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Top 50 Places To Eat In North Central Florida



There’s no shortage of great food in North Central Florida. Yelp’s here to help guide you to delicious eats for the second half of 2019 with Yelp’s Top 50 Places to Eat in North Central Florida! This list showcases what makes our foodie scene so unique—and will help you discover new off-the-beaten-path, hyperlocal spots. From five-star barbecue and brunch to white tablecloth dining and food trucks, this Top 50 List rounds up all the hidden gems folks love from Gainesville, down to Ocala, and everywhere in between.

Did your favorite hot-spot land on the list? Let us know what you think on Instagram and Facebook using the hashtags #YelpTop50 and #YelpGNV. You can also follow our newly created Top 50 Places to Eat in North Central Florida bookmark collection to have this entire list available at your fingertips! And don’t forget to leave love via a review about your favorite businesses on the list.

Yelp’s Top 50 Places to Eat in North Central Florida 2019:

  1. Daybreak Pleasant Street (Gainesville)
  2. Haeorum Foods (Ocala)
  3. Big Lee’s – Serious About Barbecue (Ocala)  
  4. Cafe Havana (Ocala)
  5. La Cocina De Abuela (Gainesville)
  6. Zeezenia Kitchen & Market (Gainesville)
  7. Off the Hook Bar and Grill (Belleview)
  8. Southern Palate (Dunnellon)
  9. Call Street Cafe (Stark)
  10. afternoon (Gainesville)
  11. Tony & Al’s Deli (Alachua)
  12. Blue Wagyu (Gainesville)
  13. Artman Country Smokehouse (Summerfield)
  14. Sababa (Gainesville)
  15. La Hacienda (Ocala)
  16. Latin American Cafe (Ocala)
  17. Beque Holic (Gainesville)
  18. Daily Green (Gainesville)
  19. Bagelicious Deli & Bakery (Ocala)
  20. Brooklyn’s Backyard (Ocala)
  21. Pearl Country Store & Barbecue (Gainesville)
  22. The Talented Cookie Company (High Springs)
  23. The Spot (Gainesville)
  24. Chelsea Coffee Company (Ocala)
  25. Mac’s Drive Thru (Gainesville)
  26. Lotus Asian and Natural Food Market (Ocala)
  27. Pepe’s Mexican Store (Ocala)
  28. Ocala’s Downtown Diner (Ocala)
  29. Dolce Vita Bakery Cafe (Gainesville)
  30. Sayulita Taqueria (Ocala)
  31. Embers Wood Grill (Gainesville)
  32. Satchel’s Pizza (Gainesville)
  33. La Tienda Latina (Gainesville)
  34. Mary’s Cuban Kitchen Express (Ocala)
  35. Curia On The Drag (Gainesville)
  36. Amrit Palace (Ocala)
  37. Hardwood Smokehouse (Ocala)
  38. Tony and Al’s (Alachua)
  39. Manuel’s Vintage Room (Gainesville)
  40. Cup O The Irish (Ocala)
  41. Main Street Pie (Alachua)
  42. Country Foodly (Gainesville)
  43. Caribbean Spice (Gainesville)
  44. Sweet Buns Bakery (Gainesville)
  45. 1842 Daily Grind & Mercantile (Cedar Key)
  46. Northgate Diner (Ocala)
  47. Arepas Milko (Newberry)
  48. Italian Gator Pizza (Gainesville)
  49. Karma Cream (Gainesville)
  50. A’xin Mahzu Sushi & Grill (Gainesville)

Methodology: This is a list of the top places to eat in North Central Florida in 2019 according to Yelp. All of the businesses on this list are in the Restaurant or Food categories on Yelp and are places where one can eat a full meal at the business. “Best” is measured using an algorithm that looks at the number of reviews and star rating for a business over the past year. This list looked at businesses in: Alachua, Bradford, Levy and Marion counties.

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