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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 206
    Excellent
  • 114
    Very good
  • 56
    Average
  • 29
    Poor
  • 21
    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

Breakfast was very good.. My husband and I enjoyed the meal.. Little pricey for quantity for my breakfast but all in all it was wonderful

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
Kristy H
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Bainbridge, Georgia
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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426 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Bainbridge, Georgia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Breakfast was very good.. My husband and I enjoyed the meal.. Little pricey for quantity for my breakfast but all in all it was wonderful

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24 reviews 24 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

We had breakfast here few times during our stay. Fresh squeezed orange juice and menu full of breakfast choices. I had the shrimp and grits along with two eggs. I'm not a grits kind of guy but these were the bomb. My wife had lemon pancakes with blueberries and raspberry butter. She raved about them. The coffee was very good... More 

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Maplewood, New Jersey
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

There is a screened in outdoor area which is a bit more casual and the inside is more elegant. The menu choices and the taste is good to satisfy gourmet tastes and service is fast and very pleasant. Wine pour was definitely very generous. I would go back!

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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

It's a little old fashion, but kinda romantic, dim lighting out dated decor....food is good, friends always get fried shrimp & fried oysters I get grilled or sautéed fish..nothing stands out for me

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Rochester, New York
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40 reviews 40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Being guests of the Apalachicola River Inn, we were given tickets for complimentary breakfasts at Caroline's, which was located right in the same building as the Inn. Thinking it would be a continental breakfast or similar, we were delighted to find we were facing a menu with mouth-watering choices. Our hostess was very gracious and our server was efficient. We... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

A delicious breakfest on a sunny Florida morning. Very good service. A good cup of coffee and a extensive breakfast menu. Real butter and maple syrup with your meal which absolutely trumps the "free" breakfast at our hotel. On top of the good food-a beautiful sunrise to start the day.

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Columbus, Georgia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Breakfasts were better than most. They were varied. Place is purple, service is slow. Outdoor eating area is good, but service is even slower. Hostess won't cover for waitresses, and vice versa. Pam was the only one who went the extra mile.

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Opp, Alabama
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96 reviews 96 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

We werent that hungry, so just ordered a club with homemade potato chips. Club was big enough for 2 people, and a small american burger with fries. Since there was little to chose from for places to eat on a Sunday That was only reason we ate at Carolines. A little too pricey for me, and i felt under dressed.... More 

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Reidsville, Georgia
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102 reviews 102 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We had heard and read a great deal of good things about this dining room and had checked it out earlier in the afternoon. We decided that is where we wanted to dine on our last night in town. We went in and waited, and waited, and waited. there were about five or six tables of people in there and... More 

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Tallahassee
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

We had grilled and fried shrimp dishes .Good, routine sea food.One expects something special on the river.it was nice but not special

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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: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?