123 Water Street
Apalachicola, Florida 32320
"Sleep Seaside" says Field and Stream magazine in their April 2013 issue:
"Are Apalachicola Oyster's The Best Oysters in the World? asks David Draper of "The Wild Chef" blog of Field and Stream magazine:
The Apalachicola River Inn was recommended as the best place to stay in the St. George Island State Park area in Florida Travel + Life online.
"Boss Oyster in Apalachicola is an authentic Old Florida restaurant that has drawn residents and tourists alike for more than a hundred years. Here the oysters are harvested with tongs rather than dredged or farmed, and youíll only get premium single-cup oysters. These eco-conscious fishermen take care to ensure sustainability, too, using different oyster bars for winter vs. summer harvests. In addition to my favorite preparation (freshly shucked with a bit of lemon), there are dozens of mouth-watering baked versions and unique treats like Oysters Japonnaise, with wasabe, fish roe and Ponzu sauce. Indescribable!"
"Another option, if you want more privacy than a bed-and-breakfast offers, is the Apalachicola River Inn"
"Start at Boss Oyster ( 653-9364) where the promise of "Oysters All Ways 'N' Oysters Always" attracts a constant hum of diners. The menu offers oysters 29 ways, from Sashimi (chilled with seaweed, wasabi and fish roe) to JalapeŮo (broiled with chopped peppers and Monterey Jack cheese with peppers). They also serve salads, sandwiches and even steaks.
"Have breakfast at Caroline's ( 653-8139) for another unforgettable experience. Order the Oyster Cakes and Eggs ($12) or the Outrageous Maple French Toast with Maple Butter ($8). This little restaurant on the water also serves lunch and dinner, but I still have dreams about that morning meal."
Orando Sentinel, Luxurious Getaways, Northwest Florida (May 16, 2004)