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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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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good26%
  • Average13%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible9%
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“pancakes” (45 reviews)
“oyster omelette” (30 reviews)
“grouper” (70 reviews)
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American, Soups, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
123 Water St, Apalachicola, FL 32320-1736
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This has a very lovely setting over the river. The food, we had breakfast, was ok. Almost everything was overly salted and the biscuits were hard, not burned, just really hard. The eggs and grits were ok. The inside restaurant is seriously dated with peeling...More

Thank MrsDiel
Reviewed 1 week ago

I love the location, food and waitstaff. All I can surmise is that the extraordinarily long wait times are the fault of the kitchen. The waitstaff certainly hustles and has the skills and good attitude. The location makes it all worth it to me but...More

Thank Pete S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful location right on the river. We watched dolphins swim by while we ate breakfast. Food was mediocre and the service was weak. Also it was expensive for Appilachicola.

Thank mewtjm
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Staying at a joining motel (another story ). Food is good but it took over an hour for food to arrive and eat. Waiters were nice enough but kitchen was problem. If did not have voucher from motel would not return.

Thank John101942
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The inside room was air conditioned to freezing and the outdoor deck didn't have all the fans working and it was hot - we were in shorts but they had the plastic down on the sides - no one even came to ask for a...More

Thank QuecheeVermont
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great breakfast and service. Dinning room sits over river. You’ll have a great view no matter where you sit. Has typical American breakfast selection with some local oyster or shrimp options on menu. We had all American breakfast. $38 for 2 breakfasts and 3 beverages.

Thank Dr_A_M_C993
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great food and service. Would definitely recommend. Right now only open 7-2. Pancakes were delicious. Views are nice too overlooking the river.

Thank Jenni D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is a fun piece of old Florida. We have never had dinner here. It is too hard to pass up Boss Oyster downstairs. But the bar is nice and the breakfast is wonderful!

Thank jumphi
Reviewed 21 March 2018

We eat breakfast here and were very pleased with the food however, service was not good. We also, had an issue with locked restrooms which took about 15 minutes to resolve. Nobody was using them. They were just locked? The good part is we enjoyed...More

Thank Ed W
Reviewed 12 March 2018

Was a bit dubious about going here after the mixed reviews, but it was ok. Staff were slow but very friendly. Breakfast sandwich of eggs and sausage was good and I would recommend it, but my husband's eggs benedict was a bit beyond their abilities....More

Thank Liza S
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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
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
View, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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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