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The Top

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30 N Main St, Gainesville, FL 32601-5322
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
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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39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Thank nityaji
Gainesville, Florida
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If I'm going to pick a place to go eat, it's the top. Great beers, food, atmosphere. Fast servers, inside outside dining, music and even tvs if you need to watch a game. Fantastic menu and specials.

Thank ZynthesisGville
Gainesville, Florida
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a local place, with all the local color and flavor you would hope for. A place which has evolved, organically, from a hole-in-the-wall to a large dining emporium. HOWEVER,they have stayed true to their roots and serve unique, locally-sourced fare (seitan bacon, anyone?) which pleases a wide variety of taste-buds. Every class of Gators discovers it as "their... More 

Thank Andy H
Gainesville, Florida
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great respite from the big chains. Lots of unique menu items and super yummy. Even pleased my veggie friends. Only challenge was parking but that is pretty normal for Gainesville.

Thank Renee M
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Finally i can go to a place and not be judged by my cut off jean shorts and love for bloody marys! The food made my high full and loving life. No need for a checkers pit stop.

Thank Sam P
Gainesville, Florida
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66 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I ordered an Omelette right before they were shutting down the kitchen for the mid afternoon. It was their version of Campachano. Which is Beef and Chorizo sausage. It was good. I think like most Gainesville FL restaurants locals think they are great, but I am a really good cook and lived down in South FL which have much better... More 

Thank Scott J
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food ranges from pretty good to very good. The restaurant is extremely noisy. Not a great place to try to have a conversation. When it's crowded, it can also take a very long time to get your food. I have had some pretty good dinners there but others have been fair. I would go back but I don't make... More 

Thank Bridget G
Gainesville, Florida
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our family went to The Top to celebrate a birthday. The restaurant has a great, fun atmosphere and the food was plentiful and delicious. I wholeheartedly recommend The Top and look forward to my next dinner there.

Thank Gatorbait77

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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 Friendly, Fusion, Vegan Options
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
Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Large groups, Romantic
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?