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Blue Gill

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1310 SW 13th Street, Gainesville, FL 32608
+1 352-872-5181
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11:00 am - 10:00 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: Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 43
    Excellent
  • 31
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Initial disappointment

We tried the Blue Gill because of recommendations from friends. As others have commented, it is a little tricky to access the parking area, which is a commercial garage above the restaurant. Our evening at the restaurant didn't start very well. We arrived about 5 minutes till 6:00 and were... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
flowerguy7
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san antonio texas
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san antonio texas
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We tried the Blue Gill because of recommendations from friends. As others have commented, it is a little tricky to access the parking area, which is a commercial garage above the restaurant. Our evening at the restaurant didn't start very well. We arrived about 5 minutes till 6:00 and were seated quickly because the restaurant was not busy at the... More 

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Thank flowerguy7
Ocala, United States
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73 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015 via mobile

I had the burger with a side salad, absolutely amazing. She had the crab cakes and said they were very good. I ordered a specialty drink called an ocala swamp devil and it was the most vile alcoholic beverage I have ever experienced, absolutely horrible.

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Thank Trevor H
Westford, Massachusetts
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128 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

If you are looking for interesting food, beer and cocktails in a really cool setting, Blue Gill will be your new go-to spot. We were here for lunch and sampled quite a few of the blackboard specials, which seem to change daily. Don't skip the fried pickles. Remember to buy owner/chef Bert Gill's new book, "Pickled, Fried and Fresh".

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Thank sabrinayb
Palm Coast, Florida
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

We had recently seen an article in the local Daytona newspaper about Bert Gill and the three restaurants he owns in Gainesville. We researched those three plus other options in the Gainesville area on trip advisor and decided on the Blue Gill. Even with GPS we missed it the first time. It is located on the first floor of a... More 

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2 Thank Ray S
Darien, Connecticut
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51 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

You will find some truly great items on the menu, slight variations of classic southern food without the pretension of “deconstruction” or variation that makes the meal unrecognizable. We enjoyed the Fried Calamari with jalapeños/ buttermilk batter and the Fried Green Tomatoes with smoked bacon dressing. For entrees the Bird Pork Rind Fried Chicken| half chicken, mac-n-cheese, collards, cornbread was... More 

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117 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015 via mobile

Vegan, Vegetarian, Carnivore - there really is something tasty for everyone. The service is excellent. The food is really good. Check this restaurant out.

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1 Thank Elephant999
Gainesville, Florida
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99 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

Went to Blue Gill with friends and thoroughly enjoyed it. There were a LOT of menu items that we wanted to try, but not enough room in our stomachs to make it happen all at once. We started with one of their staple appetizers, the tongue and cheek, and we were blown away. I love beef tongue, it's one of... More 

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1 Thank Echolynn
The Villages, Florida, United States
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240 reviews
197 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

We are from out of town, and went here based solely on Trip Advisor reviews. It is a bit hard to find, since it is located next to a parking garage. Free parking after 4:30 PM. We were greeted warmly by the host. The atmosphere is rather stark, but the food and service were wonderful. We observed many people stopping... More 

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1 Thank AttitudeofGratitude
Jacksonville, FL.
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58 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

We have eaten here several times and recently had a party for 50 there. Not only was the food delicious, but the staff was very accommodating and great to work with. The private room was perfect for our party and everything came off without a hitch. We were very pleased with the experience.

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1 Thank luckyssp
St. Augustine, Florida
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

No surprise this food is top of the chart for southern cuisine. I apologize for not including a picture of the food but by the time I thought of it I had dug in and almost finished my meal. I had the Beef Brisket with seasonal vegetables (zuchinni, summer squash, carrots - all al dente'), Roasted garlic potatoes - soft... 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, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?