The Coop

As some of you may know, Kay Bros, one of Gainesville’s most beloved BBQ restaurants, recently closed down. However, a new restaurant has opened in its place that will be sure to satisfy the stomachs of chicken lovers all over Gainesville. The Coop, located at 1620 W. University, offers some of the freshest, juiciest chicken in town. From chicken tenders, to wings, to quesadillas and chicken biscuit bites, you will not be let down. Sides include cheesy macaroni, onion rings, coleslaw, and crinkle cut fries. The Coop also offers delicious desserts like classic ice cream shakes, cookies, funnel cake fries and even fried oreos. Reasonably priced and open daily from 11 am to 10 pm, you can’t go wrong with anything on their menu, so go on by and visit the Coop today.


For those of you who have cravings for a big juicy burger, but don’t want to feel guilty about it, you may want to give BurgerFi a try. The BurgerFi that will open soon will be located at 3518 Southwest Archer Road.  BurgerFi promises you burgers that are “never frozen, never cooked in a microwave oven and are guaranteed fresh, juicy and delicious”. Not only are their burgers delicious, but the restaurant also does all it can to have less of a carbon footprint on the world by using chairs made from recycled Coke bottles, tables made from recycled wood, fans that use less electricity, and strict recycling policies. With their natural Angus beef and no antibiotics or hormones, BurgerFi’s deliciously natural menu includes a classic cheeseburger, VegeFi burger, breakfast burger, Chicago style hot dog, New York style hot dog, or Kobe beef hot dog, with your choice of fries or onion rings. To top it all off, desserts include shakes, floats, ice cream cones, and custards. For the older crowd, you even have your choice of wines and beers to go with your meal. So be sure to be first in line when Gainesville’s own BurgerFi opens.

BBQ in Gainesville

Located at 2111 NW 13th St, when you see Adam’s Rib Co, don’t be fooled. The restaurant may look small, but they offer a large variety of some of the most delicious bar-be-que in Gainesville. Their breakfast is served until 10:45 am on weekdays and 11:45 am on weekends and includes different omelets from Western style, to Spanish style, to meat lovers filled with sausage, bacon, and ham, regular pancakes as well as banana pancakes and french toast, biscuits and gravy and breakfast sandwiches. The lunch and dinner menus include their slowed cooked turkey, chicken, ribs, pulled pork, burgers and hot dogs and sides that will make your mouth water. Not only can you enjoy their delicious food in the restaurant, but you can also call ahead to pick up your favorite dish or have them cater events as well. Adams Rib Co recently opened a second location at 1515 SW 13th Street that is open the same time as the original store, Monday through Saturday 7am to 9pm and Sundays from 9am to 9pm so go get your fill of delicious bar-be-que today!