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Great Outdoors Restaurant

65 N Main St, High Springs, FL 32643-2652
386-454-1288
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Ranked #1 of 22 restaurants in High Springs
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $35
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Steakhouse
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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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St. Petersburg, Florida
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

My husband and I stopped here to eat a late lunch after spending the morning on the river in the Ichetucknee Springs State Park. We saw this restaurant on our way to the park in the morning and looked it up on Trip Advisor. After seeing the high rating and great comments, we decided to come back by here for... More

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Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW via mobile

We took a detour on our way to Gainesville and found this restaurant smack in the middle of town. Lots of antique stores in the area make the neighborhood great for brousing. The restaurant was bright and cheerful, with very attractive wood paneling, tin ceilings, and artwork on the walls. We were seated immediately and our server, "Brownie", took care... More

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Millbrook, Alabama, USA
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58 reviews 58 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

The burgers at this restaurant are big and tasty. The service was very good. As its name implies, outdoor seating is available, but you can also sit inside. They have a nice bar. If you are in High Spring, this is a great place to eat.

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Cooper City
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We loved this restaurant so much we went back a second time with my parents on our very short visit to High Springs. We were supposed to be cooking out and instead it rained so we went into town and popped in here - WOW, were we pleasantly happy! I have a 10 year old daughter and 16 yr old... More

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

Thank you Sheri for the kind review. That was a very rainy night in High Springs!. So glad we were able to help out with the cooking for your family when your cook out was rained out! :) More

Tampa, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We enjoyed a live band last Saturday evening after tubing at Ginnie Springs. Sitting outside was delightful with laid back atmosphere - a few people even had their dogs. Inside is very nice if you haven't spent a full day on the water :-) Our server plus the bartenders were fantastic - friendly, proactive and made solid food / wine... More

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

So glad you enjoyed the live music and our excellent wait staff Amy. We work hard to bring the best performers to the Great Outdoors 5 days a week. We love that you brought your special furry friend to enjoy the Patio as well! :) More

Gainesville, Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Kinda good, kinda not. Went with family of 6 after tubing and had to wait quite a while to order and for it to come. Waitress was wonderful but she was way too busy. The ribs were great and so was the pizza and hamburgers. My husband had the bison and said it wasn't as tasty as any other he... More

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

Thank you Sandy for your review. So glad you enjoyed the ribs, burgers and pizza after a day of tubing on the beautiful High Spring waters! We greatly appreciate your comments about the high chair and the restrooms and will be sure to make a careful review of both. We look forward to meeting your expectations to the fullest at... More

St. Petersburg, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Had a memorable meal at the Great Outdoors Restaurant. The restaurant is rustic and charming. It has decorated itself after the local attractions in the area which are kayaking, canoeing and tubing the local springs and rivers. The menu is varied and reasonably extensive. Chris,our server, was friendly and attentive without being intrusive. All the food was very good, but... More

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

Thank you for your kind review! Our customers love the fresh fish selections that we offer at the Great Outdoors. We will be sure to share your kind words with your server Chris. More

Miami, Florida
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Pair it with a cup of their soup and you cant go wrong for lunch. Enjoy live music? This is the place to be. You can eat inside or enjoy sitting on the patio. The service and the food are great so stop in for a visit!

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

Thanks Gareth for the kind words. The Grilled Cheese is one of my favorites too! More

Lake City, Florida
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We had a great lunch on Sunday, in spite of how busy it was. I had the BLT that had fried green tomatoes, Applewood bacon, cheddar and lettuce. It was great! My niece had the Captain's Platter but grilled instead of fried. The sea scallops were the best I have had in years. The staff is always so nice. We... More

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

Thanks Ellie for the TripAdvisor review! So glad you enjoyed the scallops and our famous BLT with Fried Green Tomatoes, yum! Hope to see you at the Great Outdoors again. :) More

East Point, Georgia
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

During our stay this past weekend in High Springs, we went to this place 3 times. We loved the service and the food. You must eat here when you visit High Springs!

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