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The Top

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30 N Main St, Gainesville, FL 32601-5322
+1 352-337-1188
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
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Sun 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
Tue - Sun 5:00 pm - 2:00 am
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239 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Top is an American Style Bar and Grill which serves a wide array of food options including steak, chicken, fish, pastas, burgers, sandwiches and vegetarian dishes. I tried the Black Pepper Crusted Steak. As the name implies, the steak was literally covered in whole peppercorns that obviously gave the dish a strong peppery spice and crunch. The steak was... More 

Thank nic_leon2005
Austin, Texas
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I recently went here for brunch with some friends and the food was delicious. It look a little longer to come out than we expected, but worth the wait. I highly recommend the mimosas as well! Lots of vegetarian options, and a few vegan options too

Thank Kathryn M
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great food and drinks. Love chilling over 30 crowd love it. Outside bar. Inside bar. Scallop salad, ipa beer, fried tofu oh my love everything about this place down to its restroom.

Thank Robin M
Gainesville, Florida
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent food! Great & knowledgeable wait staff. Chefs are willing to accommodate individual dietary needs. It's downtown so parking is a nightmare. Arrive early on Thursday-Saturday to get a table. Otherwise, be prepared to wait and wait and wait in very noisy environment.

Thank Idania A
Gainesville, Florida
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dinner or Weekend Brunch. Very good food, cocktails and beer selection. Daily specials are great and wait staff is incredible. Can be a bit of a wait for dinner some nights but worth the wait

Thank 321johnsonstreet
Gainesville, Florida
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55 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We love the extensive menu, and the vegetarian and vegan options are a big plus. It's a big, noisy (did I say NOISY!) place which means we can bring a bunch of young kids and no one looks at you sideways. We love the burgers and we always pay extra for the grassfed beef--it's really worth it. My special favorite... More 

Thank emmeness
Gainesville, Florida
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant, in downtown Gainesville near the university, has an eclectic menu, but we have routinely liked all our food choices (on multiple visits). The drink choices are good as well. All seem to love the many burger options. My only quibble is that there is always a significant wait (and they don't take reservations). All in all, though, a... More 

Thank Robert W
Gainesville, Florida
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I think The Top is highly overrated. I don't carry for the eclectic interior. It's dark and dusty looking. I feel like it needs a good scrub down. The menu, while it has everything under the sun, should be narrowed down so they can do a lot less well! I like the burgers, that corn fritters and the chicken dish... More 

Thank Terri R
Munich, Germany
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had burgers there last night. The place is incredibly packed, make sure to book a table. We did not and had to wait 1h30. Thankfully they have a great patio in the back where you can chat and have a beer or a simple cocktail (more elaborate ones are only poured inside). The restaurant is very nice and they... More 

Thank ManuLeFoodie
Daytona Beach, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed a gourmet burger and delicious corn nuggets. Good beer selection and friendly servers. Be prepared to wait but we ended up eating at the bar before our table was ready. Popular spot with college and locals. Skip the chains and go downtown. It's worth it.

Thank shellsmedina

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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, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Television, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Special occasions, Families with children, Large groups, Bar scene, Local cuisine
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: +1 352-337-1188
the TOP / prepped daily / fresh & local ingredients / see you soon

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