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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
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 224
    Excellent
  • 121
    Very good
  • 58
    Average
  • 32
    Poor
  • 24
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Ideas with Sauces

I had been to so many places in the area and had somehow missed this place. It is off the beaten path except for those staying at the hotel attached. I am one who writes his reviews 95% based on the food presented and 10% on the service. I do this because the chef is often cut off from his/her... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
Keilan M
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Cape San Blas, Florida
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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Cape San Blas, Florida
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

I had been to so many places in the area and had somehow missed this place. It is off the beaten path except for those staying at the hotel attached. I am one who writes his reviews 95% based on the food presented and 10% on the service. I do this because the chef is often cut off from his/her... More 

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Cassadaga, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

We had breakfast riverside after a great nights stay at the Inn. Loved the fresh squeezed orange juice! The staff was very friendly and accommodating. We would definitely go back!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Beautiful water view of the water from every table. My girlfriend enjoyed the Oyster/Gouda cheese omelet and I devoured their All American Breakfast. Freshly squeezed orange juice, hot coffee and very large biscuits rounded out our feast. Ambiance and a delicious dining experience. Stay for a second cup of coffee and take in the view. We also had dinner here.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We stayed at the River Inn after 6 days boating from Southern Illinois. If you spend the night you receive vouchers for free breakfast. Our party had the All American breakfast. Your choice of sausage, Ham or bacon. Plenty of food. You won't leave hungry.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

The absolute worst service I have ever experienced or seen in my entire life! The 2 waitresses stayed in the kitchen while the 3 tables looked around for them 95% of the time there. The girl that cleared the tables was the only one you would occasionally see. I called the front desk and was told that Mr. and Mrs.... More 

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Mexico Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

This dining room has a lovely, peaceful atmosphere with a relaxing view of the River. It offers an outside dining option that is great for adults and children. Their menu is interesting, not run of the mill, and everything we ordered was delicious. It is our favorite place to take people visiting the Panhandle of Florida, It is fine-dining within... More 

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Morrow, Georgia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

This place was amazing. Perfect view, perfect mood and great food! Our waitress was Kimberly and she took very good care of us! The cook's name was Justin and there isn't one complaint on our food! My steak was perfect as was the Bacon wrapped shrimp! I would suggest it to anyone!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Service very slow and not very professional. Food mediocre. Prices not too bad. The view is nice. This place feels like it is past it's prime.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

We were not greeted with a smile. The entire staff was unfriendly. We sat at the only table that was left, many were still dirty from previous dinners. We went on a Sunday morning for breakfast. We sat for 20 minutes and did not get waited on. So we left.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

They had lost one of their A/C units, but found us a place that was cool from the other unit. We over looked the river and marsh, the food was very good and the waitress was excellent. She was hot and tired, but was professional and the service was great.

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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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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
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Families with children, Doing business, Local cuisine, Romantic
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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