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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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Mexico Beach, Florida
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 the meal, our sandwiches served with the best french fries to be found anywhere. We... More 

Thank Lue G
Tallahassee, Florida
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 because I realize that restaurants can have bad days when staff doesn't show up etc.... More 

1 Thank beachg0er07
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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 15-20 minutes, we went and found some menus ourselves. Fifteen minutes later, a waitress came... More 

Thank Julie S
Bradenton, Florida
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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 minutes! We weren't in a hurry so we just wrote it off and enjoyed the... More 

1 Thank Mark U
1 review
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 brilliant. They warmly greeted us each day, accurately took our orders, promptly served us, and... More 

Thank Doug & Andr... Z
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31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 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
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160 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 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 second time and had a horrible experience. I was quickly seated in a mostly empty... More 

4 Thank Minneapolisdoyle
Ocala, Florida
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66 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 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 River. They have a lovely inside dining area but we opted for the screened in... More 

Thank josiethesailor
Sister Bay, Wisconsin
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33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 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
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$26
American, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, View, Local cuisine, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, 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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?