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Food and restaurants in Alachua County

Top restaurants

American Restaurant
“Local. Quirky. Kitsch. Fabulous food and burgers! Extremely crowded and be prepared for a wait. ”
  • 70 locals recommend
Pizza Place
“Great salads. A local Gainesville tradition. Also, if you're hitting anything else on this side of town, it's an experience. (On this side of town I like Ward's Supermarket, Los Pasadita Mexican restaurant and the Haven Hospice Thrift Store. There's also a furniture place call Uniquities on Main that's interesting.)”
  • 44 locals recommend
Bar
“This place is not cheap but it's an amazing experience every we go. If you are looking for a nice romantic evening, this is the place to be.”
  • 31 locals recommend
Restaurant
“The food is awesome and they have a great selection of craft beer and wine. ”
  • 16 locals recommend
Bar
“This is an outstanding restaurant for gatherings in a quiet town atmosphere outside of Gainesville. Come learn about the fresh water springs and the Florida aquifer. ”
  • 20 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“Curia on the Drag has a fun marketplace with antiques and unique gifts, along with a cafe serving delicious coffee. It's a great place to study.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Noodle House
“A tiny Japanese spot with really good ramen made with area-sourced ingredients. They also have a decent cocktail list.”
  • 8 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“An amazing healthy brunch spot. They are cash only so hit up an ATM before you go if you want to avoid the fees at the one inside the restaurant. ”
  • 12 locals recommend

Cafes

Coffee Shop
“Curia on the Drag has a fun marketplace with antiques and unique gifts, along with a cafe serving delicious coffee. It's a great place to study.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Café
“The workers there are so nice, it is cheap, and the coffee is out of this world legit.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Bakery
“This is probably the best coffee shop in the downtown area. Great atmosphere to sit and do some studying or work.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Ice Cream Shop
“Great ice cream place with both dairy and non-dairy ice cream, all organic. Also lots of yummy sandwiches, vegan treats, coffee and chai.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Bakery
“best local coffee shop around with a drive-through to boot. better than any chain with a great study area and Wi-Fi.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Café
“Gainesville is known for a few great brunch spots and this is one of the best. Their coffee can be hit or miss.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Café
“Maude's is a great place to enjoy a coffee downtown and do some people watching.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Café
“Asian fusion restaurant with good food and menu choices, and affordable prices. They also have an extensive hot tea menu and bar drink choices.”
  • 2 locals recommend

Bakeries

Bakery
“Organic and non organic. Good produce section. Pharmacy and Liqueur store. Close by”
  • 8 locals recommend
Bakery
“This is probably the best coffee shop in the downtown area. Great atmosphere to sit and do some studying or work.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Bakery
“best local coffee shop around with a drive-through to boot. better than any chain with a great study area and Wi-Fi.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Bakery
“Delicious local coffee, locally made kombucha, house made breads, pastries, breakfast and lunch. Gluten free and vegan options”
  • 7 locals recommend
Bakery
“The croissants, bread & other pastries are authentic. Great wine & cheese selection - Nice gift shop too.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Bakery
“Very close in the charming Haile Village. Haile village is very dog friendly with lots of outdoor seating at every restaurant. Patticakes makes a delicious panini!”
  • 5 locals recommend