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Blue Gill

1310 SW 13th St, Gainesville, FL 32608-1121
+1 352-872-5181
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good30%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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American, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1310 SW 13th St, Gainesville, FL 32608-1121
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Reviewed June 16, 2016

Our family has been going to Bert Gill's restaurants since we came to the area 12 years ago. Our favorite is Blue Gills although Mildreds and the New Deal are at the top of our list too. The food never disappoints and the service is...More

Thank Winny R
Reviewed June 8, 2016

It's simple yet also exquisite. Tonight I ordered pan seared grouper and seasonal vegetables. A seemingly simple sounding dish but they manage to add flavor to every bite I can't replicate in my own kitchen. This is what I look for in a restaurant.

Thank Harrison S
Reviewed June 7, 2016

Lovely little find! Neat atmosphere, very relaxing meal. Service and food were both excellent. Had a leisurely dinner, server allowed us plenty of time to talk and enjoy the evening. Green Fried Tomatoes and Cocktails were yummy as well as the Grouper for my entrée....More

Thank Sue B
Reviewed June 1, 2016

Very good. The service was attentive, though the food was a bit of a wait. We both had the fried chicken, which was really excellent if just a tiny bit salty. I don't cook with a lot of salt, so most people would probably think...More

Thank John S
Reviewed May 11, 2016

Ordered the salmon with white bean and chorizo, which was one of the best I've ever had. The service was also great and I would go back here for sure the next time I'm in the area. Prices were good, restaurant offers a very open...More

Thank XianFL
Reviewed May 4, 2016

We were told of this place from a Shands RN. If you can find it: it's great food. I had the specialty drink of the day: a gin sour cucumber drink. Yummy. Plus crab cakes: a definitely recommended meal combo! My husband had a classic,...More

Thank watermflower
Reviewed April 28, 2016

Passing through Gainesville, my wife and I found Blue Gill on the internet and went for dinner. The food and service were outstanding! One highlight was the appetizer 'Crispy Livers'. It is unique, and fabulous. Other dishes were tasty and enjoyable, too. We recommend this...More

Thank ThomasG82
Reviewed April 20, 2016

We were 14 ladies from a local church getting together for fellowship & food. We had a private room with our own waiter who was very attentive. Really good choices with a southern touch.

Thank Carol M
Reviewed April 18, 2016 via mobile

I know this is a seafood place but we weren't that hungry. My husband had the brisket sandwich which he swore was the best he's ever had. Great staff, great service and atmosphere.

Thank ycarney
Reviewed April 17, 2016

The positives: Although in a new retail space, the character of the wall art, tables and dinnerware is charming. The negative: THE FOOD. It is simply inedible. Two key examples: I ordered a shrimp hoagie with home made chips for $9. The chips were limp/...More

Thank Karen R
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I cannot answer your question; you will have to call them direct and ask.
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Response from AAR | Reviewed this property |
Probably as they are pretty accommodating but I would call to make sure.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children
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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