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1642 W University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32603
(352) 377-9267
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11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night

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  • 17
    Excellent
  • 32
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
they do everything well

Mind you, this is not a gourmet restaurant, however for a bar restaurant right across from the football stadium, the food is surprisingly good, and, gasp, even healthy. I've eaten here five or six times and each time I was impressed. Last two times I've had the spicy tuna bowl, similar to what some... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
Michael M
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Atlanta, Georgia
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
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Atlanta, Georgia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Mind you, this is not a gourmet restaurant, however for a bar restaurant right across from the football stadium, the food is surprisingly good, and, gasp, even healthy. I've eaten here five or six times and each time I was impressed. Last two times I've had the spicy tuna bowl, similar to what some of the finer Japanese restaurants are... More 

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Florida
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58 reviews 58 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

After serving me my drink with a long black hair on it, to which I amazingly had to point out to my waitress, she brought it back to the bar where I could see her with the manager. They proceeded to remove the hair which came from the bartender who had ling black hair that was swaying all over the... More 

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Vero Beach, Florida
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175 reviews 175 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

We were well into our first visit before we discovered the happy hour specials. We stayed through early happy hour, to late happy hour, switching from drafts to buckets! The ahi tuna was the crowd favorite. We had the rice bowls and salads. And we had so much fun, we came back the next night. Just as good!

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Louisville
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Nice place for a drink and an outdoor lunch. Too large a menu probably hurts quality quite a bit. However, everyone enjoyed their lunch. Sweet potato fries were a big hit. Burgers and sandwiches more than adequate. Outdoor seating area is very convenient for student watching. Definitely a U of F hangout. Servers seem to be selected based on looks... More 

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Kingston, Canada
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92 reviews 92 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

I enjoyed this restaurant. Located very close to the northern end of the gigantic University of Florida campus, it provided an informal and satisfying lunch for a group of us. The place was crowded, but a staff member found room for us at a "high-top" table by asking a couple of other customers to move over. I thought this would... More 

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Solon, Ia
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98 reviews 98 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

This is a fun open air restaurant bar with good food and beer. It has an upper deck which is great when weathers good. This was recommended by locals. good gator.

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Gainesville, Florida
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44 reviews 44 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

We went there because of the nice terrace but I don't think I will go again. Service is bad, with waitresses ignoring you. Food is acceptable but nothing amazing.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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74 reviews 74 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Had a buffalo wrap and sweet potato fries and both were quite good and reasonably priced. So that was good but the place didn't have much character, which is why I went there in the first place. There was really no parking , not surprising since it's geared to students and pedestrians, but the inside actually looked kind of dirty... More 

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Johns Creek, Georgia
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93 reviews 93 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Pros: Good location very close to UF. Friendly, efficient service. Nice atmosphere. Decent menu variety. Cons: My wife and I both got salads with fish on them. The food tasted quite good. The fish portions were actually pretty reasonable. Oddly, the salads they were on were microscopic?? Looked like a garnish rather than a salad. Prices too high for the... More 

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McAllen, Texas
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72 reviews 72 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Food was great. Atmosphere was great. Different games playing on different TV's. Right across from UF.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1642 W University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32603
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Gainesville
  • Phone Number: (352) 377-9267

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?