Gainesville, the birthplace of Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q, the home of the Gators football team and the University of Florida, is a pretty lonely place around Christmas time. The massive student body has mostly left to be home for the holidays, leaving Gainesville with a kinda deserted feeling.
Sonny's is closed on Christmas, I'm sorry to say, but there's no reason to be lonely though when there are still a few busy restaurants teaming with diners for you to knock elbows with. Here are some of the restaurants that should be open on Christmas Day 2010 in Gainesville.
3919 Southwest 40th Boulevard
7611 Northwest Eighth Avenue
IHOP - International House of Pancakes
3613 Southwest 13th Street