This unique city is noted for having some of the finest oysters, its bay oysters having a pure, mild, briny flavor that has been recognized by top chefs throughout the country.
Apalachicola harvests over 90% of the oysters sold in Florida and 10% of the nationwide supply. Smaller open bay boats, moored or trailered each day, tong for oysters in the many shallow areas of Apalachicola Bay
Apalachicola’s vibrant history and rich maritime culture can still be seen on its working waterfront. Fishing vessels displaying proud patinas of years of service line the waterfront and regularly net fresh local shrimp and fish.
Wide, tree lined streets are still graced by picturesque homes from the nineteenth and twentieth century that show the wealth and craftsmanship of its early days. Apalachicola has over 900 historic homes and buildings listed in its extensive National Register District. We did the walking tour that you can do to see a lot of the historic buildings & homes.
After so much sightseeing we were very hungry so we went to Papa Joe's Restaurant on the Apalachicola River. We sat next to the window so we could watch the boats go buy. A lot of people pull their boat right up to the restaurant so they can come in and dine.