Pink Flamingo Diner has everything from that classic diner vibe to mini golf!
Once you arrive, you will see their mural with their logo, and the diner. They have extensive seating outdoors, with heaters for the colder nights, as well as booths indoors.
We started with the mini golf, which consists of an 18-hole course. The pricing was fair at $7.99 for adults, $5.99 for kids 0-12 years old, and $6.99 for seniors 62+. Once you pay at the desk, you are given a golf club, a ball, and a score sheet.
I liked how each hole was named after a spring in Florida, and had a sign that gave you information about each spring! There was some variety to the course, as it had some slopes and tunnels that you had to go through, but they could make it a bit more dynamic, since there were only two holes with tunnels. A windmill or other obstacles would have been fun. I still had a lot of fun and enjoyed playing mini golf for the first time!
We decided to eat indoors since the weather was getting chilly at night. I enjoyed the neon lights and the iconic jukebox. Unfortunately it does not work, but it was a cool accent piece that really set the scene.
Their food items ranged from waffles to burgers and more. On weekend mornings they serve brunch items like pancakes and eggs, and feature live music on Friday and Saturday nights 7-10pm!
The Fish Platter with wild-caught cod ($17) came with three big chunks of fish that were fried perfectly- crispy on the outside, tender on the inside. It went well with tartar sauce, and I also enjoyed their Florida Cracker Trading Co. Green Swamp Jalapeno hot sauce so much! I got a side of mashed potatoes, which were a bit lumpy and just okay. The coleslaw was good and added a nice crunch to the meal.
There are also Vegan choices like the Organic Tempeh Reuben Sandwich ($13.50), which came with cheese, lots of tempeh, and a side. It comes with house fried kettle chips, or you can upgrade to French fries or sweet potato fries. The Sweet potato fries were on the softer side, but still very good.
The Country Fried Steak ($17) has an interesting texture as it is beaten and battered, then fried. The steak is topped with gravy and sweet corn on the side.
We were at a diner so of course I had to get a milkshake! I got the oreo milkshake ($7.95), which was sweet and tasty, with chunks of oreo. The straw that they provide is too small, which made it really tough to sip, so I ended up eating it with a spoon!
They also have orange vanilla floats and dairy free drinks like Golden Milk and Chaga Maca Mocha!
I found the prices to be a tad steep, but I also acknowledge that we were paying for the atmosphere and vibes. Overall, I had fun and enjoyed the classic diner feel, which is hard to find in Gainesville. If you are craving that old school diner vibe, then your craving is sure to be satisfied.
The service was pretty quick and the friendly owner came by to ask if we enjoyed our mini golf experience as well.
Located in High Springs, it was a bit of a drive, but it’s worth it if you are looking to enjoy some food and mini golf!
Address: 19726 US-441, High Springs, FL 32643