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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 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 07:00 - 15:00
Fri - Sat 07:00 - 21:00
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South Wales
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76 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 July 2014

We came upon Apalachicola on one of our 3000 mile road trips which took in Florida, Alabama, Mississippi and Georgia. It was on our route and we stopped as it looked really pleasant and quaint with a hometown feel. I've reviewed our hotel separately (which was excellent). We went out for a walk to look for somewhere equally nice to... More 

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2 Thank Jon326
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
2 reviews
Reviewed 17 July 2014

Husband and I stumbled upon this place be accident and after having a nice chat with the hostess, who was gracious to answer all my questions even though they weren't open for the dinner crowd yet, decided to try them. So glad we came! Our steak was grilled perfectly and the garlic shrimp were outstanding. What really won us over... More 

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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2014

These guys were open 'til 1pm and since we were looking for breakfast at 11:30am, they were the only choice (I think) in town. I like to enjoy the local favorites so I had the oyster cakes with my eggs. Good, but probably not worth $12.99 although the monstrous homemade biscuit could have fed four people. The waitress explained it... More 

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Thank Valerie S
oystr, Owner at Caroline's Dining on the River, responded to this review

Valerie S Thanks for dining at Caroline's. You could have given us a higher rating simply because we were open for breakfast when you wanted breakfast, and have extended this courtesy for years because you are on down time and deserve that consideration. You enjoyed the oyster cakes, a one of a kind breakfast,that may not be available anywhere until... More 

Douglasville, Georgia
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 July 2014

I'm giving them one point, because I have to. It was the worst dining experience we've had in this area. After we were seated, we waited over 30 minutes before we got a glass of water, then waited another 15-20 minutes before any other drinks or rolls were brought out. We then continued to wait for salads, which were swimming... More 

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2 Thank KDR61
oystr, Owner at Caroline's Dining on the River, responded to this review

KDR6!, It was an equally bad experience for us also. You reserved a table on our dockside gazebo and we had it all set up for you on July 3rd a very busy night. Wen you got there you decided you wanted to sit in the inside dining room instead. Trouble is the inside was full due to other reservations.... More 

Atlanta, GA
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 July 2014

Caroline's is a sensational breakfast stop for those who truly enjoy a hearty, tasty breakfast. There are unique treats and old favorites that will please everyone. The ham steak is huge and sure to please, the best I have ever eaten. I always look forward to the water side dining as the fishing boats are departing for their daily fishing... More 

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1 Thank SETravelerAtlanta_GA
Melbourne Beach, Florida
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61 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 July 2014

We had breakfast at Caroline's which was included with our stay at the Apalachicola River Inn. Freshly squeezed orange juice and coffee was included and you had your choice of several tasty breakfast items. I had the lemon pancakes with blueberries and bacon and it was really good. One thing worthy of mention is the decor. It is so cute... More 

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Fort Lauderdale
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41 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2014

Great views of the river from inside, outdoor dining directly over water. Everything on the menu is fresh. My husband and I enjoyed the Oysters Lim-O-Zine, fresh oysters topped with artichoke hearts in a champagne sauce served on a bed of spinach and baked In a puff pastry. Fresh grouper dishes completed a delicious dinner. All dishes were beautifully plated.... More 

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Mansfield, Georgia
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2014

We had brunch at Carolines and it was the best. Oyster benedict was outstanding. Country Ham and Eggs, Great! Serve staff is great.

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Fairview, Tennessee
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2014 via mobile

This once was a great place. Last year it was horrible. Gave it one more chance. Worse ! Horrible ! Boss Oyster Horrible. Just say no. Many great places around here to eat. No !!

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Tallahassee, Florida
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20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2014

They have fabulous, eggs benedict, ham with red gravy ( a Southern favorite) served indoors or out in a very nice setting with good service and reasonable prices.

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Restaurant Details

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