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Monday, 20 August 2018

Hamburger Heaven

Tuesday, 21 August 2018

Country Music & Wings

Wednesday, 22 August 2018

Clay Booker

Wednesday, 22 August 2018

Welcome to the Spring House Tavern

Tuesday - Thursday & Sunday, Open until 11 PM Friday & Saturday, Open until 12 AM


*Available in the Springhouse Tavern and the Patio River Bar only
Enjoy our famous appetizer and drink specials every Tuesday – Saturday from 2 PM to 6 PM
Bud Light Drafts, $ a 16 oz. frosty glass! Domestic Bottled Beer, $2.50
House Wines, $3.00......Wells, $4.00......Calls, $5.00


Craft Beers

"Naked Ed's" 72 - Pale Ale - First Magnitude 

This beer is medium bodied with a semi-dry finish that leaves a pleasant herbal/spicy aftertaste. 72 is dry hopped with a trio of Cascade, Centennial, and Chinook varieties. 5.6% ABV 

Vega - Blonde Ale - First Magnitude 

A light bodied, approachable, and easy drinking choice that leaves a touch more hop character thank a standard blonde ale. 5.0% ABV

Duke's Cold Nose - Brown Ale - Bold City Brewery  

This local favorite has hints of chocolate and caramel with a smooth nutty finish. A well-balanced, flavorful brown ale 6.0% ABV

Wakula - Hefeweizen - First Magnitude 

Refreshing German-style wheat beer is full of the banana, clove, and vanilla notes. Medium-light bodied and hazy from suspended yeast  5.4% ABV 

Ursa - IPA - First Magnitude 

This very hoppy American India Pale Ale is named after the brightest stars in the sky. Despite the pungent citrusy, floral hop character, it remains balanced thanks to its study malt backbone  7.1% ABV 



Featured Cocktails

Black Mojito

Kraken Rum, muddled sugar and fresh mint topped with a splash of soda

House Bloody Mary

Our truly special mixture including celery, olive and bacon garnish

Spanish Margarita

Licor 43, Tequila, fresh squeezed lime

Blue Springs Tea

Special twist on the Long Island – vodka, gin, tequila, rum, blue curacao, splash of Sprite and sour

Salted Sailor

Stoli Salted Caramel Vodka, Sailor Jerry Rum, banana liquor, pineapple and ginger ale



Storm’s Tito Dirty Pepper

Tito’s Vodka, tobasco, olive juice, banana peppers

Trish’s Good Life

Svedka Raspberry, Peach Schnapps, Blue Curacao with a splash of sour mix

Caramel Apple

Stoli Salted Caramel Vodka, Red Apple Schnapps and Apple Juice

Chocolate Macadamia Nut

Trader Vic’s White Chocolate and Macadamia Nut Liqueurs, crème de coco with vodka

Lemon Drop

Svedka Citron, fresh lemon juice, splash of Sprite with a sugar rim

Jolly Rancher

Svedka Vodka, Dekuyper Watermelon Pucker, Cranberry and a splash of sour

Orange Cream

Svedka Vanilla, Svedka Clementine, cream and OJ

Washington Apple

Crown Royal Apple, Sour Apple Pucker and cranberry


Specialty Drinks

Perfect Storm

Kraken Spiced Dark Rum and Ginger Beer

Great Outdoors Sangria

Fresh fruit, blended wine, brandy and our secret ingredients!

Blueberi Pink Lemonade

Stoli blueberry vodka and pink lemonade

Irish Snapper

Irish Whiskey, Peach Schnapps, cranberry and Sprite




Our Menu and Weekly Specials

Weekly Specials

TUESDAY Hamburger Heaven

1/2 off Burgers: Classic, Suwanee, Ginnie, Veggie or Big Blue.

Country Music & Wings!

.49 cent wings in quantities of 10-20-30 and $6.99 pitchers of Bud Light Draft.

THURSDAY "Happy Hour All Day"


SUNDAY $2 Bud Light Drafts & Live Music!

$2 drafts of Bud Light draft in the Spring House Tavern and Patio bar until 6 PM!

Live Music under the stars!

Never a cover charge! Reservations recommended, (386) 454-1288

MONDAY a day to play

Closed Mondays to relax and enjoy beautiful High Springs! See ya on the river!

  • Great Beginnings

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

    Boston Clam Chowder: A family favorite brought to you via New England. Rich, creamy, loaded with Maine clams.  Cup 3.99   Bowl 5.99   Bread Bowl 6.99

    Onion Soup Gratinée: Sweet onions with Focaccia croutons, bubbling Mozzarella and Swiss.   5.99

    Fried Green Tomatoes: An amazing taste of the real South! Light and crispy slices are served up with smoked Gouda stone grits, tomato basil chutney, buttermilk dressing.   7.99

    Bleu Cheese Chips: Our home made Bleu cheese chips are a grown up treat! Crunchy chips smothered with Bleu cheese, bacon bits, sweet balsamic reduction.   Yummy!   9.99

    Crispy Coconut Shrimp: Fried light and crispy with a Thai chili dipping sauce.   9.99

    Great Outdoors Nachos: Organic corn chips, BBQ pulled pork, grilled corn, black beans, melted Jack and Cheddar, sour cream, our own honey BBQ sauce. Perfect to share!   12.99

    Spinach Artichoke Dip:  Enough to share! Garlicky, hot and bubbly, served with crispy pita chips.   8.99

    Island Fever Conch Fritters: Our famous golden fritters served with Cajun aioli. A taste of the Islands!   8.99

    Fire Cracker Wings: Our wings rock! Fiery Buffalo wings basted in our special sauce. Choose your style - Hot, Mild or Buffalo Garlic Parmesan cooled with a chunky Bleu cheese sauce.   9.99

    Beer Battered Onion Rings: Served with a smoky BBQ dipping sauce.   6.99

    Gator Bites: Fresh Florida Gator tail lightly floured, deep fried with crispy chips and honey mustard sauce. 9.99



     Flat Bread Pizzas - Our Special Dough, chargrilled.  - Gluten Free Available upon request

    Margarita Pizza: Roma tomatoes, garlic, basil, mozzarella di bufala   10.99

    Roni Roni: Double pepperoni, tomato sauce, mozzarella   11.99

    Cheeseburger in Paradise: Our same ground sirloin as in our famous burgers, jack chesse, ketchup, mustard, garnished with sliced pickles   12.99





  • Signature Salads

    The Caesar:  Crisp romaine, focaccia croutons, shaved imported Parmesan and anchovies if you like! Served with our house made dressing.  Side 6.99   Entrée 10.99

    The Nut 'n' Berry: A Great Outdoors favorite! Organic field greens, dried cranberries, roasted pears, spiced walnuts, red onion, Maytag Bleu cheese in a honey balsamic dressing.   Side 7.99   Entrée 12.99

    Spinach Gorgonzola Salad: Baby spinach, roasted Portobello mushrooms, Applewood bacon, chopped Roma tomato, Gorgonzola cheese, red onion, toasted pine nuts, honey balsamic dressing.   Side 7.99   Entrée 12.99

    Farmers Market: Organic greens, baby spinach, toasted almonds, local seasonal fruit, chopped mango, golden raisins, strawberry mint vinaigrette with goat cheese.   Side 7.99   Entrée 12.99

    Any of our salads can be served with the following: grilled or blackened chicken 3.99, skewered Cajun shrimp 6.99, seared sea scallops 9.99 or coconut crusted tofu 3.99

  • Hamburger Heaven

    Ground USDA ANGUS SIRLOIN STEAK. ALWAYS char-grilled and ALWAYS a ½ POUND.  With lettuce, tomato, slice of red onion, fries and a half-sour pickle.

    Bison Burger: Fried onion strings, horseradish mayo.  13.99

    Pork Belly Buster: House ground pork, chargrilled, smoky bacon, Vermont cheddar, crispy onion strings, topped with a bacon aioli, sweet potato French fries.  12.99

    The Weeki Wachee: Chicken breast, basted with honey mustard, char-grilled, crisp bacon, aged Cheddar and griddled bun.  10.99

    Portobello Burger: Chargrilled jumbo Portobello mushroom, topped with mixed field greens, Bleu cheese cream.  9.99

    The Classic: Served naked....Ed's favorite! 10.99

    The Suwannee: Choice of American, Jack, Swiss or aged Cheddar.  11.99

    The Big Blue: Our big burger loaded with delicious Bleu cheese griddled red onion.  12.99

    The Ginnie: The locals favorite! Applewood bacon, aged Cheddar, smoky barbecue sauce, topped with a couple “O” rings.  12.99

    Veggie Burger: Homemade vegan burger of mixed nuts, veggies, oats, melted goat cheese.  8.99

    ½ price Burgers on Tuesdays…..Order any of our famous burgers in this box for just ½ price BURGERS on Tuesdays Yep, same great burger at ½ price!

  • Lunch Time Favorites

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

    Fish Reuben: Fresh Atlantic white fish deep-fried, American cheese, tangy coleslaw and 1000 Island dressing on griddled sourdough bread.   9.99

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

    Parmesan-Crusted Grilled Cheese: 4 different kinds of cheese! Swiss, Fontina and Vermont white Cheddar all griddled crispy on Parmesan-crusted sourdough bread.   7.99

    River Runner's Reuben: Thin sliced corned beef, house made sauerkraut, 1000 Island dressing and melted Swiss on griddled marble rye.   8.99

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

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

    Chicken Waldorf Salad Croissant: Freshly roasted chicken, glazed walnuts, sweet apple and celery on a warm croissant.   9.99

    Shrimp Po Boy: Gulf shrimp lightly breaded and deep fried served on a griddled soft roll.   9.99

    Great Outdoors Club: Fresh roasted turkey breast, Applewood smoked bacon, crisp Romaine, and American cheese on griddled Texas toast with Cajun aioli   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?: Mix & Match any 2 for 7.99 Try a cup of the Chef's Soup Du Jour or Boston Clam Chowder and your choice of one of our Side Salads, Caesar Salad or House Salad

  • Lunch Time Platters

    The Captain's Platter: Large deep sea scallops, Gulf shrimp and Atlantic white fish each lightly fried, conch fritters, fries, slaw, onion rings, boom-boom dipping sauce. 23.99

    Beignet Shrimp Tacos: Wild caught jumbo shrimp deep fried in a beignet batter with shredded cabbage & Thai chili sauce. Served with Rosemary pomme frites and chive sour cream. 18.99

    Tennessee Top Tenderloin: Taste the magic of a Tennessee tradition! 8 oz. tenderloin, topped with Jack Daniels BBQ, Applewood bacon, crispy onion strings, with fries and slaw. Enjoy the whiskey flavor that is truly like no other. 19.99

    Rack of Ribs: Dry rubbed in an espresso spice blend, slow roasted in a smoky BBQ sauce, served with French fries, maple baked beans, slaw.  Half Rack 18.99   Full Rack 22.99

  • Signature Steaks

    Our steaks are hand-selected, aged and grilled over an open flame for maximum flavor and tenderness.  Served with your choice of horseradish whipped potatoes, truffled Parmesan French fries, sweet potato fries, or Rosemary pomme frites. 

    New York Strip: 14 oz., 2 inches thick!  Full-bodied texture, slightly firmer than a rib eye.   28.99

    Filet Mignon: 8 oz., center cut, our most tender choice.   28.99

    Boneless Rib-Eye: 14 oz., well-marbled cut, the best choice for peak flavor and deliciously juicy!   28.99

    ALL steaks are served with choice of House or Caesar Salad


    Surf & Turf it!!: Add a skewer of Jumbo Shrimp to any steak.   $6.99

    How do 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, a bit dry

  • GO Favorites

    Chicken Oscar: Boneless breast of chicken, Francese style, with jumbo lump crab meat, baby asparagus in a lemon cream sauce.   18.99

    Root Beer Pork Chop: Twin center cut 6 oz chops, marinated in bourbon and draft root beer, sweet potato fries, onion strings, smothered in bacon gravy.   18.99

    Key West Mahi-Mahi: Fresh Mahi-Mahi chargrilled over mixed greens, toasted almonds, golden raisins, mangoes, strawberry mint vinaigrette.   21.99

    Shrimp 'n' Grits: A Southern classic! Shrimp, Andouille sausage, Applewood bacon, Roma tomatoes over stone ground grits, rich buttery corn bread.   18.99

    Beignet Shrimp Tacos: Wild caught jumbo shrimp deep fried in a beignet batter with shredded cabbage & Thai chili sauce. Served with Rosemary pomme frites and chive sour cream. 18.99

  • Great Big Platters

    Southern Fried Chicken: Spicy and crispy with whipped potatoes, gravy, maple baked beans, coleslaw and corn bread.   14.99

    The Captain's Platter: Large deep sea scallops, Gulf shrimp and Atlantic white fish each lightly fried, conch fritters, fries, slaw, onion rings, boom-boom dipping sauce.   23.99

    Southern Cajun Redfish: Local Redfish filet that is Cajun griddled, served with fried green tomatoes, Gouda grits, onion rings and fries.   18.99   

    Rack of Ribs: Dry rubbed in an espresso spice blend, slow roasted in a smoky BBQ sauce, served with French fries, maple baked beans, slaw.  Half Rack 18.99   Full Rack 22.99

  • Pasta from the Pan

    Chefs at the Great Outdoors sauté every pasta dish fresh and to order.

    Dukes' Macaroni: Our incredible Chef creates his version of your favorite comfort food with Applewood bacon, smoky Gouda cream sauce, penne pasta, baked toasty and golden with panko bread crumbs.   14.99

    Pasta Seafood: Shrimp, scallops. mussels in tarragon lemon butter, red tomatoes, fresh basil, a touch of garlic, tossed with linguine.   21.99

    Zucchini Spaghetti: House spiral cut zucchini tossed with fresh Roma tomatoes, garlic, basil in a white wine lemon butter with shaved Grana Padano.   12.99

    Tuxedo Ravioli: Black & white ravioli filled with lobster and ricotta rose' cream, toasted pine nuts and parmesan crust   21.99

    Add grilled or blackened chicken 3.99 | Add Cajun griddled shrimp 6.99 | Add seared sea scallops 9.99 | Coconut crusted tofu 3.99

  • Kids Menu

    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 $5.99

    Kid Burger or Cheesy Burger: with French Fries

    Griddled Hot Diggity Dog: with French Fries

    OooEEY GOOeey Mac n' Cheese: topped with Crunchy Chips

    Captain Ahab's Chicken Wings: with French Fries

    Chicken Tenders: Honey Mustard on the side with French Fries

    Melty Grilled Cheese: American cheese with French Fries

    Psst, Kids 9 and under free all day on Sunday! 1 free kids meal with each entree ordered over $12.99
  • Desserts

    Our Famous Bread Pudding: Topped with warm bananas “Foster style.”  Ask about Chef Taylor’s inspiration of the day!

    "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.

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

    Cookies and Cream Mousse: White Chocolate Mousse, with lots of Oreo® Cookies Crumbled In!

    Miss Jeans Homemade Carrot Cake: The Best Carrot Cake in the WORLD! With lots of Cream Cheese Frosting.

    Ask your server about our special dessert of the month!

 Printable Menu


Call us at 386-454-1288 and our Special Events Coordinator will assist you in choosing the perfect venue for your event.


Seating for 125, perfect for weddings, receptions and business meeting. Visit >> Down load the FLOOR PLAN


Dine under the stars and enjoy live music, perfect for birthdays, parties or gathering with your friends! View our live Music Calendar and Down load the FLOOR PLAN


Perfect for any special occasion! >> Down load the FLOOR PLAN

  • The Opera House Upstairs at the Great Outdoors
  • Inside at The Great Outdoors
  • The Boat House on the Patio

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Great Outdoors Restaurant    65 N. Main St., High Springs, FL 32643    386-454-1288      © 2014 Powered by Cyber Studios, Inc.

Great Outdoors Restaurant    65 N. Main St., High Springs, FL 32643    386-454-1288      © 2014 Powered by Cyber Studios, Inc.