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1310 SW 13th Street, Gainesville, FL 32608
+1 352-872-5181
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Today
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations
Good for:
Local cuisine

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Visitor rating
  • 30
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great surprise

We were looking for someplace new & different, when we came across an ad for Blue Gill in a local paper. Once we got there, we weren't sure what to expect, but the food and service was excellent! We eat at a lot of restaurants and really appreciate selection and taste. They had both! The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
Jerry W
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Nashville, Tennessee
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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Alachua, Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

The menu is great, but take a good look at the huge specials chalkboard on your right as you walk in. They are really great about working with fresh/seasonal ingredients and come up with some wonderful combinations. Their specialty drinks are another hit... Sit at the bar and ask Troy for some suggestions. We've been many times, and can't wait... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Perfect food every time - lunch or dinner. Great place for those with food intolerances. Wait staff and chef are knowledgable and will accommodate most anything.

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Orange Park, Florida
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

We used Trip Advisor to give a place to eat in Gainesville before a concert at the O-Dome. There wasn't many people then when we got there and was wondering if it would be any good. We were very surprised at the selection of meals and they were very, very good. The price was fair for what we got and... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

We were looking for someplace new & different, when we came across an ad for Blue Gill in a local paper. Once we got there, we weren't sure what to expect, but the food and service was excellent! We eat at a lot of restaurants and really appreciate selection and taste. They had both! The question is: would we go... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Although we were confused as to where to park - we had to temporarily park in front of the place and run in to ask - we found where we could leave the car and walk down the steps to the restaurant entrance. The food was excellent. I recommend having a meal here.

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McAllen, Texas
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66 reviews 66 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Everything was good. Service was great. Portions were large. Fish was fresh. The fried chocolate pie was amazing!!!

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Gainesville, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Been there twice within a few months with a large group. Food can be pretty good but some appetizers and entrees were so so. Parking can be a challenge since your fighting for space with a fitness gym and hospital employee parking

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20 reviews 20 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014 via mobile

I can't say anything bad about this place. You have to go. They make classic southern dishes with a modern twist. The blue gill burger is awesome as is the pork sandwich. The fried pie is amazing. When they have fish, it's really good. I take my foodie friends there and they all love it.

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Gainesville, Florida
Top Contributor
98 reviews 98 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Despite the glowing reviews and encouragement of friends, it still took us awhile to check this place out! Don't be swayed by the fact that it is in a parking structure - it's great! The decor is modern but comfortable. Very friendly staff. Great bourbon/whiskey list!! The food was very creative and delicious. They have multiple limited specials per night... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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697 reviews 697 reviews
393 restaurant reviews
305 helpful votes 305 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Walking into this restaurant reminds me of walking into restaurants in the Loft District of St. Louis. Very high ceilings. Artsy, yet sparse, decorations...and a downtown feel. It felt like home! We were in an appetizer mood so we went with four of them: Shrimp and grits; fried cauliflower with peanuts and bacon; fried green tomatoes with smokey bacon dressing... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1310 SW 13th Street, Gainesville, FL 32608
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Gainesville
  • Phone Number: +1 352-872-5181

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Bar, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?