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Mildred's Big City Food

3445 W University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32607-2402
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Ranked #44 of 462 Restaurants in Gainesville
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Price range: $30 - $30
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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Sarasota, fl
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41 reviews 41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
12 reviews 12 reviews
12 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
5 reviews 5 reviews
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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72 reviews 72 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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90 reviews 90 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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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59 reviews 59 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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55 reviews 55 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

Chef Bert Gill is Gainesville's top chef in my opinion and his employees love to work WITH him. The food is as local as possible, fresh to the extreme. Great taste and seasoning. The butternut soup and the escargot were wonderful. Everything was better than good. The service is some of the best and nicest in town. Unfortunately, the atmosphere... More

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334 reviews 334 reviews
259 restaurant reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

Mildred's has a lovely ambiance and very good service. The menu is somewhat limited but they do have gluten-free options and hearty vegetarian fare. The pompano was very light, tasty and well prepared. One in our party had the pork tenderloin. The chef prepared it "medium." It went back for a bit more heat as it appeared more on the... More

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Miami, Florida
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44 reviews 44 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013 via mobile

Mildred's is located in an unimpressive back corner of a strip mall. The decor inside is plain. The service and food, however, were outstanding! The staff was attentive, friendly and knowledgable. The food selection was impressive for a little restaurant, with its menu changing daily based on ingredients that are available locally, in season etc. There was a mix of... More

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Elkins Park, Pennsylvania
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Our son recommended Mildred's to us during a visit to him several years ago. We have been impressed with the consistent excellence of the food--quality of ingredients, creativity, presentation and service. The wine list is very reasonable and unusual; all the wines we've tried have been very good to outstanding. It's been awhile since we've been there, but clearly the... More

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