Shabby-chic Apalachicola is the oyster capital of Florida (some say the oyster capital of the world), where many of the state’s oysters are harvested. Because the town center was only a few blocks from our boat, soon after we arrived Lorraine, Rhonda and I walked to the nearest raw bar where I enjoyed fresh local oysters.
Apalach (as the locals call it) has many historic buildings that are being restored, and a wide variety of unique shops and restuarants. While we were in Apalachicola we ate our way through the town, including brunch at The Chowder House, dinner (twice) at Hole in the Wall Seafood, lunch at The Owl, and beverages at Oyster City Brewing Company. We highly recommend these one-of-a-kind locally owned and operated establishments.
Apalachicola’s unique shops offer everything from fresh-caught seafood to an old fashioned soda fountain to kitchen goods to gift items to clothing. A fun place to explore!
We enjoyed walking the town while we and others waited, planned & strategized, and worried about a “Weather Window” for our 200-mile crossing of the Gulf of Mexico.