It seems like every day you explore the natural beauty of Hernando County; you discover a hidden gem that you cannot find anywhere else. In a place so unique it is not hard to believe that the food and restaurants in the area are also one-of-a-kind. Below is a list of absolute must-try dining experiences in Hernando County that will leave you wanting more!


• Becky Jack’s Food Shack – To some, the venue with its mismatched chairs and tables and funky, laid-back decor may not rate a second glance. But if visual aesthetics are your sole criteria for choosing a spot to dine out, you’ll miss out on one of the best-kept foodie secrets in Hernando County. Folks in the know have come to recognize Becky Jack’s as a comfortable, affordable regular stop where simple, flavorful home-cooked burgers, wings and seafood and tasty craft beers are king.


• Brian’s Place – This Spanish-Italian fusion restaurant is a rare treat that offers adventurous cuisine with perfect proportions at the right price. The restaurant specializes in seafood but has a variety of other fare. It’s a nice, casual place to savor a unique meal in a family atmosphere. Chef Brian intermixes French flavors with Italian and Latin ingredients to create a unique cuisine.


• Upper Deck – Kayak from the state park to the Upper Deck that has a spectacular views of the Weeki Wachee River. You might even see some manatee while there.


• GlenLakes Country Club – Guided by accomplished Executive chef Mik Wagner, the Grill Room is a member favorite for expertly prepared lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch. No staid menus here! Chef Mik is full of delicious surprises, serving up international buffets and even sharing his expertise with demos. Daily Happy Hour, after-dinner drinks and a casual bar menu can be enjoyed at the Main Bar, which also doubles as a sports bar—complete with a special menu—during football season.


Located in the heart of Weeki Wachee, and just minutes from all of these foodie havens, GlenLakes is right where you want to be. Natural springs, lakes, the Weeki Wachee River, the Gulf of Mexico and 85,000 acres of Florida nature preserve provide a pristine habitat for wildlife and year-round opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts.


All this and you’re only minutes away from the white sand Gulf Coast beaches and excellent shopping, restaurants and medical facilities. It’s little wonder that GlenLakes is consistently named “One of the Best Places to Retire” by Where to Retire Magazine, as well as a “Top 50 Community” by Ideal-Living Magazine.


When you are a resident at GlenLakes, you are a member of a fabulous club. Private club amenities include a 35K clubhouse for social engagement, dining and fitness, including a junior Olympic-size pool. Clay tennis courts, bocce ball courts, four pickleball courts, and a championship, private golf course defines GlenLakes’ relaxed, yet very active, country club lifestyle. Residents rest easy knowing that maintenance and security are taken care of in this private, gated community. With the community constantly growing, the club is a great way to meet neighbors, make friends and socialize, right in your own backyard.


Choosing your Florida dream home is easier than ever. Ranging from 1,620 to more than 3,000 square feet of air conditioned space, every home is filled with features that wow: volume and tray ceilings, ceramic tile, spectacular island kitchens with granite and designer finishes throughout the home. Starting from the low $200s, GlenLakes homes offer beautiful views of the golf course, lake and much more. Click here to learn more about the GlenLakes lifestyle and everything it has to offer.