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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 #11 of 27 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
Saint Augustine Beach, Florida
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Like stepping back in time, this restaurant, brings back images from an era long since past. The service is excellent and don't forget to try something unusual; The Oyster Omelette

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Tampa, Florida
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36 reviews 36 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

We stayed at the adjoining hotel & had breakfast included with our stay. The 1st morning, we were WOWED at the delicious breakfast we were given. A true home-cooked breakfast complete with bacon, eggs, biscuits, etc. We loved it so much, we dined for dinner & were not disappointed. I had the most delicious steak I had ever eaten with... More

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Port Saint Joe, Florida, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

If you are lucky enough to spend a couple hours at Caroline's Dining On The River...on your Birthday....you might get to gave "Louis" as your waiter! Talk about a guy with personality! He was not only very attentive to everyone at my table....after it was mentioned it was my birthday..he brought out a sweet treat to share at the end... More

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Roswell, GA
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30 reviews 30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Fabulous restaurant on the water with excellent food and service. Get the oyster cakes and eggs for breakfast.

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Top Contributor
102 reviews 102 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Choices in Apalachicola are limited. Caroline's provides for a fancier meal. Apalachicola is known for their fresh seafood. This is evidenced by the shrimp boats parked there. You know that the catch is fresh and you can tell from the first bite. Local crab and oyster are a favorite. This is not a suit or tie place. Wheelchair accessible with... More

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oystr, Owner at Caroline's Dining on the River, responded to this review

LB, Fancier Dining, Thanks for the kind review. We thank you for taking the time to reply. Fresh seafood is nature's bounty.We are fortunate to be in nature's paradise to present seafood at its best. We are directly on the Apalachicola river all river front.Shrimp boats, oyster boats, off shore grouper and red snapper boats, blue crab boats all pass... More

2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We came upon Caroline's on a quiet Monday afternoon - and were pleasantly greeted. Friendly and low key, the server agreed we chose favorites - grilled oysters, seafood gumbo, and fresh grilled grouper sandwich. Perfect! Best seafood gumbo on the Gulf Coast -

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oystr, Owner at Caroline's Dining on the River, responded to this review

Carl S, Best Seafood Gumbo Ever, Thanks for the high honor. Seafood gumbo is a "HEAVENLY SOUP" of nature's bounty. The HEAVENLY ingredients are presented FRESH as nature intended. Fresh oysters a stones throw away,fresh caught gulf grouper, never frozen(our mantra for 24 years).Tiny one of a kind succulent bay scallops,shrimp from the shrimp boats you see gliding by. It... More

Port Saint Joe, Florida
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45 reviews 45 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

we have been coming here for 8 yrs. and own property in a nearby town. we ha ve always made this one of our dining spots during our bi monthly visits. usually the service is slow but that is ok since we are on vacation and enjoying the river and the venue. this time though it was ridiculously slow. 3... More

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oystr, Owner at Caroline's Dining on the River, responded to this review

Nancy P Port Saint Joe, Thanks for your review. I like to learn by all reviews, I don't shy away if it is negative. Of course we always want to please. This review is perplexing because we were fully staffed for seafood festival , wait staff manager, hostess, waitstaff. The waiter was new. Did he fail to submit your order... More

Gainesville, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Service was not so great - but the food far outweighed the service. We went here for breakfast because it was included in our stay at the River Inn. We would probably have not eaten there if it wasn't part of our stay. The decorum is a little dated, but you can't get a better view of the water anywhere... More

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Fort Walton Beach, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

When I visit Apalach, this is where I go for breakfast... simply for the biscuits and (sausage) gravy. I'm sure other items are delicious but I probably won't try them anytime soon because of the... you guessed it... biscuits and gravy. Yes, the restaurant has great views - it's on the river after all - but once my food arrives... More

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Jacksonville, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

There is nothing to dislike!! This is always our first stop, even befor checking in to our hotel. The food is great, all kinds of other seafood too! If the service is sometimes a little slow, it is only because they attract so many people. If there is a short wait, you will be glad you waited and enjoyed the... More

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oystr, Owner at Caroline's Dining on the River, responded to this review

Joyce M , There is nothing to dislike. Such a high honor that you come to Caroline's first We want to be on the right tract.Thanks for taking the time to give us your opinion, hurry back. All the best Caroline More

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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
Average Prices: USD 8 - 26
Cuisine: Seafood

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