Our Guest Guide lists our favorite spots in the area....Things to do, Places to go, Restaurants, Nearby Shopping...

Restaurants in Williston

The Ivy House Restaurant, 106 NW Main Street-Traditional Southern Cooking in a beautiful historic house right here in Williston. They also have another location in downtown Ocala! 352-528-5410

Sister's Place, 20 NE 3rd Street-The place in Williston for Farm to Table meals, we love the breakfasts but lunch and dinner are great too. One of our favorites is the chicken salad with a special combination of dressings (Balsamic and Ranch?) 352-528-5500 

Sho Gun Japanese Restaurant, 143 W. Noble Avenue-When we first came to Williston we passed by Sho Gun thinking it probably wouln't be good or authentic. We were wrong. Great food and service an nice decor.        352-528-0113

Restaurants Near Williston

Both Gainesville and Ocala have nice downtown areas with plenty of restaurants to choose from, here are just some of the ones we like....

City of Ocala - Check out the Historic District and the downtown area with Farm to Table dining, craft beer, live music, shopping and culture. Click here for video of Downtown and Kids Fountain/Spash Pad

Horse and Hounds Restaurant, 6998 US Hwy 27, Ocala, FL 34482- This is the first restaurant we dined at when we first visited the area. Good food, casual place, entertainment/karaoke depending on the night. If you sit at the bar, chances are you will be sitting next to someone in the horse industry, trainer, broker, horse dentist, horse swimming pool supplier, you name it! 352-620-2500

Harry's Seafood Bar and Grill, Gainesville and Ocala Locations- Definitely our go to restaurant. New Orleans Style, the Redfish Alexandria and the Andouille Crusted Grouper are or favorites... Nice Atmosphere and service. Gainesvillle (352) 372-1555, Ocala (352) 840-0900

Mark's Prime Steakhouse, Gainesville and Ocala Locations- A nice dining experience and a great venue. Gainesville (352) 336-0077, Ocala (352) 402-0097

World Equestrian Center, 1750 NW 80th Ave, Ocala, FL 34482- WEC has many dining options from hamburgers to fine dining. 

City of Cedar Key- Internationally known for its seafood, the heart of Cedar Key is still is busy aquaculture industry featuring farm raised clams and oysters. Restaurants in town offer a chance to enjoy the freshest seafood specializing in oysters, clams, and clam chowder. Under 1 hour away, Cedar Key is well worth a visit!

Grocery Stores in and near Williston

Winn-Dixie, 727 W Noble Ave, Williston, FL 32696- There are two grocery stores in Williston, Winn Dixie and Hitchcocks both within 3 miles from Little Ridge Ranch. Currenty they both offer delivery. Call for details 352-528-5551

Hitchcocks Market, 434 E Noble Ave, Williston, FL 32696- There are two grocery stores in Williston, Winn Dixie and Hitchcocks both within 3 miles from Little Ridge Ranch. Currenty they both offer delivery. 352-528-4454

Publix Ocala, 2765 NW 49th Ave Ste 301, Ocala, FL 34482- Less than 20 miles away, call for delivery options     (352) 622-1318

Publix Gainesville, 5200 SW 34th St, Gainesville, FL 32608- Less than 20 miles away, call for delivery options    (352) 379-7271

Whole Foods Market Gainesville, 3490 SW Archer RdGainesville, FL 32608-Less than 20 miles away, call for delivery options (352) 244-8302

Fun Things to do, Places to Go in or near Williston

Devils Den Prehistoric Springs, 5390 NE 180th Ave Williston, FL 32696- Prehistoric Springs for snorkeling and/or SCUBA diving, Call for appointment 352-528-3344

Blue Grotto Springs- 352-528-5770

Black Prong Equestrian Village - Huge equestrian complex with restaurant and bar next to Goethe State Forest mainly centered on Carriage Driving and other events. Check their website for upcoming events. Less then 16 miles away.

HITS/Post Time FarmHome to some of the best equestrian competions in the country and most horse friendly showgrounds. Can accomodate upwards of 1500-2000 horses. Over 450 rolling acres. 9 Minutes away

Langan Acres-Wedding and Event Venue-Williston If you are looking for a private, country setting with gorgeous Live Oaks and old Florida southern charm we highly recommend Langan Acres. 16 minutes away

Gainesville/University of Florida/2023 Gators Home Schedule- Little Ridge Ranch is a perfect place to stay when visiting UF....20 Miles

Devils Den Prehistoric Springs- 6 Miles

Rainbow Springs - 30 Minutes

Orange Blossum Trail Rides 30 Minutes

Two Tails Ranch (Elephant Preserve) 14 Minutes

Kirby Family Farm 7 Minutes

Red White and Blues Blueberry Farm 17 Minutes

Chi University formerly Chi Institute 10 Minutes

In addition to the above be sure to visit NaturalNorthFlorida.com for all kinds of information about all our area has to offer!