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  1. Distance: 3.62mi
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  4. Distance: 6.35mi
  1. Distance: 3.62mi
  2. Distance: 3.85mi
  3. Distance: 6.04mi
  4. Distance: 6.35mi

About SpringHouse

Rising out of the hilltop, the 200-seat SpringHouse Restaurant will treat diners to a local cuisine served in rustic, casual elegance. The first architectural element guests will see as they enter the main dining room is the inglenook—a large fully-functional walk-in fireplace, which served as the center of the home in medieval times. At SpringHouse, the inglenook serves as a hot appetizer station during dining hours and a classroom during the day. As they pass the inglenook guests will notice handsome bars, rough-hewn beams, hand-forged ironwork, and a magnificent open kitchen, replete with a wood-fired oven and grill. The upstairs bar and dining area will focus on small plates and provide adults a place to relax and gather. Patios with working fireplaces flank the main dining room and upstairs bar. For special events, guests are invited to reserve the Well House—a private 12-seat dining room connected to the restaurant by an underground tunnel.

12 Benson Mill Road
Alexander City, AL 35010
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Southern

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Wednesday -Saturday: 5:30pm -- 9:00pm; Brunch: Sunday: 10:00am - 2:00pm

Cross Street:
Highyway 63

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(256) 215-7080

Website:
http://www.springhouseatcrossroads.com/

Executive Chef:
Rob McDaniel

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

SpringHouse Ratings and Reviews

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4.8

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.8

ambience

4.7

value

4.4

Noise

Quiet

98% would recommend it to a friend

Worth the Drive (28)
Local Ingredients (26)
Romantic (24)
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Good for Anniversaries (22)
Special Occasion (21)
Scenic View (21)
Good for a Date (20)
Notable Wine List (19)
Creative Cuisine (17)
Good for Birthdays (16)
Quiet Conversation (16)
Authentic (14)
Handcrafted Cocktails (14)
Good for Groups (13)
Cozy (12)
Neighborhood Gem (12)
Sunday Lunch (11)
Casual (10)
Fit for Foodies (10)
Seasonal (10)
Great for Brunch (9)
Comfort Food (9)
Healthy (9)
Bar Seating (8)
Fun (6)
Business Meals (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Hot Spot (4)
Organic (4)
Tasting Menu (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Great Beer (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
People Watching (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on December 10, 2017

We enjoyed the Sunday Brunch. The food was outstanding, they cure (smoke) & cut their own very thick sliced bacon. I don't believe I've ever had any bacon that approaches the flavor and taste of their "home made" bacon. Rob knows his food, preparation, service and with the beautiful setting, serves up a wonderful dining experience. The focus on local and regional cuisine expertly prepared enhances the experience. I've never had a better breakfast (Sunday Brunch) in my life and I have enjoyed excellent southern food for 70 years.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Healthy, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Beautiful Sunday brunch with table on balcony. Skyler was excellent as a sever with quality information on menu items.
Sunday brunch menu is very reasonable and nice selection for cocktails if desired.
Two thumbs up

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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Outstanding cuisine with very friendly attentive service in an upscale rustic setting. Just wish they would have a soup on the dinner menu.

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Wonderful restaurant. Great chef, great food and great service.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on November 30, 2017

We had an enjoyable meal at Spring House. We both had a shrimp remoulade appetizer with house-made crackers. Not your usual remoulade; but almost a dip consistency. Duck with apples and rutabagas was my entree. The duck was tender and flavorful. My husband had tripletail fish with potatoes and mushrooms. It was cooked perfectly. He had a slice of apple caramel cheesecake for dessert. The cheesecake must have been good because there were no leftovers. Our server was courteous and knowledgeable. The other waitstaff was very attentive. This is a beautiful restaurant in a gorgeous setting. We will be back!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 26, 2017

We had brunch on Sunday following the Auburn victory over Alabama. Everyone was extremely friendly and the food was awesome. The Scamp fish was excellent and the Eggs Benedict was just cooked to perfection. This was our first visit and we'll be back next time we're in the area.
Great job!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Quiet Conversation
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Wonderful find! Amazing experience and food that is certainly worth the drive!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Late brunch with our sons. Food quality, preparation and presentation is exceptional. Portions are on the small side designed to be savored. Dessert selection left a lot to be desired. Service was non intrusive and adequate. Atmosphere and restaurant is warm and gracious. A real gem in the middle of rolling hills and a true asset to the Lake Martin community.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 19, 2017

We took our son (Auburn student) and some friends here for Sunday Brunch. It was such a beautiful atmosphere and yummy Southern food. The guys ordered 2 food items as some of the portions are small but the prices allowed for that. The property is beautiful. We didn't get a chance to go to Catherine's Market but will definitely do that next time.

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·Dined on November 18, 2017

A lovely evening by the fireplace. The Springhouse has the best ambiance with its rustic but elegant charm. The food was simply scrumptious, the staff friendly, and an all-n-all wonderful evening. The Springhouse also easily accommodates food allergies or intolerances so don't hesitate to visit.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Another anniversary at this amazing place. Exceptional food and service presented in an unpretentious fashion. An absolute jewel in the most unlikely of locations. Don’t expect to return and have what you enjoyed last time. The chef is true to the locally sourced promise, so the menu never repeats. That means every meal is a truly new experience. A bonus is the very respectable wine list and a bartender who truly understands his craft. SpringHouse is out of the way, to say the least...but more than worth the drive.

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Delicious again! Can't wait to go back. Great wine, great food and great after-dinner drinks. Get the Pimento Cheese to start.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Organic, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Loved everything about Springhouse. Food, service, and atmosphere is exceptional. Beautiful setting in the rolling hills make for a romantic outing.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Paleo Friendly, Organic, Notable Wine List
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Great food and service

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Food tasted fabulous and good presentation. Seated immediately.

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Fun, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Authentic, Healthy, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Sunday Lunch
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Dinner at this upscale rustic culinary gem continues to be a pleasurable experience, with outstanding food, wine and cocktails, great ambiance, and friendly and attentive service.

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 (Adelaide / SA)·Dined on October 22, 2017

The food and service was outstanding...we were there to celebrate a special birthday. I would highly recommend SpringHouse!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Our first time for dinner - did a Sunday brunch once before. Favorably impressed both times. One of the special places by Lake Martin.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Disabled Access, Romantic, Great for Brunch, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

great experience! Thank you! You made my daughters 21st bday a special one

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Great food.....outstanding service! We have been several times and it never disappoints.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Authentic, Romantic, Good for a Date, Cozy, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on September 24, 2017

I had the chicken and it was NOT good. Chewy parts, cartlidge parts.... really unappetizing. The steak and triple tail were both very good.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Another great meal.... wonderful service, great menu and atmosphere!
Best food experience for miles and miles around.

Thanks to everyone there for your hard work.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food, Authentic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Seasonal, Worth the Drive
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Just wasn’t a fan of their menu tonight at all. Left hungry:-( sorry . Also service wasn’t really up to par tonight. I guess I only paid for 1 glass of ice tea... no refills. You would think since the Summer crowd has basically gone, they would go above and beyond for the guest /locals to keep us coming back during the Winter Season.

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·Dined on September 16, 2017

enjoyed the night, dinner was wonderful but way overpriced.

Tags: Local Ingredients, People Watching, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Seasonal
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Dinner and apps were decent. The chocolate cake was delicious. The service was impeccable.

Tags: Local Ingredients
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Outstanding creative menu

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·Dined on September 13, 2017

Had dinner at Springhouse with out of town family who were visiting. Weather was very cooperative so we sat outside. Great setting with awesome sunset. Our waitress was outgoing and friendly. Service was very good. There aren't many similar dining options in this area, but even if there were, I would still choose Springhouse for their food, service and awesome location.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Fabulous. No better place on Lake Martin

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·Dined on September 7, 2017

Springhouse was mostly a very enjoyable experience. Service was excellent; restaurant is just gorgeous; location is rather out-of-the-way, but situated beautifully on rolling hills and meadows. Most of the food was good, but my husband and I had the NY strip steak, and both were tough and overcooked. If we return for a second visit, we would definitely order a different entre .

Tags: Scenic View, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Wonderful brunch experience. Good wine selection. Good service. Delicious food. This is a great place for a special dinner or brunch.

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·Dined on September 3, 2017

We had another wonderful experience at Springhouse. Our family and friends from out of town loved the meal and service. Great brunch get together.

Tags: Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Fun, Good for a Date
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Service was very slow. Everyone's entrée arrived at different times.
Good wine list.

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on September 3, 2017

This was our first experience at this restaurant. It was freezing cold and had a draft blowing from somewhere. So hard that the candle on our table wouldn't stay lit. The restaurant smells of the wood fire stove so we both left smelling like we had been camping. The server was excellent. Everything on point there. The steak tar tar was an odd cake with some type of sauce. The texture was stringy. Cheese plate was on point. The fish entrees were disappointing, flavorless. The deserts were excellent.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Great restaurant, with farm to table type menu. Very fresh ingredients and creative menu. Beautiful restaurant, great for a date night. Excellent cocktails, highly recommended!

Tags: Authentic, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Cozy
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on September 1, 2017

We always enjoy going to Spring House. The atmosphere is great. The food and service is very good. It is definitely our destination for a somewhat special occasion dinner. Keep up the good work.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Nashville)·Dined on August 31, 2017

The SpringHouse never disappoints! Mr Jim's vegetable plate was just delicious and is my favorite menu offering. The service was prompt, attentive, and personable. We love dining here!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Bar Seating, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 27, 2017

We went there for brunch and as always, it was lovely. The menu is fantastic. Every detail has been thoughtfully planned.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Three of us went for an early dinner and had a wonderful time. It was our first time here and thoroughly enjoyed it. Delicious bread with butter was served after we were seated. We ordered the barjack fish as an appetizer-crisp on the outside and tender on the inside. My Niman pork chop was perfectly cooked and melt-in-the-mouth tender. My husband had Mr. Jim's vegetable plate and it was very good; my friend enjoyed the sausage appetizer as an entree. After dinner, we walked around inside and outside and fell in love with the surroundings! And the timing was perfect as we were treated to an amazing sunset to complete the adventure.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Wonderful food in a very cozy setting. Great wines and very knowledgable staff! We enjoyed a delicious meal at a great price and it was nice to have the 2 for $40 option to get 3 courses each.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Roasted chicken was excellent. Service was good and unobtrusive. Ambiance very good.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Local Ingredients, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation
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