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Old Spanish Sugar Mill Grill

Ponce de Leon Blvd., De Leon Springs, FL - (904) 985-5644
Located within idyllic De Leon Springs State Park, the Old Spanish Sugar Mill Grill offers sandwiches on whole grain bread and some nice salads, but the main attraction is pancakes, which customers make for themselves at grills built into the center of each table.
83% Approval Rating (6 votes)

Scorecard

5 - Overall: Legendary - Worth driving from anyplace
Overall: Legendary - Worth driving from anyplace
All You Can Eat Pancakes
Peanut Butter and Honey Sandwich
BLT

Highlighted Reviews

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Michael Stern - Photos (3)
Roadfood.com Editor
"To get to the Sugar Mill Grill you must enter De Leon Springs State Park, an idyllic recreation area with boat rides and picnic tables and opportunities to hike and bird-watch. The park is a popular destination and the restaurant is a small one, so almost any time of ..."   [Read More]
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Nancy Preece
February 01, 2011
"This was always a favorite place when my parents came to visit, back when I was in college at nearby Stetson University. The buckwheat pancakes are the best. I always made mine with apple slices. This is a unique breakfast place, well worth your ..."   [Read More]

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Map & Web Site

Ponce de Leon Blvd., De Leon Springs, FL
(904) 985-5644

http://www.planetdeland.com/sugarmill/index.htm

Hours & Policies

Seasons:Open Year Round
Meals Served:Breakfast, Lunch
Operational Hours:Always Call Ahead!
Credit Cards Accepted:Yes
Alcohol Served:No
Outdoor Seating:No
Reservations Accepted:No
Delivery Available:No
Takeout Counters:Yes
A couple of pancakes with blueberries need to be flipped over.
"A couple of pancakes with blueberries need to be flipped over. "
Cliff Strutz





I found myself passing by De Leon Springs State Park one morning on the way to a couple of catfish lunches for which I needed to preserve appetite. Anyway, the wait for a table at 11am was 45 minutes. But I couldn't leave this nice place without something to eat. So I got a BLT on Sugar Mill whole grain toast. Great sandwich! Lots of bacon, flavorful tomatoes. If you order this indoors, you also get some really good bread and butter pickles.
"I found myself passing by De Leon Springs State Park one morning on the way to a couple of catfish lunches for which I needed to preserve appetite. Anyway, the wait for a table at 11am was 45 minutes. But I couldn't leave this nice place without something to eat. So I got a BLT on Sugar Mill whole grain toast. Great sandwich! Lots of bacon, flavorful tomatoes. If you order this indoors, you also get some really good bread and butter pickles."
Michael Stern


To put on top of your pancakes, you get to choose between syrup, honey, and molasses.
"To put on top of your pancakes, you get to choose between syrup, honey, and molasses."
Cliff Strutz


Two pitchers of pancake batter.  The one on the left is a five-grain mix consisting of rice, rye, corn, whole wheat, and buckwheat.  The one on the right is called traditional white unbleached early American.
"Two pitchers of pancake batter. The one on the left is a five-grain mix consisting of rice, rye, corn, whole wheat, and buckwheat. The one on the right is called traditional white unbleached early American."
Cliff Strutz


Part of the fun here is creating your own pancake combinations.  For a small charge, you can get some blueberries or chocolate chips to put in your pancakes.  Also available are pecans, apples, bananas, peanut butter, and even apple sauce!
"Part of the fun here is creating your own pancake combinations. For a small charge, you can get some blueberries or chocolate chips to put in your pancakes. Also available are pecans, apples, bananas, peanut butter, and even apple sauce!"
Cliff Strutz


Entrance to the Old Spanish Sugar Mill Grill
"Entrance to the Old Spanish Sugar Mill Grill"
Robert S


Just outside the restaurant in the natural springs swimming area
"Just outside the restaurant in the natural springs swimming area"
Robert S


A side angle of the restaurant shows the old grinding wheel.
"A side angle of the restaurant shows the old grinding wheel."
Cliff Strutz


A long-shot view of the Sugar Mill from the parking lot
"A long-shot view of the Sugar Mill from the parking lot"
Michael Stern


Ahh, Florida: home of more fun kitsch than any other state. This billboard, showing Senor De Leon stepping out with a bathing beauty, is just outside the entrance to the state park.
"Ahh, Florida: home of more fun kitsch than any other state. This billboard, showing Senor De Leon stepping out with a bathing beauty, is just outside the entrance to the state park."
Michael Stern



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