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Caroline's Dining on the River

123 Water St, Apalachicola, FL 32320-1736
850-653-8139
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Ranked #12 of 26 Restaurants in Apalachicola
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $8 - $26
Cuisines: Seafood
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert

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English first
Jacksonville, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

There is nothing to dislike!! This is always our first stop, even befor checking in to our hotel. The food is great, all kinds of other seafood too! If the service is sometimes a little slow, it is only because they attract so many people. If there is a short wait, you will be glad you waited and enjoyed the... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

consistently a great place to DINE whether it be breakfast, lunch or dinner. Big fan of their food (except for crab cakes...too much filler)

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El Dorado Hills, California
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38 reviews 38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Okay it's Sunday morning of the first day of our Apalch (St George Island) vacation and it is pouring rain cats and dogs and we want view, food and fun. Went to Carolines and requested to sit outdoors in the riverside screened gazebo on the dock. Perfect place to be on a rainy Florida morning. The hostess asked us to... More

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Sebastian, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Hubby and I went for lunch today. We sat outside in the screen room on the dock. Service was prompt and attentive. Great view watching the boats go by. I had a Key West Grouper sandwich with slaw and hubby had a crab cake sandwich with fries. Both were good and we would come back here again.

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Marietta, Georgia via Boston USA!
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29 reviews 29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

We dined on the dock on a perfect morning. We got to see the dock diving dog while we sipped our coffee. The breakfast was wonderful. I had the oyster cakes and my husband had the Benedict. Everything was well prepared and piping hot. Great service, lovely location by the river.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

First of all being able to sit right on the water while having dinner was perfect. Our waitress Alana was so sweet and knowledgeable. I took her advice and ordered the panhandle grouper with crab. It was unbelievable, but my girlfriend had the stuffed scallops which was hands down the best meal we had during our stay. Definitely have oysters... More

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Nashville, Tennessee
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136 reviews 136 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

For the past 4 years, this has been our go-to place when visiting the area. For example, if we are there 7 days, we eat there 7 times. Nothing could beat sitting on the screened dock and the fresh seafood. But something has changed. I always order the Basque Grouper. Fresh grouper prepared in butter and fresh garlic. But this... More

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Orlando, Florida
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30 reviews 30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

We always visit Caroline's with their screened in porch. We had a nice breakfast, including fabulous Maple French Toast and a good Cheese Omelet. Then we returned for dinner later in the week. I had a wonderful oyster stew, rich and filled with oysters and mushrooms. But beware! it is not an appetizer portion. I think they offer it by... More

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Dacula, Georgia, United States
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53 reviews 53 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Last year while visiting Apalachicola, we had a wonderful breakfast at Caroline's and had hoped to repeat that experience again today. Sadly, we had a very disappointing meal. The disinterest of the server should have been our first clue. Even though the restaurant was not busy, it seemed to take forever for our server to show up to take our... More

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Thomasville, Georgia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Boss Oyster was too crowded (we eventually went there instead), so we tried here. The waitress said they were completely out of oysters (the only reason to come to Apalachicola). We drank our beers and left. And then had plates and plates of oysters at Boss Oyster.

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Additional Information about Caroline's Dining on the River

Address: 123 Water St, Apalachicola, FL 32320-1736
Phone Number: 850-653-8139
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Apalachicola
Average Prices: USD 8 - 26
Cuisine: Seafood

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