Savor fine dining at it’s best while enjoying a breathtaking view of the Withlacoochee River, Old Florida style!
Ike’s Old Florida Kitchen is one of those signature landmarks that must be visited. Located inside the 90 year old historic Izaak Walton Lodge, along the banks of the Withlacoochee River & nestled in a hammock representative of West Central Florida’s Nature Coast.
First built in 1924 by A.F. Knotts, the lodge hosted many of his wealthy northern friends, and even a president or two. These visits by “Yankees” led to the tongue-in-cheek reference to Yankeetown, a name later adopted formally. Other celebrities to frequent the lodge included the legendary Ted Williams who retired to the area and came often to enjoy the lodge’s famous pan-fried grouper – an item still on the menu.