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Caroline's Dining on the River

123 Water St, Apalachicola, FL 32320-1736
+1 850-653-8139
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good26%
  • Average13%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible9%
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“pancakes” (48 reviews)
“oyster omelette” (31 reviews)
“grouper” (70 reviews)
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American, Seafood
$$ - $$$
123 Water St, Apalachicola, FL 32320-1736
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We always enjoy a good breakfast and look for interesting local places when we travel. This place looked and sounded good. We were greeted and seated right away. Coffee was brought and our orders taken right away. The decor was somewhat dated but nice, suited...More

Thank J H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went here on hotel recommendation. First of all beautiful river front location. The actual restaurant is outdated, dark, and dreary inside. In desperate need of a facelift. After seeing the prices, we settled on oatmeal and pancakes. I would have had a side of...More

Thank Terri C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Staying at The Gibson Inn whose breakfast offering was appallingly displayed and limited in its offering. Staff there even recommended Caroline's. Good solid food

Thank jni50
Reviewed August 20, 2018

I was expecting bad food and slow service, given the recent reviews. Instead the meal was excellent and the service was well above the norm. They are open from 7-3, but locals talk about it as a breakfast place. We had three big breakfasts and...More

Thank bufordshighway
Reviewed August 15, 2018 via mobile

Nice breakfast choices. Mimosa was very good. Beautiful view onto the water. They had an earlier electrical problem and air conditioning was not up to par. Many people recommended it. I think I would need to give it another try.

Thank yellowgeo
Reviewed August 11, 2018 via mobile

The hotel we stayed at did not offer a breakfast which is good because we might never have come here if they did. The view overlooking the river was awesome way to start the day. The food was very good I had a “everything but...More

Thank ZAR55
Reviewed August 7, 2018

Ate breakfast here on a Tuesday am about 9. Service was fine, but not as good as one might expect since we were the only patrons. I had the country breakfast and it was good. Biscuit was good, big and fluffy. Great home fries. Wife...More

Thank Byron C
Reviewed August 2, 2018

had great breakfast no waiting best gravy and biscuit while on vacation will try again on next visit in oct

Thank jsr486
Reviewed July 26, 2018 via mobile

Unfortunately this is one of the businesses tied to The River Inn and it is being run into the ground along with the Inn. We went there a total of 3 days and were told each day the AC was supposed to be fixed yesterday....More

Thank WorldlyTraveler2
Reviewed July 18, 2018 via mobile

Went for breakfast and arrived early. We were the first people to dine. When we walked in we were promptly greeted and seated. The hostess was also our server. She took our drink order and gave us time to look over the menu. Not long...More

Thank Kwr1969
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September 1, 2018|
Response from Pete S | Reviewed this property |
Opposite I should think. I believe it caters more to tourists but locals do dine there. We were tourists and went for breakfast despite the reviews describing long wait times. Our wait time was sort of long but not... More
September 11, 2015|
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Response from JudyFromUpstateNY | Reviewed this property |
In my opinion it's one and done. For great fresh seafood go to Papa Joe's instead.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$8 - $26
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Families with children
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 - 3:00 PM
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 123 Water St, Apalachicola, FL 32320-1736
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Apalachicola
  • Phone Number: +1 850-653-8139
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