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“Extremely good for our breakfast, but might not be for everyone” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Jones Eastside - CLOSED

The Jones Eastside
401 NE 23rd Avenue, Gainesville, FL 32609
352.373.6777
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Price range: $8 - $22
Cuisines: American, Vegetarian, Bistro, Organic
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Buffet
Central Florida
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Extremely good for our breakfast, but might not be for everyone”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

There was an interesting variety of menu items to choose from, and we all had very different selections. The staff was friendly and the food came promptly. They pleasantly accommodated dietary preferences. The restaurant is not fancy, or elegantly appointed but it is small. It did hit the spot for a casual visit with friends. The food was good.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Hipsters galore”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013 via mobile

Went to this over-hyped eatery with a local friend. Food was bland and to be honest just weird. Would not recommend.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Florida
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Great food... unprofessional staff”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

After our first visit, we were very impressed with the food -- original offerings prepared with a flair. The atmosphere and staff however, began to wear a little thin. Customers should not be aware that employees have lives packed with drama and are dealing with complex social/emotional issues. This place may be have the makings for a reality show but for fine dining, I think we'll move on.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Hiram, Georgia
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“High Priced, Limited Menu and Cramped Seating”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

We ate dinner here while in the area from out of town, because we saw all the great reviews on Trip Advisor and my wife is vegetarian.

(The Good):
-Food was fresh and tasted good.
-Friendly staff

(The Bad):
- Very limited menu selection (a dozen choices or less)
- Very limited seating (this is a tiny place in a run-down strip mall) - seats around 15 - 20 people max in whole restaurant.
- Way Way overpriced
- Rough area of town
- Didn't really give an impression of being very clean

Overall thoughts: Good idea and concept but very limited menu choices, high prices and cramped seating area have me thinking we won't return until some changes occur.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Orlando, FL
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Eclectic, organic and good”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013 via mobile

The food was fresh, organic and wholesome. Definitely recommend if you are in Gainesville. Small little cafe style restaurant that accepts cash or check only. I ordered falafel burger and my husband the Jones Cristo French toast with cheese. Delish all around!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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