Apalachicola, Oyster Capital of Florida

Shabby-chic Apalachicola is the oyster capital of Florida, where a large percentage 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 we (actually just I) enjoyed fresh 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.

Hole in the Wall locks its door at 6PM, so get there early!
OCBC had some good IPAs
The Owl’s casual downstairs tap room, same kitchen as upscale upstairs eatery.

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 for/strategized about/planned and worried over a “Weather Window” to cross the Gulf of Mexico.

3 thoughts on “Apalachicola, Oyster Capital of Florida

  1. Glad you enjoyed Apalachicola. We will be about 20minutes from there in February and March. We have extra bedrooms – come stay with us for a couple days!

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