Where to Find the Best Outdoor Fine Dining in Gainesville, FL

Finding a great restaurant that offers outdoor seating might be on top of your to-do listbut it doesn’t mean it’s an easy task. If you’re coming to visit our beautiful city of Gainesville but have never been before, we’re here to help! In this blog, we’ll share with you three of our favorite spots for outdoor fine dining in Gainesville, FL, so you can treat your taste buds while enjoying the fresh air. Read on, take notes, and get ready for a scenic culinary experience! 

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Discover 3 Amazing Spots for Outdoor Fine Dining in Gainesville, FL 


Gainesville is a great town for foodiesYou’ll find an excellent selection of high-end restaurants no matter what you’re in the mood for. And, to make your experience even better, many offer outdoor seating! One of our favorite places to dine iDragonfly. This Japanese restaurant is a must-try for sushi lovers and has an outdoor bar and dining area where you can enjoy delicious cocktails and sashimi and maki rolls 

Dragonfly is open daily from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.  


If youre craving Mediterranean flavorsAmelia’s is the destination for you. This fine dining establishment offers delectable Old-World flair along with flavorful dishes that will have you coming back for more. The restaurant’s outdoor seating area is the perfect backdrop for a romantic date night. Bring a light jacket, order a bottle of red wine, and make sure you try their lobster ravioli Alfonso! 

Amelia’s is open Tuesday through Sunday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. 

Harry’s Seafood Bar and Grill 

Harry’s Seafood Bar and Grill is ideal for seafood lovers. Sit on the patio overlooking the street and get ready for a delicious lunch or dinner. Discover the delectable flavors of Cajun and Creole cuisine with dishes like jambalaya, shrimp’ n grits, and Louisiana fondeaux 

Harry’s is open daily from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. 

Treat Yourself to One of the Best B&B Experiences in Gainesville 

Bedroom View SweetwaterAfter a delicious meal at these outdoor fine dining restaurants, come home to one of the top B&Bs in Gainesville! Sweetwater Branch Inn invites you for a relaxing experience in our stunning Victorian home. Here, you can unwind, escape the stress of daily lifeand enjoy being pampered like you deserve to be pampered.  

When you stay in one of our elegant rooms or cottages, be sure to indulge in our exclusive packages, too. From massage add-ons to free bike rentals to romantic chef-prepared dinners, we have what you need to make your stay extra special. So, what are you waiting for? Check our availability and start planning your next trip to Gainesville! 

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