Chapter 1: Food

The Freshman Fifteen is NOT a myth! Here in Gainesville we have a wide variety of places to grab a quick bite to eat, sit down and study with a large cup of coffee, eat ice cream with friends, and even go on a fancy date. Below we have provided you with popular eateries On and Off the UF campus. Scroll down to the tables, pick a restaurant that makes your tummy grumble and click on the links to learn more about it! We understand the struggle of a college budget, so remember to look out for daily or seasonal deals. Some poplar ones to get you guys started include: $3.99 Burgers at Social on Mondays, $6.99 Large Poke Sticks at Gumby’s Pizza on Tuesdays, and $5.99 Burritos at Tijuana Flats on Thursdays.

On Campus Eateries

Name of Restaurant Location Type of Food Menu Hours
Starbucks Locations Differ Coffee, tea, pastries, sandwiches. Menu Hours
Tijuana Flats 1720 W University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32602 Mexican Menu Everyday: 11am-9pm
Chipotle 1432 W University Ave, Gainesville Mexican fast food grill Menu Monday-Sunday: 10.45am-10pm
Chick fil a Locations Differ Fast food chicken/ salads Menu Hours
Chomp it Locations Differ Fast food salads, chicken tenders, burgers... Menu Hours
Subway Locations Differ Sandwiches and Salad Menu Hours
Croutons Exact Location Salads Menu Hours
Designer Greens 1702 W University Ave E, Gainesville, FL 32603 Salads/ Sandwiches Menu Monday-Friday: 11am-1.30pm
Saturday-Sunday: 12pm-7.30pm
Grill Fresh 17 NW 17th St, Gainesville, FL 32603 Healthy bowls Menu Sunday-Thursday: 11am-10pm
Friday-Saturday: 11am-11pm
Moes Exact Location Southwestern fast food Menu Hours
Swamp 1642 W University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32603 American food Menu Everyday: 11am-2am
Relish 1702 W University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32603 Fast food burgers Menu Monday-Saturday: 11am-3am
Sunday: 11am-1am
Wendys Exact Location Fast food burgers and salads Menu Hours
Social at Midtown 1728 W University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32603 Sports Bar and Grill Menu Everyday: 11am-2am
Pizza by the Slice (Italian Gator) 1728 W University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32603 Pizza Menu Monday-Friday: 11am-2.30am
Saturday: 5pm-2.30am
Sunday Closed
Sushi Chao 1620 W University Ave Ste A, Gainesville, FL 32603 Fast Sushi, poke bowls, boba tea and asian cuisine. Menu Monday-Friday: 11am-10pm
Saturday-Sunday: 12pm-10pm
Tatu 1702 W University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32603 Japanese and Sushi Menu Monday-Friday: 11am- 2am
Saturday: 6pm- 2am
Sunday: 6pm-10pm
Panda Express Exact Location Asian Menu Hours
Pita Pit 1702 W University Ave C, Gainesville, FL 32603 Pitas Menu Everyday: 11am-2am
Au Bon Pain Exact Locationsd.ufl.edu/dining/hours/RegularHours.aspx French Café Bakery Menu Hours

Off Campus Eateries

Name of Restaurant Location Type of Food Menu Hours
Pascals 112 NW 16th St, Gainesville, FL 32603 Coffee Shop Menu Mon-Fri: 8am-7pm
Sat-Sun: Closed
CYM Coffee Shop 5404 NW 8th Ave, Gainesville, FL 32605 Coffee Shop Mon-Fri: 7am-7pm
Sat-Sun: 8am-7pm
La Tienda 2204 SW 13th St, Gainesville, FL 32608 Mexican Menu Mon-Thurs: 11am-9:30pm
Fri-Sat: 11am-10pm
Sun: 11am-9pm
El Indio 407 NW 13th St, Gainesville, FL 32601 Mexican Menu Mon-Sun: 9am-10pm
Felipe's Mexican Taqueria 1209 W University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601 Mexican Menu Sun-Thurs: 11am-10pm
Friday: 11am-11pm
Saturday: 11am-12am
Boca Fiesta 232 SE 1 St, Gainesville, FL 32601 Mexican Menu Mon-Sat: 4pm-2am
Sun: 11am-11pm
Liquid Ginger 101 SE 2 Pl, Gainesville, FL 32601 Sushi/Chinese Menu Mon: 5pm-10pm
Tues-Fri: 11:30am-3pm & 5pm-10pm
Sat: 5pm-10:30pm
Sun: 12pm-3pm & 4pm-10pm
Dragonfly 201 SE 2nd Ave #104, Gainesville, FL 32601 Sushi/Japanese Menu Sun-Wed: 5pm-10pm
Thursday: 11:30am-2pm & 5pm-10pm
Friday: 11:30am-2pm & 5pm-11pm
Saturday: 5pm-11pm
Bento 3832 W Newberry Rd, Gainesville &
3841 SW Archer Rd, Gainesville
Japanese Menu Mon-Thurs: 11am-10pm
Fri: 11am-11pm
Sat: 11:30am-11pm
Sun: 11:30am-10pm
Yummy House 3102 SW 34th St, Gainesville, FL 32608 Authentic Chinese Food Menu Mon-Sun: 11am-2:30pm & 5pm-9:30pm
Vale Food Co. 3841 SW Archer Rd Suite B, Gainesville, FL 32608 Bowls, Acai, Avocado Toast Menu Mon-Sun: 10:30am-10:30pm
3 Natives 1023 FL-24, Gainesville, FL 32601 Acai Bowls & breakfast Menu Sun-Fri: 9am-6pm
Sat: 9am-8pm
Keke's Breakfast Cafe 4062 Plaza Blvd Suite 10, Gainesville, FL 32608 Brunch Menu Mon-Sun: 7am-2:30pm
Peach Valley Cafe 3275 SW 34th St, Gainesville, FL 32608 Brunch Menu Mon-Sun: 7am-2:30pm
Civilization 1511 NW 2nd St, Gainesville, FL 32601 Brunch Menu Mon: Closed
Tues-Thurs: 11am-2pm & 5:30pm-9pm
Fri: 11am-2pm & 5:30pm-9:30pm
Sat: 10am-2pm & 5:30pm-9:30pm
Sun: 10am-2pm
Flying Biscuit 4150 NW 16th Blvd, Gainesville, FL 32605 Brunch Menu Mon-Fri: 7am-3pm
Sat-Sun: 7am-4pm
Metro Diner 2130 SW 34th St, Gainesville, FL 32608 Brunch Menu Sun-Thurs: 6:30am-8pm
Fri-Sat: 6:30am-8:30pm
Bagels and Noodles 1222 W University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601 Bagels and Thai Cuisine Menu Mon-Sat: 6:30am-9pm
Sun: 6:30am- 3pm
Maple Street Biscuit 3904 SW Archer Rd, Gainesville, FL 32608 Southern Breakfast and Lunch Menu Mon-Thurs: 7am-2pm
Fri-Sat: 7am-3pm
Sun: Closed
OAK 15 SE 1st Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601 Southern Food Menu Sun-Wed: 11am-10pm
Thurs-Sat: 11am-2am
Emilianos 7 SE 1st Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601 Latin Menu Mon-Thurs: 11am-10pm
Fri-Sat: 11am-10:30pm
Sun: 10am-3pm
Mi Apa 114 SW 34th St, Gainesville, FL 32607 Latin Menu Sun-Thurs: 7am-10pm
Fri-Sat: 7am-11pm
Blaze Pizza 3617 SW Archer Rd, Gainesville, FL 32608 Pizza Menu Sun-Thurs: 10:30am-11pm
Fri-Sat: 10:30am-12am
Satchels Pizza 1800 NE 23rd Ave, Gainesville, FL 32609 Pizza/Italian Menu Sun-Mon: Closed
Tues-Sat: 11am-10pm
Gumby's Pizza 15 SE 1st Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601 Pizza Menu Sun-Thurs: 11am-3am
Fri-Sat: 11am-4am
Hyppo 214 SE 2nd Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601 Gourmet Ice Pops Menu Sun-Thurs: 11am-10pm
Fri-Sat: 11am-12am
Mr. Cool 1025 W University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601 Rolled Thai Ice Cream Menu Sun-Thurs: 11:30am-10:30pm
Fri-Sat: 11:30am-12am
Sweet Berries 505 NW 13th St, Gainesville, FL 32601 Ice Cream Menu Sun-Thurs: 11am-10pm
Fri-Sat: 11am-11pm
D'lites Emporium 4216 NW 16th Blvd, Gainesville, FL 32605 Ice Cream Menu Mon-Thurs: 11am-9pm
Fri-Sat: 11am-10pm
Sun: 12pm-9pm
Cookiegasm 12 SW 2nd St, Gainesville, FL 32601 Late Night Cookie Delivery Menu Sun-Wed: 6pm-1am
Thurs-Sat: 6pm-3am
Midnight cookies 3345 SW 34th St Ste 1, Gainesville, FL 32608 Late Night Cookie Delivery Menu Mon-Fri: 6pm-2am
Sat: 3pm-2am
Sun: 3pm-1am
Lollicup Coffee and Tea 3550 SW 34th St, Gainesville, FL 32608 Dessert Drink Shop Menu Mon-Sat: 12pm-12am
Sun: 12pm-11pm
Which Wich 3524 SW Archer Rd, Gainesville, FL 32608 Sandwiches Menu Mon-Sun: 10am-10pm
Daily Green 436 SE 2nd St, Gainesville, FL 32601 Vegetarian fast food and juices Menu Mon-Tues: Closed
Wed-Sat: 11am-7pm
Sun: 10am-2pm
Karma Cream 15 SE 1st Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601 Vegan Treats Menu Mon-Fri: 8am-11pm
Sat-Sun: 10am-11pm
Reggae Shack 619 W University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601 Jamaican Menu Mon-Sun: 11am-10pm
Paramount Grill 12 SW 1st Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601 Gourmet American Menu Mon: 5pm-9:30pm
Tues-Thurs: 11am-2pm & 5pm-9:30pm
Fri-Sat: 11am-2pm & 5pm-10:30pm
Sun: 10am-3pm & 5pm-9:30pm
BurgerFi 3524 SW Archer Rd, Gainesville, FL 32608 America Shack Menu Sun-Thurs: 11am-10pm
Fri-Sat: 11am-12am
The Top 30 N Main St, Gainesville, FL 32601 American Menu Mon: Closed
Tues-Sat: 5pm-2am
Sun: 10am-2pm & 5pm-2am
Zoes Kitchen 3730 SW Archer Rd Ste 220, Gainesville, FL 32608 Fast Food Mediterranean Menu Mon-Sun: 11am- 9:30pm
Harry's Seafood 110 SE 1st St, Gainesville, FL 32601 Seafood Menu Sun-Thurs: 11am-10pm
Fri-Sat: 11am-11pm
Leonardo's 706 1245 W University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601 Italian Menu Mon-Thurs: 5pm-10pm
Fri-Sat: 5pm-11pm
Sun: 10:30am-3pm & 5pm-10pm

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