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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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70 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We met some friends at this restaurant for dinner upon arrival in Gainesville on a Friday night of a football game weekend. It gets very crowded, so it's wise to get there for an early meal. We have eaten there before, so we knew the food and drink were delicious! I had Chicken Piccata this trip, and it was wonderful!... More 

Thank JLMarietta
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

All 4 of us ordered completely different meals and all 4 plates were cleaned. Outstanding preparation. Highly recommended.

Thank marshall g
Boca Raton, Florida
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44 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Lots of delicious food, great options for meat eaters and vegetarians/vegans alike. Reasonable priced, friendly. Very YOUNG atmosphere, new-age/hipster vibes. Great place!

Thank Fairladyzee
Sebastian, Florida, United States
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is absolutely the best place for dinner, lunch, or whatever in Gainesville. Great food from steaks to seafood, and anything you would like. Best food around.

Thank Joseph M
Sao Carlos, SP
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23 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Top is my favorite American style bar/restaurant in Gainesville. It offers a simple, but delicious menu with a great variety of burgers, sandwiches, seafood, pasta, vegetarian/vegan food, etc. It's always crowded, not the most indicated place for a quiet dinner, but it's worth the wait. The service is great (and fast). There's an outdoor dining area with a bar,... More 

Thank brenobretas
Gainesville, Florida
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great organic and healthy food, fun and attentive servers. If a relaxed, casual atmosphere is for you, this is the place!

Thank Susan G
Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just returned from a lovely evening. We had lovely sweet potato fries, and the mains were all tasty - the Tacos had a moderate portion but burgers etc were huge! It's a lovely atmosphere and the staff were friendly. All in all, a great evening and I'd definitely go back. Loads of drinks options!

Thank JezzieG
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43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I'd been to The Top once before with a veg friend and I remembered loving the food so my husband agreed to try it. We were both thrilled with our meals. I had the bean cakes with blackened tofu and it was delicious, nutritious and filling. My husband had the baked chicken stuffed with Gouda and gave it two thumbs... More 

Thank LynneCohen
Alachua, Florida
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

I love The Top because the food is not the same old same old, and it is always good. The atmosphere is great.

Thank tmarkowitz
Gainesville, Florida
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

Not really the place for a quiet, romantic dinner, but easily Gainesville's most popular, trendy spot, The Top is loud and bustling, with 50's vintage decor, excellent, fast service, and a simple, but delicious menu. As a vegetarian, I can always find something to eat, from my favorite- pecan encrusted tofu and shitake mushroom gravy over mashed potatoes to tempeh... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $20
American, Bar, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, 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, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Special occasions, Families with children, Kids
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?