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Food and restaurants in Lake Lanier

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“Fantastic food and great Sunday brunch! Situated on the downtown square near lots of other restaurants, shopping, and coffee shops.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Pub
“Excellent Gastro-Pub downtown Gainesville- modern takes on southern favorites. Their Mascarpone grits are to die for.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Pizza Place
“Gainesville's favorite restaurant - a pizza joint in the heart of downtown with amazing pizza, breadsticks, salads, and more! Be sure to allow for extra time on weekends or any night with great weather as this place can get busy! ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Super easy to boat over and enjoy quality lakeside entertainment, this place is fun. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Campground
“Great fun for all! Kick back and relax lakeside or for the thrill seekers, take on the many high energy activities available! Water sports, slides, restaurants & bars, fireworks, night life and more!”
  • 7 locals recommend
Café
“Unique menu with the best sides in town. My favorite time to go is for lunch or brunch on Sunday. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Live piano bar on weekends in Lounge & big band music first Saturday of month.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Pizza Place
“They have Tuesday Trivia nights which are pretty fun! Despite it being a chain, it is a local spot for sure. My favorite thing here is the pretzel bites with beer cheese. I'm a big fan of salads, so I order the Caesar salad but add jerk chicken! ”
  • 7 locals recommend

Cafes

Café
“Great coffee! Right on the square! It has lots of couches that make it a cozier feel. They also have fantastic sandwiches that no one thinks to order there. The scones are pretty great too, make sure you ask them to heat it up! ”
  • 7 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Great southern food! Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner. Fantastic chicken tenders, macaroni and cheese, and fried okra. A local favorite for sure!”
  • 5 locals recommend
Café
  • 3 locals recommend
Café
“Great atmosphere. I personally don't love the food but I do love the view here and getting a cup of coffee! ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
  • 1 local recommends
Café
“This is a great healthy dining option! They're open 9-4 Mon-Fri and 10-4 on Saturdays. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Café
“This is the closest "true" Starbucks to where we live (not counting the one on the campus of UNG ... I expect one will pop up soon in Cleveland, now that we have a Dunkin' Doughnuts and Chic Fil A). Say "hello" to my daughter, Zoey, who makes THE best cappuccinos (she's a true artist, after all) and be sure to tell her that you're staying at her mum's inn. :-) She'll kill me for this. Tip well! Lol! ”
  • 1 local recommends

Bakeries

Grocery or Supermarket
“This is a super-sized Kroger with almost anything you might need! It also has a Starbucks!”
  • 6 locals recommend
Bakery
“Closest and best full service grocery store. Near lots of other big-box retailers like Kohls, Academy Sports, Bed Bath and Beyond, etc. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This is a great little lunch spot on the square. Salads, soups, sandwiches!”
  • 5 locals recommend
Donut Shop
“Donuts, donuts, donuts. Gainesville's only locally owned donut shop and we love it! ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“This is just a few miles away and much nicer than the closer Ingles Grocery store. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Bakery
  • 2 locals recommend
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