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“Tried some place new...”
Review of Blue Gill

Blue Gill
Ranked #48 of 574 Restaurants in Gainesville
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Bar
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations
Valrico, Florida
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Tried some place new...”
Reviewed January 19, 2014 via mobile

Rather than go the corporate chain (Outback/Bonefish, etc) we reviewed some local places on Tripadvisor and decided on Blue Gill, based on the good reviews. Though the interior was industrial and quite appealing to us, that's about all that was interesting. Disappointed in not only service, but portion ( advise an appetizer and perhaps a salad as to not walk away hungry) and lack of response to negative feedback given to our server. She was uninterested and did not question. Our "corporate chain" establishments desire a patron's feedback regarding their dissatisfaction and this is greatly appreciated. Always encourage others to make their own judgements as we did...no desire to return here. "Corporate"shines in comparison.

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English first
Level 6 Contributor
258 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Excellent food and beverages”
Reviewed January 4, 2014

I took some neighbors here last night and even though it is less than a mile from our houses they had not heard of it or seen it. They approached the menu with some concern, saying that they had never seen some of the items offered. I prevailed on them to give it a try and when the food came and we all tasted it they said it was some of the best they had ever experienced. We had chicken, brisket, ham and fried shrimp and all the sides. We also had a bottle of wine that was a good value. Service was good. You have to look for the place. It is in a parking garage and does not stand out. Bert Gill is owner and chef and is excellent.

  • Visited January 2014
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Germantown, Tennessee
Level 6 Contributor
475 reviews
384 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
“Great dinner.”
Reviewed November 29, 2013 via mobile

Very good service. Interesting menu. Southern with a twist! Party of five each loved their meals. My only complaint waa that Service was a little slow.

  • Visited November 2013
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Level 6 Contributor
125 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
“It's Good ...”
Reviewed November 15, 2013 via mobile

I went there yesterday with a friend for lunch .Very well presented food. The service was great and quick. Loved my open face tuna salad sammy served with a fried egg on top of delicious sliced beefsteak tomato and a very generous garden salad . All for $7.50!!. I will be back.

Visited November 2013
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Sao Paulo, SP
Level 5 Contributor
50 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Very good food, but a bit pricey”
Reviewed August 24, 2013

The restaurant is located on the commercial side of a Shands parking garage. Despite that, the internal ambience is very nice. The service is very good and the waiters make you very comfortable. The food is very good, made with care and with good ingredients, nice flavors too. I didn't care much about the cocktails, a bit too sweet for my taste. Prices are on the expensive side.

  • Visited August 2013
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