Edward Ball Dining Room

    Open Daily (7 Days)

    Breakfast Hours 7:30am – 11am
    Lunch & Dinner 11am – 9pm

    The Edward Ball Dining Room serves an array of southern specialties sure to please both local residents and our visitors from all over the world. Our current menu still has some classic Lodge favorites, and also includes seasonal Farm-to-Table creations.

    Come and enjoy a delicious meal with a view of the Springs. RESERVATIONS ARE RECOMMENDED. Please call 850-421-2000 to make a reservation or online via Yelp.com.

    Reserve Online

  • Menus
  • Burger Tuesdays

    Every Tuesday, enjoy a juicy, delicious 1/2 pound burger with fries and a non-alcoholic beverage for only $12.95!

    • Breakfast Burger: 1/2 pound all-beef patty, bacon, American cheese, fried egg any way you like!
    • Swiss Mushroom: 1/2 pound all-beef patty, fresh sauteed mushrooms over swiss cheese
    • The Smokehouse: 1/2 pound all-beef patty, sliced onions, jalapenos, bacon smothered with BBQ sauce
    • The Vegan: grilled portobello mushroom with fresh lettuce, tomato, onion, and pickle


  • Prime Rib Thursdays

    Juicy…savory…Prime Rib. Join us every Thursday from 4:00pm – 9:00pm a 3-course, Prime Rib dinner special for only $41.95.

  • Fried Shrimp Fridays
    Your favorite fried Friday night special is back!

    Enjoy an all-you-can-eat fried shrimp dinner with your choice of two sides for only $21.95!

    Call 850-421-2000 to reserve.

Soda Fountain

  • Parlor

    Open daily from 9am – 6pm


    Edward Ball felt the Lodge should be part of the community, a place not only for wealthy visitors, but also for area residents. He designed a Soda Fountain/Gift Shop to be an integral part of the Lodge, given as much attention to detail as the Dining Room.

    The Soda Fountain is known for its Root Beer Floats, Cherry Phosphates, Ginger Yips and Sundaes.You will still find trained soda jerks behind the counter serving guests these ice cream treats, plus traditional lunch counter food, such as hot dogs, chili, sandwiches and chips.

    The classic counter is 70 feet six inches long, making it the longest marble soda fountain ever built. The front of the fountain was made of one piece of marble that was cut and book matched (the pieces were turned back to back) to make a symmetrical pattern at every joint. The top was cut into lengths for transport, and was put back in the order it came out of the ground so the grain of the marble matched.

  • Spring Shop

    Spring Shop is closed until Memorial Day.

The Post Office

    Special Event Bar

    The Lodge at Wakulla Springs was home to the first post office in Wakulla County. It is at the end of our Soda Fountain and still holds a few of the original pieces of post office equipment such cancellation stamps and a postal scale.

    It is no longer a post office, but instead can transform into a nostalgic bar, serving drinks for guests. We also have a mobile bar that can be set up wherever your 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 we still make at the Lodge).

The Cypress Room


    Have your 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 our kitchens, or can be opened to the main dining room.

    Please call 850-421-2000 to make a reservation.