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Blue Gill

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1310 SW 13th Street, Gainesville, FL 32608
+1 352-872-5181
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11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Gainesville, Florida
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I'm having trouble figuring out how to describe Bert's Blue Gill. It's in the storefront basement of a parking garage and has an air of what's supposed to be industrial chic--polished concrete floor, exposed and open mechanical ceiling, uncomfortable chairs. And this is coupled with a seasonal, upscale-southern menu. Drinks in mason jars, Florida retro-chic décor (though hung over ugly... More 

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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was a 1/4 mile from my hotel. Fun menu, excellent food, beer and service. The location was a bit odd and they could use some better signage.

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Thank Spencer R
Fort Myers Beach, Florida
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Last weekend, my husband and I went to Gville with my parents to watch the Gators play the Gamecocks. We all love this great college town and try to go at least twice a year. Normally, we eat at Harry's (Cajun restaurant) but the wait on Saturday night at 6pm was two hours, so we decided on Blue Gill after... More 

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Thank BeachJournalist
Gainesville, Florida
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200 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Enjoyed the dinner very much. Fried okra appetizer was outstanding as was cauliflower appetizer. We had three different fish dishes each of was excellent. Angel food cake which is usually a favorite was a bit weird--it tasted as though it had been fried. All in all--a very good evening. Will return. Suggest though that staff pay more attention to keeping... More 

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Thank KBM212
Longwood, Florida
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118 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

A bustling, noisy restaurant that offers a good range of eclectic dishes at reasonable prices and then offers more on the large blackboard. Also an interesting range of cocktail drinks. I love the crispy pork shanks followed by a decadent fried chocolate pie. Eight people in our party and no one was disappointed.

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Thank mediadon
Fl
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016

We have been to this restaurant before and have always had an outstanding dining experience. Basic menu is very good but what stands out at this restaurant are the many specials displayed each day on a large chalk board; at least 3-4 fish dishes plus fowl and red meat. In addition each entree come with numerous healthy and delicious vegetables.... More 

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Thank AAR
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2016

Very bland food in a blander atmosphere and fiddicult parking. I have been there twice with others who wanted to go. Started out with smoked fish dip with bones in it for an appetixer and it did not get much better from there.. Why somebody would seek this place out I have no idea

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Thank Misti F
Gainesville
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108 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

Blue Gill is upscale/casual dining tucked away near the University of Florida medical complex. The menu features fresh local dishes, interesting appetizers and a trendy bar with innovative drink choices. Service is good, prices are not unreasonable for the quality, but more than people might expect from the ambiance. Save room for dessert, especially if you like coconut cake!

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Thank FloridaAuthor
Gainesville
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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016 via mobile

This was a super munchie must. Hands down best seafood and app's! If you find yourself around shands high, go! Bloody marys make being a cat hoarder cooler, not really, but the fried green tomatoes make it ok.

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Thank Sam P
Naples, FL
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44 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

Food was good. Service was very good. Prices were fair. Drink selection was very good. We liked the seared tuna and the brisket. The fired green tomato appetizer was really good.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Private Dining, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1310 SW 13th Street, Gainesville, FL 32608
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Gainesville
  • Phone Number: +1 352-872-5181

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