Yearling Restaurant

★★★☆☆
29.4864 -82.1625
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352-466-3999

14531 E County Road 325

Hawthorne, FL

32640

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Mon. - Wed. CLOSED;Thu. - Fri. 5pm - 10pm;Sat. 12am - 10pm;Sun. 12am - 8:30pm

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We went to the Yearling last year and had a wonderful meal and service. This year we brought more with us and called ahead letting them know a group of 21 was coming. The resturant opens at 12:00 and we were there and seated right away, split between two tables. At 1:45 when the first table had eaten and recived their checks the second table had not even been served their food the waitress had not even agnoligized the situation and when the food finallly came out and the waitress was asked for the cecks as the group was needing to leave TOGETHER the waitress made it clear we were putting her out. Needless to say our group will NOT be making the trip back to the Yearling!

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★☆☆☆☆

We went to the Yearling last year and had a wonderful meal and service. This year we brought more with us and called ahead letting them know a group of 21 was coming. The resturant opens at 12:00 and we were there and seated right away, split between two tables. At 1:45 when the first table had eaten and recived their checks the second table had not even been served their food the waitress had not even agnoligized the situation and when the food finallly came out and the waitress was asked for the cecks as the group was needing to leave TOGETHER the waitress made it clear we were putting her out. Needless to say our group will NOT be making the trip back to the Yearling!

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My boyfriend took me to the Yearling on Mother's Day. First time I had been but he had been multiple times years ago. We both loved the food and the ambiance of the setting. We will be back. The food was an excellent value for the price.

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★★★★★

My boyfriend took me to the Yearling on Mother's Day. First time I had been but he had been multiple times years ago. We both loved the food and the ambiance of the setting. We will be back. The food was an excellent value for the price.

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Ten of us went to the Yearling Saturday, 7/11/09. The bill for my wife and I was between 74 and 75 dollars and there was no alcohol consumed. I received a plate with five (5) shrimp and five (5) scallops with fries. If the scallops had stayed in the grease thirty more seconds they could have been used in the NHL as a puck. The collard greens were unedible. Way too much vinegar. The bill for the couple across from us was over 80 dollars. Again, no alcohol. Before I went back to the Yearling I'd go to St. John's Seafood. There is no defense for a restaurant to charge so much and offer so little, quanity and quality.

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★☆☆☆☆

Ten of us went to the Yearling Saturday, 7/11/09. The bill for my wife and I was between 74 and 75 dollars and there was no alcohol consumed. I received a plate with five (5) shrimp and five (5) scallops with fries. If the scallops had stayed in the grease thirty more seconds they could have been used in the NHL as a puck. The collard greens were unedible. Way too much vinegar. The bill for the couple across from us was over 80 dollars. Again, no alcohol. Before I went back to the Yearling I'd go to St. John's Seafood. There is no defense for a restaurant to charge so much and offer so little, quanity and quality.

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Buried deep in Alachua Country, The Yearling is a quaint little restaurant reminiscent of the old time Florida Fish Camps of yore. The dinning room sports a fishing boat fully equipped for angling complete with outboard motor, while the walls are lined with old books floor to ceiling. The separate bar comes complete with a ol'black guitar performer singing old-time songs from the bayou. Dinner was fried - as is most everything, unless specified - but plentiful, hot, and tasty. I had the fried clams - and they were Delicious. My wife had the white fish, saying it was very good. Drinks were moderately priced, but good. On this paticular night there was a older couple singing - not first rate, but pleaseant. I'll be returning again. Two dinners, and drinks and tip were $55.00

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★★★★☆

Buried deep in Alachua Country, The Yearling is a quaint little restaurant reminiscent of the old time Florida Fish Camps of yore. The dinning room sports a fishing boat fully equipped for angling complete with outboard motor, while the walls are lined with old books floor to ceiling. The separate bar comes complete with a ol'black guitar performer singing old-time songs from the bayou. Dinner was fried - as is most everything, unless specified - but plentiful, hot, and tasty. I had the fried clams - and they were Delicious. My wife had the white fish, saying it was very good. Drinks were moderately priced, but good. On this paticular night there was a older couple singing - not first rate, but pleaseant. I'll be returning again. Two dinners, and drinks and tip were $55.00

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In defense to the follow review, I would also like to add that on that night I was there. I remember them well for i was their server. I remember them so well because for the past 7 years that i have been serving, they were the rudest people i have ever come in contact with! they did not wait anywhere near 2 hours for their food but i guess after you had a couple bottles of wine and a handful of mixed alcohol drinks, you seem to forget. - considering the average cost of a dinner is $20 and every item is priced in plain view, it takes a third grader to figure out that only 4 adults drank more than $100 in alcohol. And, yes, they did complain about the price of their bill. they complained about EVERYTHING!

5
★★★★★

In defense to the follow review, I would also like to add that on that night I was there. I remember them well for i was their server. I remember them so well because for the past 7 years that i have been serving, they were the rudest people i have ever come in contact with! they did not wait anywhere near 2 hours for their food but i guess after you had a couple bottles of wine and a handful of mixed alcohol drinks, you seem to forget. - considering the average cost of a dinner is $20 and every item is priced in plain view, it takes a third grader to figure out that only 4 adults drank more than $100 in alcohol. And, yes, they did complain about the price of their bill. they complained about EVERYTHING!

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The food at this restaurant was good , however we had a 7:00 pm reservation & were seated promptly everything is looking good for a first time visitors. Service was not as good as expected , but OK then at 8:50 pm we finally received our meals to find out they are out of baked potatoes that were ordered. At this point I the one who recommended this place is looking very foolish in front of friends & family then I receive the check for 4 adults & one child drinks & meals $218.56 . The price is not the issue I have been to more expensive restaurants but for those prices you do & should expect better than poor to fair food &service.

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★★☆☆☆

The food at this restaurant was good , however we had a 7:00 pm reservation & were seated promptly everything is looking good for a first time visitors. Service was not as good as expected , but OK then at 8:50 pm we finally received our meals to find out they are out of baked potatoes that were ordered. At this point I the one who recommended this place is looking very foolish in front of friends & family then I receive the check for 4 adults & one child drinks & meals $218.56 . The price is not the issue I have been to more expensive restaurants but for those prices you do & should expect better than poor to fair food &service.

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I have lived in Florida a total of over 20 years, living first in Orlando and now Jacksonville. As a native of Chicago, I can tell you we have food fights at a much higher level than just throwing in High School- food is a passion to a Chicagoan and this place is worth the passion! My only sad note is that it took my beautiful bride spotting the Yearling episode on the Florida Road Trip show on PBS to finally get me here. I will tell you up front that I do not take prisoners when a tourist trap tries to get away with average food at above average prices. For this reason I rarely bother with what appear to be tourist hype restaurants. Christina convinced me to bite the bullet and drive the extra 2 miles or less north on Route 325 after a very pleasant tour of the Marjorie Kinan Rawlings Florida State Park. We got THE best seat in the house- bar none. Not ten feet away was Mr. Willie Green, a blues artist who simultaneously sings blue (mainly written by himself), plays harmonica and the acoustic guitar. He was worth the price of the meal. Then came our meal (very promply and with constantly attentive service. We ordered (I may remember the name incorrectly-forgive me Yearling) Swamp Sampler. It was loaded with enough alligator tail nuggets, portebello mushroom slices, frog legs and fried green tomatoes to serve two or three. All were piping hot and fried to absolute perfection in a delicate yellow corn meal - aka no grease or stong flavors. The frog legs and gator are perfect for an entree. Then came my blackened grouper sandwich and her Creek Boy Fried Oyster sandwiches with baked sweet potato sides done to perfection. All of the food was served piping hot and cooked to absolute perfection served with several sauce option (all on the side for dieters). We had the entire meal with two drinks for under $40.00- a steal for great service, killer food and live entertainment unmatched without paying for a plane ticket to Chicago, Memphis or....Cross Creek.

5
★★★★★

I have lived in Florida a total of over 20 years, living first in Orlando and now Jacksonville. As a native of Chicago, I can tell you we have food fights at a much higher level than just throwing in High School- food is a passion to a Chicagoan and this place is worth the passion! My only sad note is that it took my beautiful bride spotting the Yearling episode on the Florida Road Trip show on PBS to finally get me here. I will tell you up front that I do not take prisoners when a tourist trap tries to get away with average food at above average prices. For this reason I rarely bother with what appear to be tourist hype restaurants. Christina convinced me to bite the bullet and drive the extra 2 miles or less north on Route 325 after a very pleasant tour of the Marjorie Kinan Rawlings Florida State Park. We got THE best seat in the house- bar none. Not ten feet away was Mr. Willie Green, a blues artist who simultaneously sings blue (mainly written by himself), plays harmonica and the acoustic guitar. He was worth the price of the meal. Then came our meal (very promply and with constantly attentive service. We ordered (I may remember the name incorrectly-forgive me Yearling) Swamp Sampler. It was loaded with enough alligator tail nuggets, portebello mushroom slices, frog legs and fried green tomatoes to serve two or three. All were piping hot and fried to absolute perfection in a delicate yellow corn meal - aka no grease or stong flavors. The frog legs and gator are perfect for an entree. Then came my blackened grouper sandwich and her Creek Boy Fried Oyster sandwiches with baked sweet potato sides done to perfection. All of the food was served piping hot and cooked to absolute perfection served with several sauce option (all on the side for dieters). We had the entire meal with two drinks for under $40.00- a steal for great service, killer food and live entertainment unmatched without paying for a plane ticket to Chicago, Memphis or....Cross Creek.

Pros: A real find in every way. No negatives.

Cons: None- a huge surpirse: definitely NOT a tourist trap

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In 1928, a young Marjorie Rawlings moved with her husband to Cross Creek, a "half-wild backwoods country." Less than twenty years later, she penned a book about the area, "The Yearling," and won the Pulitzer Prize. In 1952, The Yearling…