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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” (47 reviews)
“oyster omelette” (30 reviews)
“grouper” (70 reviews)
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American, Seafood
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123 Water St, Apalachicola, FL 32320-1736
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went for breakfast on a rainy Sunday morning. Seated promptly with a great view of the bay. Waitress attentive and we enjoyed french toast and pancakes for breakfast. Our server was attentive and quick to bring items requested or refill coffee. The place is...More

Thank Lynn P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Sunday morning at 09:00. No wait and great food only outpaced by the view. Our server was great too.

Thank Msfellows
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visit SGI yearly and always make sure we drive to Apalach and eat here for breakfast. There was one waitress and she wouldn't allow us to sit outside on the porch- where we have ALWAYS sat. We believe it was out of sheer laziness...More

Thank HGolden38
Reviewed 17 May 2018

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 5 May 2018 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 30 April 2018 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 28 April 2018 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 27 April 2018 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 22 April 2018

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 16 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
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11 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
US$8 - US$26
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, View, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
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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