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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: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 35
    Excellent
  • 26
    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
Some hits...some misses.

I love the fresh, trendy, gourmet vibe of this place and although it was very good, it didn't quite live up to my expectations. I started with their "Blue" Gill Margarita. It was just ok. It actually is blue but the flavors just weren't there. It was kind of one note and without that touch of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 18, 2015
Jennifer K
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Lake Placid, Florida
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  • Local cuisine
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Lake Placid, Florida
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57 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

I love the fresh, trendy, gourmet vibe of this place and although it was very good, it didn't quite live up to my expectations. I started with their "Blue" Gill Margarita. It was just ok. It actually is blue but the flavors just weren't there. It was kind of one note and without that touch of sweet and tangy I... More 

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Gainesville, Florida
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Have been to Blue Gill on many times, most of the time for a business function. However, have also enjoyed it with my husband. The service is always top notch. The menu is diverse and ever changing. We love trying the various specials they have posted on the large blackboard. I have to give a shout out to Troy, he... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Lots of Southern influences..The burger was flavorful, beef was high quality and toppings amazing!! Nice snack menu, we had the fried pickles and the combination of dill and bread and butter was unexpected and so worthwhile. The salads were fresh and very nicely sized. Smokey pineapple margarita? Why not! Best of all was our first experience with a fried chocolate... More 

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Clermont, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Stopped for a work lunch with a new associate in Gainesville. The steak salads were perfect and steak done just the way I ordered. The back table was great for conversation and we were left quiet to carry on our business. The tea glass was never empty and our parking ticket was taken away to cover but was already paid... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

We recently ate at Blue Gill, not too far from Shands Hospital. The interior was quite spartan--industrial. Creative cuisine made with fresh ingredients. Daily menu additions. Long wine list. The staff was efficient, knowledgeable and pleasant. Parking in the garage was a bit confusing owing to current construction . We will go again next time in Gainesville

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
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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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: 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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?