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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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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good26%
  • Average13%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible7%
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American, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
123 Water St, Apalachicola, FL 32320-1736
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Good service, good breakfast. We stayed at the Apalachicola River Inn. Breakfast was included at Carolines. We were pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food.

Thank dianeb662
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I went to this restaurant June 2nd and it was probably the only restaurant still serving breakfast in the afternoon. We were told that they serve breakfast until 3:00pm. There is a hotel attached to the restaurant and the guests get breakfast...More

1  Thank Melinda K
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 15 May 2017

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 15 May 2017

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 6 May 2017 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

2  Thank Mark U
Reviewed 22 April 2017

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
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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, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, View, Child-friendly, Romantic
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
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