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Blue Gill

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1310 SW 13th St, Gainesville, FL 32608-1121
+1 352-872-5181
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 11:00 - 20:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

There are not enough stars in the restaurant galaxy to sing the praises of Blue Gill and chef Bert Gill who also owns Mildred's Big City Food and New Deal Cafe in Gainesville. WOW! Over a three month stay in Gainesville we ate here everyday. Every meal was spectacularly fresh and delicious. Local gulf fish, fruits and vegetables,and locally sourced... More 

Thank Suzanne H
Largo, Florida
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food was very good, the quantity was low. The prices are little bit on the high side for that average restaurant.

Thank syedbina
Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 April 2017

this restaurant is one of the best if not the best restaurant in gainesville. we like restaurants with creative healthy entrees and equally creative and healthy sides. this restaurant excels at both. they have a large chalkboard with changing menu items. they usually feature multiple seafood dishes plus meats. Recently visited and enjoyed kingfish (how many restaurants have this on... More 

1 Thank AAR
DeLand, Florida
Level Contributor
42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2017

Have been to this place several times over the years and it never stops amazing me in their menu options. There is a southern home cooked atmosphere with a bar. Every things as been great even their own soft ice cream. Such items as greens, cheddar gritts, etc as side dishes. entrees are different and well done, must see menu... More 

1 Thank zmelt
St Petersburg
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38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

In Gainesville to help a family member through a medical test and afterwards we were all hungry. Made a quick search and discovered that the Blue Gill was just down the street. Great service from Cassie, Troy who told us were to park! The food is fresh, tasty, and unique! A must to try, and we'll be back!! Try the... More 

1 Thank Holly H
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

While on a business trip to gainesville one of my co-workers wanted to eat seafood. So we visited the blue gill restaurant we all we pleasantly surprised, not only with the food but the service was just as great. They had the tacos and I and the chicken sandwich. We left full and extremely pleased with the choice to visit... More 

1 Thank Jose D
Hickory, North Carolina
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20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

...from my Brother In Law. The Blue Gill is an easy to find Gainesville GEM right next to Shands Hospital. Great Food and the Service was excellent. A delightful lunch! One of the friendliest waitresses I've run into lately. We started with the fried pickles. Don't miss this true Southern Appetizer. Crispy beer batter with pickled onions and what tasted... More 

Thank Hbadge
Gainesville, Florida
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2017

The menu was not very impressive. I came in with my family and at that time there was only 1 other table with customers and i took a while even to place drink orders. The tables were sticky and out dated. The service incredibly slow. It took over a half hour to get our meals. Definately would not return.

Thank tim d
Level Contributor
20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017

Service was excellent and wood was delicious. I had the fried shrimp and would recommend them to anyone.

Thank Jason L
Flowood, Mississippi
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

Who puts pickled onions on Caesar salad?!?!? I have eaten Caesar salad at a ton of fancy upscale and casual restaurants alike, but never have I ever seen pickled onions on these salads. Also they don't tell you on the menu that it comes mixed in the salad. The waitress also never mentioned this little fact. So out comes my... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1310 SW 13th St, Gainesville, FL 32608-1121
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Gainesville
  • Phone Number: +1 352-872-5181

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?