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All 23 High Springs Restaurants

Great Outdoors Restaurant

65 N Main St, High Springs, FL 32643-2652
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Ranked #1 of 23 Restaurants in High Springs
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $35
Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Welcome to the award winning Great Outdoors Restaurant! We hope you enjoy your dining experience here. Our menu is carefully planned and lovingly prepared. Our Executive Chef is on the premises at all times carefully overseeing every detail of food preparation to personally ensure that everything is prepared fresh in the kitchen. Our steaks are hand cut and our sauces and desserts are homemade.We want you to have the perfect guest experience. Our services staff are professionally trained to ensure that every guest has the best dining experience possible.
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English first
lake city
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Went there to meet the in-laws as this is a halfway mark for both of us. Brought our aunt for the first time. The food is very good as we had soup and then sandwiches The philly is one of our favorites.The hamburgers are huge and half price on Tuesdays. Never ate dinner there but menu looks good. Entertainment on... More 

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Gainesville, Florida
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

I recently visited the Great Outdoors for a lunch with relatives in High Springs, FL. The atmosphere, especially the scenic Florida photographs, is outstanding. Our waitress was helpful and attentive, and the food was excellent. I enjoy the diverse menu, and the salad selection is refreshing. Portions at the Great Outdoors tend to be large, and I would recommend checking... More 

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Gainesville, Florida
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Tonight's dining experience left much to be desired. After having such positive experience in the past (food, band, waitstaff) I decided to take out if town guests to Great Outdoors tonight for a wonderful dinner. Of all the restaurants in my back yard if Gainesville, we decided to go to High Springs to celebrate the first day of 2015. We... More 

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Orlando, Florida, United States
13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

This is one of my favorite places to eat when in the area. The price is slightly above what you'd expect in High Springs, but it's expected-- everything about this place is fantastic.

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Richmond, Virginia
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

I went here on a business dinner while staying in town. It was a nice establishment, and comfortable. I thought the food was a bit expensive, until I got my plate and then I realized the value! Good stuff. Will return.

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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Having been to this restaurant a couple of times visiting the area, we were expecting better service than we got. Only once before dis we have a slight issue when we were told at the door we could get a drink with our meal...only to find out once we sat down that was a lie. This time we were to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Steak tender, seasoned perfectly, absolutely delicious!! Awesome dinner!! Table was reserved. Friendly greeters, not loud even when full, lively crowd enjoying cozy dinners and conversations. Atmosphere cabin like, very pretty!

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Gainesville, Florida
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68 reviews 68 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

We went to The Great Outdoor Restaurant to celebrate my birthday. We were a bit late for the reservation but they seated us on the back patio near the fireplace. A band was playing and it was quite nice. There were heaters placed between some of the tables which was great for this time of the year. I ordered a... More 

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High Springs, Florida
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

I love the atmosphere here! The servers are attentive and friendly, and quite knowledgable about the area. Most of the food I have had here is pretty good, especially the Duke's macaroni, however, I did not care for the cornbread croutons on the pecan peach salad and I really wish they had diet Coke rather than Coke Zero (hint, hint!).... More 

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Gainesville, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Have been going to Great Outdoors for years and always enjoyed our meals. The new menu appears to focus on steaks and fancy cocktails. No more grouper on the menu. The seafood platter was terrible - scallops were raw in the center as were the conch fritters and the fries were barely warm. The batter on the white fish was... More 

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Additional Information about Great Outdoors Restaurant

Address: 65 N Main St, High Springs, FL 32643-2652
Phone Number: 386-454-1288
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  High Springs
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 10 - 35
Cuisine: American, Seafood, Steakhouse

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