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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 - 9:00 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/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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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Good for:
Romance
Bar scene
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 184
    Excellent
  • 71
    Very good
  • 27
    Average
  • 23
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Chicken Oscar was amazing

Five family members had dinner there recently and everyone was pleased with their meal! Our grandson ordered a seafood pasta special and loved it, the Chicken Oscar was great, burgers were outstanding. Very pleasant staff and servers!

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
SusanMcGlynn
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Palm City, Florida
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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314 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Palm City, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Five family members had dinner there recently and everyone was pleased with their meal! Our grandson ordered a seafood pasta special and loved it, the Chicken Oscar was great, burgers were outstanding. Very pleasant staff and servers!

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

Thank you for your review Susan! The Chicken Oscar is a guest favorite. We look forward to your next visit to the Great Outdoors! More 

1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 via mobile

I loved my meal. Ordered Thursday lunch time. Requested the Fish Tacos but no flour tortilla, I wanted fish and chips ( parmesan truffle fries, I know I'm crazy). It came with a really fresh spring salad. It's the kind of meal you don't forget because every bite was amazing! I love this restaurant!!!!!

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

Thank you for your review, so glad you enjoyed the fish and chips. The Parmesan Truffled fries are one of my favorites too! Hope to serve you again soon! More 

High Springs, Florida
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

This restaurant is winner of "Florida Trend" magazine's Golden Spoon award. It's well-deserved, as the food and service are of the quality you'd expect in an award-winning restaurant. Neat little outside dining area. Live music weekly.

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Gainesville, Florida
Top Contributor
99 reviews 99 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Friends wanted to sit outside and we moved once because of smokers. Sat under a covered area but sadly the music speaker was right over out head. Asked waitress to see if she could turn it down, no action or report back. Add the noise of trucks and motorcycles and this was a mistake. Inside seemed much quieter so you... More 

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

Thank you for your post. We read each and every review and value our guests feedback. I wanted to let you know that we are in the process of installing a new sound system on the Patio that will better regulate the balance and volume of the music. Our Patio is an extremely popular venue and we recognize the concerns... More 

Gainesville, Florida
Top Contributor
172 reviews 172 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

To celebrate my birthday, myself and 7 friends went to The Great Outdoors for fun and food. Unfortunately, both were lacking and disappointing! It took THREE HOURS get our food and check! We had to ask for EVERYTHING multiple times: our food order was wrong, no shrimp in the "shrimp and grits", the food was cold, and drinks empty. And... More 

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review and letting us know about your less than perfect experience. You are right in saying that although we were busy, you should expect excellent and prompt service. I will personally speak to our manager and our staff to make sure that we are on point for all our... More 

Live Oak, Florida
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

We have seen this restaurant for many years, but never visited until yesterday. We were greeted by smiling and friendly faces when we entered. The restaurant is immaculate and decorated beautifully with gorgeous pics of Florida's beauty on the walls. Our waitress was Brittney B., who was very warm and knowledgeable of the menu items. We have traveled all over... More 

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

My friend and I decided to check out this place since it is #2 on Trip Advisor. My friend ordered the calm chowder soup and we also had bbq pulled pork nachos for an appetizer. She loved the soup and the nachos were huge! Very delicious. For my entree I ordered the great outdoors turkey sandwich with fries and she... More 

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Tallahassee, Florida
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

There are so many promising choices on this menu that, after a shared appetizer of blue cheese fresh cut potato chips, we stuck with smaller salads -- hoping to save room for the dessert list. To no avail...the portions here were HUGE! We'll be back for dessert, because everything was very tasty!

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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Great little place, friendly staff good food. Sat at the outside patio nicely decorated. Would recommend.

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High Springs, Florida
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

we walk downtown on Tuesdays for their half price burgers! can't beat the atmosphere out on the patio. such a pleasure to have this in our little town!

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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: Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Special occasions, 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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?