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1310 SW 13th Street, Gainesville, FL 32608
+1 352-872-5181
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12:00 pm - 11:00 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, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 24
    Very good
  • 11
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  • 2
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Very good meal with southern influence

Good meal, specials were all very good. The sides were excellent adding more to the meal then the main dish. The Crispy Pink Porgy was indeed crispy and tasty. The duck breast was just plain duck breast and while it was good the Parmesan Risotto it came with was excellent. The Grouper was very... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 6, 2015
Don P
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Dallas, Texas, United States
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  • Local cuisine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Our first visit into Blue Gills was for lunch while visiting Gainesville. Decided on friends recommendation to stop by on our way out of town, and so glad, as had THE BEST meal in months. fried chicken with turnips and Mac and cheese and cornbread, duck over braised German potatoes that made me want to eat a plate of veggies.... More 

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Dallas, Texas, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Good meal, specials were all very good. The sides were excellent adding more to the meal then the main dish. The Crispy Pink Porgy was indeed crispy and tasty. The duck breast was just plain duck breast and while it was good the Parmesan Risotto it came with was excellent. The Grouper was very good and the creamy polenta was... More 

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Hawthorne, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

This restaurant is hidden on the ground/basement level of a parking garage just off the Shands campus. It has a warehouse feeling with high ceilings, and commercial air conditioning exposed, but great art work on the walls if you pay attention. They have an authentic, creative southern menu with a great an incredible bourbon/tequila bar. Drinks are creative, fun, and... More 

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Alachua, Florida
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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
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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 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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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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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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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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Additional Information about Blue Gill

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

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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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