Gainesville Florida Restaurants & Dining
Nearby Gainesville Dining - Sure to Satisfy
The Gainesville Super 8 Motel is conveniently located near dozens of local Gainesville restaurants. For your convenience we have included this list to acquaint you with your dining options while staying in Gainesville.
Favorites include the Gainesville Ale House & Bar, a local sports bar, and Waffle House, a 24-hour diner style restaurant offering classic breakfast, lunch, & supper dishes. There are also many other types of cuisines available in nearby restaurants, like Italian, Mexican, Japanese, & Asian to name a few.
Look over our list, which is only a sampling of the many Gainesville dining options available nearby.
Gainesville area restaurants listed by distance from the Super 8 Motel:
Miraku Japanese Steak House 0.1 mi
4005 SW 40th Blvd, Gainesville (352) 336-3188
Miraku Japanese Steak House serves a variety of fare, including sushi & other Japanese recipes, steaks and seafood.
Waffle House 0.2 mi
3919 SW 40th Blvd, Gainesville (352) 376-6746
The Waffle House is a 24-hour diner-style restaurant offering waffles & other breakfast foods, classic diner fare, T-bone steaks, plus many signature dishes like chili, soup, and a lot more.
Gainesville Ale House & Bar 0.3 mi
3950 SW Archer Rd, Gainesville (352) 371-0818
The Gainesville Ale House & Bar is a local favorite sports bar with good bar fare like hot wings & chicken nachos.
Atlanta Bread Co 0.3 mi
3900 SW Archer Rd, Gainesville (352) 264-0034
Atlanta Bread Co serves fresh-baked breads, sandwiches, soups, and more. From coffees and fresh bakes pastries for breakfast to paninis and sweet baked desserts for supper, the Atlanta Bread Co is sure to satisfy your appetite and please your taste buds.
Shoney's Restaurant 0.3 mi
3857 SW Archer Rd, Gainesville (352) 376-3154
Shoney's Restaurant is a family oriented restaurant with a variety of menu options for every palate. They feature buffets, burger, chicken & seafood baskets, breakfast, many entrees, sandwiches, sides and desserts.
Chipotle Mexican Grill 0.3 mi
3841 SW Archer Rd, Gainesville (352) 371-9396
Chipotle Mexican Grill serves burritos and tacos made with fresh ingredients, including naturally raised pork, chicken, & beef, all with no growth hormones or antibiotics.
Bento Cafe 0.3 mi
3841 SW Archer Rd, Gainesville (352) 224-5123
Bento Café is a Gainesville restaurant offering a creative mixture of Asian inspired dishes, anywhere from wok stir-fry to fire-grilled items, using the finest Asian spices and the freshest meats.
Pita Pit 0.3 mi
3841 SW Archer Rd, Gainesville (352) 692-4460
Pitas (including breakfast pitas), salads, snacks & beverages
Planet Smoothie 0.3 mi
3841 SW Archer Rd # E, Gainesville (352) 224-5341
Planet Smoothie offers fresh smoothies that meet a variety of nutritional needs: low fat, low carb, low cal, high protein, high energy, high in vitamins and supplements.
Texas Roadhouse Restaurant 0.4 mi
3830 SW Archer Rd, Gainesville (352) 377-2820
Texas Roadhouse is a family restaurant offering great food, in a fun-filled, lively atmosphere at an affordable price. Menu items include fresh, juicy steaks, award-winning ribs, homemade side dishes and fresh-baked bread, in addition to many other items.
Steak 'n Shake 0.4 mi
3714 SW 42nd St, Gainesville (352) 377-7500
Steak 'n Shake is a 24-hour restaurant that features famous steak burgers and hand-dipped milk shakes, plus many other menu items.
Hops Restaurant Bar & Brewery 0.4 mi
3770 SW Archer Rd, Gainesville (352) 373-2223
Hops Restaurant Bar & Brewery is a casual dining restaurant that offers fresh, made from scratch menu items in a relaxed atmosphere, and hand-crafted, microbrewed beer. It offers signature dishes that are created from high-quality, fresh ingredients and prepared in a display style kitchen that allows you to view the cooking process. The glass-enclosed brewery separates the non-smoking dining room from the bar dining area.
Cracker Barrel Old Country Store 0.4 mi
4001 SW 43rd St, Gainesville (352) 375-2424
The Cracker Barrel Restaurant and Old Country Store provides a casual dining atmosphere and serves homestyle Southern cooking at its best.
Zaxby's Restaurant 0.5 mi
3710 SW Archer Rd, Gainesville (352) 338-0555
Zaxby's offers fried chicken fingers, buffalo wings, and special sauces, salads, sides, and a variety of other items.
TGI Friday's 0.6 mi
3598 SW Archer Rd, Gainesville (352) 336-1231
TGI Friday's offers tasty American cuisine at affordable prices for the whole family and is a popular single's place to be on the weekends.
Papa John's Pizza: UF Campus 0.6 mi
3605 SW Archer Rd, Gainesville (352) 336-7272
Papa John's Pizza delivers great pizza to your hotel room.
Sonny's Real Pit Bar-BQ 0.6 mi
3635 SW Archer Rd, Gainesville (352) 375-6667
Sonny's Real Pit Bar-BQ serves mouth-watering barbecue including pork, chicken, beef, smoked turkey, and more. Their menu includes appetizers, soups, salads, ribs & other favorites, sandwiches, sides & desserts. Dine in or carry out.
Wendy's 0.6 mi
3619 SW Archer Rd, Gainesville (352) 375-7694
Tasty hamburgers and shakes, plus a wide variety of other fast foods, including fresh & healthy options not available at many fast food restaurants.
Outback Steakhouse 0.7 mi
3536 SW Archer Rd, Gainesville (352) 373-9499
Outback Steakhouse is an Australian steakhouse restaurant with menu items that include beef and steak with a variety of chicken, ribs, seafood, and pasta dishes. They offer consistently high-quality food and service, generous portions at moderate prices and a casual atmosphere suggestive of the Australian Outback.
Chili's Grill & Bar 0.7 mi
3530 SW Archer Rd, Gainesville (352) 373-3010
Chili's Grill & Bar offers tantalizing TexMex and American cuisine in a casual environment. Specialties include grilled baby back ribs and sizzling fajitas.
Bonefish Grill 0.7 mi
3237 SW 35th Blvd, Gainesville (352) 377-8383
Bonefish Grill is a delicious seafood restaurant, offering a huge variety of wood-grilled fish, steaks, chops, chicken, and much more.
Checkers Drive-In Restaurant 0.7 mi
3520 SW Archer Rd, Gainesville (352) 378-5757
Checkers Drive-In Restaurant is the nation’s largest chain of double drive-thru restaurants, featuring full-flavored, hand seasoned burgers, thick shakes and famous seasoned fries.
Pizza Hut 0.7 mi
3515 SW Archer Rd, Gainesville (352) 376-1681
Pizza Hut offers pizza, wings, pasta dishes, breadsticks, cinnamon sticks and more. Dine in, carry out, or delivered to your hotel room.
Cici's Pizza 0.7 mi
3246 SW 35th Blvd, Gainesville (352) 692-1260
Cici's Pizza is a buffet-style restaurant offering pizza, pasta, salads & desserts. Dine-in, catering, or take-out is available.
Ashley's Pub 0.7 mi
3236 SW 35th Blvd, Gainesville (352) 375-4064
Ashley’s Pub offers a combination of Arizona-style Mexican cuisine and a variety of American cuisine in a relaxed, casual, and fun atmosphere. Popular items include chicken wings, fajitas, burgers, and grilled chicken dishes. Long Island Tea, Margaritas, cocktails, and 30 different tequilas are available, and all Gator games are shown on a wide-screen TV.
Firehouse Subs 0.7 mi
3221 SW 35th Blvd, Gainesville (352) 336-0419
Firehouse Subs is a family-owned restaurant that serves hearty subs made with high quality meats and cheeses. The restaurant has a firehouse theme, and collectible fire trucks are available.
McAlister's Deli 0.7 mi
3262 SW 35th Blvd, Gainesville (352) 373-6364
McAlister's Deli serves over 100 different items, including sandwiches, spuds, salads, soups and sweets. Dine in or carry out, McAlister's has all the fresh, delicious menu selections for a great meal and a great moment to relax and recharge — whether you come in to dig in (and linger over bottomless glass of McAlister's Famous Sweet Tea™), or call in or order online for a carry-out feast.
Miya Sushi 0.7 mi
3222 SW 35th Blvd, Gainesville (352) 335-3030
Miya Sushi serves reasonably-priced Japanese food, specializing in good quality sushi and friendly service.
Falafel King Sandwiches 0.7 mi
3252 SW 35th Blvd, Gainesville (352) 375-6342
Falafel King Sandwiches serves Middle Eastern cuisine, including hummus, tabouleh, warm whole wheat pitas, and many more. Also, Baklava and Turkish coffees are available.
Indian Cuisine 0.7 mi
3550 Southwest 34th Street, Gainesville (352) 271-1190
Customers rave about the delicious Indian food at Indian Cuisine, with specialties such as chicken tikka, tandoori chicken, curry dishes, saag and saag paneer. Lamb, chicken, and vegetarian dishes are available, along with a variety of other foods.
Leonardo's Pizza by the Slice 1.1 mi
1245 W University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601, 352) 375-2007
As one leg of the "Leo Trio" (Leonardo's Pizza, Leonardo's 706, & Bistro 1245 - under the same ownership) that dominates food service on University Avenue, Leo's Pizza is almost as well known as UF football. Don't let the pierced and tattooed employees fool you. Leo's is good for both visiting families and students, who you can sometimes catch in the middle of a poetry reading or jam session. Try the Greek pizza with extra feta cheese and ask to thank Leo himself.
Burrito Brothers 1.1 mi
1402 W University Ave., Gainesville, FL 32603, (352) 378-5948
Burrito Brothers is a hole-in-the-wall restaurant that has managed to thrive in the Gainesville scene for about 30 years. Though it has changed locations recently, its fans still follow and dine. The burritos speak for themselves, and the prices are more than affordable for the portion sizes served up. Even when you leave Gainesville, you don't have to leave behind your burritos. A service is available to ship their frozen burritos by FedEx with tasty red sauce included.
Café Gardens 1.3 mi
1643 NW 1st Ave., Gainesville, FL 32603, (352) 376-2233
Cafe Gardens is hidden away from the University of Florida and downtown chaos, yet just across the street from the campus. Its beautiful courtyard setting has won it awards in the past. Not typically a student hangout, Cafe Gardens provides a laid-back atmosphere for adults and business people. Wine lovers can attend the wine tasting on Fridays, and patrons can bask in the taste of hand-pat burgers and Cafe Gardens' famous sweet potato fries for lunch or dinner.
Maude's Classic Cafe 1.4 mi
101 SE 2nd Pl # 101, Gainesville, FL 32601, (352) 336-9646
Located between the Sun City Center and Hippodrome, Maude's offers up possibly the best coffee and desserts in town. Menu favorites include amaretto or hazelnut flavored "steamers" (warm milk) and their signature desserts, each named after a celebrity. Weekend nights are the best time to lounge on their brick patio. Play board games with friends and listen to the sounds of local jazz bands like Unsafe Sax for mere dollars, courtesy of Maude's.
The Wine & Cheese Gallery 2.0 mi
113 N Main St, Gainesville, FL 32601 (352) 372-8446
One unique feature of The Gallery is its array of imported cheeses, candies, and racks of wine that you walk through before you're seated. Talk about cravings! In a cozy corner with soft music and an astounding wait staff, you'll relish the opportunity to sip gourmet (yet affordable) wines and dine on exotic sandwiches such as The Normandy - Brie cheese, apples, and cinnamon served on hot bread - or The Big Cheese - havarti, Jarlsberg, and Gouda.
Chopstix Cafe 2.1 mi
3500 SW 13th St., Gainesville, FL 32608, 352-367-0003
Choptsix is famous for two things. The first is its view from the dining hall, which overlooks a portion of Biven's Arm that flows underneath SW 13th Street. Here fishermen cast lines and gators swim freely. The second is its sushi variety - from the standard California roll to a tasty Gainesville original called the "Crispy Gator Roll" that is fried on the outside and holds a pocket of warm cream cheese, vegetables, and meat inside.
Dragonfly Sushi & Sake Co. 2.1 mi
201 SE 2nd Ave., Gainesville, FL 32601, (352) 371-3359
Dragonfly Sushi has a truly serene ambience. The music is never too loud, and the wait staff is both diligent and personable. Prices are mid-range. The food is decadent and served in large portions. And to top it off, any Asian cuisine lover will find it hard to choose from so many scrumptious menu items like sushi, noodles, and other entrees. Just remember to save room for dessert.
Emilianos Cafe 2.4 mi
7 SE 1st Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601, 352-375-7381
Emiliano's is conveniently located downtown at 7 SE 1st St., a few blocks away from the hustle and bustle. The best seating is found outdoors on the patio, where daytime diners can observe the movement of the city from their alcove and romantics can dine under the stars. My personal menu favorite is the Arroz con Pollo, a deliciously seasoned chicken with rice and black beans, and Amarillo, or sweet fried ripe plantains that tend to melt in your mouth.ille.
MT's Chophouse 6.8 mi
3833 NW 97th Blvd, Gainesville, FL (352) 331-7734
MT's Chophouse is an upscale restaurant in Gainesville serving supper only. Menu includes appetizers, soups & salads, comfort side items, Mt's seafood specialities, chops and chicken, signature prime steaks, and desserts. A huge selection of wines and martinis is also available.