South Garden is one of the only options for dim sum in Gainesville, and it's certainly the only dim sum house we ever visited. It has a variety of options that you order off of a menu, including sticky rice, cheung fun, har gao, dumplings, etc. The prices are all quite affordable, around $3 each, and it ends up being a tasty and fun meal.
Because it's a small establishment, it's worth arriving early to ensure that you get a table. When we were living in Gainesville, they opened at 10:30 AM on weekends. I believe the restaurant used to close during parts of UF's holiday periods, but not sure if this is still the case. By the end of the day (3 PM for dim sum), they do sometimes run out of the most popular options.
Our favourite dish was the Singapore rice noodle dish, around $10. It was made-to-order and absolutely delicious.
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