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1511 NW 2nd St, Gainesville, FL 32601-2229
+1 352-380-0544
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good25%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
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American, Healthy, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1511 NW 2nd St, Gainesville, FL 32601-2229
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is really cute. It's on the bike path that leads to downtown near Nw 16th Ave and Main Street. It was built from an old oil company building and has cool curved trusses, large roll up door, and an outdoor area. The food...More

1  Thank stetzga
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had brunch on a Saturday and it was delicious. We started with the avocado toast which was plentiful. We a couple of salads, white bean soup, and the farmer market sandwich. All were so delicious and our server was wonderful. The prices were so...More

1  Thank tattersall_12
Reviewed June 11, 2017

My friends and I love to at Civilization- they have a great menu with very fresh ingredients. They also have a friendly wait staff. My only recommendation to diners would be to arrive before noon to avoid any wait time- there seems to be a...More

Thank Susannah P
Reviewed June 7, 2017 via mobile

I finally was able to check this place out (it's been a long time coming) and it didn't disappoint. I got the shrimp and grits with collard greens and an iced coffee for lunch and it was fabulous!! The service was excellent and the food...More

Thank Jennifer H
Reviewed May 19, 2017

Wonderful restaurant with plenty of vegetarian choices on the menu. I had the huge sweet potato enchiladas, filled with lots of goodies. It came with very tasty black beans. It was my first time. I will def be back and try one of their awesome...More

Thank Helene H
Reviewed April 10, 2017 via mobile

Great atmosphere, wonderful service and really good food with plenty of vegetarian and vegan options. They serve a fantastic lunch as well and provide outdoor seating as well. Also, a wide selection of interesting beers and wines.

Thank Gatorunner
Reviewed April 6, 2017

Converted garage serving some of the most flavorful and healthy foods around. Plenty of options for both vegans and carnivores; even if you're a meat eater the non meat options tastes wonderful. The way the chef blends the spices and flavors of the foods is...More

1  Thank RandyCP
Reviewed March 27, 2017 via mobile

It's a little nice restaurant with great food! The breakfast was amazing! Southern style. Staff are friendly.

Thank Nastaran77
Reviewed February 11, 2017

Civiilzation is a good name for this place, where the fare on the menu ranges from guacamole to falafel, Thai curry and gnocchi.The restaurant is rustic and casual in style and aims to provide food that is healthy and from sustainable sources. The variety of...More

Thank AMTour
Reviewed January 23, 2017

Such an incredible atmosphere and food. It is one of the best restaurants in Gainesville. I highly recommend beignets. They are addictive.

Thank Ethan K
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Cash Only, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Special occasions
Open Hours
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1511 NW 2nd St, Gainesville, FL 32601-2229
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Gainesville
  • Phone Number: +1 352-380-0544
Civilization is a cooperatively run restaurant in a historic building near downtown Gainesville Florida. Our menu emphasizes foods from all over the world. In 2015, 67% of entrees sold were Vegetarian and 14% were Vegan. In that same year we purchased $23,047 worth of produce and breads from local farmers and bakers, $28,548 worth of sustainable fish and local clams, and $26,435 of non-produce organic ingredients. We are committed to composting and recycling.
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