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The Boston Globe article: In search of the Old South from New Orleans to Charleston, S.C.

“The back porch of Boss Oyster restaurant, with tables covered in worn-out plastic cloths, is deserted. But the menu seems to have what we’re after: fish, more fish, and cold beer…”

Food & Wine Magazine’s article: America’s Best Oyster Bars

“This rustic waterfront spot, which has been family-owned for more than 20 years, has a private oyster harvesting boat that gathers the shellfish from the bay five times a week. . . “

Coastal Living Magazine’s article: A Dozen Oyster Bars We Love

“Sit on the waterfront deck and stuff yourself with Apalachicola Bay oysters―raw, roasted, fried, steamed, or baked. . . “

Rand McNally, “Boss Oyster- Best of the Road

“Boss Oyster, on the Apalachicola River, is the place to try local oysters and other fresh seafood.”

Savuer “Florida’s Best

“1. The baked oysters, served with toppings like bacon and feta cheese, at Boss Oyster in Apalachicola.”

Schiller-wine, “America’s Best Oyster Bars

“Here, F&W names our favorite oyster bars in the country.—F&W staff with additional reporting by Eric Steinman”

 The Daily Meal “America’s 21 Best Oyster Bars

“Serves up local Apalachicola oysters and dishes ranging from oyster stew to oyster jalapeno (with Monterrey Jack cheese and chopped jalapenos) to Apalachicola Bay oyster po’ boys. One of their specials is also the oyster taco, stuffed with fried oysters, refried beans, salsa, lettuce, tomato, and cheese.” 

 Florida Travel + Life, “Go on an oyster binge in Apalachicola.

“Oysters from the brackish bay are a main attraction in Apalach (as locals call it), and Boss Oyster is the place to go for tastes you won’t find anywhere else. The dress the sweet, plump bivalves more than 20 different ways, with feta, mushrooms, bacon, jalapenos and more.”, “Best Oyster Bars on the Florida Coast – Top 5” (Boss is #1)

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Deep South Magazine, “Oyster Season in Apalachicola

“Boss Oyster is located right on the waterfront, has outdoor dining and was named by Coastal Living Magazine as one of the “Top 10 Oyster Bars in the United States.” There, oysters are shucked to order, and baked oysters at Boss come with a variety of toppings. Or, you can come up your own combination. If it’s popular enough, they just might put it on the menu.”, “Top 5 Waterfront Dining Spots Range from Picnic Tables to Fine Dining

“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 you’ll 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!”

The Wild Chef Blog, “Are Apalachicola Oyster’s The Best Oysters in the World?

“Though I still have a long list of oysters to get through, I’m enthralled with the ones from Apalachicola. Of the varieties of oysters I’ve tried, those oysters still rank among the best.”

Coastal Living Magazine, “One of America’s 50 Best Seafood Dives 2012

“This classic Florida dive, with open-air rooms on pilings above the water, specializes in baked oysters with creative toppings.”

Yvette Cardozo’s, “Florida Panhandle Food”

“My friends and I started our foray at a local restaurant called Boss Oyster—their motto is “Shut up and Shuck.” Still not quite sure about where that name, Boss, came from. But if you ask anyone in town for The Place for oysters, this is where you will be told to go. . .”