The Edward Ball Dining Room at Wakulla Springs
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
Very relaxing experience. The food was delicious. The servers were timely, fun, helpful, and respectful. Breakfast menu is the best, especially the potatoes. The music was very good, made for a great meal.
The food and service were excellent and atmosphere so relaxing. Highly recommend the crab stuffed shrimp. Can’t wait to return.
The dining experience is like a quiet step back in time but the food is up to date and excellently prepared. We ate five meals there as we stayed at the lodge and were pleased with all of them.
Beautiful, historic setting with a family vibe. Nice but also laid back, this is an easy place to be. The ribeye was one of the best I've ever had chargrilled and perfect temperature which isn't easy for my rare to medium rare order they have it going on with the parmesean crusted asparagus as well. We'd highly recommend this for a unique treat for your family!
I enjoyed our dinner at The Edward Ball Dining Room at Wakulla Springs very much. The food was just okay. My husband had the fried chicken and said it had zero spice despite being described as spicy on the menu. He said it seriously lacked flavor and was dry. My son ordered the shrimp and said his meal was very good but we found the portion size a bit too small. The kitchen was pretty slow but our waitress was very attentive and friendly. We were in no hurry so we didn't mind the wait. The ambiance is so nice. In my opinion this is one of those places you go for the ambiance and the history - not so much the food. It was enjoyable.
the food offerings are very limited and rather pricey unless you get a hamburger. nit really sure why you need a reservation, we were at the lodge 3 days and never saw more than 5 tables used.
We had a group of 10 people for a celebration and had a great time. Loved the ambiance. Food is great too!
Great food and service. Love the ambiance and historical feel of the Lodge.
This is a beautiful setting overlooking the springs. Takes you back to old world times with a great staff.
This is one of Florida's hidden gems. We live about 45 minutes away and have lunvh or dinner here once a month. The menu items have dwindled a bit over the years. No local grouper, mullet or oysters as in the past, so be sure to review the menu online before you go. I highly recommend the fried shrimp dinner or fish tacos.
Can highly recommend the shrimp & grits and chicken &waffles!
Only three tables occupied in restaurant for late lunch. Only one waitress but requested tarter sauce which she was going to bring but we never got it. After food was delivered she did not return until lunch was finished. Never came to refill drinks. Very disappointed in service.
The food was good but not exceptional for the price. The salads, fried chicken and stuffed shrimp I would recommend. One person had the ribeye steak, ordered med. rare, came out very small, thin and medium well--at best.
Could not ask for better. Great wait staff, & food was excellent.
Overall good experience.
Great service and good food.
Special occasion of a birthday was definitely enhanced by celebrating at The Lodge. The ambiance, food, service were all excellent. This place is a true gem.
Terrible service!!! Great food
There were 6 adults dining. Each couple split a meal and all were delicious. We ordered the blackened shrimp, southern fried chicken, and 8 oz filet with a cup of gumbo. All were delicious. While the desserts are not homemade (don’t listen to your waitress, we had one the night before that told us everything but the banana swirl was homemade… NOT) anyway the cheesecake with special request of chocolate sauce drizzle and the tiramisu were very tasty.
Lunch was delicious. There were 8 of us and we had the French dip, club sandwich, and Philly cheese steak. Very generous portions and we all enjoyed them very much. Would recommend splitting with someone.
Fish Tacos were disappointing. We had another table with them and they were huge servings. When our table of 8 got their orders there was only a tiny fish in each taco.
We ate two dinners and two breakfasts here. It was a nice experience. Yes service was slow but it made the meal leisurely. Food was good, not great but good. They ran out of chicken one night and creamer one morning . The atmosphere of the park and the lodge and this restaurant was lovely. You are dining in a State Park not a 5 star restaurant on Palm Beach so don’t sweat the small stuff. It was enjoyable .
Family in town
Wakulla Lodge was built in the 30's so the building is reflective of that time frame. The food is OK....the fish tacos are a MUST! We stayed three nights and ate there each evening. It is in the lodge and to travel to another location you really have to travel a distance. Recommendation is that you stay on site and make reservations for dinner!!! Reservations are required. At least they were when we stay. We also ate breakfast at the lodge....I booked the B and B option... breakfast was fine. B and B options were limited but if you are not B and B they options are not so limited. I had eggs, toast and fruit bowl. For lunch we ate at sites that we were visiting.
This is a beautiful historic place however the restaurant has a long way to go to match the ambiance of the hotel.
The food was subpar as was the service.
We were thinking we would just relax and enjoy a nice dinner but that wasn’t possible.
I had the fried chicken and it was bland and tasteless.
My wife had the chicken piccata and couldn’t eat it it was so bad.
On top of that our server disappeared and we had to get a second one to help up .
The next morning, we skipped breakfast and left to eat elsewhere.
I love the hotel but next time we’ll eat somewhere else.
Had a wonderful Fathers Day meal here. The historic Lodge and the peaceful surroundings added to the appeal. But the food was the star of the show. Everything we had was excellent. I tried the liver and onions for nostalgia since my mom used to make liver and onions when I was a kid. It was so good! Don’t tell my mom, but it was better than hers! My so. Had the chicken and waffles. We had fried green tomatoes and crab cakes (amazing!) for an appetizer. We will be back.
Nice menu but very casual atmosphere which was a little surprising since it was in such a lovely old hotel. View was beautiful however, look out on the springs. Offered liver and onions which you don’t often see but which was delicious.
Everything was pretty good, just don’t eat the chicken and waffles, tastes like it was a reheated TV dinner. A couple of years ago the fried chicken was great, don’t know what happened but they need to fix it.
It is always fun to eat in the historic Wakulla Springs Lodge dinning room.
Highly recommend dining here even if you are just visiting the park for the day. The food is delicious. There is a view of the springs, and it's very pretty at night as well.
I have eaten here several times. This time was very disappointing. I dinner reservations for seven, very few diners were there, and we waited over a half an hour to be acknowledged. The next morning, we seated our self for breakfast, and we’re not acknowledged at all after 30 minutes. We left the restaurant without eating.
Food was bland and cold. The waitress was kind and did well to try and make it right.
This is a wonderful place for breakfast. I love to go there.
The food was never hot..only warm, ate there 2 nights and 1 breakfast.
The pork was so dry I had to put red wine a few drops on each piece.
Missed a small salad at dinner
Autumn our server for all 3 meals wonderful..very attentive, friendly without being overly sweet. Thank-you Autumn
It was very lovely and we have great service. Each service was better than the last and that is saying at lot.
We have a wonderful meal and time.
The Edward Ball estate is absolutely beautiful and a real treat to visit; there are historical photos and signs to enrich the experience. We had breakfast in the ballroom and it wasn’t very crowded but I believe there was a private party (post wedding brunch) in another area, so service wasn’t terribly quick and some of the food was a luke-warm when it came out. Everything was tasty and we all loved the traditional ham steak with our breakfasts; portions were good and the price was affordable.
We had a great experience celebrating my sons college graduation! The food was amazing! Love the ambience of the place!
We stayed at the lodge and had breakfast here. It was really good.
All of our meals were great. We chose the meal plan...not sure why it was different than the regular menu..that was a little disheartening. We chose only one dinner so we could try something local but decided next time we will do all meals there. The prices were comparable to local restaurants without ever having to leave.. besides we have 3 kids and never take the time to spoil ourselves with a nice dinner out so it was extra special to us. All around pleased.
The Edward Ball Dining Room at Wakulla Springs is rated 4.5 stars by 223 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.