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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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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good26%
  • Average13%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“pancakes” (41 reviews)
“oyster omelette” (30 reviews)
“grouper” (68 reviews)
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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 yesterday

Trying to find a place open to have breakfast on Sunday in Apalachicola is difficult that’s why we decided on “Caroline's Dining on the River” restaurant. It seemed the staff is very disorganized took a very long time to be seated and it’s not because...More

Thank crackertracker
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I must say that I got exactly what the reviews said I would get. Nice relaxing view, ok food, higher price because of location not quality of food. TERRIBLE servers! I had to wait 5 minutes to be seated because servers were to busy talking...More

Thank Miguel M
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

It seems that this place has good breakfast based on other reviews. Don't go there for any other meal. While I wouldn't say it was unhygenic, tables went uncleared the entire time we were there for lunch, even thought both the hostess and our server...More

Thank NinnieG59
oystr, Owner at Caroline's Dining on the River, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

This is a smear by two reviewers. We are a seafood restaurant and have been for 27 years. We have never been accused of not serving Grouper. Ninnie G59 has an agenda.This could be very damaging to a restaurant reputation. Larry Maddren owner

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The grouper isn't grouper. My guess by the small, thin, tasteless filets, is that it was tilapia. The meal had no flavor. The building is in disrepair. The wait staff was disinterested. Stay away!!!!!!!!!!!More

Thank David T
oystr, Owner at Caroline's Dining on the River, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

This is a smear campaign. The previous review by NinnieG59 says this is not Grouper. Both DavidT and Ninnie sent reviews at the same time via mobile Both said this is not Grouper. We are a seafood restaurant of 27 years. We stand by our...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I were there for our anniversary sat out on the partially screened in dock was a very nice view to enjoy the water however they had no apples they had no champagne for mimosas they were out of blueberries for the pancake...More

Thank Joshua G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our food was delicious, upon arriving we were told it would take 10-15 minutes before our waitress would take our order. Two on the floor for a busy breakfast isn't too smart but when you are 1 of 2 places to eat breakfast I guess...More

Thank CJ C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Well, I must say that the view is wonderful! The wait was long and once seated it took 45 minutes to get our food. The food was good and priced in line with what you would expect on vacation in Florida. The service staff is...More

Thank Wayne T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very good gulf shrimp & beans & rice. Price was fair for a lot of food. Nice setting on the water too.

Thank Snobird2011
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have eaten at Caroline's several times, usually for breakfast. This latest visit was truly disappointing. The service was in a word "horrible". The food was greasy, and the chef obviously took as many shortcuts as possible in cooking the breakfast. Bacon was deep-fried. Home...More

Thank Carl P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The breakfast is fabulous!! Sometimes there is a wait for seating since the dining room is small but there is outside seating right on the water. Service can be slow at times but well worth the wait especially given the gorgeous view

Thank MDH1951
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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, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, View, Local cuisine
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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