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The Flying Biscuit Cafe

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4150 Northwest 16th Boulevard, Gainesville, FL 32605
+1 352-373-9500
07:00 - 15:00
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Mon - Fri 07:00 - 15:00
Sat - Sun 07:00 - 16:00
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Orlando, Florida
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92 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I was in Gainesville recently and looking for a brunch place as I was with a colleague and we needed to eat around 10:30 am on a weekday. (Not really a typical "brunch" day). She wanted breakfast and I wanted lunch. I saw on Waze that there was a "Flying Biscuit" and being from Atlanta- we had to go! I... More 

Thank Dane A
Smithfield, Utah
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My sister took us here for lunch the food was okay, a bit pricey but okay. However, the reason we ate here is because it used to be allergy friendly for my nephews that have peanut and tree nut allergies. They were very disappointed that they could no longer eat the biscuits. Service was not very good as a matter... More 

Thank Erin J
Miami Lakes
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164 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Truly a joy to eat breakfast at this restaurant. The menu offers a wide range of dishes with grits being a very popular choice. I do not really care for grits, but everyone at my table and those surrounding raved about them. The food is very good and the service is friendly and efficient.

Thank JohnKMiamiLakes
Orlando, Florida
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29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Don't get the raves on this restaurant at all! The coffee was good. Upon entering the restaurant immediately noted a very unpleasant odor at which point I would have left but no time. I have a rule that if a restaurant smells bad I leave!!! I had the biscuits and chicken sausage gravy with 2 eggs it tasted very watered... More 

Thank 680kathy
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39 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Stopped here for breakfast on a Friday morning. The place was packed. Had eggs with grits, a biscuit and coffee. Everything was delicious! The biscuits are absolutely magnificent! I could have eaten that alone and been happy. My daughter had a half portion of stuffed French toast and that was great too!

Thank Jns0010
Gainesville, Florida
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

They deserve 3 stars. I've been to the Flying Biscuit a few times, even the original up in Atlanta. They do have good grits and omelettes. The famed biscuit is so-so for me. The other food is just average or a little bit above average. The thing that really bothers me though is that the wait staff have been trained... More 

Thank jimidrix5
Marblehead, Massachusetts
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100 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

The food and the service were excellent. We were meeting for breakfast to exchange ideas and despite the cafe being full, we could actually hear each other. How unique.

Thank Point_of_View01945
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

A wonderful breakfast with southern flair! Great biscuits, creamy grits (so the rest of the group said). And in the same strip mall were some other worthwhile diversions; a great birding shop (feeders, chimes, art) and a wonderful bakery, The Upper Crust, with wine, cheese and international delights.

Thank jansyvertsen
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26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

We have been to Flying Biscuit many times and always love the food and service. However Sunday after UF win over South Carolina our normal visit was disappointing. Reason for this is that at call ahead and on arrival no one told us that only parties of 8 or less could be seated together. So after one hour plus wait... More 

Thank Edward S
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16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

This place is amazing. We had avocado toast with eggs, pancakes . Great service , friendly staff. We went twice

Thank Penni490

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4150 Northwest 16th Boulevard, Gainesville, FL 32605
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Gainesville
  • Phone Number: +1 352-373-9500

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?