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1121 W University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601-5111
352-377-2712
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2 of 5 stars
Best secret in town

Literally a hole in the wall with a limited menu but everything ids amazing. Good is consistently great. Combo with patty, fresh dessert and drink is way to go and all for, get this . . . Less than $5.00. Been in town forever and hope it never leaves.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 10, 2014
Robert E
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English first
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Literally a hole in the wall with a limited menu but everything ids amazing. Good is consistently great. Combo with patty, fresh dessert and drink is way to go and all for, get this . . . Less than $5.00. Been in town forever and hope it never leaves.

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Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012

I was a UF student from 1993 - 1997, and I was introduced by a friend to this little walk-in, take-out spot. At that time, for $2.50 you received a jamaican meatpie, coco bread, choice of carrot cake or bread pudding, and a canned soda. Well I just happened to be working in Gainesville this week, and 15 years later... More 

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Keystone Heights, Florida, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2012

Great food for the right price. Grab something & go back to work.

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Framingham, Massachusetts
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2011

I attended UF in the early 90s and often walked down University to get a ridiculously cheap ($2 perhaps?) Jamaican lunch at Caribbean Spice. I'm not sure what led me to Google the place just now (procrastination and stream of consciousness, I suppose), but I'm pleased to see good reviews of this place. Several years back, I had reason to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2009

CS has the best lunch deal I've ever come across, at least when I was in Gainesville in the late '90s. $2.49 bought you a meat or veggie patty, coco bread, a slice of cake (carrot, banana, or pumpkin, I think), and a can of soda. Delicious, filling, and cheap--man, I miss this place!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2008

I miss my Caribbean Spice! Cheap eats with lots of flavour. Not a huge selection, but it works for me. My bro + sis used to go to UF + would bring me there a lot. Loved it so much we would always try to stop by if we were crossing through G-ville.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2008

2 words: Coco bread

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2007

real sketchy looking have only had one thing there, but it's great

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Naples, Fl
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2006

A Gainesville cult favorite. Try the beef & cheese, turkey & cheese or veggie & cheese and coco bread. Best lunch deal in town, whether you're a starving college student or all grown up

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1121 W University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601-5111
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Gainesville
  • Phone Number: 352-377-2712

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  • Cuisine: Caribbean

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