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Mildred's Big City Food

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3445 W University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32607-2402 (34th Street)
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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Boca Raton, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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 

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Gainesville, Florida
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55 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 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 

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Palm Beach, Florida
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160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 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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91 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 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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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 

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South Florida, Florida
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28 reviews
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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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Ile-de-France, France
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26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2016 via mobile

The location of the restaurant is a bit hidden. As a senior trip advisor I can say that this is definitely the best restaurant in town. Unasuming storefront with a modest elegance on the inside. I was served by James and the service was great. I tried the crab cakes as appetizer and they are delicious and the grouper which... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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143 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 13, 2016

A lovely surprise! This place was recommended as a quiet, local, upscale restaurant. I am so glad I tried it! The service was excellent and the food was exceptional. This is a great place for business or date night.

1 Thank gslowry
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26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 21, 2016

What a pleasant surprise! This is the kind of restaurant the locals like to keep for themselves. Fabulous, upscale food and amazing desserts in a small, intimate and classy setting. Probably top ten in terms of service. Waitress was perfectly attentive but not bothersome. Portions were more than plentiful - I had to have a box to take home the... 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, Polish, 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: 352-371-1711

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