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Blue Gill

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1310 SW 13th St, Gainesville, FL 32608-1121
+1 352-872-5181
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All 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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Longwood, Florida
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113 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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.

Thank mediadon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Thank AAR
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank Misti F
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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!

Thank FloridaAuthor
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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.

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.

Thank darknite1
Keystone Heights, Florida
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016

Variety of appetizers, main dishes, sides and desserts that are beyond normal. Great pairings and great wine options

Thank 78Mac
Gainesville, Florida
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30 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016 via mobile

Finding parking was a major frustration because of construction in the area and almost caused us to give up the quest! Be sure to ck the website for parking instructions before you go and, even then, be prepared for confusion. Beer, wine, and craft cocktails. Basically Southern menu. No frills decor. OK food and service Wicked fried pie for dessert.

Thank Linda H
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2016 via mobile

Pork shank was encrusted with saltiness, nothing else in the breading. The gravy on top tasted like straight vinegar. The roasted garlic potatoes had no garlic, or salt, or any other seasoning that I could taste. The cornbread was some type of dense cake. My meal was not worth $17. My guest had the brisket, it was average. The veggies... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2016 via mobile

Told Harvey we were on a time crunch, had one hour to catch dinner max. He never told anyone cook etc. We waited 10 min for drink, 5 more to place order, at 35 min appetizers showed up, no dinner after 45min, paid and walked out now starving for 5 hours plus of travel! Called manager that said they had... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Gluten Free Options
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
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1310 SW 13th St, Gainesville, FL 32608-1121
  • 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?