Micanopy is a quiet, quaint town only 20-minutes away from Gainesville. As you enter the city limits tucked away in the cool shade of the trees, you feel as though you cross a boundary into another world. Time, here, has come to halt–you’re transported back to a much more simple, peaceful time. It’s the perfect place to enjoy a relaxing, hearty, small-town meal. Explore these Micanopy, FL, restaurants, and discover everything about this surreal area. And, if you need more inspiration on what to do around Gainesville, use our Vacation Guide to plan the rest of your trip
Enjoy These Micanopy, FL, Restaurants, and Other Cool Facts About the Area
Upon entering the Old Florida Cafe, you’ll love the eclectic, antique Florida decor complete with bright pink plastic flamingos. However, choose to enjoy a delicious meal in the shade of the trees covered in gorgeous, Spanish Moss. We recommend their fresh, veggie sandwich, paired with an ice-cold glass of sweet tea. Make sure you save room for their sweet desserts like homemade ice cream!
For authentic, southern cuisine, make a stop at the Yearling Restaurant and Cocktail Lounge. This establishment embodies the feel of the old south not only in their home-style cooking and comfortable decor, but also in their traditional southern hospitality. You’ll really feel like you’ve traveled back in time. Sit back with an appetizer of fried green tomatoes, sip on a cocktail, and enjoy the sounds of live blues music.
Get a taste of traditional barbeque at Pearl Country Store and Barbeque. Enjoy selections like pork, brisket, and chicken sandwiches as well as southern sides like baked beans, fried okra, and potato salad. Not only does this establishment serve up fantastic, hearty meals, but another part of the building serves as a convenience store so you can grab a snack or drink while you’re out exploring the area!
If you need a pick-me-up from all these hearty foods, make a visit to this small cafe. Their Chai Tea Latte is fantastic, and it’s even better when you order it cold to cut the Florida heat. However, if you’re still in need of a snack, they offer some of the best, melt-in-your-mouth pastries like flakey, buttery croissants, bear claws, and so much more.
Interesting Facts About Micanopy, Florida
Micanopy, Florida, is a gem for movie buffs. Actors River and Joaquin Phoenix lived in the small town throughout their teenage years, and often visit the area to see their mother who lives there on her ranch.
Not only this, but the 1990’s film, “Doc Hollywood” featuring actors Michael J. Fox, Bridget Fonda, and Woody Harrelson was also filmed here! The local antique shop name Delectable Collectables was used in the movie a bank.
Book a stay at Sweetwater Branch Inn to stay just nearby these wonderful Micanopy, FL, restaurants. We recommend the Tiffany Suite, which comes complete with a queen-size bed, a gorgeous, Victorian-style bedframe, and a relaxing clawfoot tub.
We look forward to hosting you here at our inn!