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Mildred's Big City Food

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3445 W University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32607-2402 (34th Street)
352-371-1711
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating

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  • 47
    Excellent
  • 31
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
small portions for hefty price

I experienced Mildred's Big City Food on Thanksgiving 2015 with friends; our host chose the restaurant telling us the gourmet dining there was exquisite and very much like eating at a high caliber chefs bistro; our party met at the bar-in a very cramped side entrance to an obviously packed dining... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 15, 2015
825jayh
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Gainesville, Florida
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Gainesville, Florida
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

I experienced Mildred's Big City Food on Thanksgiving 2015 with friends; our host chose the restaurant telling us the gourmet dining there was exquisite and very much like eating at a high caliber chefs bistro; our party met at the bar-in a very cramped side entrance to an obviously packed dining area; once gathered-we were led outdoors-down the sidewalk-to an... More 

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Thank 825jayh
Gainesville, Florida
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

This is my favorite sit-down restaurant in my home town, which I have long neglected in my reviews. They are very different for lunch and dinner. Lunch is quick, with hearty portions of very diverse dishes. Many salads and sandwiches, or quiche and soup, or combinations thereof. Good coffee. Dinner is great. They go from a no-table-cloth approach at lunch,... More 

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Thank Pedro M
Lot-et-Garonne, France
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410 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 344 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Mildred's is located in a rather grim parking lot. The building itself is in need or renovation and the decor is outdated and depressing. On arrival there was an overwhelming smell of floor mop (a grubby mop that had been used to clean the floor but that should actually be thrown away). My main course was fine but unremarkable. The... More 

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Thank francophileonthemove
Lake City, Florida
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015 via mobile

Ordered a corned beef sandwich which had maybe two slices in it. Slice of cake was $6!!!!! Overpriced.

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Thank Debbie H
Jersey Shore
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78 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

It was late and we wanted a nice meal after moving our daughter into her dorm. Made a reservation on Open Table for 9:00 at 8:40. We were having trouble finding it with the GPS so called at 8:55 and were told we are closed and they didn't have our reservation. They said the kitchen had been completely broken down... More 

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Thank megilla
Gainesville, Florida
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4 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

About ten days eight of us went to dinner at Mildred's Big City food. Three of the eight were visitors from Barcelona (Spain), a city which knows a thing or to about fine food. My wife had salmon filet, which according to her was almost as good as my own salmon dishes. I ordered three appetizers, starting with a carrot... More 

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Thank Jorge M
Clermont, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 221 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015 via mobile

Cesar with chicken was a hit with my party today. The place is as nice a good as it ever was which does not explain how it had dropped out the top fifty in Gainesville on this site. It still has one of the best menus lunch and dinner in the town and best service of most any place I... More 

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Thank rogersober
Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

We went on a Friday night and it wasn't very busy at all. The menu was a bit limited in selection and also pricey for Gainesville and the service was good. The lunches are better priced and offer more choices.

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Thank Karin23320
Gainesville, Florida, United States
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

excellent service, lovely CLEAN setting. Good food. One of our party was disappointed in the seemingly old and chewy quiche, the rest of the party seemed pleased.

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Thank Lane P
Houston, Texas
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015 via mobile

Went here for a graduation dinner and had a great 3 course meal for a good price. The Americano coffee was very good, along with the service.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3445 W University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32607-2402
    (34th Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Gainesville
  • Phone Number: 352-371-1711

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?