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The Top

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30 N Main St, Gainesville, FL 32601-5322
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Closed now
All hours
Sun 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
Tue - Sun 5:00 pm - 2:00 am
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We went up for the weekend to visit my daughter and stopped here for dinner. It did not disappoint. So delicious! Get there early or you will be waiting. We were first in line at 5 pm and by the time we left there was a crowd and a wait. I had the rosa pasta dish with all kinds of... More 

Thank Angie M
Gainesville, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Top has been serving good food for everyone for a long time. Traditional, vegetarian or vegan, you can get a good meal here. They have an eclectic variety of dishes that you won't see everywhere, and well prepared. Go early if you're there for dinner as they get very busy.

Thank Nanette1957
Gainesville, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We love the Top and go back time after time because it offers food that satisfies all the dietary needs of our family (one omnivore, one strict vegetarian, and one no red meat/no seafood). They have vegetarian, vegan, and meat dishes for all, and everything is pretty much universally really, really good. Service is typically extremely attentive and very fast... More 

Thank roper7342
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I've been going to the Top of Main Street for years and it is consistently good food, good service and excellent drinks. Mind you, once the college kids are back, it is hard to get into the place on Friday and Saturday evenings and sometimes they are just super busy! But that again, speaks of how good it is!

Thank Amy K
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Always have a great time at the Top. Food is awesome and as a vegan, the selections are plentiful. For my meat eating friends I appreciate that the meat comes from local farms. Great atmosphere. Just wish it wasn't so busy!

Thank SSOflorida
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79 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

They have a great bar and good service, the menu is diverse and full of flavor. Have been multiple times. Not cheapest but worth a visit anytime

Thank Nathan B
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5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This place is by far the best dining place in Gainesville! The quality of food is amazing. The service is the best. Even though you have to wait a little bit all the time to find a table, it is worth it.

Thank Ethan K
Gainesville, Florida
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have been to The Top 3 times in last several months. What a great restaurant! Food is always good and service is even better! We have tried several dishes....pasta, burgers, seafood, etc and no one in our party has ever complained. Peanut butter pie is Ah-mazing. They are always busy so get there early or be prepared for a wait.... More 

Thank Tammy T
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been back to The Top multiple times since my last review. It has quickly become one of my favorite restaurants in Gainesville, and a favorite among several of my vegan, vegetarian, and meat-eating friends. The jalapeno chips are phenomenal and I often ask for the garlic dipping sauce (that comes with the also-amazing corn nuggets) even though the... More 

Thank BABN97
Naples, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were in town for a UF event and asked a friend that lives nearby for a recommendation. This was near the top of her list. We drove over and had no trouble finding free street parking shortly before 6PM on a Saturday evening. So glad that we went early, though, because 30 minutes later the place was packed! The... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $20
American, Bar, Vegetarian, Gluten Free, Fusion, Vegan
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Bar scene, Special occasions
Open Hours
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 30 N Main St, Gainesville, FL 32601-5322
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Gainesville
  • Phone Number: 13523371188
the TOP / prepped daily / fresh & local ingredients / see you soon

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?