Grove Park Bar Picks

When you are in the Alachua County area then a remarkably nice place to go is indeed Grove Park. The people who live there are extremely warm and welcoming. You will definitely feel welcome when you head over to Grove Park. There are many historic districts for you to check out, nature trails for you discover and hike through, and much more. When you are in the Grove Park area you will surely build up an appetite or you will want to go and grab a drink, so here are some of our favorite restaurants and bars in the Grove Park area, for your perusal!

Randy's Rib Shack


14805 NE Waldo Rd, Waldo, FL 32694

When you're looking to sink your teeth into some absolutely delicious smoked ribs then you absolutely must head over to Randy's Rib Shack on Waldo Road. They go to great lengths to make all of their barbecue stand out as some of the best that you can get just about anywhere. You will surely be blown away by the meals that you get at Randy's Rib Shack.

El Molino


14985 NE US Hwy 301, Waldo, FL 32694

El Molino is undoubtedly the most beloved place around to grab some delicious, fresh Mexican food around. The staff at El Molino goes above and beyond to make sure their guests are having a good time and enjoying their meals. They have traditional Mexican dishes such as tacos, quesadillas, burritos, and much more. You will be sure to love their atmosphere and their incredible service.

Merkado 31


17276 NE US Hwy 301, Waldo, FL 32694

Merkado 31 is one of our favorites to enjoy a delicious Peruvian meal. You will not be able to turn away from how delicious the meals at this incredible restaurant are. They offer a very friendly, clean atmosphere with authentic and simply incredible meals that you can not deny. We strongly recommend their short ribs and rice!

China Town Chinese Restaurant


1546 Ohio Ave S, Live Oak, FL 32064

It's not easy to find great Chinese meals in the Grove Park area, but when you head to China Town Chinese Restaurant on Ohio Avenue, you will surely be blown away every single time. The food is prepared fresh and the great menu has so much to pick from! They really have all of your favorite dishes such as General Tso's Chicken, steamed dumplings, and much more.

Blue Water Bay Restaurant


319 State Rd 26, Melrose, FL 32666

When you're looking to dig into some fresh, delicious seafood in the Grove Park area then check out the amazing Blue Water Bay Restaurant. They people who run Blue Water Bay go to great lengths to establish deep personal bonds with local growers, producers, and fishermen to make sure that they always have the highest quality of ingredients in use at their establishment. You will always be impressed with your meal at Blue Water Bay Restaurant.

The Top


30 N Main St, Gainesville, FL 32601

The Top is both a restaurant and a classy late night bar located in Downtown Gainesville. It is not a far hike from the excellently quaint Grove Park. We strongly recommend that you try out their delicoius Kimchi Burger and you can't leave without trying a slice of their Vegan Chocolate Cake. The service and food are both of the highest quality here, so you're sure to have an amazing experience, and we bet you'll become a regular!