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The Top

Certificate of Excellence
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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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Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Bar scene
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating

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    Very good
  • 22
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  • 7
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    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Enjoyed The Food and Atmosphere!

Finally got to go to The Top!! My son lives a few blocks away and he has been many times and I have read many reviews online about this eatery. I wasn't sure what to expect however the reviews piqued my interest in a big way. The only hesitation was that many said service was not speedy. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
Kittygirl2014
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Ocala, Florida
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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262 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Ocala, Florida
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Finally got to go to The Top!! My son lives a few blocks away and he has been many times and I have read many reviews online about this eatery. I wasn't sure what to expect however the reviews piqued my interest in a big way. The only hesitation was that many said service was not speedy. The place is... More 

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Gainesville, Florida, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Love going to this place solo or with 1 or 2 friends. When I have tried to take groups we have a terrible time with the servers, they won't split checks and the wait and food service time takes forever. The saving grace for this place is the consistently have great food and great drinks.

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Seoul, South Korea
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

The Top is one of the most fun restaurants in Gainesville,FL. I had the fried rabbit special and it was absolutely amazing meal. The only negative to this restaurant is the wait is usually on hour on weekends, but my wife and I enjoy a cocktail at the bar and relax. Also, they have great hamburgers and the chicken pest... More 

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Gainesville, Florida
Top Contributor
305 reviews 305 reviews
225 restaurant reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

This place is alive and the atmosphere is lively. The servers are attentive and prompt in every way. The menu is varied and the selections are interesting and very flavorful. A great place for families or a date! Enjoy!

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Boca Raton, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Following Trips Advisor recommendation I had a late dinner with my daughter and my son. They both went for one of the signature burgers in the menu and both of them rank their burger among "one of the best burgers they ever had". I try their bean cakes with grilled chicken and it was delicious. The restaurant is open until... More 

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Gainesville, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Best Vegan Chocolate cake ever. Great variety of cocktails. Fun place to enjoy with friends on weekends. Make sure to have a reservation.

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Gainesville, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This is a casual restaurant with good food made with local ingredients. On several occasions I ate outside with a friend and our dogs. The host always brought water for the dogs. A plus! The outside seating area is narrow and do rectly in front so that one is in close contact with passers by on the sidewalk. I happen... More 

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Boca Raton, FL
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

It wouldn't be right to visit Gainesville and not eat at The Top. This is a favorite of the locals, which is always a good sign. TheCraft beer is stellar and the cocktails unique and delicious. The food never disappoints, always fresh, delicious and inspired.

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Boston, MA
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127 reviews 127 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

The place was definitely funky, but the food was *excellent* and the service also. Good beer, good desserts, and excellent entrees. (Even the green beans were cooked to perfection.) I'd happily go back.

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SW Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Went on a Friday night at 7:30pm and the place was packed. Once we were seated the table next to us was college-age kids who were very loud and swore a lot. The food was great. Had one of the daily specials: tile fish and another member of the group had another special of coconut tofu. I loved my fish... 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: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating

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