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“If you like fresh seafood, you'll like Caroline's!!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Caroline's Dining on the River

Caroline's Dining on the River
123 Water St, Apalachicola, FL 32320-1736
850-653-8139
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Ranked #15 of 26 Restaurants in Apalachicola
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $8 - $26
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Doing business, Local cuisine, Families with children, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Dessert, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout
New Hampshire
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29 reviews 29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“If you like fresh seafood, you'll like Caroline's!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

My wife and I wanted a "nice" restaurant in Apalachicola that was right on the water and Caroline's fit the bill. Their dining room is right on the water with lovely views. The restaurant was not that busy and we were surprised to learn that October is right on the cusp between high and low season. Believe it or not, summer is busier than winter!! We were seated at a great table right away and had a lot of fun talking about life here with our waitress, a delightful young woman still in high school. My wife and I both love seafood and we each had Grouper, although prepared differently. Both of us agree that it was the best Grouper that we have ever had, succulent, moist and flavorful. Of course, I had oysters, local oysters, and they were over the moon good!! Judging from the comments that overheard from nearby tables, everyone enjoyed their dinners! Fun place, great folks, superb dining!!

Visited October 2012
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English first
Louisville, Kentucky
2 reviews
“quality of food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

food was excellent and quality was good. Server was very polite and kind. Would recommend to anyone that visits the area.

Visited October 2012
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Tallahassee, Florida
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3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Amazing hiding spot”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

This place was amazing seeing as it was free with our stay at the Apalachicola River Inn. Even though I would easily pay for a meal or two here. The view on the river was amazing and the service was great. Even though it may be a little hard to find if your not staying at the hotel I would receommend anyone who is visiting this area to try it.

Visited September 2012
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Atlanta, GA
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35 reviews 35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
“Great atmosphere, service, & food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

Really intimate...nice but informal. Local oysters were incredibly fresh! And everything else was gret, too! Nice to look out on the river...even saw some dolphins!

  • Visited September 2012
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    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Carrollton, Georgia
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“Breakfast outside is a must try”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012

Excellent breakfast, from a big homestyle to a fish breakfast if you want it...and it is good. Service was good and sitting out in the screen covered gazebo every morning, made my day

Visited September 2012
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