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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 #7 of 24 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
  • French first
  • Any
English first
St. Louis, Missouri
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW via mobile

We usually like to try a new place each evening but so enjoyed our first meal at Caroline's that we returned for another before we headed home. The food was very good & presented well. You must try it & I'm sure you won't be disappointed.

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

We had breakfast here and the food was decent, but our waitress was really inattentive. The next table over had a completely different experience, so I guess it was luck of the draw.

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Birmingham, Alabama
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

I'm new to trip advisor and our dinner at Carolines on the river was wonderful. my partner had the scallops and I had the Pan handle grouper. It was wonderful and we will definitely be returning.we will be staying on St George Island for a week.Our server Alana recommended breakfast so we will be giving it a try.

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slidell, la
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Loved the french toast and ham, fresh squeezed oj was awesome, biscuits were wonderful, coffee was good. Service was good, friendly and quick. We were there when the hotel that is connected to Caroline's was booked, it was a busy time of year and there was still no wait or problem with service.

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Hayesville, North Carolina, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Caroline's was on my list of "must go to" restaurants after reading reviews. What a huge disappointment it was. First, the hostess was rude and clearly not happy we even walked in. We asked for a table outside, she was again not happy with this. We ordered drinks and she brought them. My husband asked if they had Oysters Rockefeller,... More

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Orlando
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We did have a large party(11), but the service was quite slow. The restaurant did not appear overly busy and there were several empty tables. It took over an hour to get our meals. The food was generally acceptable, but pricey for the amount of food. If you are by the window the view is lovely.

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Lawrenceville, Georgia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We had breakfast 3 mornings during our stay at River Inn. The food was good but not superior. The view can't be beat. Service was good, not excellent.

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South Wales
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34 reviews 34 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We came upon Apalachicola on one of our 3000 mile road trips which took in Florida, Alabama, Mississippi and Georgia. It was on our route and we stopped as it looked really pleasant and quaint with a hometown feel. I've reviewed our hotel separately (which was excellent). We went out for a walk to look for somewhere equally nice to... More

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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Husband and I stumbled upon this place be accident and after having a nice chat with the hostess, who was gracious to answer all my questions even though they weren't open for the dinner crowd yet, decided to try them. So glad we came! Our steak was grilled perfectly and the garlic shrimp were outstanding. What really won us over... More

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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

These guys were open 'til 1pm and since we were looking for breakfast at 11:30am, they were the only choice (I think) in town. I like to enjoy the local favorites so I had the oyster cakes with my eggs. Good, but probably not worth $12.99 although the monstrous homemade biscuit could have fed four people. The waitress explained it... More

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

Valerie S Thanks for dining at Caroline's. You could have given us a higher rating simply because we were open for breakfast when you wanted breakfast, and have extended this courtesy for years because you are on down time and deserve that consideration. You enjoyed the oyster cakes, a one of a kind breakfast,that may not be available anywhere until... More

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