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Great Outdoors Restaurant

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65 North Main Street, High Springs, FL 32643
+1 386-454-1288
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Dessert, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout
Description: Welcome to the award winning Great Outdoors Restaurant! We hope you enjoy...
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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Visitor rating
  • 191
    Excellent
  • 74
    Very good
  • 28
    Average
  • 23
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Excellent food and outstanding service

We were wandering the downtown High Springs area and decided to stop in for something to drink. We added lunch and dessert to that stop. The food was wonderful. They have a very unique menu with very creative combinations. There were three of us and we each had something different (after about... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
DebbieBeaulieu
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Lake City, Florida
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
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326 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Lake City, Florida
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

We were wandering the downtown High Springs area and decided to stop in for something to drink. We added lunch and dessert to that stop. The food was wonderful. They have a very unique menu with very creative combinations. There were three of us and we each had something different (after about 20 minutes of trying to decide!) and shared... More 

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Portland, Oregon
Top Contributor
206 reviews 206 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

No beer or wine or any alcohol served before 1PM on Sunday's. The City rules. Noticed lots of churches in the area. However - lunch was perfect. We split the Chef's inspired flatbread & a Caesar salad - the flat bread was superb & we brought 1/2 to the AirB&B where we were spending the night in Tallahassee

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Gainesville, Florida
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194 reviews 194 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

This place has really nifty decor, including at least a couple of beautiful wooden canoes. All out-door oriented, as the name suggests. The service was a little distracted at lunch, but the food was OK.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

I would like to note that I waited to post a negative review a few days after sending an email to management to see how they would respond to the situation. I sent them an email very similar to my review below, and they didn't even bother to respond, so add that to the list of things making this a... More 

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Michele C, Guest Relations Manager at Great Outdoors Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Kellgator, I want to thank you for the time you took to write your review on TripAdvisor. First, I want to apologize for your less than perfect experience on Mother's Day while dining with us. I can see that you put a lot of thought and consideration into sharing your experience and I want you to know that we... More 

Palm Beach County, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Reasonably priced and great atmosphere. Friendly service and right in the heart of downtown HIgh Springs.

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Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

The salads were quite good and reasonably priced for lunch. The calamari and shrimp appetizers were tasty and pleasantly displayed in waffle cone-shaped baskets. The restaurant is beautiful and clean. The booths are spacious. And the staff was very friendly. Our service was very good! Great place 4 a resraurant...on the same street as antique shops, an old time hardware... More 

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Gainesville, Florida
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36 reviews 36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Ups: Great atmosphere and great tasting food. Downs: Price; Amount of food; 18% gratuity added to my bill I'm a big eater and cheap with my wallet, so I may be skewed with my review. I got the Shrimp and Grits (awesome flavor) but felt like the portion was small. Regardless, it was good.

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Gainesville, Florida
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83 reviews 83 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

A few months ago, I wrote a poor review of this restaurant after a very disappointing experience. I swore I would never return. Well, it did take me nearly 4 months to return, but I did. I was viewing property in the area with an out of town relative and wanted to drive them through the downtown area. After discreetly... More 

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Bluffton, South Carolina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

We had lunch at the Great Outdoors when we were staying at O'Leno State Park. Food and service were excellent. Home made chips were the best. The decor was amazing - real canoes, wood carvings of birds and beautiful landscape paintings. We plan to have dinner there on our next trip.

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Michele C, Guest Relations Manager at Great Outdoors Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. The homemade chips are a favorite of mine too! We look forward to your next visit to the Great Outdoors. :) More 

Kansas City, Missouri
Top Contributor
119 reviews 119 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Everything here tastes fresh and well prepared the menu has a good variety of choices. The portions are generous, and their fish tacos are some of the best I've had anywhere. The atmosphere is charming and relaxed and the servers genuinely friendly and attentive. A great experience and value.

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Michele C, Guest Relations Manager at Great Outdoors Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the kind review. We strive to make every guest feel like a part of the Great Outdoors family. I'll let Chef Taylor know that you enjoyed his fish tacos, they are always one of our best sellers. More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 65 North Main Street, High Springs, FL 32643
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  High Springs
  • Phone Number: +1 386-454-1288

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 35
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Bar scene, Doing business, Entertaining clients

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?