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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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American, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
123 Water St, Apalachicola, FL 32320-1736
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We have eaten at Caroline's several times, usually for breakfast. This latest visit was truly disappointing. The service was in a word "horrible". The food was greasy, and the chef obviously took as many shortcuts as possible in cooking the breakfast. Bacon was deep-fried. Home...More

Thank Carl P
Reviewed 6 days ago

The breakfast is fabulous!! Sometimes there is a wait for seating since the dining room is small but there is outside seating right on the water. Service can be slow at times but well worth the wait especially given the gorgeous view

Thank MDH1951
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Bay. Neat experience. Other rooms to sit in but loved the ambience of the screened in porch. Good filling breakfast. Definitely would eat breakfast there again and,again.

Thank Carol G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Used to be a great place to eat. We have been waiting an hour and all we have received is a cup of coffee. There is no sign of a manager. We have complained before to the ladies at the hotel desk. Epic fail. Please...More

Thank Phyllis B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome breakfast with such a beautiful view we were even able to see dolphins swimming around. The portions are huge and the biscuit was big enough for 2 people. Will be back for sure.

Thank Sherri B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After searching for a good breakfast in Apalachicola on trip advisor, we saw the great reviews for the breakfast at Caroline's, especially the omelet. After arriving at 10, waiting to be seated for quite a while, then waiting at the table even longer, when the...More

Thank Meredith W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had the crawfish omelet and it was very good! The biscuits and gravy were very tasty too! Homemade biscuits and gravy! Service was good and nice views.

Thank DestinJeep
Reviewed 14 August 2017

Had breakfast and the food was really great, coffee was good, service and price on the other hand not the best. Had to ask for our ticket 3 times to pay . They were not busy, just in the back talking. You could hear them...More

Thank tlstorey
Reviewed 11 August 2017

Great place to have breakfast by the water. I had the french toast and sausage patties and was very satisfied. The bread was soft and cooked just right. My wife had lemony pancakes with raspberry butter and bacon. The raspberry syrup paired well with the...More

Thank JB02
Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

We always stay at the River Inn, so this is where we eat breakfast. Really nice spot right on the river. We love it when the dolphins show up. Good coffee.

Thank Meg H
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11 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, Reservations
Good for
View, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
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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