Best Gainesville, FL Restaurants

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    10. Ember's

    Ember's easily welcomes tables of two as well as larger groups of diners, so they're great for special occasions or a romantic evening. Come for the mains, but stay for the sides, which include mac and fours cheeses...

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    9. New Deal Cafe

    Located next door to Mildred's Big City Food, the New Deal Cafe offers the same great quality as her sister restaurant but with a lighter fare. Check out the 12-oz. burgers that they say are "the best anywhere!" Go...

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    8. Mark's Prime Steakhouse

    Special-occasion dining reigns at Mark's, a top-quality, downtown steakhouse. Wood-grilled USDA Prime beef, sizzling and butter-basted, comes in a number of cuts, from an 8-oz. filet to a 20-oz. rib-eye. If that's...

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    7. The Yearling

    Located near Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings' rural home and inspired by her Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, this appealing restaurant is a wonderful throwback to Florida's early days. Florida Cracker fare, a variation of...

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    6. The Top

    A Gainesville favorite, expect fare that will please everyone in your party. From juicy burgers to peanut butter pie, each bite will confirm you made the right choice when you decided to dine at The Top. Even...

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    5. Emiliano's Café

    Distinguished by a striped awning, Emiliano's offers fabulous outdoor dining and a menu of zesty pan-Latin dishes. Make a meal from the tapas, which include steamed mussels, empanadas, ceviches, fried plantains and...

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    4. Paramount Grill

    Chef-owner Clif Nelson, by all accounts, has a way with food. His insistence on fresh, premium ingredients and his talent for combining flavors and textures is always spot-on. The inviting, carefully edited dining...

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    2. Leonardo's 706

    Thanks to impeccable gourmet cuisine and upscale atmosphere, this restaurant has become one of Gainesville's favorites for impressing a date or visiting parents. Pastas garner rave reviews, whether you choose a...

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    1. Dragonfly Sushi & Sake Company Inc.

    Undoubtedly one of Gainesville's hippest establishments, Dragonfly is also one of its most popular. In fact, diners frequently flock to the restaurant for inventive, top-quality sushi and for cooked Japanese fare...

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