$12 for $20 Worth of Southern Cuisine at Yearling Restaurant

Cross Creek

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Dining out is a great way to give your oven a well-deserved night off after embarrassing it by making it stare at all those naked chickens. Get out of the kitchen with this Groupon.

Dining out is a great way to give your oven a well-deserved night off after embarrassing it by making it stare at all those naked chickens. Get out of the kitchen with this Groupon.

The Deal

  • $12 for $20 worth of southern cuisine

Yearling Restaurant

A decade after moving to Cross Creek, a "half-wild, backwoods country" where she felt right at home, Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings published her Pulitzer Prize–winning novel The Yearling, which tells the tale of a boy who adopts a fawn as a pet. It inspired an award-winning film in 1946 and, in 1952, a restaurant just down the road from Marjorie's house. That's where Yearling Restaurant—named one of the best places to eat in Northern Florida by the Orlando Sentinel—still stands today.

Specializing in traditional southern cuisine that captures the spirit of old Florida, the culinary team serves up everything from venison and quail to frog legs, deep-fried clams, and an alligator dish that Ocala Style says is "done right." Meals unfold among Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings memorabilia and the bluesy riffs of Willie Green, who plays tunes daily. Visitors who want even more of the spirit of old Florida but who don't want to buy all the candles required to summon Ponce de Leon's ghost can spend the night in Cross Creek in a restored cottage at The Secret River Lodge.


Tips from Groupon Customers

  • “Wonderful food wonderfully cooked and great service.”

  • “Very nice restaurant: great food, live music and nice state park in the neighbourhood.”

  • “Well worth the drive. Enjoy the beautiful scenery on the way. And don't get discouraged by the exterior of this quaint little spot. :-) ”


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    Cross Creek

    14531 E County Road 325

    Ste B

    Hawthorne, Florida 32640

    352-466-3999

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In a Nutshell

Frog legs, beef, catfish, and alligator fill traditional southern cuisine dishes; enjoy a meal while listening to a blues artist

The Fine Print

Expires 90 days after purchase. Limit 1 per person. Limit 1 per visit. Limit 1 per table. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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