Food & Drink in Gainesville

$12 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Pub Food at Sweet Mel’s ($20 Total Value)

Sweet Mel's

Gainesville

$10 $6

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Buffalo chicken wings and cheese sticks washed down by beers and well drinks within red and black bar with poetry and live music

Italian Dinner for Two at Amelia's Italian Cuisine (Up to 45% Off). Two Options Available.

Amelia's Italian Cuisine

Gainesville

$40 $22

Gainesville chef follows Old World Italian recipes to craft dishes from fresh, locally sourced ingredients

$15 for Three Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Barbecue at Bacon's BBQ ($30 Total Value)

Bacon's BBQ

La Crosse

$10 $5

Eatery dishes out barbecue cuisine such as a chicken ranch sandwich, beef brisket, award-winning ribs, and RedNeck nachos with pulled pork

$12 for $20 Worth of Southern Cuisine at Yearling Restaurant

Yearling Restaurant

Micanopy

$20 $12

Frog legs, beef, catfish, and alligator fill traditional southern cuisine dishes; enjoy a meal while listening to a blues artist

Fresh Italian Cuisine at The Fat Tuscan Cafe (50% Off). Two Options Available.

The Fat Tuscan

Duckpond

$24 $12

Salads and Italian-inspired entrées made from fresh, seasonal ingredients, plus original-recipe soups, served in historic home

$20 Gift Card Plus $5 Bonus Card for Tex-Mex at Tijuana Flats

Tijuana Flats

On Location

$25 $20

Hormone-free chicken, pork, and steak fill burritos, tostadas, and chimichangas; vegetarian dishes made with lard-free beans

Comedy Show and Drinks for Two, Four, or Six at Rockeys Dueling Piano Bar on Wednesdays at 9:30 p.m. (Half Off)

Rockeys Dueling Piano Bar

Gainesville

$24 $12

Nationally touring comedians transform piano bar into a sanctum of side-splitting jokes while guests sip on delicious cocktails

Complimentary Wine Tasting for Two or Four One Take-Home Bottle Per Person at Island Grove Wine Company (47% Off)

Island Grove Wine Company

Ocala/Gainesville

$34 $19

Complimentary tasting helps in the selection of bottles of fruit wine engineered by expert winemaker Chase Marden.

Two Ice-Cream Pints or Milkshakes, or Combo Meals for Two or Four at Working Cow Homemade (Up to 56% Off)

Working Cow Homemade

Gainesville

$12 $6

Ice-cream aficionados scoop out mounds of homemade ice cream, and guests nosh on salads and wraps

Kosher Mediterranean Food at Sababa UF (Half Off).

Sababa UF

UF Hillel Center

$10 $5

Cooks prepare authentic Israeli falafel at vegan-friendly kiosk with vegan shawarma and sweet-potato latkes

$11 for $20 Worth of Sandwiches, Salads, Soups and Desserts at Old Florida Cafe

Old Florida Cafe

Micanopy

$20 $11

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Café is known for cuban sandwiches, black beans and rice, reubens, key lime pies, and wild orange pies; also serves Blue Bell ice cream

$11 for $20 Worth of Thai Food at Wah Ha Ha

Wah Ha Ha

Gainesville

$20 $11

Fried Thai specialties and savory noodle soups

Sushi or Rice Bowl Meal for Two or Four at How Do You Roll (Up to 43% Off)

How Do You Roll

University Park

$25 $16

Build-your-own sushi rolls and rice bowls fill bellies with ingredients ranging from strawberries and chicken to spicy tuna and salads

Drinks and Hookah at Infinity Lounge (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

Infinity Lounge

location

$20 $11

Guests down drinks and savor hookah on comfortable couches as electronic dance music plays in the background

$10 for $20 Worth of Pizza and Italian Food at Big Lou's New York Style Pizzeria

Big Lou's New York Style Pizzeria

Gainesville

$20 $10

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New York-style mediterranean and barbecue-chicken pizzas served up hot alongside meaty lasagna, calzones, and italian subs

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What started as a quest to find hope during the recession turned out to be an endlessly fun adventure for sweetFrog founders, Derek Cha and his wife, Annah Kim. Since opening their first sweetFrog in 2009, the frozen yogurt chain has grown to more than 100 stores in more than 15 states, and even one in South Korea. Regardless of what shop guests visit, the concept stays the same; Grab a cup or waffle cone and fill it with fresh milk-blended, soft-serve frozen. Then, hit up the toppings bar?which is stocked daily?and pile on spoonfuls of toppings such as fresh mangos and strawberries, granola, almonds, Oreos, Snickers, or strawberry syrup. Amid the bright pink and green colors often found inside the stores, flavors and toppings are always on rotation to ensure taste buds stay on their toes.

Along with offering guests an exceptional frozen yogurt experience, Derek, Annah, and the rest of sweetFrog?s store owners give back to their communities by donating a portion of their proceeds.

2835 Southwest 91st Street
Gainesville,
FL
US

When bartender Larry Raikes moved from Buffalo, New York, to Jacksonville, Florida, in 1982, he couldn't find a single sub—so he stopped mixing drinks and started making his own sandwiches. From that single sub shop, Larry's Giant Subs has mushroomed into an international fount of sandwiches. For each order, sandwich-makers pair provolone cheese with black Angus USDA–choice extra-lean roast beef, 98% fat-free ham, or other meats displayed in a deli case. They also pile slices of all-natural, charcoal-grilled chicken breasts onto their signature bread, which is shipped in daily from Costanzo's Bakery in Buffalo.

Inside the shop, huge images of King Kong—the shop's mascot—tower over guests, secretly helping young diners to make their sandwich selection in exchange for bananas, and New York–theme memorabilia serves to remind them of their subs' heritage. For hosts and hostesses supplying their own ambiance, Larry's Giant Subs caters platters, 3-foot subs, and 6-footers that feed up to 30 people.

1620 W University Ave
Gainesville,
FL
US

Cuisine Type: Thai

Most popular offering: Thai food and noodle soup

Kid-friendly: Yes

Delivery / Take-out Available: Take-out only

Alcohol: Beer and wine only

Number of Tables: 11?25

Outdoor Seating: No

Established: 2014

Wah Ha Ha's menu may look pretty traditional for a Thai restaurant, but look closer and you'll find at least a few surprising flavors. The cooks here are fearless when it comes to frying pad thai, pineapple and shrimp fried rice, and even traditional Thai curry. For dessert, they prepare coconut tapioca and?in typical fashion?fried ice cream. Every day from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wah Ha Ha serves an all-you-can-eat lunch buffet featuring specials such as shrimp toast, which is technically considered breakfast in underwater countries.

1902 Southwest 13th Street
Gainesville,
FL
US

In 1991, tired of sating their late-night delivery cravings with pizza, University of Florida pals Matt Friedman and Adam Scott concocted an alternative snack in their frat house's kitchen. Many hours and tweaked sauce recipes later, the duo dispensed their brand of buffalo wings to the university’s students, selling out their stock in the first two nights. Since relocating from the frat house to its two original Gainesville storefronts, Wing Zone has opened nearly 100 locations nationwide, supplying wing lovers with boneless bites slathered in 15 award-winning flavors, including nuclear habanero, garlic parm, and blue buffalo. Three of the pair’s sauces have garnered awards at the National Buffalo Wing Festival, which recently inducted Adam and Scott into the Buffalo Wing "Hall of Flame," where they share reigniting duty every time a strong breeze extinguishes its symbolic eternal flame.

923 W University Ave
Gainesville,
FL
US

Joe’s Place infuses its steakhouse fare with local flair, peppers its menu with locally produced vegetables and tempeh, and adorns its walls with local artists’ work. Award-winning soups and a verdant salad bar presage flavorful steaks, such as the 10-ounce sirloin stuffed with boursin cheese, and other gourmet meats such as mesquite pork, shrimp, and mahi-mahi. Sandwiches range from burgers with patties shaped from local beef to the tempeh reuben. Without drizzling steaks with melted gelato, the kitchen staff pays homage to the splendor of Italian cuisine by way of diverse pastas such as the house ziti, baked to a golden brown. A weekly rotation of specials guarantees a festive theme every night, such as Friday devoted to inventive chef creations and family-night Wednesday, on which kids eat free and menus shout “Do your homework!” when opened.

5109 NW 39th Ave
Gainesville,
FL
US

Cuisine Type: American-Italian

Most popular offering: Crab cakes

Reservations: Optional

Kid-friendly: Yes

Delivery / Take-out Available: Takeout only

Alcohol: Full bar

Number of Tables: 25?50

Outdoor Seating: Yes

Established: 2014

Parking: Free street parking

Handicap Accessible: Yes

Pro Tip: Please call ahead for a party of 10 or more.

Q&A with the Owner

In your own words, how would you describe your menu?

The menu is small, but it covers all price points. We offer appetizers, a selection of salads, and entrees from burgers to filet mignon. Jake's menu also includes several items that are appropriate for vegetarians.

14960 Main Street
Alachua,
FL
US