NileGuide Expert Says:
authentic old Florida experience
601 Ponce Deleon Boulevard, De Leon Springs, FL, United States
NileGuide Expert tip:
Two reasons to get there before 9:30am... there is no air conditioning so it get super hot inside and the lines get pretty long by 10am
Belly up to your own private griddle at the Old Spanish Mill Grill and Griddle House at the DeLeon Springs State Park
for a DIY pancake breakfast slathered with blueberries, pecans, and chocolate chips. Diners are given pitchers of regular or whole-grain pancake batter then set to chefing an all-you-can-eat feast on the grill built into the middle of their table. About an hour's drive from Orlando, this uber-rustic former sugar mill is the ideal starting point to a full day spent exploring DeLeon Springs State Park
's trails, waterways, and, of course, the 72 degree spring fed pool that is its namesake.