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1511 NW 2nd St, Gainesville, FL 32601-2229
352-380-0544
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English first
Gainesville, Florida
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122 reviews 122 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Civilization is very popular, so tends to be crowded. It deserves its popularity. The menu is inventive and international, with representative dishes from every continent except Antarctica. What we picked from the sandwich menu were all delicious and well-prepared. The waitstaff were friendly and cheerful, and we would judge the service to be first-rate. The patio is the place to... More 

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Crystal River, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Great beer selection. Local sourced food that is creative, fresh and tasty. Definitely a Trip Advisor score as we wouldn't have known about it without the reviews. Return visits for sure.

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Gainesville, Florida
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42 reviews 42 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

My daughter and I had tried Civilization for brunch a few weeks ago, but it was packed. Today we made a point of arriving when it opened at 10 and had our choice of seats, but the tables quickly filled. My Cajun Frittata was delicious, as were the creamy grits served alongside. My daughter chose the Florida multigrain pancakes with... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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29 reviews 29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

My friends and I dined there for lunch in October. We sat at one of the outside tables since the weather was so nice. We did check out the inside and it looked great too. Service was excellent. We had a hard time deciding on what to choose from the interesting menu. We all had the soup of the day,... More 

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Florida
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103 reviews 103 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 via mobile

We all raved about our food but it took A VERY LONG time to come out after ordering. If you have the time, I would definitely recommend - especially the Hungarian grilled cheese!

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Ocala, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Went there on a Sunday for brunch. There were four in our party. My son had said it was a good eatery at night. We tried to go right I. The middle time frame of brunch. Noon. My advice. Get there either right at opening or close to closing. This is a small place, not fancy and very popular. Parking... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I pass this restaurant a couple times a week on my way to feed ferel colonies My tummy growls in longing

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10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Great food- all very fresh and unique. Th quality of the food is great (very fresh and organic). The menu for brunch, lunch, and dinner are all varied and some of the dishes are really unique. It's difficult sometimes to get a table on the weekends because it's such a small place. Also be service can be a bit slow... More 

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Gainesville, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I had the best pancakes I have had in my life here. Maybe they were just...different. They are called the Florida cakes on the Brunch menu with blueberry compote and maple syrup. I will go back for these! The coffee was good and the other menu items also looked good. The main dining area gets a little warm so I... More 

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Gainesville, Florida
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89 reviews 89 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We loved this place. Great wine menu and beer list. Small, comfortable space inside and also nice patio dining area outside. Everything we tried was amazing! Eclectic, global menu. Lots of vegetarian options. Attentive, friendly staff.

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Address: 1511 NW 2nd St, Gainesville, FL 32601-2229
Phone Number: 352-380-0544
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Gainesville
Cuisine: International

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