Restaurants in Gainesville

Best Restaurants

P.F. Chang's 3597 SW 32nd Ct, Gainesville Chinese • $$

“The Singapore Street Noodles were absolutely delicious, so savory and flavorful I could eat them ten times a week. The edamame was some of the best I've ever had, and having lived in Japan for nearly five years I've had a LOT of edamame. Buttery and perfectly salted and just lovely.I also had the Japanese Old Fashioned, and, while expensive, it was excellent. Perfectly balanced flavors and an elegant presentation.Yes, it's a chain, but it's one with high standards, and I'm eager to go back.”

4.8 Superb665 Reviews
DJ's Cast Iron Burgers 1542 W University Ave, Gainesville Hamburger • $$

“We had burgers and fries close to closing. Best hamburger we have eaten in several years the fries were also quite good. Service was friendly and explained my few questions. The large fry had a lot more yummy fries than expected. Will definitely be back.”

4.8 Superb117 Reviews
Spurrier's Gridiron Grille 4860 Steve Spurrier Way, Gainesville American • $$

“Absolutely amazing service! I came here for the second time and took my friend who had never been for his birthday. All the staff members were incredibly sweet, especially our waitress Jimmy Bynum. He was incredibly social and also very polite. They even brought out cookies and a candle for my friend’s birthday. Even better that we happened to come at the same time as Coach Spurrier for dinner. Overall great staff, amazing food, and great environment.”

4.5 Superb272 Reviews
Mildred's Big City Food 3445 W University Ave, Gainesville American • $$

“Outstanding food!! I have come here 5 times in the last 8 months. My dinners have been exceedingly delicious. The three course meal at $46 is good value (though it has increased in price over that time) Because it is not too noisy it is a great place for dinner when you want to talk to your dinner companions. Highly recommend”

4.5 Superb150 Reviews

“We highly recommend Harry’s Seafood Bar & Grille Gainesville. We were celebrating our anniversary and everything was wonderful, from the drinks to dinner and the server was top notch. We’ll be back very soon!”

4.4 Superb216 Reviews

“I found this hidden gem last year and eat here at least twice a week since they opened. The food is the best Asian cuisine I’ve ever eaten! The atmosphere is warm and inviting and the owners Bennie and his wife Fannie treat each customer with ta friendly and respectful atmosphere. Their attitude is also reflected by the staff. The prices are very reasonable and portions generous. A hidden gem!!!!!!!”

4.6 Superb81 Reviews

Restaurants by Cuisine

“Happening place, very busy, staff was great and cordial, made some good recommendations. Very well prepared dishes, my daughters and I enjoyed the food very much. What could have been better? The air conditioning was running at full capacity and it wasn’t enough fresh air, specially at our table close to the open kitchen. It’s early August so it’s understandable. I’m coming back again later this fall!”

4.4 Superb157 Reviews

“The ramen here is incredible and the best I've ever tasted (and I've been to Crane Ramen)! My wife and I got the Chintan and the Miso ramen with pork. They were both so delicious! The golden noodles are fresh, the broth is rich, and the toppings are flavorful - especially the egg. The restaurant is very cute on the inside, with lots of pop culture and anime decor to look at. They have beer and wine. The service is efficient and polite. We'll definitely be back!”

4.4 Superb149 Reviews
Five Star Pizza 5001 NW 34th Blvd #j, Gainesville Pizza • $$

“We love the taste, convenience, and speedy delivery service we purchase from 5⭐. This time we had a mistake on our order due to technological issues. We called and let them know. The fine folks at this establishment sent us out a pizza in less than 20 minutes despite having multiple orders before the call. Thank you, 5 ⭐!Vegetarian options: All the veggies they offer for toppings. Duh.”

4.7 Superb50 Reviews

Restaurants with Delivery

“Great experience every time! The food is authentic and fresh, and the drinks are strong. Had the best service today with Melissa and loved the tableside guac.”

4.9 Superb947 Reviews
P.F. Chang's 3597 SW 32nd Ct, Gainesville Chinese • $$

“The Singapore Street Noodles were absolutely delicious, so savory and flavorful I could eat them ten times a week. The edamame was some of the best I've ever had, and having lived in Japan for nearly five years I've had a LOT of edamame. Buttery and perfectly salted and just lovely.I also had the Japanese Old Fashioned, and, while expensive, it was excellent. Perfectly balanced flavors and an elegant presentation.Yes, it's a chain, but it's one with high standards, and I'm eager to go back.”

4.8 Superb665 Reviews

“I first had Germain’s during an event that they catered. I do not claim to know if they still offer catering but you’re going to want to visit their 8th Ave location in Gainesville FL either way. Get a sandwich and fries. They also served water in glass bottles that you are free to take to your chosen table. They’re in a plaza with several other businesses. A record shop, Sunshine Records, a second hand shop called Flashbacks and just across a split parking lot is local gem that offers brunch and I believe more, Afternoon. Cypress & Grove is across the way and Serpentine is a kickass plant shop. As downtown Gainesville has expanded, some sweet spots are outside of University and Main. Take a chance and wander, there’s a huge arcade across from Germain’s called Bragging Rights, make an afternoon and enjoy yourself. Parking is ample. See ya out there.”

4.7 Superb174 Reviews
Satchel's Pizza 1800 NE 23rd Ave, Gainesville Pizza • $

“This is the best pizza in Gainesville! Last time I got their hot honey pizza with pepperoni and green peppers, it was awesome! We also spoke to the manager for a while as he was doing some maintenance work next to our table, he was super kind to us. If you only have one night in Gainesville, you can't go wrong here!”

4.8 Superb228 Reviews

“The food it’s amazing!!! Excellent Service, quick and accurate!!! Fast service.”

4.7 Superb331 Reviews
Manhattan Gyros & Subs 490 NE 23rd Ave, Gainesville Mediterranean • $

“The Gyro was amazing! Also,the cole slaw was really good. Very friendly people. Definitely recommend!”

4.9 Superb128 Reviews
Scuola Pizza 5240 NW 34th Blvd, Gainesville Greek • $

“AMAZING! their gf pizza is superb”

4.8 Superb150 Reviews
DJ's Cast Iron Burgers 1542 W University Ave, Gainesville Hamburger • $$

“We had burgers and fries close to closing. Best hamburger we have eaten in several years the fries were also quite good. Service was friendly and explained my few questions. The large fry had a lot more yummy fries than expected. Will definitely be back.”

4.8 Superb117 Reviews

“Sooooo delicious , Our first time trying authentic West African cuisine . Egusi soup and fufu, Okra soup and jollof rice with stew chicken. 10/10 highly recommend !!!Customer service was top tier ❤️❤️”

4.9 Superb86 Reviews
Pomodoro Cafe 9200 NW 39th Ave #100, Gainesville Italian • $

“Awesome food.... Awesome service... Awesome atmosphere.. Always on point in quality and consistency..... Always Awesome...”

4.7 Superb126 Reviews
Plantology 931 SW 2nd Ave, Gainesville Vegan • $

“Delicious!!!!!!! Had the vegan Crispy Chic'N sandwich with fries and my little one had their Mac n cheese with fries. Everything was fresh and tasty! Highly recommend checking them out!!?”

4.7 Superb107 Reviews
Metro Diner 2130 SW 34th St, Gainesville Diner • $

“We had a great dinner tonight and our server, Drew, was very friendly. She took the time to chat and talk about the food. 5/5!”

4.5 Superb273 Reviews

“Absolutely amazing service! I came here for the second time and took my friend who had never been for his birthday. All the staff members were incredibly sweet, especially our waitress Jimmy Bynum. He was incredibly social and also very polite. They even brought out cookies and a candle for my friend’s birthday. Even better that we happened to come at the same time as Coach Spurrier for dinner. Overall great staff, amazing food, and great environment.”

4.5 Superb272 Reviews

“This place is top-notch.Family-style, not fast food. But not slow either.Smells appetizing as soon as you walk through the front door.Service is polite and pleasant.”

4.8 Superb76 Reviews
Tacos 352 8181 NW 39th Ave, Gainesville Mexican • $

“Very authentic and delicious tacos and more! I will definitely be back to try other things on the menu. The staff was great as I was trying to figure out how and what to order, they were very patient and were able to give recommendations.”

4.7 Superb95 Reviews

“Nothing but fun….and the food was great.”

4.5 Superb81 Reviews
The Hatchetbury 213 NW 8th Ave, Gainesville Bar • $$

“We were there last night and had a great time. Clean establishment and Brendan was wonderful. He was very, nice and helpful and joined in on the fun right before we were done. Definitely recommend him and the facility.”

4.8 Superb40 Reviews
HASS Kitchen 1220 W University Ave, Gainesville American • $$

“Great Thai food and service”

4.5 Superb80 Reviews

Outdoor Dining

Birdie Box Sando 2216 SW 13th St, Gainesville Chicken • $

“The food here is sooo amazing. My friend and I had it for the first time today, and we will definitely be going back. Our sandwich was amazing and the fries were perfect. They also gave us samples of the bonuts, and they’re incredible. The service great, pretty quick to get our food ready and super friendly. I love this place so much, I can’t believe I didn’t know about it sooner.Vegetarian options: Tofu sandwiches.”

4.6 Superb130 Reviews
SquareHouse Pizza 405 SW 4th Ave, Gainesville Pizza • $

“I am a NY pizza lover, but THIS Chicago style pizza is probably the best in have ever had. Hands down the best pizza in town.There's more....I ordered a salad as well. Most of the time we all regret ordering a carry out salad because they are already such a disaster and waste of money.Not their salads! Nice assortment of fresh vegetables and romaine lettuce neatly arranged. Someone cared about that salad when they made it. That makes all the difference.Having ordereed several times I can also say the quality is absolutely top notch EVERY time. The standards, taste and look do not change from order to order.My favorite take out by far.”

4.6 Superb123 Reviews

“Had some excellent beer here. Played some Apples to Apples. Many food trucks in the parking lot. The interior of the building is great. The courtyard was packed when we arrived. Parking may be a challenge on busy nights.”

4.9 Superb57 Reviews
Mac's Drive Thru 129 NW 10th Ave, Gainesville Hamburger • $

“I visited this place to grab food for coworkers and I was pleasantly surprised. I had the cuban sandwich that wasn't great but, it wasn't bad(I went to a burger place, what did you expect?) my coworkers absolutely devoured their sandwiches. I thought the drive-thru was a bit wonky but, the guy at the window was cool. I'd recommend you give it a try!”

4.7 Superb88 Reviews
Momoyaki 1624 SW 13th St, Gainesville Asian Fusion • $

“My family and I had an early dinner tonight and everything was excellent: from the scallion pancakes and tuna tataki as appetizers to the main dishes, boolgogi, bibimbap, pork belly and jeyeuk bokkeum and the banchan. Our server, Richard, was very attentive and knowledgeable, something you don’t see very often these days. All in all, it was a very good experience , as it has been numerous times before. I’m glad you survived Covid !”

4.6 Superb113 Reviews
The Paper Bag 5750 SW 75th Ct suite 20, Gainesville Deli • $

“#11: "Tre Way Jay" - Roasted pork, honey-glazed ham, thick-cut pork belly, topped with a sweet and spicy bourbon glaze. Greasy but oh-so-satisfying.#13: "The Soprano" - A rich combination of salami, pepperoni, mortadella, and capicola.#2: That wrap in the picture is decent. My friend ordered the "Vegas" one, chef’s choice, but unfortunately not impressive. now they've got a spot downtown”

4.6 Superb108 Reviews
POKE FUSION BOWL 2124 SW 34th Street, Gainesville Creperies • $

“I’ve spent 8 years, and 2 states, searching for my new sushi options that will keep me coming back again and again, and I finally ”discovered” Poke Fusion Bowl! While I have yet to try one of the actual poke bowls, the sushi burritos are outstanding, the rolls are delicious, everything is fresh, well balanced for flavor and texture and just puts a party in my mouth! Top all that off with a staff that is friendly, welcoming and always seem to wear a smile “just for you.””

4.8 Superb63 Reviews

“Delicious healthy option! We loved it for lunch so much that we ordered it again for dinner!”

4.6 Superb102 Reviews
Mildred's Big City Food 3445 W University Ave, Gainesville American • $$

“Outstanding food!! I have come here 5 times in the last 8 months. My dinners have been exceedingly delicious. The three course meal at $46 is good value (though it has increased in price over that time) Because it is not too noisy it is a great place for dinner when you want to talk to your dinner companions. Highly recommend”

4.5 Superb150 Reviews
Prum's Kitchen 6 S Main St, Gainesville Cambodian • $

“Our first time here. The food was amazing full of flavor and so fresh. Service was top notch. We will definitely be returning.”

4.8 Superb60 Reviews
Fresh Kitchen 700 NW 62nd St, Gainesville Health Food • $

“Really like this place- fresh stuff, good variety, lovely staff . I highly recommend . I’m visiting in Gainesville, have been for about 10 days I’ve been to FK four times!”

4.5 Superb142 Reviews
Gyro Plus 2409 SW 13th St, Gainesville Mediterranean • $

“Best gyro in town! Awesome!”

4.6 Superb86 Reviews

“We highly recommend Harry’s Seafood Bar & Grille Gainesville. We were celebrating our anniversary and everything was wonderful, from the drinks to dinner and the server was top notch. We’ll be back very soon!”

4.4 Superb216 Reviews
Curia On The Drag 2029 NW 6th St, Gainesville Coffee Shops • $

“Been to the food truck multiple times and the food has been consistently great. The reuben specifically is my go-to. The portions and prices are very reasonable by today's standards. The one (minor) criticism is that sometimes the wait can be kind of long, especially if someone has put in a large order in front of you. Most of the time, though, it isn't a problem. Overall, highly recommended. Thanks for offering delicious and reasonably-priced food that leaves the animals the f alone.”

4.6 Superb81 Reviews
Swamp Head Brewery 3650 SW 42nd Ave, Gainesville Brewery • $

“Awesome spot, great vibe!”

4.7 Superb60 Reviews

“Great food, excellent service, clean. Breakfast options are amazing. Good choice for vegetarians.”

4.5 Superb72 Reviews
BITE DOWN BBQ LLC 3330 SW Archer Rd, Gainesville Food Trucks • $$

“The food was so good, and I don't even like barbecue. We had been seeing them on the corner of 13th street for ages before finally succumbing to the delicious, tantalizing smells. We had the ribs with original barbecue and two sides (rice and macncheese), a chicken sandwich with jerk sauce, and a Pineapple Lemonade. Again, coming from someone that doesn't like barbecue typically because of the smoked aspect, they are doing something damn right with the way they smoke their meats. The meat is still tender, juicy, and flavorful. The Pineapple Lemonade tastes like pineapple upside down cake in liquid form - it's gold, but if you're looking for something more tart and lemony, it probably wouldn't be your style because it's SWEET. Tangy, but very, very sweet. The only setbacks were the fact that I could've used a little bit more seasoning on the rice and macncheese - the meat had flavor, but the sides seemed to lack a little. However I will say that the sides had the best textures I have ever had for macncheese and rice. Along with that, I wish we saw some different bread, like maybe some Texas style toast for the chicken sandwich. Regardless, this was an absolutely A+ meal and we look forward to trying more menu items and frequenting their truck!”

4.7 Superb42 Reviews
Mark's Prime Steakhouse 201 SE 2nd Ave #102, Gainesville Steak House • $$$

“I always try to find something good to say about my dining experiences but this last experience at Mark's Prime was not up to previous experiences. I'm happy to chalk it up to an off night after a very busy graduation weekend in Gainesville. I sincerely hope that is the case!”

4.3 Superb171 Reviews

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SOHAO Cafe 3045 SW 34th St #16, Gainesville Chinese • $

“Hands down the best Asian in Gainesville and I have lived here 12 years. I would actually put it up against any Asian place in New York. Not speedy, because everything is fresh-made, right down to the wontons in the wonton soup. Dishes are very nicely spiced rather than slathered in sauce. Ingredients are high quality, from the bok choi to the beef. Please, PLEASE stay in business.”

4.7 Superb83 Reviews
16th Avenue Diner 207 NE 16th Ave, Gainesville American • $

“What a great diner! The food was delicious, the staff was friendly, and the coffee just kept coming. My friends and I have found our new breakfast spot!”

4.6 Superb84 Reviews

“I found this hidden gem last year and eat here at least twice a week since they opened. The food is the best Asian cuisine I’ve ever eaten! The atmosphere is warm and inviting and the owners Bennie and his wife Fannie treat each customer with ta friendly and respectful atmosphere. Their attitude is also reflected by the staff. The prices are very reasonable and portions generous. A hidden gem!!!!!!!”

4.6 Superb81 Reviews

“The Onion soup is amazing along with the Sushi ! 5 ⭐️”

4.6 Superb75 Reviews

“Happening place, very busy, staff was great and cordial, made some good recommendations. Very well prepared dishes, my daughters and I enjoyed the food very much. What could have been better? The air conditioning was running at full capacity and it wasn’t enough fresh air, specially at our table close to the open kitchen. It’s early August so it’s understandable. I’m coming back again later this fall!”

4.4 Superb157 Reviews
Big Mill's Cheesesteaks 2111 NW 13th St, Gainesville Sandwich Shop • $

“LITERALLY THE BEST PHILLY CHEESESTEAKS OUTSIDE OF PHILLY. Seriously, I have yet to try a cheesesteak that is even close to theirs. If you’re in Gainesville you NEED to try them”

4.4 Superb108 Reviews
Sonny's BBQ 3635 SW Archer Rd, Gainesville Barbecue • $

“Sonny’s on archer road is the best Sonny’s in town. This store has the best food and the best staff.”

4.3 Superb178 Reviews
Sonny's BBQ 9213 NW 39th Ave, Gainesville Barbecue • $

“Love this Restaurant! It’s always a pleasure to visit!!!”

4.3 Superb172 Reviews
Mark's Prime Steakhouse 201 SE 2nd Ave #102, Gainesville Steak House • $$$

“I always try to find something good to say about my dining experiences but this last experience at Mark's Prime was not up to previous experiences. I'm happy to chalk it up to an off night after a very busy graduation weekend in Gainesville. I sincerely hope that is the case!”

4.3 Superb171 Reviews
Sensei Asian Bistro 4860 Steve Spurrier Way Ste 10, Gainesville Asian Fusion • $$

“Everything is thoughtfully prepared using quality ingredients and allowing them to shine. The service was wonderful. I am super excited to visit again and work my way through their menu!”

4.4 Superb92 Reviews
China 88 4217 NW 16th Blvd, Gainesville Chinese • $

“Let me start with the young woman at the counter, very very nice. Lovely conversation while me mother and I waited for our food. The establishment was spotless and very fresh smelling. On to the food, nice, hot and flavorful…I’m eating as I type this review. The restaurant was recommended to me by my brother and I will surely be back.”

4.4 Superb65 Reviews

“Ford's garage fries, crispy yet soft on the inside. Flaky and peppery with a perfect balance of salt to compliment it. Hard to get on point fries, however these people accomplished it. The burger is larger than you would expect from a visual standpoint. It has fresh ingredients. I had the bison instead of the standard beef. It's freshly ground instead of ground beef. So as opposed to the patties being frozen coming in it's slabs of meat that they grind and then cook. The medium well option that I went with I recommend highly. They seared it on the outside and cooked at medium on the inside. The char has good flavor to it and the barbecue sauce has a very nice marriage with the cheddar cheese and the applewood smoked bacon. The romaine lettuce adds a nice touch on the bottom of the burger instead of the top. It's overall a very hard Burger to beat by any other restaurant. I very strongly recommend Ford's garage to any nostalgic burger lover.”

4.2 Good184 Reviews
Sonny's BBQ 2700 NE Waldo Rd, Gainesville Barbecue • $

“Always a great meal and service”

4.2 Good136 Reviews
Bahama Breeze 3989 Plaza Blvd, Gainesville Steak House • $

“We've been meaning to get to this place for quite a while now and finally got to do it.Started out with the conch fritters appetizer which was really good. Not the best I've had but pretty good.For dinner I had the coconut shrimp tacos and we're absolutely delicious.I will definitely come back here and bring my friends and family. The service was good about feeling drinks when needed, but the attitude was a little stale. Not many smiles on the face of our server. Can't falter for this because we never know what people are going through at the time so we'll have to see about how it goes next time.”

4.2 Good126 Reviews

“Outstanding service by Alex! We were able to get a table pretty quick and ordered a couple of burgers and beers. Food was tasty and the service was on point. Will add Gators Dockside to the list next time we are in town. Go Gators!”

4.2 Good126 Reviews
Adam's Rib Co 2109 NW 13th St, Gainesville Barbecue • $$

“We are visiting and ordered via Grubhub. Everything was AMAZING from the fast delivery, freshness of the food and incredible tasting food!”

4.4 Superb95 Reviews
Sensei Asian Bistro 4860 Steve Spurrier Way Ste 10, Gainesville Asian Fusion • $$

“Everything is thoughtfully prepared using quality ingredients and allowing them to shine. The service was wonderful. I am super excited to visit again and work my way through their menu!”

4.4 Superb92 Reviews
Blackadder Brewing Company 618 NW 60th St suite a, Gainesville Brewery • $$

“This has to be the coziest and friendliest brewery I've been to. Most breweries these days have a bit of a cold industrial aspect to them. Not so with Blackadder. I enjoyed the Belgian quadruple and the house hefeweizen and they did not disappoint. I hope to return again soon.”

4.6 Superb43 Reviews

24 Hour Restaurants

Waffle House 3919 SW 40th Blvd, Gainesville Breakfast • $

“Good food and service. What more do you want?”

3.9 Good87 Reviews
Waffle House 7611 W Newberry Rd, Gainesville Breakfast • $

“Great food, fast, friendly service.”

3.9 Good85 Reviews
Waffle House 915 E University Ave, Gainesville Breakfast • $

“Another great Waffle House!! You get just what you ask for. The service, as always, was excellent and friendly and fast! You all rock!Wheelchair accessibility: Every Waffle House I have ever been to has been extremely accommodating to the handicap”

3.5 Good63 Reviews
Waffle House 5130 NW 13th St, Gainesville Breakfast • $

“First two times I've been to this waffle House since I moved to my new area in 5 years and had a good time the server and the cook were outrageously funny we had a lot of fun laughing and joking my food was good”

3.4 Good80 Reviews
Wawa 2373 SW Archer Rd, Gainesville Fast Food • $

“I absolutely love this Wawa. I have no idea how there are any negative comments here because this is one of the fastest, cleanest and well-rounded Wawas I have ever been to. Of course during busy hours late at night after everyone has gone to bars, there may be a bit of a longer wait, but honestly nothing unreasonable. They always have my order prepared and ready to go when ordering online in advance. Additionally, the workers are very pleasant and kind. This is an upgraded gas station for sure!”

3.1 Average46 Reviews
Krystal 7700 W Newberry Rd, Gainesville Fast Food • $

“the morning shift on Thursdays will always be top notch to my family ... they go above and beyond for our 3 yr old grand daughter that has autism and nonverbal ..regardless of what they have going on, they stop and make sure she gets her burgers and icee... we travel from perry fl twice a week to Gainesville for her therapy and have to pass by there everytime ... it's a full blown battle if we don't stop.. they make sure to not make a big deal about some of her outburst and just smile and talk to her and always make her burgers ... they're a special group of employees !!! forever grateful and will see them Thursday morning !!”

3.2 Average78 Reviews
Dunkin' 3411 SW Archer Rd B, Gainesville Coffee Shops • $

“Awesome people in there very helpful”

2.9 Average60 Reviews
IHOP 3625 SW 13th St, Gainesville Breakfast • $

“This ihop location is nothing special, but they never fail to give me delicious pancakes! I can't speak for the other food, as I haven't ordered anything other than pancakes at this location, but the service is always great and the atmosphere is nice (even late at night!) Our server on my recent visit was working alone, hosting and serving and was so positive and kind. He made sure everything was great for us and was truly amazing! Unfortunately I didn't catch his name, but he was great! Ihop is not fancy or the best food ever but for what it is, this location does it right!”

3.1 Average144 Reviews
McDonald's 1206 W University Ave, Gainesville Fast Food • $

“I visited around 9 p.m., but I was told that ordering at the kiosk was not possible and that I could only order through the app. As a visitor to Gainesville, I couldn't install the app, so I asked the staff for help, and they happily accepted my order through the drive-thru.It feels both friendly and unfriendly.I ordered a Big Mac and it didn't feel as moist as a Korean Big Mac, but it was edible and delicious.”

1.8 Poor102 Reviews
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The Top

The Top 30 N Main St, Gainesville American • $$

“This place is so awesome. I just had one of my best meals and service and overall dinning experiences ever.”

4.3 Superb126 Reviews
Outback Steakhouse 3760 SW Archer Rd, Gainesville Steak House • $$

“The server Amy at the bar was great she’s always on top of everything food was very good.”

4.2 Good218 Reviews

“We had an incredible experience at this restaurant! We were greeted immediately by Robert who was extremely nice and sat us down right away. We ordered the Wontons which were fresh and one of the best we’ve had, especially in Gainesville. I went with the Bulgogi Ramen, and it blew my expectations! The meat was so savory, and the server explained how they marinate their meat overnight to have that flavor. Overall 5/5 experience between the relaxing ambience, servers, and incredible food. One of our new favorite spots in town!”

4.3 Superb96 Reviews

Takeout Restaurants

GainzVille Hub 21 SW 2nd St, Gainesville Coffee Shops • $

“Yum. I had a protein belgian waffle with berries and Nutella. Very tasty and was large enough for breakfast. The waffle itself was a bit softer and had a different taste than a traditional belgian. But I would order it again.”

5 Superb105 Reviews

“Great food, excellent service, clean. Breakfast options are amazing. Good choice for vegetarians.”

4.6 Superb112 Reviews
Las Americas Bakery 5015 NW 34th Blvd Suite B, Gainesville Bakery • $

“Please come visit Las Americas Bakery! I absolutely love this place! If you’re looking for authentic Colombian/Venezuelan cuisine this is the place for you! There is a wide variety of different types of food to choose from! (I.e: soups, empanadas—better than Mi Apá!—chorizo (sausage), arepas, sandwiches, and MORE!) there are also bakery items, like Flan, Arroz Con Leche (rice pudding), and so much more. I recommend the Beef Empanadas, Chorizo & Cheese empanadas, and try their Arepas! If you want something sweet they sell “Chocolatina Jets” which are fun-sized chocolate bars or the Cocosette! This is a great place and I’ve always had a great experience here with food and service”

4.8 Superb64 Reviews
Uppercrust 4118 NW 16th Blvd, Gainesville Bakery • $$

“Quality French Style Bakery. Best bakery in North Central Florida.”

4.6 Superb107 Reviews
Nothing Bundt Cakes 3228 SW 35th Blvd, Gainesville Bakery • $$

“Thank you so much for making a cake for my daughter’s graduation from UF. It was perfect n taste so good.”

4.8 Superb56 Reviews
STREET TACOS 8149 NW 38th Ln, Gainesville Mexican

“I wish I had taken a photo, but it was too good to stop eating. I was going into a Subway when I noticed this place right next door. There was a sign that said "Street Tacos" and I immediately said to myself "Oh Really?" in Gainsville, ok.. Now I have to check this out... it looked like just a fast food place, and boy was I surprised. I was starving so I decided to skip the tacos and go right for the Chicken Burrito. In Just minutes this MASSIVE britto landed right on my table. I could have dented my car with this thing, it was dense and AMAZINGLY YUMMY!! I was so surprised and so happy, the food the service and even the price was perfect!!! A+ ALL THE WAY”

4.7 Superb67 Reviews
Tan-Cha Gainesville 1111 W University Ave, Gainesville Bubble Tea • $

“The best bubble milk tea in California”

5 Superb39 Reviews
Jeremiah's Italian Ice 3232 SW 35th Blvd, Gainesville Ice Cream Shop • $

“I have been to a few different locations, and Jeremiah's ice is always delicious! I always get it with the ice cream layers as well, I personally think it's much better that way and definitely recommend! I have tried sooo many flavors but my favorite is still cookie butter. The service at this location is good, though the line tends to back up quite a bit so be prepared to wait! The seating area is nice, though I wish there was an indoor area to sit when the weather isn't great. This place is perfect for a little sweet treat on a hot day!”

4.7 Superb66 Reviews
Wyatt's Coffee 202 SE 2nd Ave, Gainesville Coffee Shops • $

“Wasn’t disappointed! Best coffee. Great customer service”

4.6 Superb82 Reviews
Karma Cream 607 W University Ave, Gainesville Coffee Shops • $

“Always delicious!! Love their food and coffee! ☕️ check out the specials!!”

4.5 Superb105 Reviews
Underground Kitchen 722 NW 5th Ave, Gainesville Southern • $

“the food was absolutely Phenomenal. anyone in the area I recommend ordering”

4.9 Superb40 Reviews

“It's Mother's Day and we stopped by to eat breakfast at this establishment. We had a great time and with a lot of attention from Maripaz, who treated usVery good!”

4.4 Superb167 Reviews
Kung Fu Tea 3102 SW 34th St, Gainesville Bubble Tea • $

“Best boba tea in Gainesville! Better than all the rest in the surrounding area. Their boba has perfect taste & texture, especially in their Taro Milk Tea which is my favorite!”

4.8 Superb47 Reviews

“From groups of people playing trivia to excellent food, to music I didn't like, to watching hockey on TV, Loosey's was perfect.First there was a line of people outside waiting to order and get seats for the upcoming trivia game. I waited, though I did not play.Inside was a bar that was quite full, loud and very busy. It is a bar.Finally ordered my dinner, it is expensive at Loosey's, be ready to pay.I had the 14 oz Prime Rib Steak. IT WAS PRIME. Best damn steak I have eaten in many years.The fries that came with it were crunchy and delicious.I also ordered a Loosey Salad. It to was great.The servers were all very good and made sure everything was just perfect.Was the food, service and atmosphere worth the $40 price tag for one person?ABSOLUTELY!!!!!I very highly recommend Loosey's.”

4.6 Superb73 Reviews
Cindy B Goods 1001 NW 5th Ave suite b, Gainesville Cafe • $

“Really nice ladies that runs the place. I delivered there for a company and they were sweet and kind. The brownies were the best I had and you can tell they were homemade and fell apart in my mouth. Would recommend to anyone I know.”

5 Superb34 Reviews
superette 1511 NW 2nd St, Gainesville Mediterranean • $$

“Amazing space, food/wine, and people! Highly recommend this Gainesville gem to locals and visitors alike.”

4.3 Superb90 Reviews
High Dive 210 SW 2nd Ave, Gainesville Bar • $$

“Had a blast going with my 18 year old daughter to see Jay Allen. My daughter loved the starter group and wants to see him over and over agion. The atmosphere was nice. The staff was friendly and the show was great.”

4.4 Superb58 Reviews

“Nice place for weekend afternoon”

4.7 Superb26 Reviews

Drive-Thru Restaurants

TonyDillas 1720 S Main St, Gainesville Mexican • $

“Everything was on point, we had the chef special, egg rolls, a burrito and a taco. My fave was the Al pastor egg roll, the beans and rice were really good also! Very strong 8/10 if you’re looking for great Mexican food Tony is your guy!”

4.9 Superb56 Reviews

“The food is amazing!!!! I never thought a vegan burger could taste soooo good!!!! Yummy!!!”

4.8 Superb48 Reviews

“My boyfriend took me to Mi Apa today after a long day of work. Both of us had not eaten today so we were both cranky. Thankfully our awesome server Sergio was the cure to our hangriness! He was quick and on top of everything. I got the Miami sandwich and my boyfriend got this bowl with beef, rice and plantains. We sat outside on the patio and despite that we never felt ignored by Sergio. Great service, food and ambiance. Will definitely be coming again!”

4.4 Superb132 Reviews

“Saw this place getting action so came back later. The food was great, didn't wait long and service was appreciated. Tacos tasted well seasoned so I'll definitely be back!!”

4.4 Superb101 Reviews

“Great local burger joint! Can't go wrong with an extra side of the Dick's sauce.”

4.2 Good72 Reviews
Sublime Tacos 1818 NE Waldo Rd, Gainesville Tacos • $

“So far i've had their burrito and tacos. Both are fantastic and price that are very good value. Their green salsa is very good and i'm going there tomorrow for breakfast. I recommend this fine local business to everyone it is fantastic.”

4.2 Good61 Reviews
Scooter's Coffee 5006 NW 34th Blvd, Gainesville Coffee Shops

“Friendly baristas, fast service, and great coffee!”

4.2 Good46 Reviews

“food is always great and made to order”

4.1 Good73 Reviews

“I recently discovered Strongtree Beans at a local coffee shop and decided to give them a try. I'm thrilled with my experience – they offer a fantastic selection and provide outstanding customer service. Intrigued by their variety, I decided to call and seek guidance on what to try. The conversation was fantastic, and I promptly placed an order.To my surprise, the order was shipped within 24 hours and arrived within 2 or 3 days. What added a personal touch was a handwritten thank-you note on the invoice. Strongtree Coffee, keep doing what your doing! Thank you for the exceptional service and AMAZING coffee!!”

5 Superb7 Reviews

“Love this particular location! The employees are always awesome and have such great attitudes! Food is always made correctly, and I won't order from any other location!”

4.2 Good28 Reviews
Chick-fil-A 3938 SW Archer Rd, Gainesville Fast Food • $

“Service is always reasonably good and staff is friendly. Breakfast muffins with saugage were just OK. One of the two sandwiches had a bottom that was rock hard. Not tasty.”

4 Good135 Reviews
Sandwich Inn 110 NE 16th Ave, Gainesville Sandwich Shop • $

“Fantastic little gem near 16th and main! Service is fast, food is incredible, old fashioned feel. The prices are better than your basic chains too! Definitely hit this place up if you're craving a fresh, made-to-order burger the way it's supposed to be done!”

4.1 Good37 Reviews
Sonic Drive-In 2162 NW 39th Ave, Gainesville Fast Food • $

“The customer service at this location is unmatched EVERY SINGLE TIME! :) Whether it is accepting coupons or digital gift cards to fixing an order and providing even more coupons to make up for it, this place is great. The personnel at this SONIC are professional and very nice ?”

4 Good67 Reviews
Donut Connection 5205 NW 39th Ave, Gainesville Bakery • $

“Iced coffee wasn't my favorite (too sweet for me), but the doughnuts are excellent and the staff was kind and efficient. Highly recommend.I bought three fancy doughnuts and a 16 oz. Iced coffee and my total (with a 20% tip) was like 8 - 9 bucks.”

4 Good63 Reviews
Arby's 1405 SW 13th St, Gainesville Fast Food • $

“There was two ladies working feverishly making sure that all their side work is done as well as being kind courteous and accurate to the customer at the window that would be me. It was at about 9:00 in the evening or close to it. I believe it's one of the better experiences I've had thank you for great service”

3.8 Good70 Reviews

“I like the environment and food is delicious. I heard about this place in the radio station.”

4.3 Superb74 Reviews
Nine Spices Fondue 3333 SW 34th St, Gainesville Hot Pot • $$

“Excellent service and food.”

4.3 Superb73 Reviews
LongHorn Steakhouse 2933 Clark Butler Blvd, Gainesville Steak House • $$

“I was on vacation and we went to dinner with my family, the atmosphere was very calm and cozy. The corn is excellent as is the meat and the lemonade with fresh fruit. I recommend it.❤️”

4.2 Good136 Reviews

Cheap Eats

108 Vine 3735 W University Ave, Gainesville Coffee Shops • $

“Delightful little store with rare finds and not to mention the best coffee and cookies hands down. Staff is such a pleasure and always very helpful and friendly.”

4.8 Superb75 Reviews

“Best Salads in town ?”

4.9 Superb45 Reviews
Muñecas Taco Garden and Bar 317 SW 4th Ave, Gainesville Street Vendors • $

“The best food in town! Can’t get enough!”

4.6 Superb71 Reviews
Mini Momo 2441 NW 43rd St, Gainesville Asian • $

“Been here twice now, and both times the food was absolutely delicious, the service top notch, and the outdoor seating wonderful. They have a great selection of interesting dishes and every one we've tried has been great. Highly recommended!”

4.9 Superb38 Reviews
Gators Den Sports Grill 4200 NW 97th Blvd, Gainesville Bar & Grill • $

“Love the staff. Jessie great bartender and Rob the manager is outstanding. Quick to help out with customers and staff. Went there every night of my stay T the hotel.”

4.5 Superb92 Reviews
The Bakery Mill 1143 NW 76th Blvd, Gainesville Bakery • $

“Delicious food, friendly service.”

4.5 Superb91 Reviews

“Came here for late lunch w the family. Cute lil outside food truck place with picnic tables and chairs everywhere. Looks like it is a fun hangout. I had the chicken gyro from Scoula and it was very good. Tzatziki sauce was yum. Baklava was weird and so wet. I wasn't a fan. I also had the pale ale beer and it was great. My bf has the food from Nopal. carnitas tacos. The bite I took was good and he seemed to like it. Yuca fries were delish. Mexican street corn was gross. Sour and did not taste like any elote I've ever had. Pass on it. My daughter ate at plantology and did not like the food. Everything had a smoky flavor. The Mac n cheese wasn't too bad. She had bbq Mac n cheese and didn't like it. They were nice enough to change it for Cesar chicken wrap. She didn't like it either. Can't please em all. I'm not a fan of fake meat so I don't blame her but the people were super nice.”

4.6 Superb65 Reviews
Peppino's Pizza 3731 W University Ave, Gainesville Pizza • $

“Amazing, cheesy, goodness! You can tell how much love they put into their food. You don’t even need toppings, the cheese pizza is the way to go!”

4.5 Superb88 Reviews

“Lebowskis is a great place with caring staff and owners that go out of their way. If you have a dog and are in the Gainesville area, check out Lebowskis for your next dog park outing.”

4.7 Superb51 Reviews
Rush Bowls 1360 W University Ave, Gainesville Health Food • $

“Love, love, love the consistency of Rush Bowls. This place is located in the heart of UF campus/Downtown Gainesville. Parking can be tricky here, as there are other businesses and the AC Hotel in the vicinity. My mom and I decided to stop in for a to go breakfast treat that was healthy and filling. The staff is always so nice and knowledgeable about the menu and products they offer. I went for the Beach Bowl, which is a blend of acai, mango, banana, and guava juice. The toppings are granola, honey, and your choice of one topper. I went with blueberries. While we waited, I noticed that they sell energy drinks, protein bar, and other goodies. They also sell protein/energy bites that they make in house which are my mom's fav. The bowl surprisingly did not melt on our ride home. Their acai is thick and so tasty because of the addition of the guava juice. It's not super sweet at all. The toppings were perfectly portioned and fresh. I love coming here whenever I'm craving acai. Rush Bowls has soooo many options it makes it hard sometimes to pick what I really want to try. However, I will be back soon to try out their smoothie options!”

4.7 Superb50 Reviews
Cuban Dudes 1314 S Main St, Gainesville Cuban • $

“I went there quite some time ago, but wanted to give credit where credit is due. I can't wait to check out their new vibe on 'Cuban Corner' in Gainesville.I went there specifically for the Cuban sandwich, as I do Cubano reviews on YouTube (goofy, I know, but I love these things!). This, IMO, is the top ranked Cubano in the Gainesville area, or maybe even this north/central Florida region. Sandwich was fantastic. Pork was delicious, bread was nice and thin with a solid press (key!). They got this Cubano thing down. Highly recommend.Not sure the link will work from Yelp, but here is a video of my review, if interested (spoiler alert- I scored it an 8.4, which is currently tied for my #1 Cubano on my made up Cubano review scale): youtu.be/Bvn4Bs979c8”

4.8 Superb40 Reviews
Mint Indian Cuisine 7625 W Newberry Rd, Gainesville Indian • $

“Small Indian Restaurant on Highway while traveling to Orlando. Stopped here while driving to Orlando as we wanted to have some snacks and tea. Samosa and Tea both were good and we also got our dinner packed from them. Small space to eat, but they are good on on their To Goorders more. All in all nice place to stop to have Indian food. Run by Gujarati family.”

4.5 Superb80 Reviews
CAVA 1404 W University Ave, Gainesville Mediterranean • $

“Excellant healthy food with lots of choices .Budget prices and friendly staff”

4.5 Superb78 Reviews
Baby's Kitchen 4908 NW 34th Blvd Unit 4, Gainesville Deli • $

“Buffalo Chicken Wrap was amazing. Friendly service.”

5 Superb29 Reviews
La Maracucha Restaurant 1023 W University Ave, Gainesville Venezuelan • $

“My first time trying Venezuelan cuisine! Wow! I want more! I had a chicken empanada and fried plantains. The chicken was perfectly seasoned and the sauce! OMG! and the plantains were out of this world! If you're in Gainesville, I highly recommend giving this a try! You won't be disappointed!”

5 Superb29 Reviews

“Great Space, Great People and Best of All Great Beer!!Cypress & Grove is a gem of a find in Gainesville and a fabulous spot to spend any amount of time. My only disappointment was that on my visit I was enroute home after a long trip and didnt have more time, but the time I did have there I was treated awesomely.Will be making a specific trip back to Gainesville very soon just to return.Do yourself a big up and get there. Support Local Beer!!!”

4.4 Superb48 Reviews
Blue Gill Quality Food 1310 SW 13th St, Gainesville Southern • $$

“I got the fish basket very good I will be back to try different stuff”

4.3 Superb70 Reviews
Hana Sushi 3147 SW 45th St Ste 10, Gainesville Japanese • $$

“非常棒体验,下次一定会再来的”

4.2 Good105 Reviews

“We had my mother’s celebration of life yesterday. The Tower Road Piesanos catered our event. There are no words to express my gratitude to Tim and Mischa for their outstanding service. Tim worked very hard to make everything perfect - even putting up with all my requests. The food was over the top. To quote my cousin “ We want to Chris Ruth last night and this tenderloin puts them to shame. “. Thank you for making mom’s send off perfect. Amy”

4.2 Good101 Reviews
Baby J’s Bar 7 W University Ave, Gainesville Cocktail Bar • $$

“What? Chocolate Martinis on tap?? Yes please! The bartenders were outstanding. The vibe is upscale and refined. I only had yucca fries but they were tasty. I wish that there was live music every night...”

4.3 Superb58 Reviews
Prime & Pearl 4949 Celebration Pointe Ave Suite 70, Gainesville American • $$$

“Beautifully elegant Absolutely delish”

4.1 Good312 Reviews
Volcanic Sushi + Sake 5212 SW 91st Terrace A, Gainesville Asian Fusion • $$

“The staff are so friendly and engaging!”

4.3 Superb55 Reviews
El Punto PR 17010 W Newberry Rd, Newberry Puerto Rican • $$

“Si no quieres extrañar esos platos típicos puertorriqueños, como el mofongo, arroz con gandules, carne frita, empanadillas caseras, entre otros, Gainesville es la respuesta. No solo el chef es carismático, sino que su comida es súper deliciosa. ¡Food Truck #1!”

4.6 Superb23 Reviews
Seafood Dock 6791 W Newberry Rd, Gainesville Seafood • $$

“Living outside of New Orleans I can be a seafood critic. Definitely one of the better seafood restaurants I’ve eaten. Don’t second guess stopping or you’ll miss out.”

4.2 Good81 Reviews
Adam’s Rib Co. 2 Go 5141 NW 43rd St STE 106, Gainesville Barbecue • $$

“Great meat, ribs and brisket are excellent.Save some money and skip getting sides, they are mediocre (fries are good) Even some kids didn’t enjoy the Mac and cheese.Wheelchair accessibility: Easy access”

4.5 Superb27 Reviews
Carrabba's Italian Grill 3021 SW 34th St, Gainesville Italian • $$

“Attended wonderful wine dinnerJoe and Shannon took great care of usWe have attended several wine dinners and the food is always great and the service matches the food and wineDietary restrictions: Servers made sure that adjustments were made for allergies”

4.1 Good150 Reviews

“Definitely has great food It’s a place to stop in if you’re into sushi. Great services atmosphere very cleanVegetarian options: You can customize your orderParking: There’s always parking no doubt about itKid-friendliness: They have amazing decorated plates that you won’t see nowhere else I think the kids will love it. :)Wheelchair accessibility: It’s very easy to maneuver for handicap”

4.2 Good64 Reviews
Wahoo Seafood Grill 3833 NW 97th Blvd, Gainesville Seafood • $$

“#TravisMy whole family loves this place as the food has always been great! Every time we go to Gainesville we make a point to stop by! My daughter and I were just in yesterday and the food was great as usual! I had my usual fried shrimp and she had the salmon! Our waiter, Travis, was outstanding! ??”

4.1 Good122 Reviews
Alpin Bistro 15 SW 2nd St, Gainesville French • $$

“Food was amazing and awesome atmosphere as well.”

4.2 Good56 Reviews
Beque Holic 3812 Newberry Rd, Gainesville Korean • $$

“Went with my family for my birthday. Was so much fun. Food was very good. Will definitely go again.”

4.1 Good118 Reviews
Northwest Grille 5115 NW 39th Ave, Gainesville Seafood • $$

“Fantastic!! I took 29 family and friends out for our 40th anniversary yesterday and the the staff and food were fantastic. No one has a complaint. Food cane out hot all at the same time. Yum”

4.1 Good108 Reviews
Five Guys 4222 NW 16th Blvd, Gainesville Fast Food • $$

“good good food very clean place”

4.2 Good48 Reviews