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Mildred's Big City Food

3445 W University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32607-2402
352-371-1711
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Ranked #70 of 471 Restaurants in Gainesville
Price range: $30 - $30
Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: 34th Street
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English first
Jacksonville, Florida
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109 reviews 109 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

We also had difficulty finding the restaurant which is located in the back of a strip shopping mall. We telephoned the restaurant and had them stay on the line so that we could follow their directions - without the phone even our GPS couldn't find it. The food was very average with little to no creativity. My husband's salad was... More 

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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Entrees were great, but Appetizer of Crostini, was pretty awful. Efficient friendly service. Will go back, but definitely stay away from Crostini

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Winston-Salem, NC
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135 reviews 135 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

My wife and I had dinner here during a visit to our son and his family in the area. Though it was a little difficult to find due to rather small signage, the food and service was excellent. I had grouper, my wife had the lobster with Risotto. Both of these were excellent. Before that we shared a "grilled Ceaser... More 

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Leverett, MA
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235 reviews 235 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
184 helpful votes 184 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

As a visitor to town, I was treated to dinner here by a group of five friends. One said that Mildred's was one of their favorite restaurants in Gainesville and suggested that we try it. That was a good choice. It was a Thursday night and we arrived at about 6:30 or so. The restaurant was not busy and we... More 

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Sarasota, fl
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73 reviews 73 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

excellent service, creative menu, unique wine and spirits lists, eclectic decor. Pleasant surprise after a long trip.

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Gainesville, Florida
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17 reviews 17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We visited Mildred's after looking forward to it for some time. The menu is limited and pricey but our dinner was quite good. The bleu cheese salad was super - lightly dressed with an assortment of greens. My husband's crab cakes (an app) were fine and my grouper was very good We felt that the room, while good-looking, was a... More 

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Gainesville, Florida
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5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I've gone about 4 times. The waitstaff are great, and I love the pricepoint and the food for lunch. Dinner later in the evening is much pricier, and ergo, less impressive to me. The ambiance at lunchtime, though, is a little like a hotel lobby. But they don't push you out, the options are limited but interesting and well done.

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Inverness, Florida
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78 reviews 78 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

This was my first time to Mildred's Big City Food. I was a bit surprised by the prices and the short menu. That being said, I had a great meal. I had the pork chop that has to have been the best pork chop I've ever had. My husband hand hanger steak which was also very good. Soup and salad... More 

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Florida
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91 reviews 91 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

We eat at Mildred's Big City Foods about 12 times a year and we are never disappointed. The room is decorated in such a pleasing style. The wait staff is very courteous and the menu tends towards gourmet. Also the desserts are amazing. Every time we go to Mildred's we have an amazing meal.

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Gainesville, Florida
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61 reviews 61 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

I was concerned as to whether I was dressed appropriately for Mildred's (business casual), but some were wearing jeans. The tables are decorated with white table cloths covered with white paper, which was fine. Beyond that, not much upscale in the decor. They have bench seats at the tables that are against the wall that are more comfy than just... More 

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Additional Information about Mildred's Big City Food

Address: 3445 W University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32607-2402
Phone Number: 352-371-1711
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Gainesville
Open Hours:
Monday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
Cuisine: American

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