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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
07:00 - 15:00
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Sun - Thu 07:00 - 15:00
Fri - Sat 07:00 - 21:00
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60 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Six of us had a hearty breakfast. I had a breakfast po'boy sandwich. My friend had lemon berry pancakes which tastes very much like lemon berry muffins. Delicious!

Thank Diane S
Winter Haven, Florida
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299 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Love being able to watch the shrimp boats while having breakfast. the lemon pancakes with blueberries are delicious. Love that such a wonderful breakfast comes with your room. Wait staff is always friendly. Always locals relaxing during breakfast too.

Thank 63Kathyd
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It took forever to be seated and then get waited on. We waited almost an hour on our food (Breakfast). Then the part of our order was wrong and some of it was cold. Do not recommend it.

Thank Pam C
Chester, Virginia
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57 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Visited here for a late lunch and then visited again for breakfast. The lunch was nice. We were late and had the outdoor screened dining area to ourselves. Our server was very good. And the food was delivered quickly. I had a grilled black grouper sandwich that was very good. My wife had oysters. The food was good and the... More 

Thank BlueScorpion74
Albany, Georgia, United States
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32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I ordered the fried crab cakes. They were flash cooked and a gooey uncooked mush in the middle. I had bitten into it before I realized and it took me two days to get the rancid taste out of my mouth. My partner's meal was inedible as well.

Thank SpookSpook573
Homosassa, Florida
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63 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had the most delicious and delightful breakfast seated on the water. Brandily gave us excellent service and we felt like family. Take time to linger and watch the boats and dolphins go by.

Thank Regina Z
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great lunch. Sandwiches were great. The oysters appetizer was super and I got a piece of keylime pie for my birthday!! It was exceptional. Will definitely be back!

Thank beachbumglenda
Greenwood Village, Colorado
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115 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is the only place in town that I was aware of that would serve breakfast. Service was a little slow but not bad. Wait staff were friendly. I think I had some GI upset the second day I ate there, so didn't go back. First day was fine. So much cheese on my omelet!

Thank Andrew D
Tallahassee, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a way to start the day! A good breakfast selection menu with tables, chairs and umbrellas on the deck if you care to eat at the river's edge. What a view of the boats, fish and waterfowl working the river. The food was served timely, hot, as ordered, and by friendly staff. Good stuff!

Thank Gary A
Yulee, Florida
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great location, but they must have been short on staff. Tables needed bussing, way too long to get drinks and orders taken. Very slow service, but the extra crispy bacon was some of the best I have ever had.

Thank crimlawyer53

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$26
American, Seafood, Soups
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, View, Kids, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?