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Caroline's Dining on the River

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123 Water St, Apalachicola, FL 32320-1736
+1 850-653-8139
7:00 am - 3:00 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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Albany, Georgia, United States
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42 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I ordered the fried crab cakes. They were flash cooked and a gooey uncooked mush in the middle. I had bitten into it before I realized and it took me two days to get the rancid taste out of my mouth. My partner's meal was inedible as well.

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Homosassa, Florida
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64 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had the most delicious and delightful breakfast seated on the water. Brandily gave us excellent service and we felt like family. Take time to linger and watch the boats and dolphins go by.

Thank Regina Z
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great lunch. Sandwiches were great. The oysters appetizer was super and I got a piece of keylime pie for my birthday!! It was exceptional. Will definitely be back!

Thank beachbumglenda
Greenwood Village, Colorado
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115 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It is the only place in town that I was aware of that would serve breakfast. Service was a little slow but not bad. Wait staff were friendly. I think I had some GI upset the second day I ate there, so didn't go back. First day was fine. So much cheese on my omelet!

Thank Andrew D
Tallahassee, Florida
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What a way to start the day! A good breakfast selection menu with tables, chairs and umbrellas on the deck if you care to eat at the river's edge. What a view of the boats, fish and waterfowl working the river. The food was served timely, hot, as ordered, and by friendly staff. Good stuff!

Thank Gary A
Yulee, Florida
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great location, but they must have been short on staff. Tables needed bussing, way too long to get drinks and orders taken. Very slow service, but the extra crispy bacon was some of the best I have ever had.

Thank crimlawyer53
Tallahassee, Florida
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Expansive menu including breakfast all day, seafood and poboys. Food is good. Indoor and outdoor seating. Outdoor area is screened and they accept dogs. Service is excellent during off hours. They can be incredibly slow when it's mealtime and the tourists are around. Will certainly go back if it isn' t too busy

Thank Carey L
The Florida Keys
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48 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2016 via mobile

My lemon drop pancakes were delicious. No a morsel was left on my husbands plate of an oyster omelet. Plentiful coffee and smiles.

Thank Lulu120
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2016 via mobile

We have eaten at Caroline's several times for breakfast. Each time is an exercise of patience. I realize every place can have an off day but Caroline's service dial is stuck in the "off" position. Customers will wait to be seated, served coffee, have their orders taken, and get their breakfast. The food is okay the service is ridiculous.

Thank ErikaTimm
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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99 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2016 via mobile

Stopped by for a weekday lunch, it was super quiet with only a couple other diners. Server was Right on top of things. The Gumbo was quite good but not classic with rice , but that was ok. Very healthy serving size with lots of shrimp and oysters. The price seemed a bit high until the dish arrived and revealed... More 

Thank Stevencoles

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$8 - $26
American, Seafood, Soups
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Scenic view, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions
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: +1 850-653-8139

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