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Blue Gill

1310 SW 13th Street, Gainesville, FL 32608
352-872-5181
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Ranked #73 of 462 restaurants in Gainesville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American, Seafood
Dining options: Reservations
Most recent review
- Jul 21, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

One of the best meals we had in a long time! The food is extremely fresh and they served a lot of local Florida foods. The menu is unique to say the least. We started with the tongue and cheek appetizer which was out of this world! You must try it!!!! We also had the devil crab cakes, the braised... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

We had our sons rehearsal dinner here and it was a huge success. The price. Was reasonable, the food was excellent and the service was sublime. We would highly recommend Blue Gill for an evening out or for a party of 50 people.

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Gothenburg, Sweden
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Yes, that's what comes to mind when I think of this place. It's like a large open seating area, which is good and bad too. Bad, because it loses the charm of a sit down dinner restaurant. Good, because it makes the place casual and easy to mingle with new people . We went here with business prospects and found... More

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keystone heights, fl
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

After we finally realized that the restaurant was on the ground floor OF THE PARKING GARAGE, not next to it, we were able to park and go in to eat. We went on the weekend and there is no charge for parking then, even though they will validate your parking at other times. It's feel IS the parking garage with... More

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Hudson, Massachusetts
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381 reviews 381 reviews
254 restaurant reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

Hit and miss, some good items, some not so happy. The place is open, bright, clean - space to move around. Professional staff, and LOTS of bourbons! As for the hits - calamari, perfectly fried and well seasoned. Smoked fish dip was also lovely. But the grilled octopus was so disappointing - bland and not cooked well. Fish - lots... More

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Coconut Creek, Florida
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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

My wife and her friend had dinner at Blue Gill in April. We had driven by the place a couple times and never noticed it was there. Happy we discovered it as our dinner was very good and we will definitely be back. We ordered lots of the small plates and one entree. We started with the fried cauliflower which... More

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Massachusetts
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014 via mobile

I went there for lunch and the food was overall good. Some pricey items for a lunch menu, but very tasty. I had a duck risotto dish and although it tasted very good, the meat was a bit stiff and hard to cut. Everybody on our table cleaned their plates!

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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32 reviews 32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

I ate here for a business lunch while I was in Gainesville - it was planned ahead of time by my lunch companions (for whom this is apparently a staple for this type of luncheon). Please note: I am not a seafood eater (if it lives in the water, it doesn't go in my mouth). Therefore, the menu selections for... More

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Vermont
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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

We had some good food here recently. I had the Black-eyed Greek salad, and my husband had the Caesar salad. Both very quite fresh and very generous in size. We split the burger which was quite good. My husband was impressed with the beer-on-tap selection. The by-the-glass wine selection was not very extensive. The restaurant became very loud as more... More

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Valrico, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

Rather than go the corporate chain (Outback/Bonefish, etc) we reviewed some local places on Tripadvisor and decided on Blue Gill, based on the good reviews. Though the interior was industrial and quite appealing to us, that's about all that was interesting. Disappointed in not only service, but portion ( advise an appetizer and perhaps a salad as to not walk... More

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