Top ChoiceSeafood in Apalachicola

Up the Creek Raw Bar

You came to Apalachicola to eat oysters. You'd best have a few here. There's a variety of toppers, but we loved the 'classic': lightly cooked with Colby-Jack cheese, chopped jalapeños and bacon – a great way to...

Wildlife Reserve in Apalachicola

St Vincent Island

Just a few minutes from Apalachicola, but accessible only by boat, lies this pristine island. Its pearly dunes reveal 5000-year-old geological records, while its pine forests and wetlands teem with endangered...

Art in Apalachicola

Richard Bickel Photography

Bickel is a renowned photographer with credits in the The New York Times, Newsweek, Die Zeit and The Times (London) among others. He is particularly attracted to water and waterscapes – hence his settling in...

Books in Apalachicola

Downtown Books & Purl

Need books? How about yarn? How about both? Well, you've found the right shop: an adorable, independent bookstore that happens to also include an entire knitting accessory shop. The bookstore contains some...

Modern American in Apalachicola

Owl Cafe & Tap Room

Everyone is catered to in this local favorite, with casual fine dining in the upstairs cafe, and wine room and craft beers and tap-room-only offerings below. The eclectic menu both includes and deviates from the...

South American in Apalachicola

Tamara's Café Floridita

In the heart of town, Tamara's popular cuisine is influenced by the spices of her native Venezuela, in dishes like grilled, herbed pork chop with shrimp and scallops in a creamy tomato-tarragon sauce, and...

Antiques in Apalachicola

Tin Shed

The Tin Shed really is that – a big shack with a corrugated roof, decorated with brightly painted nautical buoys and flags. Inside, you will find – seriously – every damn maritime souvenir under the sun, or the...

Museum in Apalachicola

Apalachicola Maritime Museum

This small museum, which rests on the banks of the Apalachicola River, gives a breakdown on the history of oystering, fishing and boat building in Apalachicola; as regards the last trade, a workshop where...

Bar in Apalachicola

Bowery Station

Bowery Station looks like the epitome of a Florida fisherman's bar: dusty shelves, mariners supply accoutrements, guys who look like ZZ Top stumbling in wearing 'Salt Life' gear and wraparound sunglasses.They've...

Sandwiches in Apalachicola

Bite Me Deli

While there are a lot of restaurants in Apalachicola, the town was in serious need of a simple sandwich spot. Enter: Bite Me Deli, with its fish tacos, lamb wraps, burgers and various takes on the theme of 'tasty...

Church in Apalachicola

Trinity Episcopal Church

This handsome church was built in New York state and cut into sections, which were shipped down the Atlantic Coast and around the Keys before making their way to this spot where the church was reassembled in 1836.

Microbrewery in Apalachicola

Oyster City Brewing Company

Take a little tour of this energetic microbrewery, sip on their three excellent beers, and then slurp down some of those raw oysters the place is named for. Life is good.

Museum in Apalachicola

John Gorrie State Museum

Dr John Gorrie (1803–55), one of Apalachicola's most famous sons, developed an ice-making machine to keep yellow-fever patients cool during an epidemic. He died poor and unknown, unaware of how his invention laid...

Market in Apalachicola

Grady Market

Built in the late 1880s and rebuilt after a fire in 1900, this hulking brick space was originally a ship's chandlery and general store, as well as the home of a French consulate. Today it's a sprawling market of...

Historic Building in Apalachicola

Raney House

Sitting behind a white-picket fence and a facade of grand columns, this small museum occupies the former 1838 Southern style–plantation home of David Raney, two-time mayor of Apalachicola. It definitely wears...