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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 - 10:00 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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Gainesville, FL
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 stars 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 

Thank travelstuff4us
Ile-de-France, France
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31 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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 

1 Thank adventuresmate
Atlanta, Georgia
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139 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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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34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 

1 Thank Brenpaint
Gainesville, Florida
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

I experienced Mildred's Big City Food on Thanksgiving 2015 with friends; our host chose the restaurant telling us the gourmet dining there was exquisite and very much like eating at a high caliber chefs bistro; our party met at the bar-in a very cramped side entrance to an obviously packed dining area; once gathered-we were led outdoors-down the sidewalk-to an... More 

3 Thank 825jayh
Gainesville, Florida
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

This is my favorite sit-down restaurant in my home town, which I have long neglected in my reviews. They are very different for lunch and dinner. Lunch is quick, with hearty portions of very diverse dishes. Many salads and sandwiches, or quiche and soup, or combinations thereof. Good coffee. Dinner is great. They go from a no-table-cloth approach at lunch,... More 

1 Thank Pedro M
Lot-et-Garonne, France
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448 reviews
191 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 360 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Mildred's is located in a rather grim parking lot. The building itself is in need or renovation and the decor is outdated and depressing. On arrival there was an overwhelming smell of floor mop (a grubby mop that had been used to clean the floor but that should actually be thrown away). My main course was fine but unremarkable. The... More 

Thank francophileonthemove
Lake City, Florida
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015 via mobile

Ordered a corned beef sandwich which had maybe two slices in it. Slice of cake was $6!!!!! Overpriced.

Thank Debbie H
Jersey Shore
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80 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

It was late and we wanted a nice meal after moving our daughter into her dorm. Made a reservation on Open Table for 9:00 at 8:40. We were having trouble finding it with the GPS so called at 8:55 and were told we are closed and they didn't have our reservation. They said the kitchen had been completely broken down... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $30
American, Polish, European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Seating, 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?