UPDATE: Memorial Day weekend gave us the opportunity to drive through Gainesville and we did not miss the opportunity to sample the famous pies of the Fried Pie Cafe*. Choices were blueberry, dutch apple, pineapple, strawberry, coconut, cherry, pecan and others (pics 2 & 3). After smacking our lips in pleasure, we wondered what had taken us so long to visit! Average price per pie was about $2.99.
I wish I could say I have eaten at this restaurant, but I can't!! Each time we've driven to Gainesville, it's been too late to try one of their FAMOUS Fried Pies because they only serve breakfast and lunch here.
I've heard that family members living out of town request these tasty treats--also, they sell out of the most popular pies quickly! One of these weekends, we're going to wake up early and be on the road before these fried pies are even cooled off!
*located at Commerce and Main Streets
Favorite Dish: We've heard their fried pies are absolutely delish!
As we progressed from house to house on the Christmas Home Tour, we found ourselves getting hungry, so asked for a recommendation on where to eat dinner since it was pushing 8:30 pm. We were directed to The Main Street Pub and Eatery.
We bumped into some very nice folks we met while touring the homes and were invited to join their table. It was enjoyable discussing the evening's highlights!
I ordered Baked Pasta, which was nestled in a marinara sauce and topped with several cheeses, which made a crispy topping and delectable entree. We were so happy to rest our feet and enjoy a tasty meal and pleasant conversation.
A bar offering counter seating was on the opposite end of the dining area.
Favorite Dish: Recommended as a great place to eat--especially for fish