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Floridians/Gator Fans: Good places to eat in Gainesville?

Jun 20th, 2008, 06:52 AM
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Floridians/Gator Fans: Good places to eat in Gainesville?

Will be in Gainesville for two days on business next week. Any unique/must try eating spots while I'm there?
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Jun 20th, 2008, 07:07 AM
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Emilianos <http://www.emilianoscafe.com/menusmain.html> is as good as any.
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Jun 21st, 2008, 08:26 AM
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My husband attended UF a few years ago and my sister is there now. We enjoy Mildred's Big City Food (fine dining)or their more casual version, New Deal Cafe. www.mildredsbigcityfood.com

For a true Gainesville experience, try The Swamp Restaurant. http://swamprestaurant.com/ (Obviously, it is across from the stadium, The Swamp)

Another good stop is Ballyhoo Grill. www.ballyhoogrill.lbu.com/

Have a great trip.
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Jun 21st, 2008, 08:48 AM
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It has been 35 years since I was at the UF, but back then there was a restaurant just south of the city called Pirate's Cove. It had an outdoor deck that was over part of Payne's Prairie and you could hear (or see) the gators.
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Jun 26th, 2008, 02:54 PM
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ChrisF101 & Orlando_Vic:

Had time for dinner and then lunch the following day in Gainesville. We had a very nice dinner on the patio at The Swamp and very much enjoyed the affordable menu items and drinks and the the laid back college vibe. The next day on the way out of town, we had a good lunch at Emiliano's. We'll be back, so Mildred's and Ballyhoo are on the list for next time. Thanks for the great suggestions.
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Jun 26th, 2008, 04:23 PM
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Thanks for the good feedback. Glad you had a positive gastronomic experience!
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Jan 28th, 2009, 02:59 PM
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Back in Gainesville again. Had a very good meal (firecracker shrimp, grouper almondine) at Ballyhoo Grill last night and enjoyed the informal atmosphere there. Look forward to trying Mildred's next.
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Jan 28th, 2009, 06:14 PM
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Try Paramount Grill on SW 1st Avenue right downtown!
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Jan 28th, 2009, 07:09 PM
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Well nothing beats the free food from the Hare Krishnas on the UF campus by the main library.
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Jan 29th, 2009, 12:47 AM
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"Well nothing beats the free food from the Hare Krishnas on the UF campus by the main library."

They're still there? I was at UF until 1974 and they were at the Plaza of the Americas everyday. Maybe they can be considered the oldest restaurant in town (LOL)? My husband used to eat lunch with them when his money started to run out. I never took advantage of their hospitality.

Go Gators!
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Feb 4th, 2009, 07:13 PM
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Okay. I'm sold. Had a fantastic meal at Mildred's Big City Food; best I've had in Gainesville to date:

www.mildredsbigcityfood.com
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