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Copper Monkey Restaurant

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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1702 W University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32603-1800
+1 352-374-4984
10:00 - 02:00
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Gainesville, Florida
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

This place is small and quaint. The burgers are amazing, the wings are huge and the staff is very friendly. It;s obvious why they have lasted over 35 years in the same location.

Thank rtzeller
Gainesville, Florida
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

The food is great and consistently so. The wait staff is also wonderful, fun, personable and attentive. Their Monday night $3 burger special is worth the wait (if you don't arrive by 5:00) The sweet potato fries are my all-time favorite! Their weekend breakfast is the very best!

1 Thank haughtsa
Ocala, Florida
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212 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2016 via mobile

First time and will be back. Peyton was fab. Great to perfect customer service and we all loved our burgers. Unlike The swamp COPPER MONKEY IS MILITARY FRIENDLY and offers a discount. Great job.

Thank golfgator
Gainesville, Florida
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160 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2015

My son and I ate at the newest Copper Monkey in Jonesville outside of Gainesville and Newberry, FL. The french fries were light, crispy, not thick and the best I have probably ever had. I had the Mahi Mahi sandwich. Very good. Not much taste to the fish, but there was a rasberry jerk on the side which added just... More 

2 Thank Hollie S
Gainesville, Florida, United States
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2015 via mobile

Stopped in for lunch with a few friends and ended up having a great time, awesome food and spectacular service from the bartender Mike! We had a couple burgers and the Reuben and they were all to die for!! The onion rings are outstanding as well, will definitely be coming back!!!

Thank Kari S
Naples, Fl
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2015

This has great burgers salads and we LOVED the funnel fries for dessert. Friendly staff. Only drawback was I couldn't get another funnel fries the next morning because it was 10:30 and the fryers were not ready yet....Copper Monkey.... I WILL be back for them on my next trip!

Thank boconogo
Sanur, Indonesia
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2015

Every Monday nite, they have thick juicy burgers with toppings made to order for just $3. It is always packed for this reason, so go early. Their sweet potato fries are great too if you can find the room as the burgers are quite filling. Service is very friendly too! I had their mahi mahi fish too and it was... More 

Thank BaliBisa
Gainesville, Florida
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52 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2015 via mobile

Stopped at the Copper Monkey in Jonesville for the first time. We were really impressed. The fish sandwich was great. The fish was fresh and flavorful and a large serving. The staff was friendly and helpful. I loved it that they had a large menu and they had several dishes that looked wonderful made it difficult to choose. We will... More 

Thank foretfam
Cocoa Beach,Florida
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368 reviews
211 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2015

We ate her and had some drinks after a UF basketball game. The drinks were ok for price, the house wine quality was poor. The food was average. The staff was nice and did a good job of keeping up with us. The place is run down but that gives a pub feel. I would try somewhere else next time... More 

Thank drwsurf
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2015

This was the worst place! the food was so nasty and tasted microwaved. We will never will go back and i wouldn't recommend anyone to go

1 Thank crawfordfamily4

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1702 W University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32603-1800
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Gainesville
  • Phone Number: +1 352-374-4984

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?