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The Top

30 North Main Street, Gainesville, FL 32601
352-337-1188
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Ranked #9 of 454 restaurants in Gainesville
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Vegan, Vegetarian, Bistro, Fusion
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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86% Recommend
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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Gainesville, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

The Top has some of the best burgers in town, a great bar with several beers on tap, a fun environment, and is reasonable priced. It's a go to for my wife and me.

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Gainesville, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

This has some of the best food in Gainesville and the prices are excellent. However, if you have plans for the evening other than dining, and you can't dine before 6:30, look elsewhere. The atmosphere here is wonderfully quirky, and the bar amenities are generous, an especially valuable asset since you'll be spending a lot of time waiting for a... More

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Gainesville, Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

I try to eat here every chance it get and very often take out of town guests to the Top. It is a pretty funky place with a very creative menu that you will not find in many other restaurants. How many places can you get really tasty tofu? or tempeh dishes? I love their fresh trout and pecan encrusted... More

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Gainesville, Florida
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146 restaurant reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This is a funky venue where the dining room is sort of separated from the bar section. There are tables in the bar section though. The food is Florida, Caribbean fusion with friendly service. It can get crowded in the evenings.

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Gainesville, Florida
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93 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Thought it would be much better than it was. Service not good and room was freezing cold. Want local restaurants to succeed but they need to do better.

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16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

We were staying in Gainesville for the weekend and decided to try The Top after reading lots of TripAdvisor reviews. Gainesville seems to be majorly lacking in the good food department, but The Top sounded promising. We went on Saturday night without reservations and it was packed. The wait for two was 35 minutes, which we were fine with. We... More

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Arvada, Colorado
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39 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Great burgers and salads! We were with a large group and had an incredible meal here! We starting off with the several of their appetizers, followed with burgers and salads. All was delicious and plentiful! Had a couple of beers too. The prices are resonable and the atmosphere was hip. Will go back for more!

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Lima, Ohio
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Great place. From out of town, travel 3 weeks per month in lower 48. Recommended by hotel. Is now in our top 5 most favorite. Had Peppered Sirloin and San Diego Chicken. Worth the trip.

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Gainesville, Florida
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4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

Way too loud, servers are impossible to discern from regular customers. The food IS phenomenal, but next time I'm getting it to go. The atmosphere is very casual and artsy so I can see the demographic they're aiming at.

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Gainesville, Florida
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

The best place to have an excellent meal after 9:00 PM, where most of the restaurants are near to closed. I love the steak with peppers. Parking cold be a problem but you always find one spot near by. Long waiting list, go to the bar and have a drink.

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