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Caroline's Dining on the River

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123 Water St, Apalachicola, FL 32320-1736
850-653-8139
Today
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 202
    Excellent
  • 113
    Very good
  • 55
    Average
  • 28
    Poor
  • 21
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Breakfast served till 1:00pm

We werent that hungry, so just ordered a club with homemade potato chips. Club was big enough for 2 people, and a small american burger with fries. Since there was little to chose from for places to eat on a Sunday That was only reason we ate at Carolines. A little too pricey for me, and i felt... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
camille1919
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Opp, Alabama
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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419 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Opp, Alabama
Top Contributor
95 reviews 95 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

We werent that hungry, so just ordered a club with homemade potato chips. Club was big enough for 2 people, and a small american burger with fries. Since there was little to chose from for places to eat on a Sunday That was only reason we ate at Carolines. A little too pricey for me, and i felt under dressed.... More 

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Reidsville, Georgia
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100 reviews 100 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

We had heard and read a great deal of good things about this dining room and had checked it out earlier in the afternoon. We decided that is where we wanted to dine on our last night in town. We went in and waited, and waited, and waited. there were about five or six tables of people in there and... More 

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Tallahassee
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

We had grilled and fried shrimp dishes .Good, routine sea food.One expects something special on the river.it was nice but not special

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Central New York State
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84 reviews 84 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

We had dinner with friends at Caroline's this month, and the food was very tasty. But we came especially for oysters, and they were quite small. Another time, I might ask for larger ones. Our server was pleasant but she couldn't remember what was available for dessert -- kind of important! However, the main meal was very tasty and well... More 

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Columbia,IL
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370 reviews 370 reviews
219 restaurant reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Solo for breakfast and got good service and with a smile. Tries the country ham and found it to be very salty. I expected it to have flavor but this was a little too much. The rest of the meal was fine and of course the view is great.

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Sopchoppy, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Choice of inside dining or outside covered dining on the dock. Steaks and seafood on menu. Blackened redfish was outstanding. Great service. My new favorite place to eat.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The restaurant was not that busy for Sunday breakfast, more dirty tables than ones with people at them. Finally seated after 10 minutes, at table 15 minutes no coffee, water or wait staff. Got up walked out and sadly no one seemed to notice or care.

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

The free breakfast from the river inn was great the bacon super, great grits and wonderful French toast. The dinner was very good we had the stuffed grouper which was excellent.

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Port Saint Joe, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

The food at Carolone's is very good however the service has been horrible. We have eating there for years and the service has never been great....but it has gotten worse. It seems to be lacking leadership. We have tried it three different times in the last month and a half but no improvement. The fourth time we went things continued... More 

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Akron, Ohio
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

I went to Caroline's twice while I was staying in Cape San Blas, a 30-minute drive to Apalachicola. First time was for dinner: Oyster Stew that surpasses 'delicious', a half-dozen raw on the shell, and a caprese salad. I had heard very good things about their Oyster Stew, but I couldn't find it on the menu. It was there, under... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 123 Water St, Apalachicola, FL 32320-1736
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Apalachicola
  • Phone Number: 850-653-8139

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 26
  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm

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