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Caroline's Dining on the River

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123 Water St, Apalachicola, FL 32320-1736
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Fri - Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Fort Walton Beach, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were looking for a good breakfast and were pleasantly delivered a mediocre meal. The menu is a local flair take on standard southern cooking. I had oyster cakes that were fairly bready. The Hollendais sauce lacked character. The omlets served to surrounding tables looked appetizing. However, The wait staff was very competent, pleasant and attentive.

Thank TH0we
Scottish Borders, United Kingdom
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137 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

As you drive up to this restaurant, you are probably not too happy with the area. It looks pretty run down. Once inside it all changes. Nice indoors but it is the outside seating which makes the impact. Sitting over the water looking at the boats and birds, life is good. The Eggs Benedict were very good if a little... More 

Thank sgdh
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A beautiful view while enjoying brunch. Had the Crabcake Benedict. So much deliciousness on 1 plate. Also sampled the Raspberry Lemon Pancakes. Very light and fluffy. The sauce was delightful and airy. The service was great. View was relaxing.

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Sacramento, California
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The first time we dined at this restaurant, we really enjoyed it. Sitting on the back screened-in porch was the tops as we watched fishing and pleasure boats roll by. The second time however the next year was a bit disappoiting. The food wasn't up to par and the staff was a bit lax. We travel to SGI every year... More 

Thank bgaynor
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2016

My breakfast was ok...eggs, bacon, toast. However, my husband was extremely disappointed with his eggs Benedict. Stick with the basics for breakfast and be prepared to pay a bit more than what it's worth. Maybe lunch or dinner is better but we probably won't try to find out.

Thank Trudy B
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

Love this place. Have eaten here dozens of times. But they march to their own pace. Don't get in a hurry. Enjoy your time looking at the water. For some reason they were closed on the Saturday night we tried to go. No notice.

Thank deniseForsyth
Tallahassee, United States
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

Very good breakfast. Lemon pancakes were great. Waitress kind and friendly. A little warm inside but a great view of the river from big windows with lots of morning sunlight.

Thank Thomas S
Inverness, Florida
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2016

We walked in and were greeted by Samantha who seated us by a window overlooking the Apalachicola River. She was pleasant and we took her recommendation and ordered French Toast and crispy thick bacon and ham...we were very pleased with the service and quality of the food. The fresh squeezes orange juice still had some pulp and could have been... More 

Thank Ron K
Fort Worth, Texas
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31 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016

We went here for breakfast and the prices were insane! It is the most I have paid for a breakfast for my family, with the exception of a very good brunch, and it wasn't worth it. I got the eggs, ham and skillet fries. The skillet fries were over seasoned, the eggs were decent but the ham was nothing but... More 

Thank cassira12
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57 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed the screened porch to watch the water, but it was good we sat there because it was an hour before we got our rather bland food. The homemade chips were good. We also had to chase the waitstaff to get drink refills, and no one seemed interested in cleaning the tables that had left before we arrived.

Thank samkapil

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$8 - $26
American, Seafood, Soups
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children, Scenic view, Romantic
Open Hours
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 123 Water St, Apalachicola, FL 32320-1736
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Apalachicola
  • Phone Number: 18506538139

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?