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Caroline's Dining on the River

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123 Water St, Apalachicola, FL 32320-1736
850-653-8139
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7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 243
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  • 136
    Very good
  • 69
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  • 39
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  • 28
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good food, nice atmosphere

We stopped for dinner at Caroline's while visiting the area. We had eaten there once before...sixteen years ago. The restaurant decor hasn't changes a bit. The interior is quaint, a little like grandma's house. We sat at a table overlooking the Apalachicola river. The food was very good. Not... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Jim O
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Maggie Valley, North Carolina
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Maggie Valley, North Carolina
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped for dinner at Caroline's while visiting the area. We had eaten there once before...sixteen years ago. The restaurant decor hasn't changes a bit. The interior is quaint, a little like grandma's house. We sat at a table overlooking the Apalachicola river. The food was very good. Not particularly fancy, but the portions were plentiful. My wife said the... More 

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Thank Jim O
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came in a little after 5 no one there but a couple that had just finished eating. Hostess never came. After 20 minutes of waiting we left. If they can't greet you & seat you I figured the food would be late & marginal also. Tried another place !!

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Thank RogMilwaukee_WI
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Breakfast here is included with a room at the Apalachicola River Inn; do NOT miss it! While the menu for complimentary breakfast is limited, it is still plenty of variety. The Maple French Toast gets two thumbs up.

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Thank Diana S
Florida
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30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took our extended family of eight to Caroline's last week and everything was great. All of the ingredients were fresh and the seafood tasty. Our waitress was very attentive and, when one of the kids asked if she had hot chocolate, I expected her to say that it was not on the menu, but she delivered it right away... More 

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Thank MissGeorgia
Suwannee, Florida
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent service great view by water way Clean .. the breakfast menu was above average Yes I will be back!

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Thank Nancy A
Lexington, Kentucky
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed a night there, breakfast included. Unique, very filling, great river view. Had lunch, which was less than good, with other unhappy patrons for slow service. My quiche was a day late and a dollar short. Pricey but shouldn't be. But right on the river is pretty nice!

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Thank Susan R
Sanford, Florida
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Try the low country Benedict. Enough for two! Great value, great atmosphere on the river. Appalach a great fishing village

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Thank Islandnancya
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56 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

Fantastic breakfast, bad service. The oyster omelette is out of this world, as is the lemon pancake. Split the 2 between you, and you have the perfect breakfast. The service is really slow. Just don't be afraid to ask for your waitperson to give you attention and you'll be good.

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Thank Petethekid
Vollen, Akershus, Norway
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55 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

Service on auto pilot is never a good experience, and furthermore waiters and waitresses should at least have some basic knowledge about what they are selling. Its no use telling the customer "I don't drink beer" when the customer clearly wants some recommendation. Caroline's left us with an impression that they were only going through the motions. Was served six... More 

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Thank Henning I
SW USA
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217 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

Ate for lunch at Caroline's on 12/18/15. Decor is great (shabby chic?), on the river so you have great views and yummy food. Had the Oyster Limozine (13.00) and the Fried Oysters with fries (18.00). Food was good and tasted yummy but we both found some hell shards in both of our meals, not really good. Good thing we were... 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: Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view, Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine
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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