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“So nice!”

Caroline's Dining on the River
Ranked #16 of 37 Restaurants in Apalachicola
Price range: $8 - $26
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Soups
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Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Kids, Families with children, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Paris, France
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160 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“So nice!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2013

We've been here 3 times for breakfast and loved it each time! The view, of course, is fantastic - truly right on the river. The decor is charming.

Go for the bacon! I've had the maple French toast twice and a regular breakfast once. The French toast was worth the trip!

The staff are cordial but not overly friendly. They are definitely not chatty which is strange in Apalach. Most people here are interested in where people are from and they stop to talk. Not so at Caroline's. This doesn't affect the service but they could improve the experience with a bit of conversation and or interest in the customer

We do find it a bit pricey and if it were more reasonable, we'd be down there at least once a week. I guess that the price is worth it for the atmosphere.

  • Visited July 2013
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Donalsonville, Georgia, United States
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51 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Good lunch, Great Breakfast”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2013

Had lunch on the outside screened in dining area. Had the grouper sandwich which was good but overpriced and the service was slow. Had breakfast the next morning as part of our overnight stay at the motel and it was great. My wife had a slice of ham that covered her plate. Her eggs were cooked just like she likes them. The biscuit was a "cathead" biscuit that was delicious. I had the biscuit and sausage gravy and it was very good. The orange juice was fresh squeezed. Best breakfast we have had in a while.

  • Visited April 2013
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Navarre, Florida
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81 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Great breakfast!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2013

Not too many options for breakfast around Apalachicola so it was a treat to find this restaurant serving great breakfast! Bloody Mary's as well. Little pricey but really good! Check it out!

Visited July 2013
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Orlando, Florida
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147 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Best breakfast in the panhandle”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2013 via mobile

Had a fabulous breakfast. Great river views. Understand this is a sit down breakfast, not fast food. We had one waitress for the place on a Friday morning and she did an incredible job balancing the needs of all the tables and greeting people. Such a hard worker--she deserves triple her rate.

The pancakes were great, my wife loved the lemon blueberry ones.

Slow down and enjoy a breakfast here!!

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank FiveGsplus9
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Aurora, Illinois
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Apalachicola, FL”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2013

Great food! We had lunch and sat inside by the window. Wait staff not real friendly and seemed bothered by the groups of people walking in. Dated inside and smelled musty.

Visited June 2013
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Thank Mary B
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