Highest-rated cheap eats in Gainesville, according to Tripadvisor

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July 22, 2022
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Highest-rated cheap eats in Gainesville, according to Tripadvisor

With the advent of Big Data, it's easier than ever to quantify what people like around the globe. And when it comes to food—particularly easy, cheap eats—Americans have very specific opinions. Dining brands in U.S. have a long and storied history, and whether they're fast food, fast-casual, high-end, or super cheap, American restaurants offer something for almost everyone.

Stacker compiled a list of the highest rated restaurants in Gainesville that are listed as "cheap eats" on Tripadvisor. Tripadvisor rankings factor in the average rating and number of reviews. Some restaurants on the list may have recently closed. Easy, inexpensive options here run the gamut of cuisine, service options, and styles. The restaurants on this list are chock-full of variety, mixing ethnicities, food regions, and cultures into steaming melting pots of deliciousness.

Anyone reading the list will surely see some favorite eateries and classic go-to restaurants. Keep reading to see if any of your favorite cheap eateries made the list.

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#30. Steak 'n Shake

- Rating: 3.5 / 5 (108 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (3.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Fast Food
- Address: 3714 SW 42nd Street, Gainesville, FL 32608
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#29. El Dorado Mexican Restaurant

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (13 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (5.0/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Mexican, Latin
- Address: 4005 SW 40th Blvd, Gainesville, FL 32608-2373
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#28. Tijuana Flats

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (41 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Mexican
- Address: 1720 W University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32603-1839
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#27. Daylight Donuts

- Rating: 5.0 / 5 (20 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (5.0/5), Service (5.0/5), Value (5.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Bakeries
- Address: 1109 N Main St, Gainesville, FL 32601-4373
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#26. Chick-fil-A

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (77 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, American
- Address: 3621 SW Archer Rd, Gainesville, FL 32608
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#25. Volta coffee

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (38 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (3.5/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Coffee & Tea, Cafe
- Address: 48 SW 2nd St, Gainesville, FL 32601-6236
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#24. PDQ Gainesville

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (61 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, American
- Address: 3403 W University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32607-2402
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#23. Sweet Dreams Ice Cream

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (76 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Dessert, American
- Address: 3437 W University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32607-2402
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#22. Five Star Pizza

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (28 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Pizza, Italian
- Address: 600 NW 75th St Ste D, Gainesville, FL 32607-1693
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#21. Yogurtology

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (35 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Dessert, American
- Address: 3730 SW Archer Rd Ste 230, Gainesville, FL 32608-2336
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#20. Zeezenia Kitchen

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (26 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Middle Eastern, Egyptian
- Address: 2325 SW 13th St, Gainesville, FL 32608-2006
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#19. Tijuana Flats

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (48 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, Mexican
- Address: 3205 Clark Butler Blvd, Gainesville, FL 32608-2435
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#18. David's Real Pit BBQ

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (91 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Barbecue
- Address: 5121 NW 39th Ave # A, Gainesville, FL 32606-5943
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#17. Mac's Drive Thru

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (32 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (5.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Fast Food
- Address: 129 NW 10th Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601-2305
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#16. Country Foodly

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (45 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Cafe
- Address: 5240 NW 34th Blvd Ste D, Gainesville, FL 32605-6101
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#15. Sababa

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (25 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (5.0/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
- Address: 101 SE 2nd Pl Suite 108, Gainesville, FL 32601-1807
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#14. Relish Downtown

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (52 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (3.5/5), Atmosphere (3.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, American
- Address: 201 SE 2nd Ave Ste 106, Gainesville, FL 32601-5807
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#13. Flacos

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (56 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, Latin
- Address: 200 W University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601-5210
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#12. Hogan's Great Sandwiches

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (31 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, American
- Address: 2327 NW 13th St, Gainesville, FL 32609-2839
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#11. David's Real Pit BBQ

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (54 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Barbecue
- Address: 521 NE 23rd Ave, Gainesville, FL 32609-8604
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#10. Krispy Kreme Doughnuts

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (48 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (5.0/5), Service (5.0/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Bakeries, American
- Address: 310 NW 13th St, Gainesville, FL 32601-4909
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#9. La Pasadita

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (87 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Mexican, Spanish
- Address: 4126 NW 6th St, Gainesville, FL 32609-1748
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#8. Karma Cream

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (49 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Coffee & Tea, Cafe
- Address: 607 W University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601-5155
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#7. BurgerFi

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (121 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (3.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, American
- Address: 3524 SW Archer Rd, Gainesville, FL 32608-2426
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#6. Zoes Kitchen

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (90 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, Mediterranean
- Address: 3730 SW Archer Rd #220, Gainesville, FL 32608
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#5. Maple Street Biscuit Company - Butler Plaza

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (115 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, American
- Address: 3904 SW Archer Rd Butler Plaza, Gainesville, FL 32608-2342
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#4. Mi Apa Latin Cafe

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (306 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Latin, Cafe
- Address: 114 SW 34th St, Gainesville, FL 32607-2851
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#3. La Tienda Latina

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (273 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, Mexican
- Address: 2204 SW 13th St, Gainesville, FL 32608-2005
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#2. The Hyppo Gourmet Ice Pops

- Rating: 5.0 / 5 (84 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (5.0/5), Service (5.0/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Dessert, American
- Address: 214 SE 2nd Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601-6812
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#1. Blaze Pizza

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (296 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, Italian
- Address: 3617 SW Archer Rd, Gainesville, FL 32608-2412
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