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Marks Prime Steakhouse has a goal to create a unique dining experience that will please the palate and soothe the soul. We serve the finest beef, freshest seafood, premium wines and naturally fresh vegetables. We hope to see you soon.
PRICE RANGE
$31 - $50
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner
CUISINES
American, Steakhouse
FEATURES
Takeout, Television, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Table Service, Highchairs Available
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Have frequented this steak house and it never disappoints. Excellent service and the food is spot on every time. Always a lovely evening.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed December 30, 2021

Had a wonderful night out at Marks. They sat us at 11 people very promptly. Everyone's dinner was delicious except one steak had to be redone. Wine was very palatable. Little longer wait than anticipated between appetizers and dinner delivery but good food takes longer...to present. Waiter Blake was attentive. Thank you Mark's for the best 30th wedding anniversary!More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed December 14, 2021

Great service and attentive staff. Food was great will definitely go back. Beautiful atmosphere a real golden gem in a college town.

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed November 5, 2021 via mobile

We were celebrating with friends, we have all dined at Mark’s Prime in the past, good experiences. This time the results were less satisfactory. We all got steaks, none were great, certainly not in the claimed “top 2%”. The filets were cooked properly but not...tender—gristle running through. And the Delmonico, which had been ordered medium rare, was served medium. When we raised this with our waiter he disagreed, asked my wife to cut at the thicker end, where it was somewhat pink. Then he said repeatedly “so you love it”, she gave up and said “it’s OK”. Overall Mark’s fell far short of what we expected with a $500+ bill for our party of 4More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed July 9, 2021 via mobile

First time visiting Mark’s Prime Steakhouse and it was excellent! The portions are large, the steaks were cooked perfectly, the staff were professional and very courteous. If visiting Gainesville add this to your must visit list of restaurants.

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed June 29, 2021

Great crab cake as our appetizer, steaks were awful. We both got the Delmonico's and mine was 50 % fat and my wife's was so tough she couldn't eat it.

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed May 29, 2021 via mobile

Very nice atmosphere, was very refreshing to find a place that still feels formal. The booths are very cozy and tucked away from the main dining area. The entire menu is AL a carte and with that I personally expect perfection, especially at these prices....For appetizers I ordered the lobster Escargot while my spouse ordered traditional Escargot. The buttery sauce on his was much better than mine, not sure why and I ended up dipping my lobster into his sauce. It also needed a dash of salt and lemon. Entrees we ordered the Prime Rib and the NY Strip both were cooked to perfection. Sides were the lobster mac and cheese (the claw piece on top should have been left off as it was rubbery) but the fingerling potatoes stole the show!More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed May 22, 2021

Very ostentatious decor for area. Food was mediocre at best. Steaks undercooked, fish dish cold, woody stems on asparagus, cold potato. Having grown up in steakhouse industry, this was a disservice to the quality beef they serve. Service was good, not great. Extremely disappointed and...will never go back again. You would get just as good service and better food and price points at other restaurants in area. Carrabbas would have been preferred for this anniversary meal! Mark should be ashamed!More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed March 21, 2021

A must stop in Gainesville Florida. Magnificent steaks and very attentive service. Highly recommend . I have dined here several times.I love the bernaise sauce

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed March 9, 2021

Last night I took my wife to Mark’s for a birthday dinner and the food and atmosphere was fantastic the waiter was awesome I highly recommended this place. Thank you Mark’s for making sure we had an awesome time

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed February 1, 2021

Great place for an evening dinner, Lobster escargo is a treat plus the steaks. Ill stop by again the ing future

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed August 29, 2020

We dined at Mark’s last night to celebrate our 10th Wedding Anniversary and all the hype we have always heard did not disappoint! We are townies but have never been here before and I’m kicking myself for taking so long. Everything from the fresh, warm...bread to the dessert was wonderful! We had the Lobster Escargot as an appetizer which was phenomenal. I had the 11oz Filet which was cooked perfectly. Honestly, I could have gotten away with the Petite Filet because the side portions are just huge! Broccolini with Toasted Almonds was the Seasonal Veggie and I wish I could have just taken a huge order home of it. Also, do yourself a favor and get the Lyonnaise Potatoes. You will thank me later! Everything should be fried in Duck Fat. There is nothing better! My husband got their Ultimate Burger, which made me roll my eyes, but he likes to judge a restaurant on their burgers. If you can screw up something so simple, it says a lot! Mark’s did not disappoint him. The size was huge, it was cooked just like he likes it (medium-well) but it was still juicy and not a hockey puck. He said it was well worth it and he promised me he would order a steak the next time we went. They treated us to a Chocolate Paradise dessert since it was our anniversary, which was amazing. It was like a giant truffle! It was the perfect ending to a perfect meal. The service was spot-on from the moment we walked in the door to our amazing waitress, Becca. Ask for her when you go and tell her you read a review about her, it will make her night! She answered all my questions and gave me all her top recommendations which were perfect. Thank you, Mark’s Prime for giving us a wonderful and memorable night!More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed August 16, 2020 via mobile

Excellent food! Steaks cooked perfectly. Service top notch. Sides delicious. Perfect for a special occasion!

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed March 11, 2020

After getting over the sticker shock of the food prices, I relaxed and decided to enjoy the experience. We had the Bacon Wrapped Scallops & Grilled Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms appetizers. Both were very tasty. Then I had the Mixed Seafood Grill entree. Lobster was a...bit dry, but the shrimp/scallops/Sea Bass were spot on. Husband ordered the Petite Filet medium, and it was overdone. Service was fine.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed March 5, 2020

In a city that doesn’t usually operate on a schedule, Mark’s sets a standard. Reservations are honored on time. If you need a reliable schedule they deliver.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Yes and very cozy!
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We have our steaks available on the menu grilled to your preferences. We also offer our steaks to go if that is what you were wondering about. We hope you'll come back and join us again soon!
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Yes, Mark's Prime Steakhouse offers takeout services.

Mark's Prime Steakhouse is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4