Public & General Restaurant

1000 NE 16th Ave, Gainesville
(352) 745-7358

Recent Reviews

Mike Boneta

Beer and wines are amazing here hands down, cool vibe from the people and staff , and the kitchen has some delicious food , the Dill fries are our of this world !


We ordered 3 meals. All 3 came out at different times. I was finished with my lunch when the next meal arrived. They 2nd person was almost done when the last meal, a burger arrived. The fires arrived cold. No one was available to ask to remedy the situation. This should not of happen. Overall the food was OK, definitely do not recommend.

Cabi Style with Leza

My first time. A little confusing to get in off NE 16th Ave. Must use front door. Grab a menu at the bar and order. Yes, a bar with lots of drink options. Booths and tables and lots of outside seating. Got brisket and fries. Both were good. Came out quick. Huge sandwich. No wait staff. Interesting place. Plenty of parking. Will definitely be back to try dinner. Cool vibe!

Heidi Hill

Delish drinks and scrumptious food, relaxed atmosphere. I was unsure of what to wear before I first went, and turned out anything is fine, there were people in shorts and sandals, and others dressed up on dates.

Teresa Ferguson

Love the creative menu and friendly service

Ryan McDowell

Good brunch menu with lots of variety. Get up to make all orders at the bar.

Sarah Mendiola

So I absolutely love the beer in with your meal. The food was ok. Burger for me was off, but the side salad and beer were so good. My hubby loved it all. If I could do 3.5⭐ I would bc he really enjoyed and I loved the beer. We will try again


Public & General had a delightful hole-in-the-wall vibe with excellent food and service for lunch and a good selection of beer and drink.

Jody Farmer

Yummy food and great atmosphere!

Lakin Ronny

Yes you May have a wait to get into this inventive restaurant.....but wait! An inventive wine list accompanies an inventive menu. My choice is to eat outside...quieter and relaxing. The meat cheese boards are prepared in a separate kitchen so you might consider a couple for a light dinner! Saves time if you are in a hurry.....but don’t go if you’re ina hurry....enjoy an evening here!

Patti M.

Mmmmmm.......tasty burger with crunchy, crisp fresh ice burg lettuce, onion, fresh made pickles, burger sauce, gooey cheddar, served with a side of mayo. These people know how to do a burger! It also comes with a choice of fries of the potato salad (I recommend the potato salad) and a beer (which today was a delicious refreshing Czech style pilsner). Cozy atmosphere with cool music, good food. I'll be back.

Juan Nani

Place is ok but the vibes are great. Nice selection of beers, wines and cocktails. Food is very good too. A little busy and a little waiting but is totally worth it. Dog friendly!

Mildred Sargent

Cute little place with nice outdoor seating. Good place to come and have some drinks and finger foods. ordered a charcuterie board to go along with some drinks. It was a nicely presented plate with a pretty good assortment of different little sides to go with the meat and cheese.

Tyler J.

The service is great. I highly recommend getting the gin basil smash. The dill fries are good. We got a charcuterie, burger, friends got Spanish octopus -- all of it was great!

Stuber Velasquez

This is by far our favorite place while in Gainesville. Even my 91 year old mother enjoyed their old style burgers. We enjoyed both the freshness of the soup and salad. They also have a great beer selection which was awesome. The service was excellent and top notch. We hope to be back soon! Keep up the great service and fresh products.

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