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Caroline's Dining on the River

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123 Water St, Apalachicola, FL 32320-1736
+1 850-653-8139
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07:00 - 15:00
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Sun - Thu 07:00 - 15:00
Fri - Sat 07:00 - 21:00
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Dallas (near Atlanta), GA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We tried to eat at Caroline's twice on our two trips into Apalachicola from nearby Port St. Joe. The first time we got an inside table right next to the river and greatly enjoyed everything about our experience. The breakfast foods were great (pancakes, french toast, and bayou omelette were our choices). The service was very good and it was... More 

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Thank Scott K
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food is always very good and the mimosas are to die for but both times we have been the service is so slow. This last time there were only a few parties there but we waited over 5 minutes before we were even recognized and then we waited 15-20 minutes before anyone came and got our drink order. I... More 

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oconee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped by here for breakfast. The view was incredible! The staff very pleasent and helpful. They have inside and outside seating.

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Thank paul m
Mobile, Alabama
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85 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel we stayed at provided breakfast at Caroline's. The food was wonderful with plenty of variety. The service can be a bit slow.

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Thank runnerrich
Tampa, Florida, United States
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42 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Several people recommended Caroline's for breakfast. Unfortunately it did not live up to our expectations. The view of the water is nice, but the service was slow and unresponsive. It was 10 minutes after we were seated before our waitress took our order. It took an additional 30 minutes for our food to arrive and another 10 minutes after we... More 

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1 Thank Marshall D
Alpharetta, Georgia, United States
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lousy service and over priced, not so fresh food with a beautiful view. Luke warm fish was obviously cooked under the plate warmer. Loud mouth local with yappy dogs made the atmosphere unbearable.

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1 Thank Melanie T
Alpharetta, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We gave 1 star only because of the water view. Service was bad, food worse. Cold grouper sandwiches, french fries cold & soggy. Waitress didn't even refill water. Seemed indifferent when we told her the food was bad.

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Bradenton, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The restaurant is right on the water. Nice view. Had sauteed oysters separate from the two scrambled eggs and grits. Of choices for breakfast that looks very good too. Delicious! Would recommend.

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Thank Bruce P
Fareham
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Passing through Apalachicola on the way up the west coast of Florida. We were English tourists and our guide recommended we picked up a walking tour map from the chamber of commerce. We did, and on the way round found Caroline's. As it was on the river we had a light lunch - I cannot remember exactly what it was... More 

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Thank Graham G
Wilmington, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ate there for breakfast for two mornings. Good food but DO NOT be in a hurry. Figure at least one hour (maybe more if busy) from time you sit to time you get the check. But it is worth it. Besides your in Apalach, why hurry?

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$26
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Soups, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
View, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 15:00
Monday
07:00 - 15:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 15:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 15:00
Thursday
07:00 - 15:00
Friday
07:00 - 21:00
Saturday
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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