28 Best Fast Food Restaurants in Gainesville

Germain's Chicken Sandwiches Fast Food • $
220 NW 8th Ave #10, Gainesville

Customers` Favorites

Ranch Fries Chicken Spring Roll Chicken Wings
Korean Fried Chicken Sandwich
The Classic Chicken Sandwich
Korean BBQ Chicken Sandwich
Chicken and Waffles Brunch
Chicken Birria Egg Rolls
Birria Chicken Egg Rolls
Short Ribs with Polenta
Angry Chicken Sandwich
Chicken Sandwich Combo

“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.“

4.8 Superb161 Reviews
SOHAO Cafe Chinese • $
3045 SW 34th St #16, Gainesville

Customers` Favorites

House Sichuan Spicy Stir Fried Combo
Shredded Pork in Garlic Sauce
House Garlic Crispy Chicken
Chongqing Chili Chicken
Braised Pork Belly Bao
Pork Dumplings 肉饺
Spicy Cumin Lamb Bao
Zha-Jiang Noodles
Shrimp Fried Rice
Bang-Bang Noodles

“Sohao is the best restaurant in Gainesville! The staff are very welcoming and accommodating and the food is on another level. My favorite dishes are any of the baos and any of the bentos. They’re is plenty of variety in the menu and the food is super high quality. The ambience is really great too with nice music and lots of murals and statues along the wall. I enjoy also picking up food for to go and the service is great! Highly recommend, it’s a must try for anyone in Gainesville!“

4.7 Superb83 Reviews
Mac's Drive Thru Hamburger • $
129 NW 10th Ave, Gainesville

Customers` Favorites

Double Hamburger with Bacon
Cheese Burger Combo
Bacon Cheeseburger
Turkey Breast
Double Burger
Single Burger
Fish Sandwich
French Fries
Roast Beef

“This is my first time in Gainesville Florida. Saw this place while exploring the city. The cars were to the street, which made me curious ?. When I googled the establishment, I saw that the menu was small and simple. I must say they did not disappoint. My order was a cheeseburger and fries. It was DELICIOUS. I give them a 9 out of 10. My fries just weren't hot enough to my liking. Great service! No photos cause I ate it all. Lol“

4.7 Superb82 Reviews
Blaze Pizza Pizza • $
3617 SW Archer Rd, Gainesville

Customers` Favorites

Blaze Pizza Build Your Own
Pesto Garlic Cheesy Bread
Two Large 2-Top Pizzas
Build Your Own Pizza
Make Your Own Pizza
Pesto Garlic Bread
Thin Crust Pizza
Meat Lovers Pizza
Pepperoni Pizza
Simple Salads

“I read some bad reviews so i was hesitant to go. Im sooo glad I did. Its my new pizza place . Pizza is like a food group in our family. Its really fun to go. They assemble your pizza in like an assembly line, like subway or publix sub line. Some starts it, then the next person takes over. Theres fresh cut toppings including pickled peppers, artichoke hearts, cherry tomatoes. All fresh and ripe. Brick oven toasted. The crust was great and I dont typically like thinner crust. Its amazing. You gotta go try it. Every single employee smiled and they held the door at entry & exit. Kid friendly environment. No mess no fuss. Be as loud or quiet as you want. Very clean as well. Kudos to the owner & management. We will definately be back asap.“

4.3 Superb120 Reviews
El Indio Mexican Restaurant 13th St Fast Food • $
407 NW 13th St, Gainesville

Customers` Favorites

Grilled Chicken Burrito
Breakfast Burrito
Fajitas Platter
Apple Burrito
Taco Salad
Black Bean
Carne Asada
Soft Taco

“El Indio has been a staple of my upbringing for the last 30 years. I was in town for an event and decided to get dinner one night and some breakfast a day or two later. I got an enchilada plate with asada and it was great! For breakfast I ordered a breakfast burrito and breakfast taco. Both were very good. I highly recommend El Indio if you haven't been before, everything is great. Except for the prices, I know prices go up but this used to be a budget place to get some really good food, now the prices are significantly more and seem like they go up every time I'm in town.“

4.3 Superb100 Reviews
Chick-fil-A Fast Food • $
3938 SW Archer Rd, Gainesville

Customers` Favorites

Chick-Fil-A Sandwich Meal
Grilled Chicken Sandwich
Spicy Chicken Sandwich
Strawberry Milkshake
Grilled Nuggets
Chicken Nuggets
Market Salad
Mac & Cheese
Hash Browns
Side Salad

“Chicken biscuit & hash browns were good, but could’ve been better if they were fresher… They had 2 ppl taking orders & by the time we got to the window almost everyone’s orders (like 15 bags) were waiting on the counter… If they can’t serve orders as fast, maybe taking orders a little slower may help…“

4.1 Good123 Reviews


Subway Sandwich Shop • $
5210 NW 13th St, Gainesville

Customers` Favorites

The Beast Deil Hero Grand Slam Ham Deli Hero
Veggie Sub with Veggie Chips
Ham Salad

“They were cleaning when I walked through the door and the whole time constantly cleaning I commended them on good job there were doing never stop the whole time I was standing there good ? job there bread was fresh the meat was fresh too and the veggies were fresh the soup was awesome ? that's the only one I go to love it it's the only one if something that's not right bring it back they'll make it wright see the manager number one for me I go there.“

4.6 Superb43 Reviews
Dick Mondell's Burgers & Fries Fast Food • $
412 SW 4th Ave, Gainesville

Customers` Favorites

Classic Cheeseburger w Pepperjack
Sweet Potato Tots & Fries
Dick Burger and Fries
Dick Jr and Small Fry
Ice Cream Sandwich
Impossible Burger
Chicken Sandwich
Veggie Burger
French Fries
Large Fries

“When you're in a fix for a veggie burger this is the place to go.Vegetarian options: I really like the veggie burger and I do get cheese, but you can get it without.They also have good fries, It is really the only fast food place I go to. I like the retro atmosphere as well.“

4.2 Good72 Reviews
Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers Fast Food •
1680 W University Ave Suite 20, Gainesville

Customers` Favorites

Chicken Tenders and Fries
Chicken Sandwich
Fried Chicken

“This location has become a college kid's saving grace - what's better than chicken tenders, cane's sauce and lemonade super late at night? Every time I've been, the service has been beyond the standard and the food has been excellent. I understand the hype about this place. I absolutely recommend this spot and hope to return!“

4 Good104 Reviews
Five Guys Fast Food • $
3310 SW 35th Blvd A, Gainesville

Customers` Favorites

Bacon Burger and Fries with Cheese
Little Bacon Cheeseburger
Little Cheese Burger
Little Cheeseburger
Little Cajun Fries
Small Cheeseburger
Large Cajun Fries
Little Hamburger
Five Guys Style
Grilled Cheese

“This is a great location!! Parking is tight, but the food is well prepared and staff friendly. Very clean, restrooms too.Parking: Be careful - lots that look shared may have signs indicating they're not.Kid-friendliness: Kid friendlyWheelchair accessibility: Well disbursed tables and roomy restrooms.“

4.1 Good75 Reviews
El Indio Mexican Restaurant 34th St Fast Food • $
5011 NW 34th Blvd, Gainesville

Customers` Favorites

Shredded Beef Burrito
Veggie Quesadilla
Carnitas Platter
Carne Asada Taco
Enchilada Combo
Al Pastor Taco
Beans & Rice
Chicken Taco
Taco Salad

“El Indio Mexican Restaurant is my favorite spot for quick and tasty Mexican food! Their burritos are huge and filled with flavorful ingredients, and the salsa bar adds an extra kick to every bite. It's my go-to place when I need a satisfying meal on the go.“

4.1 Good70 Reviews
Burrito Famous Tex-Mex • $
3412 W University Ave, Gainesville

Customers` Favorites

Cali Surfer Burrito
Chicken Diablo Bowl
Chicken Diablo
San Diego Bowl
Steak Burrito
Chicken Bowl
Street Fries
Pink Zinger
Street Corn
Rice Bowl

“The food and the crew here are Awesome! The chicken is delicious, mouthwatering, juicy thigh meat. The crew is made up of kind and helpful people as well as the hands on and down to earth owner. I 10000% regret not choosing to eat here sooner and Will be coming back. You’re seriously missing out!“

4 Good80 Reviews
Five Guys Fast Food • $$
4222 NW 16th Blvd, Gainesville

Customers` Favorites

Bacon Burger and Cajun Fries
Little Cheeseburger
All the Way Burger
Bacon Cheeseburger
Regular Fries
Little Fries
French Fries
Cajun Style

“Good visit and burgers! Typical Five Guys taste. As ordered, quickly served, no issues! Employees were a bit in the quiet side and just moving through their shifts but nothing wrong with that! Clean dining room, prep/cook areas, soda area and restrooms. Good tunes playing.“

4.2 Good50 Reviews
Sonic Drive-In Fast Food • $
2162 NW 39th Ave, Gainesville

Customers` Favorites

Regular Chili Cheese Coney 6 Inch All Beef
Double Bacon Cheeseburger
Bacon Double Cheeseburger
Mozzarella Sticks
Popcorn Chicken
Sonic Blasts
Cheese Tots
Onion Rings
Tater Tots

“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 Good69 Reviews
Hurricane BTW Fast Food • $
8181 NW 39th Ave, Gainesville

Customers` Favorites

South of the Border Tacos
Firecracker Shrimp Tacos
Bacon Guacamole Burger
Mexican Street Corn
Sweet Potato Fries
Philly Cheese Steak
Philly Cheesesteak
btw Single Burger
Impossible Burger
Chicken Sandwich

“Recently tried this place and I liked it. My boyfriend and I shared nachos, wings, and an ice cream sandwich all of which were pretty good. The nachos in my opinion could’ve had more toppings like tomatoes, onions, or sour cream. It only had queso and beef which it also could have had more of. The wings, however, were super good. We got the garlic Parmesan and buffalo, and I liked the garlic parm a lot more. As for the ice cream sandwich apparently they are homemade and it was very delicious because the ice cream was very thick.The atmosphere in there is also nice; the restaurant is cute and well-kept. The workers were nice and our food didn’t take too long to come out“

3.9 Good81 Reviews
Relish Downtown Fast Food • $$
201 SE 1st St, Gainesville

Customers` Favorites

Relish Burger and Fries with Cheese
Crispy Chicken Sandwich
Double Tasty Burger
Sweet Potato Fries
Single with Cheese
Veggie Burger
Regular Fries
Salmon Burger
Poutine Fries
French Fries

“I eat here regularly, love the staff as much as the actual restaurant. Always so friendly and fun and eager to help get you exactly what you want!Shoutout Anton and his neighbor for making it exactly how I like it! ?Vegetarian options: Veggie/bean burger is as good as the impossible burger ??“

4.1 Good41 Reviews


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

Customers` Favorites

Arby's Signature Sandwiches and Curly Fries
Smokehouse Brisket
Classic Roast Beef
Loaded Curly Fries
Double Roast Beef
Mozzerella Sticks
Roast Beef Gyro
Beef 'N Cheddar
Jalapeno Poppers
Greek Gyro

“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
Sandwich Inn Sandwich Shop • $
110 NE 16th Ave, Gainesville

Customers` Favorites

Double Double Cheeseburger
Bacon Egg Cheese Bun
Country Fried Steak
Potato Wedges
Double Burger
blt with Egg
Philly Steak
French Fries
Onion Rings

“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 Good36 Reviews


Subway Sandwich Shop • $
1005 W University Ave, Gainesville

Customers` Favorites

B L T Footlong Pro Double Protein
Sweet Onion Chicken Teriyaki
Black Forest Ham

“My son and I visited Subway like we usually do .This was on Thursday evening after we get off from the courthouse. Anyway I got a Tuna which I love and a Bmt . When I tell you that those sandwiches were incredibly great .Fresh Bread and veggies. And the Ladies were very knowledgeable and Friendly. Will continue to stop here. People quick to complain but I want to give a positive review.“

4.4 Superb24 Reviews
PDQ Chicken Chicken • $
3403 W University Ave, Gainesville

Customers` Favorites

Grilled Chicken Sandwich
Crispy Chicken Sandwich
Spicy Chicken Sandwich
Crispy Chicken Salad
Chicken Sandwiches
Tenders and Fries
Chicken Nuggets
Honey Mustard
French Fries
Waffle Fries

“We love PDQ! Their food at this location is always excellent and great quality and consistency. The staff are so friendly and love the presentation when you walk in! Love how they partner with the community as well. Great customer service and quality!“

3.7 Good89 Reviews


Subway Sandwich Shop • $
6666 W Newberry Rd, Gainesville

Customers` Favorites

Cold Cut Combo Footlong Pro Double Protein
Chicken & Bacon Ranch Melt 6 Inch Melt
Italian B M T Footlong Regular Sub
Bella Mozza Footlong Regular Sub
Supreme Meats 6 Inch Regular Sub
Philly Cheese Steak Sandwich
Sweet Onion Chicken Teriyaki
Black Forest Ham for Kids
Oven Roasted Turkey
The Ultimate B M T

“I've written elsewhere about how Subway has overall, altogether become "meh" but this location has more consistently fulfilled orders accurately.They're a few minutes' drive further than the closer Haile location but especially if they've been my convenient go-to with a loved one in the hospital they've seldom disappointed. Their being right beside a big regional hospital, with people on any given day far more likely to be stressed out, including patients and hospital staff both, who might take a botched order far less kindly than I, probably motivates them to do right. I can appreciate that.Of course, a standard barometer for any take-out and especially fast food is not getting sick, and I haven't once in recent years felt ill after a meal from this Subway, so that's a plus no matter what.“

3.8 Good63 Reviews
Chick-fil-A Fast Food • $
6419 W Newberry Rd Suite G8, Gainesville

Customers` Favorites

Two Large Mac and Cheese 12 Chicken Nuggets
Chicken Sandwich Meal w Mac N Cheese
Chick-Fil-A Waffle Potato Fries
Deluxe Chicken Sandwich Meal
Chick-Fil-A Chicken Sandwich
Chick-Fil-A Cool Wrap Meal
Waffle Drizzle Ooooh Yea
Chicken Sandwich Dinner
Chicken Sandwich Platter
Spicy Chicken Sandwich

“Literally the only downside of this location is that it’s inside the mall. Honestly, the day this location moves out the mall will finally collapse on itself and raise like a phoenix from the ashes into its final form. Another Shands branch.“

3.7 Good86 Reviews
Jersey Mike's Subs Sandwich Shop • $
2015 NW 43rd St, Gainesville

Customers` Favorites

Philly Steak and Cheese
Club Supreme

“I had always been curious about Jersey Mike’s Subs, but I had never had the chance to try one until recently. I had heard great things about their East Coast-style sandwiches, and I was eager to see if they lived up to the hype. I decided to order the #44 Buffalo Chicken Cheese Steak, which was described as “Frank’s Red Hot Sauce®, lettuce, tomato, white American cheese with blue cheese dressing” on their menu.I was impressed by how they prepared the sandwich in front of me, slicing the bread and the chicken fresh on the spot. The smell of the hot sauce and the cheese was tantalizing, and I couldn’t wait to taste it. I took a big bite and was instantly blown away by the explosion of flavors in my mouth. The chicken was juicy and tender, coated with a spicy and tangy sauce that made my taste buds dance. The cheese was rich and creamy, complementing the heat of the sauce with a smooth texture. The lettuce and tomato added a crunchy and refreshing contrast, while the blue cheese dressing added a savory and pungent note. The bread was soft and fluffy, holding everything together without getting soggy.It was one of the most delicious and satisfying sandwiches I had ever eaten, and I finished it in no time. I felt a wave of happiness and gratitude wash over me, as I had just discovered a new favorite place to eat. Jersey Mike’s Subs had exceeded my expectations, and I couldn’t wait to come back for more.“

3.9 Good35 Reviews
Jersey Mike's Subs Sandwich Shop • $
3720 NW 13th St, Gainesville

Customers` Favorites

17 Jersey Mike's Famous Philly Cheese Steak Giant
Chipotle Cheese Steak

“Well had tried Jersey Mike's awhile back, but couldn't recall what we thought of it. Walked in and it smelled awesome, was very clean and the two young men working behind the counter were friendly and took great care of my order. My wife is picky when it come to sandwiches and she absolutely loved it!!! I think its better quality and tastiness to the Publix next door , my chicken philly doesn't look like much but it tasted amazing and worth even penny . We definitely will be going back for sure.“

3.9 Good33 Reviews
Culver’s American • $
4036 SW 30th Pl, Gainesville

Customers` Favorites

Double Butter Burger Deluxe
Crispy Chicken Sandwich
Butter Burger and Fries
Wisconsin Cheese Curds
Chicken Sandwich Combo
Hamburger with Fries
Crinkle Cut Fries
Grilled Chicken
Peach Ice Cream
Chicken Tenders

“The place is very clean and nice, the staff is so friendly and patient, the burgers are good and worth the money, they have amazing custard or shakes too!Vegetarian options: You can add veggie patty and they'll help you customize or pick too“

3.5 Good128 Reviews
Dairy Queen (Treat) Ice Cream Shop • $
3960 SW Archer Rd B, Gainesville

Customers` Favorites

Caramel Fudge Cheesecake Blizzard Treat
Oreo Cookies Blizzard Treat
Butterfinger Blizzard Treat
Dipped Cone

“My friend took me shopping and she wanted to stop by Dairy Queen which I haven't been there in years and I was so pleasantly surprised the service the ice cream the price everything was excellent I will definitely be visiting Dairy Queen on a frequent basis from here on “

3.6 Good55 Reviews
Papa Johns Pizza Pizza • $
1710 SW 13th St, Gainesville

Customers` Favorites

Garlic Parmesan Breadsticks
Sausage and Pepperoni
Garlic Knots

“Blonde girl is super nice and helpful/professional! So is the rest of the staff working the front on: 02/26/2024 at evening time: drove from miami to buy a car in Gainesville so, had to stop for food. Thanks for great pizza and great service.“

3.7 Good28 Reviews
Chick-fil-A The Standard Fast Food • $
1340 W University Ave #10, Gainesville

Customers` Favorites

Chocolate Chunk Cookie
Waffle Potato Chips
Grilled Nuggets

“Consistent high-quality service and food typically provides for a good dining experience. This location was no exception. The service and food I received was up to the Chick-Fil-A standard and I was very pleased with my experience. I recommend this location to anyone and look forward to returning.“

3.5 Good39 Reviews
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