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“I don't mind spending $30 for 2 if the food is good.. BUT”

Old Spanish Sugar Mill
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $10
Cuisines: American, Spanish
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Reviewed June 26, 2014

This place is awful!!!!! Pancakes taste like box brand! No air conditioning!! You sit at a table with a high heated grill in the middle barely having room for your plate.. And sweat it out while you cook your own pancakes, and/or eggs. If you want fruit to cook in your pancakes... It's more $ i had banana.., got about 1\2 a banana.. For $1.85! A tiny cup of coffee.. $2.25? It's a rip off in progress!!!!!! My husband and I had 2 eggs, 1 order sausage to spilt (one each) and pancakes... 2 each were scarfed down quickly and ran out.., ( sweat dripping on or plates)... Then on top of everything... They charge you 18% gratuity for YOU cooking your own meal!!!! Or bill for this awful place was $29.19. I could have gone to and recommend IHOP or Bob Evans! Where you sit in ac get a smiling waitress and more

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6  Thank Suzy Y
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Reviewed June 17, 2014

Cook your own breakfast. Very cool. You sit down at a table that has a huge "hotplate" in the middle. You order your ingredients, pancake, french toast, eggs, sausage. They bring the batter and stuff to you and you cook it on the grill. You can get bacon as well, but they cook that in the back. Was really cool. Then take a walk around the spring. Maybe have a swim.
GREAT prices!!

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2  Thank PhynFan
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Reviewed June 14, 2014

Have been here too many times to count-grill is in the middle of the table and you can make your own pancakes right there. Years ago you could also fry your own bacon but for safety reasons it's now made in the kitchen and brought to your table-a fun family experience.

Thank heather1217
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Reviewed May 14, 2014

We started going here about 20 years ago. Back then it was kind of unknown, but that has certainly changed. Now it can be very busy, with wait times of an hour or more on weekend mornings. The State Park opens at 8am, we try to get there soon after that or risk a long wait.

The Park is full of azaleas, and if you time it right in March when they're blooming, it's really beautiful.

The 5-grain pancake batter is my favorite, topped with pecans and bananas. Ask for a shaker of cinnamon, that adds a little extra zest.

And their hickory smoked sugar cured bacon is amazing.

There's no heating or AC. Mornings in FL are usually comfortable, but sometimes in the winter you may want to turn the griddle on early and huddle around it to get warm...

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1  Thank Bill O
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Reviewed May 13, 2014

This is a great place to visit for breakfast or lunch, especially when the weather is cooler. They have awesome pancakes that you cook yourself on a tabletop griddle. It's a fun group activity in a beautiful setting. The bacon is also amazing!

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Thank cabqueen13
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