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All 27 Apalachicola Restaurants

Caroline's Dining on the River

123 Water St, Apalachicola, FL 32320-1736
850-653-8139
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Ranked #12 of 27 Restaurants in Apalachicola
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $8 - $26
Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Seafood
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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
Knoxville, Tennessee
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

On Friday and Sunday nights, we had dinner at CAROLINE'S and enjoyed every bite. The oyster appetizers were generous with oysters, the beautiful pieces of grouper, our entree, were perfect and scallops with crab cakes couldn't have been better. When we returned on a Wednesday evening for dinner, there must have been a different chef and kitchen crew. Our favorite... More 

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Pemberville, Ohio
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

The breakfast is included with your room at the River Inn right next door. We ate there 3 times and enjoyed our meals and the view each time.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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55 reviews 55 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

We'd been to Caroline's years ago; it's a really sweet spot for watching the fishing boats go in and out and, so, gives you a flavor of old Apalachicola. Breakfast was excellent: good coffee, good service, authentic southern food, e.g., ham, biscuits, and gravy. There may be only one or two other places to eat breakfast in the winter, but... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

This place is expensive but on vacation thought why not. They are having an identity issue with decor. Not sure if a tea room or seafood pirate restaurant. Food was ok but not great. Service out waitress was fair didn’t seem to be into to the morning service.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

When we first arrived we didn't know if anyone was going to wait on us. Took about 10 minutes. Once everything was under way it fell into place. However I ordered my steak med well and I would say that I was lucky if it was close to medium. I should have went with the shrimp but I didnt. Parking... More 

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Florence, South Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

The portions are plentiful ( breakfast ). I had the pancakes ( three large ) with raspberry butter and three strips of bacon one morning and the oyster omelet with fried potatoes the next morning. Both dishes were delicious-especially the omelet. Freshly squeezed orange juice is a great starter and the service was prompt. We stayed at the Inn so... More 

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Oxford, Mississippi
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

This place has a quiet atmosphere and great food. The oysters and the grouper were especially nice. Prices are reasonable for the area.

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Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

This restaurant is an interesting study in contradiction. From the outside it looks like a shack. The inside tries to be fancy, when it is not, but it has a fantastic view. Apalachicola is a small fishing and tourist town. This seems to be one of the fancier restaurants in town, but the atmosphere is very casual. However strange the... More 

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Brevard,NC
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52 reviews 52 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

I had the Jambalaya and my wife had the Gumbo and both dishes were great and reasonable. The service was fine. The view over the water was great. Even got to see a Osprey dive and catch a fish right out the window.

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26 reviews 26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

We wanted to like this place, cute, right on the river and nicely decorated. While the food was mediocre (with the exception of their raw Oysters) the service was S.L.O.W. It took forever for our food to come and when it did, we asked for our rolls and butter, and were told they ran out. No offer to make a... More 

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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
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
Average Prices: USD 8 - 26
Cuisine: Seafood

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