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1511 NW 2nd St, Gainesville, FL 32601-2229
+1 352-380-0544
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good25%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
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“brunch” (14 reviews)
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American, Healthy, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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1511 NW 2nd St, Gainesville, FL 32601-2229
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My friends and I love to at Civilization- they have a great menu with very fresh ingredients. They also have a friendly wait staff. My only recommendation to diners would be to arrive before noon to avoid any wait time- there seems to be a...More

Thank Susannah P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I finally was able to check this place out (it's been a long time coming) and it didn't disappoint. I got the shrimp and grits with collard greens and an iced coffee for lunch and it was fabulous!! The service was excellent and the food...More

Thank Jennifer H
Reviewed 20 May 2017

Wonderful restaurant with plenty of vegetarian choices on the menu. I had the huge sweet potato enchiladas, filled with lots of goodies. It came with very tasty black beans. It was my first time. I will def be back and try one of their awesome...More

Thank Helene H
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Great atmosphere, wonderful service and really good food with plenty of vegetarian and vegan options. They serve a fantastic lunch as well and provide outdoor seating as well. Also, a wide selection of interesting beers and wines.

Thank Gatorunner
Reviewed 6 April 2017

Converted garage serving some of the most flavorful and healthy foods around. Plenty of options for both vegans and carnivores; even if you're a meat eater the non meat options tastes wonderful. The way the chef blends the spices and flavors of the foods is...More

Thank RandyCP
Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

It's a little nice restaurant with great food! The breakfast was amazing! Southern style. Staff are friendly.

Thank Nastaran77
Reviewed 11 February 2017

Civiilzation is a good name for this place, where the fare on the menu ranges from guacamole to falafel, Thai curry and gnocchi.The restaurant is rustic and casual in style and aims to provide food that is healthy and from sustainable sources. The variety of...More

Thank AMTour
Reviewed 24 January 2017

Such an incredible atmosphere and food. It is one of the best restaurants in Gainesville. I highly recommend beignets. They are addictive.

Thank Ethan K
Reviewed 22 January 2017

if you're going for Sunday Brunch get there early or you'll be waiting for a seat! What a great place. We got there shortly after 10 am opening and managed to get the last table for 2 outside. People started lining up immediately after we...More

1  Thank FNIGUY
Reviewed 18 January 2017

I love this restaurant. It has dish options that are unique. Some may not like this, but I find it refreshing. I have an adventurous palate and like that I can get yummy veggie options as well

Thank Gladys C
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Nearby Attractions
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1.09 km away
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1.56 km away
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1.73 km away
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Cash Only, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
10:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1511 NW 2nd St, Gainesville, FL 32601-2229
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Gainesville
  • Phone Number: +1 352-380-0544
  • E-mail
Civilization is a cooperatively run restaurant in a historic building near downtown Gainesville Florida. Our menu emphasizes foods from all over the world. In 2015, 67% of entrees sold were Vegetarian and 14% were Vegan. In that same year we purchased $23,047 worth of produce and breads from local farmers and bakers, $28,548 worth of sustainable fish and local clams, and $26,435 of non-produce organic ingredients. We are committed to composting and recycling.
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