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Soda Fountain

Soda Fountain

Soda Fountain

Soda Fountain

The Edward Ball Dining Room
The Edward Ball Dining Room, the Lodge at Wakulla Springs' full-service restaurant, serves three meals daily. The array of southern specialties offered is sure to please both local residents and visitors from all over the world. The menu has all the classic Lodge dishes, such as Southern Fried Chicken, Beef Liver, and Navy Bean Soup, while also offering seasonal Farm-to-Table creations. Come and enjoy a delicious meal with a the view of the Springs. Reservations are requested, but not required. Special Buffets are served on Easter, Mother's Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.

The Lodge Bar
The Lodge at Wakulla Springs was home to the first post office in Wakulla County. It is at the end of the Soda Fountain and still holds a few of the original pieces of post office equipment, such as cancellation stamps and a postal scale. It is no longer a post office, but instead has become the main bar at the Lodge, serving drinks for guests most nights. There is also a mobile bar that can be set up around the property, wherever an event is located on site.

Edward Ball, who built The Lodge, made sure there was a supply of alcohol at the Lodge during the time Wakulla was a dry county. He had a hidden liquor store room off his private suite (Room 102) and he loved Old Forester bourbon. This may have been because he was a forester himself, in his work for the Saint Joe Paper Company. It is said he liked a shot of Old Forester in a Ginger Yip, a milkshake-like soda fountain treat that is still made at the Lodge.

Soda Fountain
Enjoy ice cream treats, light bites, and quick food at the Soda Fountain, located right off the lobby. The Soda Fountain is known for its Root Beer Floats, Cherry Phosphates, Ginger Yips, and Sundaes. Trained soda jerks are still found behind the counter, serving guests these ice cream treats, plus traditional lunch counter food, such as hot dogs, chili, sandwiches, and chips.

The Post Office
The Lodge at Wakulla Springs was home to the first post office in Wakulla County. It is at the end of the Soda Fountain and still holds a few of the original pieces of post office equipment, such cancellation stamps and a postal scale. The space is no longer a post office, but instead can transform into a nostalgic bar, serving drinks for guests.

The Cypress Room
Have a private dinner, rehearsal dinner, engagement party or family reunion in The Cypress Room. Located off the Edward Ball Dining Room, this elegant space can be served via a private entrance to the kitchens, or can be opened to the main dining room.

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