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Discussion in 'GatorTail Pub' started by buckeyegator, Dec 19, 2015.

  1. buckeyegator

    buckeyegator Premium Member

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    how about macs waffle shop, skeeters, red lion, Bilbo and gandolfs. ask you might surmise, went to uf in the mid to late 70s
     
  2. ufhomerj31

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    sensational subs was one of my favs.
     
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  3. g8orbill

    g8orbill Old Gator VIP Member

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    the bar in the oaks mall that served their drinks in 44 oz pitchers and called them death, divorce, funeral and other like names- Wed night was also 2 for 1 night

    also Rickenbockers on University across from the Library
     
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  4. Kirby

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    Bill,

    It was the Chelsea Street Pub at the mall.

    Another place was Ricky's at the golf course
     
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  5. g8orbill

    g8orbill Old Gator VIP Member

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    yes Chelsea's - thank you
     
  6. gatorjjh

    gatorjjh A Gator with a Glass half full attitude VIP Member

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    Primrose Inn, Manero's, Bambi, Original Pizza Palace, Subtereanean Circus, Larry's and Little Larry's, Wolfies on the ground floor of the Ramada at 13 & University, Windy's Barber Shop, Donigan's, The Pub on University about 3 blocks east of UF (bartenders who had blurry vision when reading IDs and best sandwiches in town). Ruby's not technically in Gville but sold liquor on Sundays just south of the county line on 441, Art's, Pirate's Cove & Beef & Bottle/Brown Derby.
    from the list you could draw the conclusion that food and drink have long been a passion :)
     
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    El Indio was better than burrito brothers. PO boys roast Arby's CC was awesome.
     
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    The Rathskeller. I used to stop by there every Friday afternoon after my last class. A steak-um sandwich & a beer before the bicycle ride home hit the spot.
     
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  9. g8orbill

    g8orbill Old Gator VIP Member

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    I also seem to remember a great steak house called Ray's on the east side of 441 near the Brown Derby

    and of course the steak house that had the 6lb challenger right near the Steak and Shake
     
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    Geez guys... Skeeters and Joe's deli!
     
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    Allen's Gator Haus
     
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  12. lacuna

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    I'm surprised no one has mentioned Dub's.

    Hold on to your hats, boys. Yours truly was a cocktail waitress at that Gainesville institution the summer and fall of 1969. I wore a shirt. ;)
     
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    Mama Lo's
    Joe's Deli on 13th St
    Skeeter's
    Chaucers
     
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    Cj's..Lillian 's
     
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  15. buckeyegator

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    all the Big Daddys
     
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    How dry was it?
     
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    gatorjjh A Gator with a Glass half full attitude VIP Member

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    That fits the location of Art's - may have changed to Ray's when Art closed up.
     
  18. gatorjjh

    gatorjjh A Gator with a Glass half full attitude VIP Member

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    In the 70s, stuff went down at Lillian's that could put a high percentage of G'ville's upper crust away for long time :).

    At ATT today ran into the son in the family who owned the block with Mike's Bookstore and Lillian's. Good friend for a long time.

    Left the original In & Out, Louis' Lunch and the Sovereign off my original list, used to be the happy hour home for the Gville Sun staff and half the politicos in Gville :) Chef Elmo and Lupe were the best :)
     
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  19. G8trGr8t

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    Lot of stuff went down at the old CJ'S after hours during the 80's. I shucked oysters off and on for 3 years there. It was a blast but put a hurting on the gpa. Thank god no digital or security cams back tben. Only one thing better than an oyster but you don't eat it on a cracker...
     
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  20. g8orbill

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    no you are correct it was Art's - my number 3 child (number 2 daughter) is getting married this evening and I guess it made my brain freeze up- was told to be here at 3 for pictures and they did not start taking them til 330- at least the weather is good for sitting around in a tux
     
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