Amilia’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!
235 S Main St Ste 107 Gainesville
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!
232 SE 1st St Gainesville
Inspired by global dishes, Civilization lets you explore 5 different continents while utilizing the local ingredients here in Gainesville. The menu is constantly changing and can be inspired by anywhere from France to El Salvador, so come with an open mind and an empty stomach! However, be sure to come early because Civilization doesn’t take reservations.
1511 NW 2nd St Gainesville
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.
16 SW 1 Ave Gainesville
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.
436 SE 2nd St 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.
201 SE 2nd Ave #104 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.
3545 SW 34th St 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.
1220 SE Veitch St 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.
110 SE 1st St Ste A Gainesville
Liquid Ginger is an Asian fusion and sushi restaurant with reasonable prices and unique house specialties and drinks.
101 SE 2 Pl 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!
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.
12 SE 2nd Ave 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”.
15 SE 1st Ave Gainesville
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.
12 SW 1st 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.
3650 SW 42nd Ave Gainesville
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.
30 N Main St Gainesville