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University of Florida: Best Late Night Food Spots

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Between study sessions, classes, and extracurricular activities, late night is just about the only time for University of Florida students to soak in the best parts of college life, especially when it comes to sampling the local cuisine. Just minutes away from campus, you’ll find plenty of restaurants that cater to the late-night college crowd, anything from pizza and burger joints to comfort food. Once you realize you can’t live off beer and fast food alone, you’ll be glad you discovered these 8 best late night college food spots. 

Flaco’s, Gainesville, FL

This Cuban eatery and bakery is dishing out the goods until 2:30 a.m. Chock full of tasty Cuban savorings, you can find whatever your appetite desires. Be it the Cuban Gator Sandwich or vegetarian dishes, their diverse menu will have you coming back so you can try it all.

The TOP, Gainesville, FL

This trendy joint is synonymous with late night food art. Every dish looks as good as it tastes, and there is an immense attention to detail. It’s a great spot for dinner or dessert, featuring plenty for vegans and omnivores alike.

Gumby’s Pizza, Gainesville, FL

Hot, fresh, and delicious, Gumby’s Pizza is the best late-night pizza spot in town. You can order online and have it delivered to your dorm, or grab your friends and have a mini pizza party at the restaurant. Open until 4 a.m., the cheesy goodness awaiting you here is only a few minutes’ drive from campus.

Nights out calls for late night binging on pokey sticks! #syllabusweek #outintheville

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Midnight Cookies, Gainesville, FL

Yes, there is a late-night college food spot dedicated solely to sweet, sweet cookies. Open until 2:30 a.m. most nights, you can sate your sugar cravings during those after-hours study binges. Each cookie is baked fresh to perfection AFTER you order it, meaning you’ll never get a stale one. Best of all, they will even deliver it to your door. 

Tropical Smoothie Cafe, Gainesville, FL

This health-focused eating palace features good-for-you food that power your brain cells as you try to solve the world’s problems (or just finish your homework). Make sure you download their app so you can rack up on free fare!

Question: which is a better source of protein: whey, soy, or peas?

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Burrito Famous, Gainesville, FL

Burrito Famous is famous for its late-night freshness, including some of the best salsa and guac you’ll find the city. You can order dorm room delivery or venture inside and enjoy the unique atmosphere. Their menu is nothing short of tantalizing, and you’ll want to come back again and again to try it all!


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Miller’s Ale House, Gainesville, FL

The food party’s hopping here every night from midnight or later. Along with plenty of beer and wine to go around, you can expect saucy wings, cheese fries, nachos, sandwiches, steaks, and other delicious eats to give your rumbling stomach exactly what it desires. And make sure you save room for dessert—the Captain Jack’s Buried Treasure is a deliciously sweet gem!

My wife has been on point with picking restaurants while on paycation �� @thedeebrooks

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