Papa Joe’s is a local family owned and operated oyster bar and grill.
They specialize in seafood like shrimp, oysters, scallops ,soft-shell crabs, crab claws, crab cakes, flounder, grouper and more. From seafood baskets to seafood dinners, served with their famous hushpuppies, or try a variety on a seafood platter.
But the main attraction has to be their oysters. For not only is Apalachicola the oyster capital of the world, but they are best tasting oysters in the world. Papa Joes serves them fried with dinners and baskets, or maybe you prefer them baked on the half shell with some of their many toppings like Butter Parmesan, Oyster Rockefeller, Capt. Jacks and over a dozen more. Or just eat them raw right out of the shell. Weather you dab’um with ketchup, cocktail or crystal sauce. And for the MIGHTY AND BOLD, who sit at the oyster bar, you may consider one of James Hicks’ Hot Sauces!! Such as 357 MAGNUM, BLACK MANIBA, MEGA DEATH, AFTER DEATH, TOXIC WASTE, BEWARE, INSANITY, HOTTEST—– SAUCE, UP YOURS, and if you try these Hicks’ hot sauce, Caution – you are at your Own risk.
Not only do they have seafood but something for all like steaks, burgers, chicken tenders, alfredo, salads and so much more. They even have a kids menu.
Fishermen can even bring some of their local caught fish filets and Papa Joe’s will prepare, cook ,and serve them over big platter with two side orders and tea at a reasonable price.
Whether you dine inside at a table, sit at the oyster bar, or prefer the closed-in back porch over looking Scipio Creek and the Apalachicola River, Papa Joe’s will have you coming back time after time.
By the way its where the locals eat.