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Owl Cafe

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15 Avenue D, Apalachicola, FL 32320-1719
+1 850-653-9888
11:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun 10:30 - 15:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
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Winter Haven, Florida
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305 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Love this place. Have eaten at their sister restaurant many times but never walked up the stairs. I've been missing out. The beehive drink is fantastic. Had the grouper special and it was delicious! Have learned to get specials at restaurants and only problem is I may never get this again. Risotto was perfect. Only wish they had something tiny... More 

Thank 63Kathyd
Springfield, Missouri
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Yes, I have visited many great restaurants in Apalachicola. Owl Cafe (up stairs) is a very nice restaurant, more upscale but you don't have to dress up for it. Great menu, my grouper was delish. Even the veg side and potatoes were awesome. The chocolate mous-ish dessert with caramel and chocolate sauce - are you even kidding me? If you... More 

Thank R M
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194 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Had a great lunch at the Owl. We have never been disappointed here. Great service, fresh, tasty food well presented. Great setting. Even the iced tea was good. I had the chef salad, (special for the day) and my husband had Grandmas wrap. Too full for desserts, but they sounded fabulous. Don't miss this place for lunch, dinner or Sunday... More 

Thank Roz C
Sun City Center, Florida
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Food was well prepared and served in an appetizing manner. Entrees selection was varied, with lots of options.

Thank Paul G
Ocala, Florida
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We were visiting St George Island and decided to go into town for lunch. We had heard great reviews for The Owl Cafe and thought we would give it a try. It was quite busy and even at 1:40 we had a 20 minute wait before being seated. Our server was Maggie who was pleasant and promptly took our orders... More 

Thank jolenem312
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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136 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The seafood for lunch is great. The prices reasonable for what you get. They have a full bar with many speciality drinks. The cafe is in a historic building on the second floor with windows on all four sides overlooking the historic town.

Thank BluBuny
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On Valentine's Day my husband took me to The Owl which is about an hour and forty-five minute drive from Panama City Beach. We asked for a window table and were delighted to be seated at a window overlooking a cast iron balcony and a "secret garden" below. Lacey, our server, was most attentive and answered our questions with recommendations... More 

Thank Marge M
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255 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Gracious service in a gracious atmosphere. Here's a restaurant that got it right every step of the way, Perfectly prepared mixed drinks, thick crusted warm bread with delicious oil and parmesan, excellent soup, nice salad, and absolutely exceptional entrées. Dining companions had three-tail with crab, and crab cakes; I had the black grouper. All were beautifully prepared. Wait staff was... More 

Thank biztravelerChicago
Camdenton, Missouri
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We dined at the Owl on a recommendation of a friend. We got reservations so we could have dinner after our sunset cruise. The menu is not extensive, but the food was amazing. I had the black grouper--it was baked with a lovely garlic drizzle and the garlic mashed potatoes are killer, My husband had the crab cakes, also very... More 

Thank JO_in_MO
New York City, New York
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57 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had dinner twice at this restaurant within the past week. Raw Oysters were amazing, so very fresh, served with horseradish and cocktail sauce. Yummy! I had the grouper which was excellent (loaded with roasted garlic). Hubby had the special Wahoo? fish--never had it before and loved it! All entrees are served with salad, starch and vege. Service is amazing. Our... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Kids
Open Hours
10:30 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15 Avenue D, Apalachicola, FL 32320-1719
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Apalachicola
  • Phone Number: +1 850-653-9888

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?