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Alpin Bistro

Casual French bistro specializing in cheese plates, crepes, and traditional French dishes accompanied by an extensive wine and beer menu. Stop by on Wednesday nights for live music!

(352) 204-2873

15 SW 2nd St Gainesville

Amelia’s Italian Cuisine

Amelia’s offers made-from-scratch homestyle Italian with fresh and local ingredients. Be sure to stay for dessert for their homemade Tartufo, and you may even get to see the head chef play the saxophone!

(352) 373-1919

235 S Main St Ste 107 Gainesville

Big Top Brewing Company

Big Top Brewing Company artistically crafts world-class beers, inspired by their passion, integrity, and the history of their hometown, Sarasota. Laurel Oak guests even get a free beer!

(352) 225-3593

201 SE 2nd Ave #101 Gainesville

Crane Ramen

Crane Ramen has the most authentic ramen you can find in Gainesville! Everything they serve is made from scratch, and sure to impress even the most experienced ramen-lovers.

(352) 727-7422

16 SW 1 Ave Gainesville

Daily Green

Vegetarians and vegans welcome! Daily Green serves fresh, locally sourced, and organic food that anyone can enjoy. Their menu is constantly changing to adapt to what’s in season, so you can count on its freshness! However, be careful of when you go because it’s open mostly for lunch, and it closes on Monday and Tuesday.

(352) 226-8288

436 SE 2nd St Gainesville

Boca Fiesta

Boca Fiesta has a casual and fun atmosphere that offers a fun twist on classic Mexican cuisine, like enjoying Gator tacos with a freshly-squeezed Margarita!

(352) 336-8226

232 SE 1st St Gainesville

Ember’s Wood Grill

Famous for its wood-grilled steak, Ember’s is widely viewed by locals as the best steakhouse in Gainesville. Come here for a memorable night with an intimate ambiance, amazing staff (including two certified sommeliers), and of course unforgettable food.

(352) 380-0901

3545 SW 34th St A Gainesville

Liquid Ginger

Liquid Ginger is an Asian fusion and sushi restaurant with reasonable prices and unique house specialties and drinks.

(352) 371-2323

101 SE 2 Pl Gainesville

OAK (Original American Kitchen)

Come for the food and stay for the drinks! Oak is known for its original twists on southern cocktails, as well as a “pour-your-own” beer wall. The food is locally sourced and described as “southern fare with a modern flair.” Plus, Laurel Oak guests get a 10% discount!

(352) 283-8646

15 SE 1st Ave Gainesville


This is the place to come for sushi-lovers! Located in the heart of Downtown Gainesville, Dragonfly is another special occasion spot that offers farm-to-table Japanese-inspired dishes made to share.

(352) 371-3359

201 SE 2nd Ave #104 Gainesville

Harry’s Seafood Bar & Grille

Located in the original Opera House built in 1887, Harry’s has been offering authentic New Orleans cuisine for over 25 years.

(352) 372-1555

110 SE 1st St Ste A Gainesville

First Magnitude Brewing Company

First Magnitude is a craft brewery that has dozens of unique brews on tap and rotating food trucks. With a large outdoor patio, dozens of boardgames, and frequent live music, it’s a great place to relax and unwind.

(352) 727-4677

1220 SE Veitch St Gainesville

Mark’s Prime Steakhouse & Seafood

This is the place to come if you’re celebrating something special. Mark’s Prime is one of the most beloved steakhouses in Gainesville, don’t forget to dress to impress!

(352) 336-0077

201 SE 2nd Ave #102 Gainesville

MOJO Hogtown Bar-B-Que

Known for its premier barbeque and a wide selection of bourbon and craft cocktails, MOJO Hogtown BBQ provides a laid-back atmosphere that makes it the perfect place to kick back, relax, and watch the game.

(352) 727-7871

12 SE 2nd Ave Gainesville

Swamp Head Brewery

Swamp Head is another popular brewery in Gainesville that offers tours of the operation for only $5 (with a pint included in the price)! Come to explore their long and interesting list of craft beer.

(352) 505-3035

3650 SW 42nd Ave Gainesville

Paramount Grille

Operating for over 30 years, Paramount continually has an innovative and seasonal menu. Almost everything is made in-house (including desserts) and everything, from the food to the drinks, is sure to be unique.

(352) 378-3398

12 SW 1st Ave Gainesville

V Pizza & Sidecar

V Pizza serves authentic Neapolitan wood-fired pizza until late-night and offers a drink menu and atmosphere that’ll keep you there. Laurel Oak guests even get a 10% discount!

(352) 888-7533

115 SE 1st St Gainesville

The Top

Casual & modern American fare with plenty of vegetarian and vegan options. Ingredients are fresh and prepped daily, and the full-service bar has a unique selection of local craft beers.

(352) 204-2873

30 N Main St Gainesville

4th Ave Food Park

4th Ave Food Park is a delightful area with some amazing dining options like Dick Mondell’s Burgers, Sublime Tacos, Opus Coffee, Humble Wood Fired Pizza, Fehrenbacher’s, and Satch Squared.

409 SW 4th Ave Gainesville