Great Outdoors Menu
Our award winning menu is carefully planned and lovingly prepared. Our Executive Chef is on the premises at all times carefully overseeing every detail, ensuring that your food is prepared fresh in the kitchen. Our steaks are hand cut and our sauces and desserts are home-made.
Special menu requirement? 
We offer a safe dining experience for those with food allergies or Celiac Disease. Talk to your server if you have a special menu requirement for allergies or other reasons.  We will personally review the menu with you and identify the menu choices that would work best for you.  We will  discuss your needs with our kitchen allowing us to prepare an allergy-friendly dish customized for you!
Our Happy Hour Specials are only available in the Spring House Tavern and at the Patio River Bar.


Signature Salads
Kids Menu

Wines, Martinis, Specialty Drinks
& Our Private Labeled Beers

Take Out Menu


Our Weekly Specials

Dollar Drafts &
Live Music!
$1.00 drafts in the Spring House Tavern! Kick back, relax and enjoy live music on the patio from 5 - 8 PM!
A Day to Play!
Closed on Mondays so we can relax and enjoy beautiful High Springs! See ya on
the river!
Hamburger Heaven!
1/2 Off Burgers!
Choose from the Classic Suwanee
or Big Bleu
Country Music & Wings!
.49 cent wings in quantities of 10-20-30 and $4.99 pitchers of Bud Light Draft.  Enjoy the Cowboy Ribs!!
½ Price
Wine Night
Choose any of our bottles of incredible wines from around the world at 1/2 price!
Live Music under the stars!
Never a cover charge! Always the best local bands. Reservations recommended:
(386) 454-1288

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Soup du Jour - Chef's inspiration of the moment Cup 2.99 Bowl 4.99

Boston Clam Chowder - Rich, creamy and loaded with sweet Maine clams
Cup 3.99 Bowl 5.99 Bread Bowl 6.99

Onion Soup Gratinée - Focaccia croutons, bubbling mozzarella and Swiss Crock 5.99

Great Outdoors Nachos - Organic corn chips, BBQ pulled pork, grilled corn, melted Jack and Cheddar, sour cream, honey BBQ sauce 9.99

Sesame Seed Shrimp -Jumbo shrimp fried light with honey and hot chili dipping sauce   9.99

Tuxedo Tuna - Sushi tune seared in black and white sesame seeds with cool Asian noodles and a ginger ponzu.  13.99

Grilled Pizza - "The Chef's Inspiration of the Day!" 10.99

Moulé! Moulé! Moulé!
A FULL POUND of Prince Edward Island Mussels. Choose your favorite style 14.99

Arrabiata: Spiced chilies, garlic, pomodoro
Formage: Crispy bacon, Bleu cheese, shallots, white wine
Fennel: Sweet fennel, parsley, lemon butter

Fried Green Tomatoes -A Southern favorite, light and crispy served up with Ranch dressing. 6.99

Bag “O” Fritters - Conch fritters served “Hot in a Bag,” with Cajun aioli 8.99

Calamari - Served with zesty tomato sauce 8.99

Spinach Artichoke Dip - Enough for the whole table to share! Served with our delicious garlic herb toast   8.99

Fire Cracker Wings - Choose your temperature, Mild..Hot..or "On Fire!" with Bleu cheese dressing to cool you down! 8.99

Black and Tan Rings - “Stout right delicious” beer-battered onion rings, smoky BBQ dipping sauce 6.99

Bleu Cheese Chips - Our home made potato chips, with a touch of truffle, smothered with Bleu cheese and bacon bits too! 7.99

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The Caesar - Crisp romaine, focaccia croutons, shaved imported Parmesan and anchovy if you like! Side 5.99 Entrée 9.99 grilled or blackened chicken add 3.99

The Nut 'n' Berry - Organic field greens, dried cranberries, roasted pears, spiced walnuts, Maytag Bleu cheese in a honey balsamic. Side 5.99 Entrée 9.99 grilled chicken add 3.99

The Chop Chop - Chopped greens, tomatoes, grilled corn, red / green onion, cucumber, celery, won tons, seared Ahi tuna, sesame ginger vinaigrette, Wasabi cream.   16.99

The Wedge - A big chunk of iceberg, creamy Roquefort dressing, Applewood bacon, a thick red onion slice Side 6.99

The Mediterranean - Organic greens, baby spinach, sun-dried tomato, artichoke hearts, roma tomatoes, toasted pine nuts, Feta cheese with a lemon vinaigrette Side 5.99 Entrée 9.99 grilled shrimp add 4.99

The Gorgonzola Spinach Salad - Baby spinach, Gorgonzola, Applewood smoked bacon, roasted Portobello mushrooms, Parmesan croutons, roma tomatoes, red onion, toasted pine nuts, drizzled with balsamic vinaigrette     Side 5.99 Entrée 9.99 grilled chicken 3.99

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Our burgers are ground from USDA ANGUS SIRLOIN STEAK. ALWAYS char-grilled and ALWAYS a ½ POUND. Served with lettuce, tomato, slice of red onion, fries and a half-sour pickle.

The Classic - Served naked....Ed's favorite! 8.99

The Suwannee - Choice of American, Jack, Swiss or aged Cheddar 9.99

The Ginnie - Applewood bacon, aged Cheddar, smoky barbeque and a couple “O” rings 10.99

The Big Bleu - Our big burger loaded with Bleu cheese and griddled red onion 10.99

½ price Burgers on Tuesdays! - You can order any of our famous burgers listed above for ½ price on Tuesdays! Yep, same size, same burger, ½ price!

Bison Burger - Char-grilled with horseradish mayonnaise 12.99

The Weeki Wachee - Chicken breast, basted with honey mustard, char-grilled, crisp bacon, aged Cheddar and griddled bun 9.99

The Jerk Burger - House ground pork, smoky bacon, Vermont Cheddar, apple slaw, sweet potato fries 10.99

Veggie Burger - The Garden Burger©, roasted red pepper aioli, chopped scallion 7.99

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All our lunch time favorites come with homemade chips and a pickle.

Pretzel-Crusted Fish Sandwich - Atlantic white fish deep-fried, American cheese, shredded lettuce, and house made tartar sauce 9.99

Great Outdoors Club - Fresh roasted turkey breast, Applewood smoked bacon, Swiss cheese, green leaf lettuce 8.99

Oyster Po Boy - Apalachicola oysters lightly beaded and deep fried served on a griddled soft roll.   9.99

Fish Reuben - Fresh Atlantic white fish deep fried, American Cheese, tangy coleslaw,
and caper tartar sauce on griddled sourdough bread 9.99

Great Outdoors Philly Steak Sub - Shaved sirloin grilled with mushrooms, peppers, and onions. Topped with Asiago cheese on a griddled hoagie roll 9.99

The Weeki Wachee - Chicken breast, basted with honey mustard, char-grilled, crisp bacon, aged Cheddar and griddled bun 8.99

Parmesan Crusted Grilled Cheese - 4 different cheeses! Swiss, Fontina, and Vermont White Cheddar all griddled crispy on Parmesan crusted sourdough bread 7.99

River Runners' Reuben - Thin sliced corned beef, house made sauerkraut, 1000 Island dressing and melted Swiss on griddled marble rye 8.99

BBQ Pulled Pork - Slow roasted pulled pork, white Cheddar, piled high on a griddled honey bun 8.99

Chicken Waldorf Salad Croissant - Fresh roasted chicken, glazed walnuts, sweet apple, and celery on a warm croissant 9.99

The Ultimate BLT - "Fried Green Tomatoes," Applewood bacon, crisp Romaine and American cheese on griddled Texas toast with Cajun aioli 9.99

Can't Decide on Lunch? - Try a cup of the Chef's Soup Du Jour or a Half of Today's Special Sandwich or your choice of one of our Side Salads.

Caesar | House | Spinach: Mix and Match any 2 of the 3 Only $6.99

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All of our lunch time platters come with french fries and homemade coleslaw.

Captain's Platter - Large sea scallops and gulf shrimp, deep-fried, with fries, slaw, onion rings and boom-boom dipping sauce 16.99

Hook, Line & Sinker - Fresh local catfish, buttermilk crumbed and deep-fried, white Cheddar cheese grits and maple baked beans 13.99

Rack of Ribs - St. Louis style ribs, dry rubbed in an espresso spice blend, then slowly roasted in a smoky BBQ sauce, french fries, maple baked beans, coleslaw. Half Rack 13.99 Full Rack 18.99

Oyster Platter - Apalachiola oysters deep fried with French fries, slaw, onion rings and house made tater sauce.    15.99

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Our steaks are hand selected, aged a minimum of 4 weeks and grilled over an open flame for maximum flavor and tenderness.  Served with your choice of our Signature Salad or Caesar Salad and whipped potatoes or our truffled Parmesan fries.

New York Strip - 14 oz. cut 2 inches thick 26.99

Filet Mignon - 8 oz. center cut, our most tender steak! 28.99
Porterhouse - 20 oz. bone-in 28.99

Boneless Rib-Eye - 12 oz. our richest cut! 24.99

Choose from one of our favorite toppings add $3
Lump crab in a Cognac cream | Bleu cheese & Applewood bacon | Mushroom, peppers & Burgundy onions
High Springs Carpet Bagger -   7 oz. filet of tenderloin, crispy fried oysters, Bearnaise sauce with Parmesan french fries.   28.99

Tell us how you like your steak!
Rare: Cool, red center
Medium Rare: Warm, red center, juicy
Medium: Warm, pink center
Medium Well: Hot center, cooked through
Well: No color, somewhat dry

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We serve our fish on a bed of organic greens with sweet pea and saffron infused Israelian cous cous.

Choose your fish.....Choose your dish!

Redfish 16.99 | Mahi Mahi 18.99 | Grouper 18.99

Pan Roasted: With just a light touch of our gingered ponzu sauce
Deep Fried: We always use 100% canola oil
Cajun Griddled: With Chef Paul Prudhomme's special blend of spices
Just Grilled: A light touch of olive oil


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Cavatappi Alfredo - Cavatappi pasta in a rich Romano cream with baby spinach, roma tomatoes and a touch of garlic. 13.99 Blackened chicken add 3.99 Shrimp add 4.99 Cajun scallops add 5.99

Wild Mushroom Ravioli - Roasted Portabella & Crimini mushrooms, Mozzarella & Parmesan cheese stuffed ravioli, in a rosemary demi sauce.  16.99

Chicken Asparagus - Medallions of free-range chicken, roma tomatoes, asparagus tips, white wine butter sauce, penné pasta 14.99

Pasta Seafood - Shrimp, scallops and mussels in a white wine butter sauce with roma tomatoes, fresh basil, touch of garlic, tossed with linguini 19.99

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Naked Ed's Low Country Boil - Gulf shrimp, Snow crab legs, Georgia sausage, mussels, cobbed corn, red skins and of course Naked Ed’s Pale Ale 21.99

Chicken Oskar - Pan sauteed francese style, finished with jumbo lump crab meat, baby asparagus in a lemon cream sauce 16.99

Rack of Ribs - Dry rubbed in an espresso spice blend, slow roasted in a smoky BBQ sauce, French fries, maple baked beans, slaw Half Rack 15.99 Full Rack 21.99

Southern Fried Chicken Platter - Spicy and crispy with whipped potatoes,
gravy, coleslaw and corn bread 14.99

Shrimp 'n' Grits - Shrimp, Andouille sausage, Applewood bacon, roma tomatoes over stone ground grits, honey corn bread 18.99

Lemon Trout - Fresh Idaho Brook Trout, pan fried, topped with tomatoes, caperberries, and lemon butter.    18.99
Captain's Platter - Large sea scallops and Gulf shrimp, deep-fried, with fries, slaw, onion rings and boom-boom dipping sauce 19.99

Tennessee Top Sirloin - 10 oz. sirloin, topped with Jack Daniels BBQ, Applewood bacon, crispy onion strings, with fries and slaw 18.99

Hook, Line & Sinker - Fresh local catfish, smoky Gouda cheese grits, maple baked beans and slaw 15.99

The Bourbon Glazed Porterhouse Pork Chop - 16 oz. chop, sweet potato fries, wilted leeks, bacon gravy.   16.99

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All meals include choice of small soft drink, juice or milk and a Moose Track Sundae for dessert. (9 years and younger. No substitutions please) All Meals $4.99

Kid Burger or Cheesy Burger with Curly Fries

Griddled Hot Diggity Dog with Curly Fries

OooEEY GOOeey Mac n' Cheese topped with Crunchy Chips

Captain Ahab's Chicken Wings ní Fries

BBQ Ribs with Curly Fries

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Our Famous Bread Pudding
Topped with warm bananas "Foster style."

Better Than Your Mother's Chocolate Cake
Layers and layers of chocolate, ala mode of course!

Salted Caramel Crunch Cake
Buttery, vanilla-flecked cake with waves of rich caramel cake layered with salted caramel crunch & creamy custard!

"The Blantons" Peanut Brittle Ice Cream Pie
Mile high ice cream pie with freshly roasted peanut brittle, Oreo crust, hot fudge and real whipped cream.

Dark Chocolate Mousse
A rich, melt in your mouth homemade dessert.

Lemonade Cake
Layered lemon cake with a luscious, cool lemon mousseline and Meyer lemon curd

Chocolate Nut Torta (Gluten Free)
Lightly roasted hazelnuts and almonds layered and topped with milk chocolate Nutella® icing

New York Cheesecake
Actually flown in from the Cheesecake Factory, the very best, topped with Chef's inspiration of the day!

Key Lime Pie
The dessert of Florida!

All desserts above only 6.99 each

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“The Great Outdoors Restaurant is proud to offer a selection of Wines from Around The World”

Our House Pour, by “LaTerre,” Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, White Zinfandel, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon


Champagne & Sparkling
Marquis de la Tour, France
Bottega Petalo Amore Moscato, Italy
G.H. Mumm Cordon Rouge, France

On the Sweeter Side
Hogue Late Harvest Riesling, Washington
Blufeld Medium Sweet Riesling, Germany
Mezzacorrona Moscato, Italy
New Age Rose, Argentina

Meridian, California
Haras Pirque, Chile
Ménage a Trois, California
Wente Morning Fog, Livermore Valley
Laboure Roi, France
Hogue Reserve, Washington
Kim Crawford Unoaked, New Zealand
Ferrari Carano, Alexander Valley

Alternative Whites
Crossings Sauvignon Blanc, New Zealand
Seaglass Sauvignon Blanc, California
Alta Luna Pinot Grigio, Italy
Bottega Vinaia Pinot Grigio, Italy
Diseno Torrontes, Argentina
The Whip, Livermore Valley


Pinot Noir

Francis Ford Coppola Votre Sante, California
Stemmari, Italy
Chilensis Reserve, Chile
Brancott, New Zealand
Erath, Oregon
Rodney Strong, Russian River
Etude, Oregon

Blackstone Reserve, California
Francis Ford Coppola Directors Cut, California
Franciscan Estate, California

Cabernet Sauvignon
Josh, North Coast, California
Paso Creek, Paso Robles
Chateau Ste. Michelle, Washington
Joel Gott 815, California
B.R. Cohn Silver Label, California
Mondave, Napa Valley
Angove Vineyard Select, Coonawarra, Australia
Mt. Veeder, Napa Valley
Girard Winery, Napa Valley

Alternative Reds
Penfolds Shiraz Koonunga Hill, Australia
Handcraft Petite Syrah, California
Catena, Vista Flores, Malbec, Argentina
Ramon Bilbao Crianza, Spain
The Dreaming Tree Crush, North Coast
Lock & Key Meritage, California
Sella & Mosca Cannonau Reserve, Italy
The Spur, Livermore Valley
Coppola Director's Cut Zinfandel, California
Chateau Greysac Medoc, France
Righetti Amarone, Italy


Washington Apple - Makers Mark bourbon, Dekuyper Sour Apple Pucker and Cranberry
Jolly Rancher - Svedka Vodka, Dekuyper Watermelon Pucker and Cranberry
Lemondrop - Svedka Citron, fresh lemon juice and a sugar rim
Chocotini - Absolut Vanilia, Godiva Chocolate in a sugar rimmed glass
Ginger Martini - Absolut Berri Acai Vodka, Canton Ginger Liqueur and Grand Marnier
Appletini - Absolut Orient Apple and Sour Apple Schnapps
Pomegranate - Svedka Raspberry Vodka, Pama Pomegranate Liqueur and a dash of pineapple juice

Specialty Drinks

The High Springs Spritzer - Elderflower liquor, sparkling wine and club soda, slice of orange! Single $6.99 or 1/2 Carafe (serves 2) $9.99
Great Outdoors Sangria - Fresh fruit, blended wine and our secret ingredient!Served in our 12 oz. mug! $5.99,
The River Runner - Malibu Melon Rum, Captain Morgan, Banana Liqueur and a blend of fruit juices
Cranberry Turkey Tea
- Absolut Raspberri vodka, Wild Turkey 101 bourbon, Sour, Cranberry with a splash of Cola
Sip the finest Margaritas - Choose Strawberry, Pina Colada, Raspberry (Frozen or on the rocks!)
The Green Lantern - Canton Ginger Liqueur, Dekuyper Melon Liqueur, Svedka Citron Vodka with a hint of lime juice

Our Private Labeled Beers

Tail-Gator Pilsner: High Springs finest brew! This pilsner beer boasts a golden color, foamy head and elegant body. For beer lovers, Tail-Gator represents a full-bodied beer with a smooth, clean flavorful taste.

Naked Ed Pale Ale: a crisp amber ale brewed to perfection with premium pale and caramel malts, blended with hops, to create a crisp satisfying taste! Enjoy naked or fully clothed!

Three Merry Widows: a light-bodied low calorie pilsner, delicately balanced between the sweetness of malted barley with the crisp finish of German hops. During the 2007 renovation of the Great Outdoors Restaurant several vintage items were discovered. Among the old worn leather shoes, antique bottles and historical local newspapers was found an original Three Merry Widows metal canister containing 3 reusable prophylactics. Here’s to Agnes, Mabel and Beckie, three merry widows who signified the strength and fortitude of all American women in the era of 1910!

Join us for Happy Hour in the Springhouse Tavern every Tuesday - Friday from 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm!!!

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All of our delicious food is available for take out, except for desserts.

For our printable TAKE OUT menu, please click here.