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Blue Gill

1310 SW 13th Street, Gainesville, FL 32608
352-872-5181
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Ranked #64 of 462 restaurants in Gainesville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American, Seafood
Dining options: Reservations
Most recent review
- Jul 24, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations
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Sao Paulo, SP
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

The atmosphere is very spartan , but the food will surprise you in a very good way good portion , and amazing flavor , for a very good price

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Safety Harbor, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Went with a coworker for dinner while in town for work. We had the wine specials and the fried okra appetizer special. I am a fried okra snob, and this okra was excellent. I also had the roasted chicken with veggies and mac and cheese. I couldn't finish it all but I wanted to because it was so good. Our... More

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 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 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
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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
Top Contributor
387 reviews 387 reviews
258 restaurant reviews
131 helpful votes 131 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
18 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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