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Caroline's Dining on the River

) #16 of 22 Restaurants in Apalachicola €€ - €€€ American, Seafood, Soups
123 Water St, Apalachicola, FL 32320-1736
+1 850-653-8139
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good26%
  • Average12%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible7%
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American, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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123 Water St, Apalachicola, FL 32320-1736
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Once again I took a visiting friend to lunch at Caroline's, at her request, because her first visit there in January was so impressive. This time for lunch and the presentation of her Club Sandwich and my Ruben was so appetizing. Each of us enjoyed...More

Thank Lue G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Carolines used to be our favorite place for breakfast in Apalachicola! In fact, we would drive to Apalach just to eat here during our beach vacations. All I can say is that this place has gone DOWN HILL. I wouldn't normally write a bad review...More

1  Thank beachg0er07
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a reservation for Mother's Day, but still had to wait for a table to be made ready. When finally seated, we were told that we'd be given menus and silverware soon. There was bacon on my chair. The menus never came. After waiting...More

Thank Julie S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went here for breakfast with a view of the waterfront. Very disappointed in the service and food. Only six people in here but took us ten minutes to get seated. Coffees came quickly but then no one showed up to take our order for fifteen...More

1  Thank Mark U
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed five days. I had French toast and bacon each day; my wife had a variety of dishes. We were both delighted with each meal we had. The bacon was consistently and tasty every meal! The service we received from Brandy and Heather was...More

Thank Doug & Andr... Z
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Decent breakfast. Nice view of river. A bit pricey but that is expected in a town catering to tourist during Easter Break. There is outside seating but was a bit cool at the time so sat inside. Service in average.

Thank amberflea
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

On March 2 I ate breakfast here and I thought it was a great meal with great service and I said so in a review that I wrote about that visit. Unfortunately, despite Caroline's local reputation for hit and miss service, I went back a...More

4  Thank Minneapolisdoyle
Reviewed 16 April 2017

We took a road trip to Apalachicola for the Antique Boat and Car show (April 15, 2017). We enjoyed it last year and decided to venture there again. We arrived a little after noon and decided to eat first and found Caroline's Dining on the...More

Thank josiethesailor
Reviewed 10 April 2017

For some reasln they stopped erving dinner but lunch and breakfast are avaialable. Wehad breakfast there twice. Right on the water with pelicans and terns diving for their own breakfast!

Thank Brodd
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

Great breakfast with a waitress that couldn't have been friendlier or more helpful. The atmosphere on the screened in porch overlooking rover was great. Would definitely return.

Thank motxla
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Have read several conflicting revues. Is this a restaurant which caters to locals as well or is it a one and done establishment. Looking for fresh/good seafood (fried or broiled) to finish off a weeks tour.
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
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
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
  • E-mail