About Us

“Eat, Drink & be Local” is our motto. We are all about great food, fine wines, craft beer, live music and lots of fun. WE CLOSE WHEN THE CONCH SHELL BLOWS!

Eat, Drink, & Be Local

Papa’s Raw Bar is a Casual, Island style, laid back but professional, friendly, very familiar and comfortable restaurant. We love our customers and love seeing familiar faces on a daily basis.

With over 40 years of experience in the seafood industry, we have built a great relationship with our community, employees, vendors and fisherman. We have our own fishing boats, specializing in stone crabs, conch and fresh fish so you can trust that your food is nothing but the freshest.

Providing our customers with a great quality experience is very important to us. We thrive on being the talk of the town and being an enjoyable place to go to. We stand by giving you quality drinks and food that is always delivered fresh overnight from our boats to your table.

Our passion for serving fresh seafood, being a Florida “go to” local hotspot, and bringing smiles to our customers faces is what makes us enjoy what we do so much. Stop by for dinner, drinks, happy hour, local events, live music, catering services and so much more. We look forward to seeing you!

Our Story

Having spent many years in the Bahamas, Joy, Mama Joy, and Hugh “Papa Hughie” Ganter moved to Lighthouse Point, Florida, with a clear vision of the restaurant they wanted; combine the freshest seafood with delicious, mouth-watering, island-inspired recipes and serve in a casual, friendly atmosphere. That was 1976.

Today Joy and Papa’s ZAGAT-rated restaurant and marketplace, Papa Hughie’s Seafood World, has been dubbed Papa’s Raw Bar and still offers all the same fresh seafood and island-inspired ingredients at their restaurant and fresh market.

In the spring of 2014, The Ganter’s son Troy and his beautiful wife Cassie opened Papa’s Raw Bar next door to Papa’s Fresh Market. Troy believed there was a demand for a local hang out to Eat Drink And Be Local®.

He envisioned a hole in the wall that made you feel like you were vacationing on the islands, dining at your favorite local joint surrounded by “Good Vibes Only” and the people you love most.

During the pandemic, we transformed the bowels of Seafood World into “The Barrel Room”, your new private venue featuring Elevated Cocktails, a Mother Shucking Oyster & Charcuterie Bar providing a one-of-a-kind intimate dining experience.

Eat Drink And Be Local® is more than just a trademark, it’s our new Family Restaurant Group, EDBL Family Brands. EDBL Family Brands is a restaurant group with culinary creativity and fun, out-of-the-box concepts.
Our roots run deep in the community, and we are passionate about creating synergy in our industry. Our culture is built on service, relationships and helping our communities prosper.

We have so much to learn from one another, and thank you for being a part of the journey thus far. Stay tuned for details on our latest concept coming to Deerfield Beach later this year…Thank you for visiting our local establishments, and continue to Eat Drink and Be Local®. Follow our journey at EDBLlife.com.


Ya Mon – The EDBL Family