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Conestogas Restaurant

14820 Main Street, Alachua, FL
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Ranked #2 of 39 restaurants in Alachua
Cuisines: American
Most recent review
- Jun 17, 2014
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56 reviews from our community

71% Recommend
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English first
Gainesville, Florida
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144 reviews 144 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We have been eating at Conestogas in Alachua for over 20 years. It is a rustic old restaurant with western decor. It is not fancy, but that doesn't stop the patrons from coming. It is very busy and very popular with locals. However, the quality of the steaks has gone down considerably over the years! We celebrated our anniversary in... More

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Gainesville, Florida
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014 via mobile

I'm astounded by the reviews that people are leaving for this restaurant. Mom & Pop steakhouse? Their steak is tough, flavorless and overcooked. Their decor is atrocious. Honestly I wonder if people know that 15 min down the road is the town of Gainesville which is a REAL town that has REAL food. Not greasy overcooked flavorless food. Or even... More

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Freeport, Pennsylvania
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163 reviews 163 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

On a recent business trip I had the good fortune to eat lunch at this restaurant twice. Both meals were very memorable. On both occasions I had different waitresses. They were attentive, friendly and warm, making me feel like I was eating at the home of a friend. The menu is extensive and no matter what you get whether a... More

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lake city
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34 reviews 34 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Has pretty good food and a big menu. Service has always been good and never have had a bad meal. Wish we had one in lake city,fl. Alachua is very lucky to have this restaurant on main street.

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Alachua, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

We have visited this restaurant a few times to give it a fair chance. Unfortunately, it doesn't live up to its reputation. The decor is typical "small town" restaurant; lots of dark paneling and obscure photographs. Plastic table cloths. The first time we visited there was an overwhelming smell of industrial cleaner. To be sure, the staff is very nice... More

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013 via mobile

This is one of our favorite restaurants! The service has always been excellent, and the food is very consistently good. My son and husband always order "The Northerner," a very large New York Strip; I usually order the fillet or the sirloin tips. We are all full when we leave, but sometimes stop and get some ice cream from the... More

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Ocala, Florida
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

every time we go there (once a month) everything is GREAT. The steaks, ham burgs, sweet potato fries. even the peanuts at the table. 5 stars all the way. Have to travel over 50 miles to get there but well worth it

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Gainesville, Florida
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97 reviews 97 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

The waitress was friendly and they gave us a free cheese cake slice and sang an original song for my birthday. I ordered the Conestoga jr steak which was very good, heavily seasoned. The green beans were very average. Potato was big but few toppings. Atmosphere is layed back and original. Not a reason to drive to Alachua but if... More

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Lake City, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

This place has the best steak ever, called the Conestoga sirloin. It is an 18 oz marinated steak that will leave you not wanting desert or anything else. I always leave taking whats left and having as a meal the next day. It is a great family restaurant with good service. In the last few years there have been times... More

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Gainesville, Florida
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

The food is good but the decor and restaurant needs a good cleaning and updating. The carpet looks a bit scruffy and dirty .Should be replaced.

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