Apalachicola

Apalachicola

Apalachicola Bay, Florida   MapOyster bars nearby

Wild oysters, harvested with tongs out of small skiffs. One of the most famous of all oysters. Salinity and quality can vary greatly depending on the year and proximity to the Apalachicola River.

2 Ratings

  1. Rating 5

    Apalach oysters are always the best . As the sign says entering town ( or used to ) The Oyster Capital of the World, there’s a reason for it . They just simply are the best. It’s a shame the water conditions coming down the river have adversely affected the bay and the whole industry there. Still haven’t found any oysters to compare with Apalachicola’s.

  2. Rating 3

    These can be 1-star bland or 5-star fantastic, depending on which way the wind is blowing in Apalachicola Bay, and whether it’s pushing fresh river water or salty seawater over the oyster beds. Either way, these are a wild treasure, one of the great remaining oyster estuaries on earth, still harvested by men with tongs working small skiffs. Currently threatened by drought (and water wars with Georgia), but you can still have a hell of a good time in Apalachicola and eat yourself sick on inexpensive oysters in a charming bayside town. For my money, the best come from a place called 13 Mile that is, yes, 13 miles west of town.

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