Food & Drink in Lake City

Yearling Restaurant – 40% Off Southern Cuisine

The 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

$24.47 Off Dinner at Jake's Bistro

Jake's Bistro

Alachua

$69.47 $45

Starters, salads, and entrees from burgers to filet mignon inside a bistro equipped with a full bar, draft beers, and big-screen TVs

40% Off Pub Food at Sweet Mel's

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

Up to 56% Off at Gator Tales Sports Bar

Gator Tales

Gainesville

$12 $6

Wings, sandwiches, wraps, and burgers served alongside a variety of pours from the bar

Up to 56% Off Working Cow Homemade Frozen Treats

Working Cow Homemade

Gainesville

$12 $6

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

45% Off Sandwiches 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

50% Off at Debbie's Cakes at Sugar Refined Bake Shop

Debbie's Cakes at Sugar Refined Bake Shop

Newberry

$8 $4

Bake shop is stocked with daily rotating treats such as donuts, whoopie pies, cream-cheese bars, and an assortment of cupcakes

Half Off Personalized M&M'S from Mymms.com

MyMMs.com

Online Deal

$30 $15

Create personalized M&M’S party favors and gifts for birthdays, weddings, graduations, Mother's Day, baby showers, and more

$5 Off 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

Up to 50% Off Drinks and Hookah at Infinity Lounge

Infinity Lounge

location

$20 $11

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

50% Off at Bacon's BBQ

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

$10 for 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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The founders of Working Cow Homemade share more than just a name. Fueled by their mutual love for frozen desserts, Tim and Tim craft more than 100 varieties of hand-blended ice cream using only quality ingredients. To ensure that these ingredients—which include grade-A cream, pure cane sugar, and fruits—come together to produce a superior taste and silky texture, staffers mingle them in icy batch freezers before scooping the finished product onto cones. Flavors rotate weekly, and the roster of possibilities ranges from basic vanilla and chocolate to Crazy Cake, a cake-flavored ice cream loaded with ribbons of blue frosting, cake pieces, sprinkles, and an emergency straitjacket. Staffers are also at the ready with delicious dessert alternatives including sugar-free flavors and sherbets. Working Cow peddles its signature ice creams in a space shared with Gumby’s Pizza, and offers its own menu of savory salads and wraps.

2028 SW 34th St
Gainesville,
FL
US

According to their menu, Big Lou's chefs pledge allegiance to Italy's cuisine, but they prefer the way New Yorkers cook it. They bring this distinctive style of pizza to sunny Florida, rolling out paper-thin crusts topped with heaps of gooey cheese and savory toppings—including gorgonzola, hot sauce, tempeh, and meatballs. The staff serves their red and white New York-style pizzas by the steaming-hot pie or in monstrous slices, and guests can choose to customize their own gourmet pizza with a subset of more than 30 toppings. As calzones and Stromboli bubble up in ovens, chefs also create hot and cold subs, as well as a short list of carefully crafted timeless Italian dishes. Baked ziti, stuffed shells, and lasagna emanate ambrosial scents on the casual eatery's classic red-and-white checkered tablecloths—there's no reason not to use pieces of lasagna as checkers. Outside, alternatively, an expansive patio hosts live bands on the weekends.

5 SE 2nd Ave.
Gainesville,
FL
US

Sweet Mel's combines food and drink in a way not seen since the invention of the banana milkshake, offering a lengthy lineup of burgers, beers, and mixed drinks inside a red and black bar. From their perches on exposed-brick walls, hungry TVs can only dream of sampling what they see—pork chops, deep-fried Oreos, beef patties sandwiched between funnel cakes (The Sweet Mel), and foot-long hoagies packed with slabs of ground beef and bacon (The Boss). To wash down big meals, bartenders pour a steady stream of martinis and specialty cocktails, and fill 100-ounce towers with beer, the only beverage that does not immediately curdle when poured into a tower. A wide array of events puts the corner stage to use, with $1 drafts on Mondays, trivia on Tuesday, and Shakespearean-style readings of the menu specials every day.

1 W University Ave
Gainesville,
FL
US

One of the largest locally owned gourmet coffee and tea shops in the U.S., Barnie's offers more than 50 different gourmet coffees with 15 delectable flavors. Barnie's typically brews four different fresh coffees each day, and a ballroom of smoothies and lattes waltzes alongside mochas, espressos, and cappuccinos. Sit and sip a freshly brewed cup ($1.59+) or begin hoarding bags of pre-ground or whole-bean specialties such as Santa's White Christmas ($9.49/12 oz.)—a combination of Barnie's blended coffee with hints of coconut, sweet caramel, and vanilla guaranteed to keep you alert during the season when homes are most vulnerable to invasion by diabolically generous bearded elves. Recently unfrozen British cavemen can warm up with signature teas such as organic raspberry truffle and white-ginger peach, while all others can hose down tongue gardens with summer specials such as the Barnie Palmer ($2.29–$2.59), a blend of strawberry iced tea and mango lemonade.

5750 Southwest 75th Street
Gainesville,
FL
US

Eight Yelpers give Caribbean Queen an average of four stars and three Google Mappers give it a perfect five-star rating.

507 NW 5th Ave
Gainesville,
FL
US

Offering a plethora of healthy handheld eats prepared with super-fresh produce and high-quality ingredients, Roly Poly’s menu has something to fit any discerning taste. Lunch on tongue-torpedoing sandwiches rolled in tortillas, toasty panini-like sandwiches, soups, and fresh salads. Sandwiches, such as a cold Cobb chicken salad roll, chicken Caesar roll, or hot-pressed hickory chicken, are served in 6” or 12” varieties (usually $3.95/$6.25). The hot-pressed spinach popper ($3.95/$6.25) comes stuffed with enough light cream cheese, baby spinach, plum tomatoes, onion, and jalapeños to soothe the grumbling food sack of even the most vivacious veggie lover.

4123 NW 16th Blvd
Gainesville,
FL
US