What’s in a name? Simply great Gainesville food, that’s what. Because if the names of the restaurants in the area are any indication of the creativity of the chefs inside them, diners are in for quite a culinary treat here. After all, who could resist trying out a place named the Monkey Barrel or the Happy Pickle Deli?
Whether you stop in at 2Dog or 2 Fat Guys, Home Sweet Georgia or SeaBones, you’ll find innovative and creative cuisine, often with a Southern twist.
In fact, Southern cooking is done in myriad delicious ways here, such as local-inspired Georgia pecan chicken at Peeches on the Tracks. Sweet Magnolias Café & Bakery does “Southern soul food with a twist,” while Home Sweet Georgia dishes up delectable desserts such as peaches-and-cream strudel and blueberry muffins.
Downtown, diners run to 2Dog for dishes using locally grown produce and sauces made in-house. The Happy Pickle Deli serves up tasty deli and panini sandwiches such as the Rocky Balboa and Alexander the Great. The Monkey Barrel is a popular pub known for pizza, pasta and an extensive beer list, and SeaBones is the place to go if you hungry for seafood, steaks and live local music in a warm atmosphere.
At 2 Fat Guys, they toss and top, you take and bake – real pizza with quality ingredients hand-picked by you, that is. 2 Fat Guys is a “take and bake” pizzeria where customers can choose from an array of fresh toppings, then take their pizza to bake and enjoy in the comfort of their own kitchen.
Thanks to a prominent Hispanic population, Gainesville residents and visitors enjoy some of the best Mexican food north of the border, at places such as Los Dos Hermanos, La Flor de Jalisco and Mi Placita. Just a few more names to add to your list of places to eat in Gainesville.