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Blue Gill

1310 SW 13th Street, Gainesville, FL 32608
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Ranked #58 of 463 Restaurants in Gainesville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Sun 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Wed 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thu - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Seafood
Dining options: Reservations
Most recent review
- Sep 15, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Saint Louis, Missouri
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538 reviews 538 reviews
309 restaurant reviews
237 helpful votes 237 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Walking into this restaurant reminds me of walking into restaurants in the Loft District of St. Louis. Very high ceilings. Artsy, yet sparse, decorations...and a downtown feel. It felt like home! We were in an appetizer mood so we went with four of them: Shrimp and grits; fried cauliflower with peanuts and bacon; fried green tomatoes with smokey bacon dressing... More

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Gainesville, Florida
14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Blue Gill has one of the best bourbon selections in Gainesville. The food is always fresh and they usually have a few specials on the menu that are great. I will certainly continue to eat at Blue Gill as long as I'm living here.

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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

This is one of my favorite restaurants in Gainesville. They have something for everyone (land, sea or veggie). They will work with you to accommodate special dietary needs. They offer a ton of specials based off of fresh local foods and it changes regularly. The atmosphere nice and clean. There is also a private dining room for larger parties. We... More

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Sao Paulo, SP
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44 reviews 44 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
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
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49 reviews 49 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
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417 reviews 417 reviews
279 restaurant reviews
140 helpful votes 140 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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