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Root & Pecker

5408 NW 8th Ave, Gainesville, FL 32605-4488
+1 352-301-3309
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good22%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (15 reviews)
“blt” (4 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 16:00All hours
American, Cafe, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
5408 NW 8th Ave, Gainesville, FL 32605-4488
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wanted something different for lunch and this one suited our desire. This is a local place with mostly organic and a type of farm to table. My hubby had the turkey club and I had the blt. The best part was the maple bacon, omg...More

Thank Candy C
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

Several people in our group went to lunch there today and tried many things on the menu. Everything was bland. We were excited by the menu but disappointed in the way it was prepared. I felt it was 20% overpriced for what it was. You...More

1  Thank stetzga
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

My husband and I had 2 meatball sandwiches, a beer and a soda. This came to $39. The sandwiches were $12.99 each and unbeknownst to me because there were no prices on the case, my soda was $6. The meatballs were very, very good. I...More

Thank MrsTRBE
Reviewed 15 June 2017

I go to Root & Pecker every time I am in that part of Gainesville and have NEVER been disappointed. The service is always polite and genuine making you feel like you fit right in and are cozy in the atmosphere. The outdoor seating is...More

Thank Eatingthrough2017
Reviewed 3 June 2017

Went to lunch with a friend. Neither of us had been to Root & Pecker before. Took awhile to get through the line, but not too long. I ordered a 1/2 chicken salad sandwich and a side of pesto potato salad. The sandwich had about...More

Thank carlas51
Reviewed 19 May 2017

Although they have had some major staff changes over a period of time, they are still one of my favorites! They worked through this and the food is always great! Fresh soups, salads, pizza, sandwiches,etc. My favorites are the salads and the vegan stack! My...More

Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

I was in the neighborhood and trip advisor never fails to give me some good suggestions so I came here and had half of a bacon lettuce and tomato sandwich and a cup of thai tomato and squash soup. Both were delicious. The staff is...More

Thank RowantheHungry
Reviewed 1 April 2017

How could you not eat at a place called Root & Pecker? I mean come on ... just the name is fun. However, the food lives up to the name. I had their incredibly delicious squash soup and 1/2 of chicken salad sandwich. I could...More

Thank panoramarick
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Delicious lunch and lovely afternoon here! It's a lovely place to get a bite to eat and the food was really good. Would go back again.

Thank Kathryn M
Reviewed 6 March 2017

We've stopped at this restaurant in Jan 2016 and again in Jan 2017 on our way to our rental near Orlando. They have a great vegetarian/vegan and clean meat menu. It was nice to have some healthy food along the way for a change. Even...More

Thank Emily W
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Response from George E | Reviewed this property |
I visited on a weekday, but I see someone else has provided their phone number.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 16:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 16:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 16:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 16:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5408 NW 8th Ave, Gainesville, FL 32605-4488 (Formerly Cymply Fresh)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Gainesville
  • Phone Number: +1 352-301-3309
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We believe in the power of good food. To satisfy appetites with healthy fare. to build support for local farms. To ensure animals are humanly treated. And create a ripple effect on community, environment, and family. We believe in the power of good food to make the world a better place. One plate at a time.
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