Start your day with a good cup of coffee

One of the most unique diners you'll come across in Gainesville

On 16th Avenue in the northeast of the city, our restaurant is a welcoming family-run dining establishment.

16th Avenue Diner is an American diner that has stood the test of time. We are an FL original with our special original gravy, half pound burguers and client custom made omelets.

We have established ourselves as a tranquil and delicious dining location where you can enjoy real, down-home cooking from the southern part of the United States.

Open Monday to Sunday

Mon-Fri: ​7:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Sat-Sun: 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Start your day with a good cup of coffee

On 16th Avenue in the northeast of the city, our restaurant is a welcoming family-run dining establishment. We have established ourselves as a tranquil and delicious dining location where you can enjoy real, down-home cooking from the southern part of the United States thanks to our years of experience in the field.

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. Your taste buds will be delighted by the scrumptious sandwiches, our home made traditional and unique biscuits and gravy, our original omelettes, our one of a kind half pound burguers and other delicacies that our skilled crew has prepared for you.

Call us at (352) 378-0600 to make a reservation for the best american food in town.


  •   Good diner food for breakfast and lunch.  Very tasty and unassuming offering and presentation, definitely not haute cuisine.  Pleasant southern hospitality was attentive and helpful.

    thumb Mike C.
  •   Just had breakfast here....Amazing!!!
    We used to eat here years ago and then moved away. We were back in town and decided to give the new owners a try. So glad we did!! The service was fast and friendly. The whole family was working, and obviously enjoying what they were doing. And...the same cook is still there, working his magic! Spread the word....this is one of the best breakfast places around!

    thumb Judy M.
  •   I've been coming here on and off for about a year now. The place had been bought right after I started going and the new owners really freshened the place up. They repainted and redecorated the walls, it looks great! The service is fantastic. The owners are extremely kind and will often chat with diners. The food is inexpensive, well portioned, and EXTREMELY delicious. Anytime I'm in the mood for breakfast food this is where I go.

    thumb Jared W.
  •   Found this place out of the blue, but such friendly staff & service and really personal atmosphere. A much smaller place where more of the locals go. But definitely a place I'll be revisiting soon 🙂

    thumb K. B.
  •   Food was amazing the breakfast burritos and biscuits are delicious!!!! Service was very nice and quick too!!!

    thumb Phil C.
  •   Classic diner! Went in for breakfast after a hike while visiting Gainesville and loved seeing they had the long old school counter plus a row of tables (also, it was very clean). The breakfasts were generous and everything was cooked to order, reasonably priced, and tasty.  The staff were friendly with all the customers and they had a busy take out service going, so the locals must already know about this gem of a hole in the wall In an unassuming shopping center.

    thumb Kathy R.
  • They're under new ownership, but they haven't changed the menu. My chicken wrap was cooked to perfection. The tortilla was light, and the chicken was crispy and juicy. The owner and his wife were genuinely interested in making sure everyone was taken care of and enjoying the food. They may add a few new items soon, but for now, it's still the same great food and service as always.

    Happy Me Avatar Happy Me
    March 29, 2023
  • Excellent place. Went at opening time and was met with friendly service, good coffee and a great omelette. Nice local feel to it and set me up for a day's birding on the prairie.

    Drew Whitelegg Avatar Drew Whitelegg
    April 29, 2023
  • This is a wonderful little diner that is tucked away in a little plaza and well-worth hunting down. A waitress took our drink order shortly after sitting down, gave us adequate time to review the menu, and kept our coffee mugs filled. There were 6 if us and were well attended to. I got the biscuits & gravy - they were delicious. The gravy was a little spicy, but I liked the little zing of flavor. The grits were good too. The others I went with either got breakfast sandwiches or a classic plate - they all enjoyed their food too. A place that does a good homestyle breakfast is hard to find and this little diner is now on my list of places to go.

    Jessica Scoates Avatar Jessica Scoates
    June 29, 2022
  • The diner is small but I get it. We went early in the morning and it wasn't crowded. The food was delivered promptly and piping hot. A little salt and pepper was needed. It was a great experience with my little one. The day was gloomy and cold outside but the food was comforting. I will say it got smokey inside from the grill but they remedied that by opening the window above the door.

    Sarah- Cortina Shepherd Avatar Sarah- Cortina Shepherd
    December 29, 2022
  • star rating  Put a fried egg on my chocolate chip pancake and call me done! - Other places get all the credit, but this place is legit. I've been so many times, I almost hate to write this review because you'll read it and then you'll... read more

    avatar thumb aalycbyg
    December 11, 2018

    star rating  nastalgia is great! get a big slice here! - The new owner has don a great job of upgrading the food and service without loosing the great family feel of this iconic dinner. been going here for many years,... read more

    avatar thumb jimmccauley123
    March 20, 2017

    star rating  Great breakfast restaurant - Found this restaurant using TripAdvisor and I am so glad that we did. The restaurant is a little hole in the wall, but well worth the trip. The food and... read more

    avatar thumb Kathy G
    April 4, 2023
  • star rating  Hidden Gem - Heard about this place from a friend. We were in Gainesville so we decided to stop in. WOW! It's a diner....a small "hole in the wall" but be prepared to... read more

    avatar thumb roadwarriorFLA
    February 18, 2016

    star rating  Small Place in a small strip just off Main Street - It's only open until 3pm, so it is just for breakfast and lunch, but great variety and good quality of food. You can watch the grill master make your food... read more

    avatar thumb Dawn R
    April 11, 2016

    star rating  Super !  - Third visit and it just keeps impressing us! Food and service is superb but don't be deterred if it's packed. It's a small place but this is top notch diner... read more

    avatar thumb roadwarriorFLA
    May 6, 2017