i have gone to the owl for the past 3 years. I belong to group that goes to apalachicola every year for 3 days in june. We have a blast in downtown. I have not been disappointed with anything at all. The cajun blacken grouper is tops in my book. And they have a very good selection of salads that are very good also. But my aunt's love the softshell crab when they have it. We all agree that the owl is the best resturant in apalachicola. Thumbs up in all aspects.
Highly recommend for anyone that loves fresh seafood served in the most delectable dishes, heavenly desserts and fabulous service. A wine list that could please even the most discriminating palate. Don't miss this experience if you're in the area. Makes me smile just to remember it.
The area is so full of fun shops, etc that we didn't notice this place at first. Someone on the street recommended it to us, and boy am I glad we went! Great food, great service, very clean. Wonderful way to begin a day at the beach. We've been back for lunch several times and have never been disappointed.
We had no reservations on a Friday evening in June. No problem, come on in, and we hadn't even planned on dining at THE OWL. Next time we are in Apalach, as the locals call it, we will definitely enjoy another meal at The Owl.
We ate downstairs and were served by Felicia. What a great server she is. I told her we were in no hurry, and nothing was rushed. The adult beverage list is outstanding, the food is even more outstanding.
All in all, we can't wait to get back to the Apalachicola area and we will visit The Owl the next time we visit the Forgotten Coast
My fiance' and I chose the Owl Cafe' for our rehearsal dinner May 18, 2007. Cassie and Melissa did a wonderful job helping us plan the perfect pre-wedding day meal with our close family and friends. The food, drinks, and service were excellent. I would highly recommend the Owl Cafe' to anyone hosting a large party. We offered the Black Grouper, Salmon, Chicken and Filet of Beef to our guests and all were delicious. Thanks again!
Love the Owl, We have eaten there four years in a row, and plan on making it five this year. I love the Crab Stuffed Casadia,(sp) not on the menu all the time, but the chef made it special upon my request.
Always buy a new Owl hat too!. great Chicken salad according to my wife and son.
After eating, nice area to walk off the food, peir viewing of the River, the Tin Shed is cool to visit
All should try it
If you are in this neck of the woods there are a number of restaurants, but most are more typical seafood/oyster joints. Very good food here. Worth the trip from St. George if you are staying there, or even from farther out. It is casual but more of a fine dining experience than other local joints. You will find the seafood specials but also filet, lamb (it was a special) and more. Great desserts. Pretty kid friendly (although the menu has a comment about keeping your kids quiet and in their seats).
I've visited St. George Island every year since 1976, and I've traveled extensively throughout the US and overseas. Please believe me when I say, without a doubt, that the Owl is the best restaurant I've ever had the pleasure to eat in. The atmosphere is heavenly (but isn't everything when you're at the beach), the food is delectable, and the service is five star. Words cannot describe. If you're a regular nine-to-fiver, it can be a little pricey but better to eat in every other night than scrimp when you visit The Owl. Start with an appetizer--the crab dip is awesome--and do not miss the bread, it's homemade every morning and out of this world. All of the dressings are made from scratch and I like the sesame ginger the best. Next, I recommend the grouper: it rests in a very light, lemony broth with capers and I guarantee it is the best thing you will ever put in your mouth. Lastly, any of the desserts (again, made from scratch) are delicious. As for the wine, just ask your server. The owner has an extensive wine background and her knowledge is obvious when you look at the wine list. I'm not kidding--you cannot go wrong with anything you order at this restaurant. So get a table on the 2nd floor deck, on a balmy, breezy night in April or May, order a bottle of wine and bring some good friends, kick back and enjoy. The combination of melt-in-your-mouth food, the smell of the water, the cries of the gulls, and an occasional dog passing on the street make for an evening like no other.
This relaxed dining restaurant offers a full menu of thoughtfully prepared local seafood, steaks, and pastas, complemented by an excellent
selection of fine wines. They are open Monday through Saturday for lunch and dinner; closed on Sundays.
Nestled along the banks of the Apalachicola River, this complete fishing resort offers lodging in fully furnished cabins and motel
units in wooded tranquil surroundings, as well as an array of on site amenities such as the best inland ...