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Mildred's Big City Food

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3445 W University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32607-2402 (34th Street)
+1 352-371-1711
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Elkins Park, Pennsylvania
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48 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When visiting Gainesville, we always look forward to a wonderful meal at Mildred's, as we know that we'll have great food, well presented, with friendly, professional service in a lovely cozy art deco dining room. Our server was accommodating in finding us a lovely table for four in a quiet area and lowering the classical jazz music to a discreet... More 

Thank dh0414
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2016 via mobile

Our first time here and we had a wonderful experience. My husband had a perfect NY Strip and I enjoyed the freshest grouper I've had in ages. The cocktail menu was exemplary. Was thankful for the children's menu, too. Our server, Drew, was perfectly charming!

Thank Abbess A
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184 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

This restaurant features fresh locally sourced food and prepares it as well as any place I have eaten. The menu changes often, so there usually are no "specials", it is all special. It is not very bust, so you don't need to call long in advance, and can eat at the bar if there are no tables. The deserts are... More 

Thank JHudsonGainesville
Boca Raton, Florida
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256 reviews
228 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

Our meal was very mixed. The carrot salad was delicious. The grouper was very fresh, and well prepared but tasteless. It lacked salt, mostly, The 'mushroom risotto' was nothing more than rice mixed with mushrooms, not a real risotto. I dined with a local to Gainesvllle, who commented that the wrong chef was cooking that night. Maybe that was the... More 

Thank mmb198
Gainesville, Florida
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59 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2016 via mobile

I used to regard Mildred's as my favorite restaurant in Gainesville, but they are missing the mark these days. Appetizers are still good, so are soups and salads. The entree I had, a duck leg stuffed with pork sausage was tasty in the beginning, but as I continued to eat it the flavor of black pepper became overwhelming. I had... More 

Thank PatriciaElaine32605
Gainesville, Florida
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69 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016

I had occasion recently to have Sunday brunch at Mildred's, not having dined there in quite a long time. The Greek quiche with spinach and red pepper was not particularly outstanding and the chicken barley vegetable soup had a very odd flavor. The focaccia bread was just OK. The service was fine, atmosphere fine. I won't be anxious to return... More 

Thank lizharvey65
Palm Beach, Florida
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243 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016 via mobile

Wonderful calamari salad. House made buttermilk ranch was exceptional. Ambiance/service is a little less than perfect but food wins you over. Would highly recommend as a top lunch spot in Gainesville. Sandwiches also worthy of note. This was not my first stop and food has all been very good.

Thank FlyboyTraveler
Lake City, Florida
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92 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

We found this restaurant somewhat difficult to locate. There are two sections, an order at the counter section and a table service area. We opted for table service. The menu was fairly diverse and appealing. We had sandwiches with small salads on the plates. The food was good. Our only complaint was very slow service. We thought we arrived after... More 

Thank floridatraveler32055
Gainesville, FL
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2016

We joined another couple for their anniversary at their suggestion. We had not been to Mildreds in a long time and were pleasantly surprised. The atmosphere is upscale. the food is a bit on the pricey side, but worth it. Everyone enjoyed the food and the wine choices. Everything was cooked perfectly.We returned a few weeks later with another couple... More 

Thank jan2ch
South Florida, Florida
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2016

We stopped in Gainesville for an overnight and discovered this restaurant near our hotel. It's hidden in the corner of a plaza so in the dark evening, we had a little hard time finding the entrance. They have a great selection on their menu, including some unusual items. Food and cocktails were fantastic, service was attentive, and all within a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$30 - $30
American, European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3445 W University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32607-2402
    (34th Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Gainesville
  • Phone Number: +1 352-371-1711

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