Top Gainesville Restaurants
Gainesville is home to many unique and delicious restaurants. Primarily along Archer Road and University Avenue, you will find many national chains to choose from or you can also try many locally-owned restaurants throughout the city. Here are a few options:
Amelia’s Italian Cuisine
235 S. Main St. Suite 107 (Behind the Hippodrome in the Sun Center)352.373.1919
Offers the finest Italian cuisine in the heart of downtown, behind the Hippodrome Theatre. Amelia’s has been a Gainesville favorite for over 20 years. Enjoy amazing antipasti, excellent entrees, delicious desserts, and an extensive selection of vintage wines
25 NW 16th Avenue
One of Gainesville’s most up-and-coming restaurants of the area, Buddha Belly offers great food at an even greater price! Buddha Belly offers great dinner specials from around the world, catering to everyone, vegetarians included! Sip on one of their 25 beers from around the world, or enjoy a nice glass of organic and eco-friendly wine.
Blue Highway Pizza
204 NE Highway 441
Micanopy, FL 32667
VOTED BEST PIZZA IN GAINESVILLE AREA by Gainesville Magazine! The restaurant is a small and cozy place in Micanopy and features delicious pizzas, calzones, salads, and sandwiches.
1643 NW 1st Ave
Offering great food and outdoor seating, Café Gardens also provides its customers with live music from local artists. Everything here is cooked to order and also includes an excellent wine and beer selection to enjoy!
Camellia Court Cafe
Harn Museum of Art – UF Cultural Plaza SW 34 Street and Hull Road
Stop into Camellia Court Café and enjoy a delicious meal! Conveniently located with great food and a beautiful outdoor seating area. Relax in between exhibits at the Harn or stop before heading to the Florida Museum of Natural History.
Dragonfly Sushi and Sake Co.
201 SE 2nd Ave – Union Street Station #104
Dragonfly Sushi and sake offers traditional and modern Japanese cuisine featuring “Izakaya” dishes, sushi, and appetizers for sharing, as well as an exotic sake bar.
7 SE 1st Ave
Emiliano’s Café has been around for over 20 years, offering flavorful, authentic Latin cuisine as well as innovative Latin-fusion originals. Serving Tapas-style appetizers as well as mouth watering main courses and their original Chipotle Brownie Cake.
Harry’s Seafood Bar & Grill
110 S.E. 1st Street
Catering to those who enjoy a little Cajun cooking! Harry’s has been around for years, offering all New Orlean’s style favorites right in the heart of downtown Gainesville. An extensive wine menu is sure to catch everyone’s eye!
101 Se 2nd Pl
One of Gainesville’s best restaurants for great Asian food! Offering delicious food, great specials, and a unique tea menu, Liquid Ginger is a great choice while visiting Gainesville.
The Gelato Company
11 SE 1st Ave
Want a refreshing break? Enjoy the wonderful treats the Gelato Company has to offer! With an array of gelato flavors, paninis, salads, cakes, and over 20 different beers, The Gelato Company has something for everyone!
Mark’s Prime Steakhouse
201 SE 2nd Ave, Suite 102
Mark’s Prime Steakhouse has a goal to create a unique dining experience that will please the palate and soothe the soul. Serving the finest beef, the freshest seafood, premium wines, and naturally fresh vegetables, Mark’s will make a lasting impression from beginning to end.
12 SW 1st Ave
Known for their fine dining, superb service, and relaxed atmosphere, Paramount Grill serves everything house-made on their lunch, dinner, and Sunday brunch menu. With fresh ingredients and combining flavors, Paramount Grill is one restaurant that will leave an impression
1800 NE 23rd Ave
Also known for the best pizza in town. Customers can’t help but wait for the delicious pizza & calzones from this restaurant. The decor is eclectic and artsy.
The Great Outdoors
65 North Main Street
High Springs, Fl 32643
The restaurant is part of a wonderful legacy of people and commercial enterprises that have been a part of the history of High Springs for over 100 years. The two-story Opera House was built in 1895. At the time, High Springs was a thriving railroad and phosphate mining town. Like other towns located nearby, High Springs was noted for its lawlessness and thriving saloons in the late 1800s. The restaurant features delicious Harris Ranch Steaks, fresh seafood, signature entree salads, homemade soups, and decadent desserts. All of the great American food is served fresh with a culinary twist!
12 SE 2nd Ave
Ti Amo! Mediterranean Restaurant and Bar offers an ambient dining experience with choices from soups and salads, entrees, Mediterranean dishes, and dessert. Offering half or full entrees for fantastic prices, Ti Amo! is a great place to come share dishes and have a taste of everything!