as... More 

Thank 1358rebecca
Panama City, Florida
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I had lunch here and it was great. We got a dozen oysters that were baked with butter and Parmesan cheese and both of us got the shrimp and grits. The food was great, loved everything. The atmosphere was nice, sat outside with a table by the water and our waitress was great. Had to wait a... More 

Thank 3156CJN
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had hoped this would be fresh. Shrimp grits tasted like frozen shrimp. Same with onion rings and other seafood. Would not go out of our way to go back. Service was good though. Our wait person was really sweet,

Thank Callfamily4
Ocean City, Maryland
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Sent here on the recommendation of Coastal RV. Just the most delicious oyster tacos. Crisp and fresh!!! Many oysters!!!!

Thank CarolAnn1949
Thomasville, Georgia
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136 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We decided to give this place another chance as the food was great the last visit, but the wait staff were less than desirable. This time James waited on us and gladly let us sit wherever we wanted too, inside or out. Not everyone likes to sit outside in December with a gas heater ,which was our complaint last year.... More 

Thank William G
Owens Cross Roads,AL
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150 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food was ok but nothing outstanding. We're not oyster eaters, which I'm sure is their specialty. My grilled grouper sandwich was plain- not seasoned well. I opted for red beans as a side-tasty. Husband had crab cake- said he'd had better. Slaw and corn fritters were sides. Speedy service, nice accommodating waitress. If given the chance, we'd go elsewhere.

Thank Judy G
Panama City Beach, Florida
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69 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Frequented there for years, hoping they would get new management who would actually care! Fortunately, new management, all new, friendly faces, same great food and the addition of baked potatoes to the menu instead of terrible french fries with every meal. Grand Grits are awesome, as most seafood baskets and relatively fair on price. Beautiful scenery right on Apalachicola Bay,... More 

Thank TiltedKilt2013
Yulee, Florida
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not sure what happened in Apalachicola over New Years' weekend, but many places were out of oysters. We were told there were 15 dozen to be shucked before ours, but they came faster than we thought. I don't think there was enough staff to cover the crowds, but our bartender was great.

Thank crimlawyer53

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$22
American, Seafood, Soups
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, Child-friendly, View, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?