Food & Drink · Living

Gainesville Eats: Mac’s Drive Thru

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I LOVE to eat – I’m what you would call a self-proclaimed foodie. I was fortunate enough to grow up in a household that celebrated both my Asian and Southern heritage. That being said, my brother and I did not grow up being picky. We pretty much ate anything that was given to us… one day it would be chicken & biscuits and the next fried rice. I guess that’s why I have an appreciation for all types of foods and cultures; you never get bored!

Honestly, I could eat all day if it was socially acceptable … and if I had that kind of endurance. Anyways, my favorite thing about Gainesville is the endless amount of amazing restaurants and delicious foods. While I’ve been here for about 5 years now, there are still new restaurants waiting to be eaten explored. I credit a lot of my food choices to the Ken Eats Gainesville site. Ken is a lifesaver when it comes to trying new places; if there’s a local restaurant in Gainesville, he’s probably already tried it and wrote a review.

 

It’s Ken’s “Best of List” where my brother and I found the Best Fast-Food Burger: Mac’s Drive Thru.  Even though Mac’s is a drive-thru, it feels like your neighbor’s home. I know, that probably sounds weird, but we were welcomed with a huge smile and a “how are y’all doing.” If we weren’t in the car, I’m pretty sure I would have hugged the lady working the window. When I told her it was our first time to Mac’s she responded with, “Well honey I know it’s not going to be your last.” She then told us we had come at the worst time on the busiest day – 12:30pm on a Friday. The wait wasn’t that bad though, about 15 minutes, which I guess might be a little long for a drive-thru but totally worth it!

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Picnic style lunch at the Bo Diddley Plaza in Downtown, Gainesville

We got 2 double cheeseburgers all the way with fries and large sweet teas. As any good southerner knows, making sweet tea is an art form. And the folks at Mac’s are artists – I swear this sweet tea tasted as good as my Gammy’s. And the large was HUGE – I can only imagine how big the jumbo one is. While this is one restaurant we’ve checked off our list, I’m already looking forward to going back!

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Post Mac’s  at the Bo Diddley Plaza in Downtown, Gainesville.

 

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