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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%
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“grouper” (69 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 15:00All hours
American, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
123 Water St, Apalachicola, FL 32320-1736
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1 - 10 of 654 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My husband and I escaped to Apalachicola for the weekend to celebrate our wedding anniversary. We stayed at Apalachicola River Inn and were given vouchers for a complimentary breakfast at Caroline's Dining on the River. Let me say the reviews I read made me think...More

Thank Carla E
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Arrived for lunch around 11:30. Took quite a while for hostess to notice us and seat us. There were tables waiting to be cleared and breakfast set-ups still on tables. When the waitress finally came to take our order, we ordered our drinks, appetizer and...More

2  Thank EvyFriend
Reviewed 1 week ago

No way is this place looking for repeat business. Horrible service, got our orders wrong, no drinks ever refilled, and nothing we requested was ever brought to the table. We had to get up and flag someone down for our check. Definitely will never come...More

1  Thank Lisa S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just what you would expect of a good App restaurant. Not fancy, but excellent food, great view on the water, lots of character, terrific service and really, really good prices. Been there forever...probably tells you something. Great for breakfast and lunch. Never been for dinner....More

Thank Steve N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Everything looked delicious on the menu, but apparently the place is closed and when I called for reservations was told the sister restaurant was open and it was Bosses oyster bar.

Thank Judy D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Used to be such a good place with good food;still has atmosphere but food has declined in quality and service, which has always been leisurely, is very slow. We waited 45 minutes for breakfast which was not hot when delivered. Needs better management. Owners, please...More

Thank trvlgrl84
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Quantity more than quality. Not very clean. Can watch the Dolphins while you eat. Probably would not go back.

Thank Patricia M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have been coming to this restaurant for several years and their crabcake appetizer is still delicious but the entree's we ordered were sadly disappointing. When you order a meal and they wait till after they serve it to tell you they are out of...More

1  Thank 54932MikeO
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Part of our stay at the Apalachicola River Inn was breakfast at Caroline's. The service was slow but we were there to relax so not a big deal. Choices from the hotel were varied and the servings were generous. Could even get raw oysters for...More

Thank 820bonnie
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Found the breakfast prices very overpriced, however the setting is magnificently BEAUTIFUL & right on the water! ENJOY THE SETTING.

1  Thank 158lyndaf
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12 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
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, View, Kids, Child-friendly
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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