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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, Dessert, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 218
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  • 120
    Very good
  • 58
    Average
  • 31
    Poor
  • 23
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Breakfast on the water

My husband and I stayed at the Apalachicola River Inn and as part of our stay, breakfast was included every morning. The menu was varied enough that I could have had something different every morning for the 5 breakfasts we had there. The restaurant was comfortable and the waitstaff was very... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 24, 2015
Teresa B
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Franklin
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
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1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

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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Franklin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

My husband and I stayed at the Apalachicola River Inn and as part of our stay, breakfast was included every morning. The menu was varied enough that I could have had something different every morning for the 5 breakfasts we had there. The restaurant was comfortable and the waitstaff was very attentive. I tired the Shrimp and Grits, the Maple... More 

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Conway, Arkansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

This is one of the places we must visit when staying on St. George Island. It is actually in Apalachicola - 15 miles from SGI. We have eaten dinner there a couple times but mainly go for breakfast. Recommend the Maple French Toast, Apple and Cheddar Omelet and the Snowflake Pancake - size of a hubcap.

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Crestview, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Caroline's was recommended to us by staff at our hotel and we were not disappointed. Breakfast was plentiful and delicious and the view was awe inspiring. This was our first time visiting Caroline's but it won't be our last! We will be sure to include a meal here during future visits.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Caroline's is open for breakfast lunch and dinner and is part of the Apalachicola River Inn. Dining available inside and out. Outside is actually within a screened enclosure over the Apalachicola River. Breakfast is always wonderful. A special (limited) breakfast menu is available if you are staying at the motel. The omelettes are fabulous, and being situated in the heart... More 

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Dalton, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

A little pricey but the several times we have been there overall local seafood was quite good. Can be very crowded in the summer.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

We ate here for the first time in June 2015 after visiting Apalachicola for several years. Last year the Owl Cafe wouldn't seat us because we had children with us so we were searching for a different fine dining location. The seafood here was top-notch. My wife and I had the crab cakes and they were phenomenal. My son ordered... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

I ate at Caroline's with my free breakfast coupon from staying in the Inn. When I entered, the hostess grabbed a menu and said, "You don't have a room here, do you?" I told her I did have a room there, and she put down the full restaurant menu and picked up a one-pager that is evidently reserved for the... More 

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San Clemente, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Fun, casual family place. Reasonable prices. Located on the water. Looked for manatees but didn't see any in April

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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: Romantic, Entertaining clients, Doing business, Families with children, Special occasions, 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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