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The Top

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Vegetarian, Fusion, Bistro, Vegan
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30 North Main Street, Gainesville, FL 32601
352-337-1188
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Pecan crusted tofa. Yum!

This was, I think, my 3rd time to The Top. I was surprised at how busy they were at 5:30 PM on a Wednesday. We waited for a booth, but were quickly seated. Our server, Larry, was excellent. He was very good to recommend dishes to us, and he was very personable and upbeat, constantly smiling (and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
tastebuddy2011
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Gainesville, Florida
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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Gainesville, Florida
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71 reviews 71 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

This was, I think, my 3rd time to The Top. I was surprised at how busy they were at 5:30 PM on a Wednesday. We waited for a booth, but were quickly seated. Our server, Larry, was excellent. He was very good to recommend dishes to us, and he was very personable and upbeat, constantly smiling (and genuine). I had... More 

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Gainesville, Florida
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5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

great bison burgers!! it's really a college kids hangout,loud party type atmosphere,very busy. located in the center part of town,just off university,on main street.about 1 block north of university.fantastic beer selection,some i've never heard of,micro brewers.the dark beers are insanely good.The waiters will guide you to the best choices.One of the few places in town to get a real grass... More 

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Gainesville, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

I have eaten at the Top more times than I could even count. It has been my favorite restaurant in Gainesville for many years. The bar is great- always multiple microbrews on tap and great cocktails. The decor is vintage, super fun, and the food... Oh, the food! I have never had something I didn't like. I recommend starting with... More 

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Gainesville, Florida
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22 reviews 22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

I have been there probably a dozen times and I have never once had a bad experience! One of the best in Gainesville!

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Orlando, Florida
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115 reviews 115 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Eclectic environment, a bit loud for conversations but excellent food and very reasonably priced. Had the Good morning Burger - amazing! Desserts looked really good but was too full to try. A nice mix of traditional items along with some alternative, healthy and vegan options.

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Gainesville, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

The Top is the place to eat, drink, hang, play foosball, pinball and have a good time. The food is consistently good. The menu is extensive so you can find everything from tasty Vegan dishes to a great steak. If you just want a drink, great music is playing, the barkeep are fabulous, and you have amazing cocktails and an... More 

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Enterprise, Alabama
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107 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

This food is simply amazing. Everyone likes it, from the multi-pierced and tattooed teen to the 70 year old grandfather. Three of us dined and had the fried corn nuggets, cheeseburger, southwest pasta, and another baked chicken dish. Each person thought their food was amazing. Worth the wait!

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Top Contributor
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Always get a good meal here. Especially like the grass fed burger. The ambiance is nice. Could have more lighting, but truly a good place to eat if u aren't a fan of chain restaurants. The servers are hit & miss when it comes to friendliness...we joke about their typical hate the world hipster mentality:) Don't recommend the service for... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We went to The Top for brunch while staying with some local friends for the weekend. What a great sign to see a line of 15 or so waiting before they had even opened. French toast options of Blueberry banana bread or creme brulee piqued my interest on the specials board outside. Once inside, the funky and eclectic vibe screamed... More 

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Malabar, Florida
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19 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Very interesting menu, really good selection of booze and beer. We've been here twice and had pretty good meals! It's a loud atmosphere, not somewhere you'd go for an intimate dinner. It's also a younger crowd, I felt a bit out of place (I'm 40). Great place to go if you are vegan or vegetarian, as there are some great... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 30 North Main Street, Gainesville, FL 32601
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Gainesville
  • Phone Number: 352-337-1188

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: Vegetarian, Fusion, Bistro, Vegan

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Romantic, Local cuisine, Families with children

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