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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 #8 of 24 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
Restaurant details
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
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English first
Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

A local told us about Caroline's. We arrived and there weren't any customers in the dining room but us. There was a nice view of the intracoastal waterway, and yet the decor was not to my taste, but the food made up for that in spades. I ordered scallops and a crab cake with a sauce and it not only... More

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Vero Beach, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Went to Caroline's for dinner on Monday August 18 based on a terrific breakfast we had some time ago. It was a bit warm but there was a gentle breeze so we decided to sit in the screened in gazebo out on the water. Alana was our delightful server who promptly greeted us and briefly explained the specials and made... More

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Havana, Florida
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 via mobile

We were very pleasantly surprised at the freshness, taste, and presentation of our meals. Their specialty seems to be grouper and rightfully so! There were 4 or 5 different grouper dishes, of which we tried two of them. Both were fantastic! The salads were a little larger than you normally find and they offer many homemade dressings. We both opted... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 via mobile

We always make a point of having breakfast at Caroline's. The food is excellent and atmosphere nice with a view of the river.

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Tallahassee, Florida
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Sunday morning after our stay at the Apalachicola River Inn, we were had breakfast at Caroline's. It was complimentary and delicious. I had shrimp and grits with eggs cooked to order. My wife had the all-American-breakfast cooked to order. The orange juice was really freshly squeezed. Great food and service!

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Shalimar
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

A taste of Old Florida . Friendly staff, fresh linens, a view of the river inside where it is cool. You can sit outside if you prefer but it was 90+ degrees this week. The food is wonderful, oysters, red fish and much more. They are famous for their breakfasts all the breakfast choices you know made and more oysters,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014 via mobile

Food was excellent, can't wait to visit again and go back! Servers was wonderful and friendly. Recommend when you visit apalacola for a great meal, stayed in the inn as well, very pleased with room as well

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Knoxville, Tennessee
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014 via mobile

Beautiful scenery, friendly staff, best scallops ever. Casual dining but romantic at the same time. Would definitely eat there again.

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Pensacola, Florida
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The food is great, the service is Apalach (its relaxing, peaceful, bring a newspaper/book it takes a while but its worth it)Did I mention the food is excellent. The view is excellent too.

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Pensacola, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We loved the atmosphere. Sat inside due to heat in August. Large portions, friendly staff! The restrooms are located outside the restaurant. You can sit outside and Enjoy the waterway.

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