Exploring Franklin County's Culinary Goldmine



Boss Oyster was ranked by Coastal Living Magazine as one of the “Top 10 Oyster Bars in the United States.” Boss has its own oystermen who take pride in the selection, prope harvesting and safe handling.




 Boss Oyster and Caroline’s River Dining are located on Water Street adjacent to the Apalachicola River Inn. Caroline’s is particularly well-known for an extensive breakfast menu featuring signature dishes such as sautéed Apalachicola bay oysters, jumbo gulf shrimp or fresh, pan-fried fish of the day with two eggs any style and choice of bacon, ham or patty sausage, served with grits and home fries. “Outrageous” maple French toast with maple butter, breakfast Po-boy and Caroline’s low-country Benedict are just a few more available selections –most served with choice of meat side and grits or grilled homefries.




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Located on Water Street with sweeping Scipio Creek and Apalachicola River views, Up the Creek Raw Bar invites patrons to “come as you are” and enjoy the casual atmosphere while experiencing the gourmet twist that Chef Brett Gromley adds to fresh raw, steamed and baked local seafood .

At Tamara’s Café, located at 71 Market Street in downtown Apalachicola, Executive Chef Daniel Itzkovitz and his wife, Marisa Getter, serve fresh local seafood with a South American/Caribbean flair.  Dishes of fresh seafood purchased daily from local fishermen are complemented with fresh herbs grown by Itzkovitz and Getter.
 Our group of 14 shared "Sammy the Snapper" at Tamara's 


You’ll also want to stop at the Piggly Wiggly grocery store in Apalachicola to pick up some fresh bread and George Watkins tupelo honey.  The productive Apalachicola Bay estuarine system also is home to the largest natural stand of tupelo trees on the planet.  Several varieties of tupelo trees thrive here, but it is the White Ogeechee Tupelo which, under the careful supervision of skilled harvesters, produces a rare and unparalleled specialty product.

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