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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” (45 reviews)
“oyster omelette” (30 reviews)
“grouper” (70 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
123 Water St, Apalachicola, FL 32320-1736
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Oh, on this review I could go on and on. I traveled to Apalachicola and St George on vacation. My brother highly recommended this place as he has eaten there many times in the past. SOMETHING HAS CHANGED. We ate out at 6 different restaurants...More

Thank sgafixer
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Given it’s absolutely superb location right on the river and the lack of competition, Caroline’s should be everyone’s place to go. But, awful service just lets it down so badly it’s a crime. What’s worse is that, once the food eventually arrives, you’ll probably really...More

Thank CleishPark
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very small but very good. Had to wait a while for our breakfast but didn't mind. The servers were nice and kept our drinks full while we waited. Really enjoyed the Eggs Benedict and my husband enjoyed the biscuits and gravy. Would recommend if you're...More

Thank FloridaSpitfire
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ate breakfast here and it took half a lifetime to get breakfast. With small children that is a recipe for disaster. They didn’t offer coloring or to bring kids food early. Real disappointment and would never return. Coffee and drinks sat empty while waiting on...More

Thank Morgan R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped for breakfast and was not disappointed... had the lemon drop pancakes with bacon and cheese grits... yum! The view of the bay on the enclosed porch was nice. Great service and good food... will be back again.

Thank Karen B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This has a very lovely setting over the river. The food, we had breakfast, was ok. Almost everything was overly salted and the biscuits were hard, not burned, just really hard. The eggs and grits were ok. The inside restaurant is seriously dated with peeling...More

Thank MrsDiel
Reviewed 17 April 2018

I love the location, food and waitstaff. All I can surmise is that the extraordinarily long wait times are the fault of the kitchen. The waitstaff certainly hustles and has the skills and good attitude. The location makes it all worth it to me but...More

Thank Pete S
Reviewed 8 April 2018

Beautiful location right on the river. We watched dolphins swim by while we ate breakfast. Food was mediocre and the service was weak. Also it was expensive for Appilachicola.

Thank mewtjm
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

Staying at a joining motel (another story ). Food is good but it took over an hour for food to arrive and eat. Waiters were nice enough but kitchen was problem. If did not have voucher from motel would not return.

Thank John101942
Reviewed 29 March 2018

The inside room was air conditioned to freezing and the outdoor deck didn't have all the fans working and it was hot - we were in shorts but they had the plastic down on the sides - no one even came to ask for a...More

Thank QuecheeVermont
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12 September 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
USD 8 - USD 26
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, View, Kids, Child-friendly
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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