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Blue Gill

₹₹ - ₹₹₹Seafood, American,
1310 SW 13th St, Gainesville, FL 32608-1121
+1 352-872-5181
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good29%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“coconut cake” (10 reviews)
“kingfish” (2 reviews)
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12:00 PM - 10:00 PMAll hours
Seafood, American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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1310 SW 13th St, Gainesville, FL 32608-1121
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Reviews (144)
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went here a few days after Hurricane Irma. Tried their smoked fish dip, open face tuna melt and chicken livers. The smoked fish dip was good. Every time I thought I was done, my hands kept going back for more. It's not as creamy...More

Thank scottine12
BlueGillQualityFoods, Manager at Blue Gill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

I'm glad you enjoyed your visit to Blue Gill. Our fish dip is one of our guests' favorites and is made from wild caught Atlantic Cod that we smoke in house, so the flavors are fresh and -as you said- worth "going back for more."

Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

Went with friends today. They liked the 2 fried green tomato tacos ($11) but I did not. They must have used cherry tomatoes and they were over 2/3 tasteless breading. Guac was old or poorly made. Pico de gallo was fresh and tasty. Tacos came...More

Thank IslandzGirl
BlueGillQualityFoods, Manager at Blue Gill, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2017

Thank you for your review and feedback. We strive to please all of our guests on every one of their visits. Clearly we did not in your instance, but will put both your positive and constructive feedback to use. We work very hard to meet...More

Reviewed 7 September 2017

Yes, right here in Gainesville, you will find one of the best restaurants in Florida. Blue Gill makes delicious food that is sourced locally and prepared fresh. And everything is both unique and very very good. Our favorite appetizer is the Crispy Cauliflower, made with...More

Thank flskycat
BlueGillQualityFoods, Manager at Blue Gill, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2017

Thank you so much for your review. There are a lot of wonderful restaurants in Florida and being among "one of the best" is really awesome. Our team works hard to provide the kind of experience you have had when dining with us, and your...More

Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Service and food was amazing! Went there with my girlfriend and we were greeted right as we walked in and seated quickly. I have never been here before and the waitress was very helpful in giving suggestions. I got the "Blue" Gill Margarita and it...More

Thank David S
BlueGillQualityFoods, Manager at Blue Gill, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2017

Thank you for your review and for recommending us to your friends. I hope that your positive experience leads to many more visits in the future.

Reviewed 6 September 2017

Atmosphere was good- very nice place. Service was good timely and attentive. This doesn't impress upon entering but WOW the food is great. We had the best fried Green Tomatoes I have ever tasted. Desserts are homemade, large and fantastic. We like restaurants with creative...More

1  Thank akingdom
BlueGillQualityFoods, Manager at Blue Gill, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. I'm so glad you and your guests enjoyed themselves when they visited. We take pride in "WOWing" our guests and we're pleased that we met the mark with you.

Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

Annual drop-off of our Gator always includes a delectable meal here. Food never disappoints and the cocktails menu is outstanding. Catfish and coconut cake deserve a "Best of the South" designation. Only issue this trip was the EXTREMELY hurried service that had us eating our...More

Thank Annamarie S
Reviewed 17 August 2017

Menu is full of traditional southern food but they are not traditional. What we had was tasty it was just different. Collard greens seemed like they were pickled with bread and butter pickles. they were good but they were not what i expected. Just know...More

Thank Irish_Kevin-27
Reviewed 16 August 2017

I had the cobia which was excellent. We were with 16 friends and all were pleased with the service and food provided for such a large group. The atmosphere was a little spartan but the waitress was friendly and efficient. I was surprised how delicious...More

Thank gappell
Reviewed 13 August 2017

Two couples got together for Sunday Brunch. We began with Bloody Marys which were good but not outstanding. One guest ordered waffles with blueberry compote and it looked pretty good. I ordered the Blue Gill breakfast which was a major disappointment. My scrambled eggs were...More

Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

Atmosphere was good- very cute place! Service was good too- timely and attentive. Food was just ok. I had the chicken sandwich, friend had mahi tacos. Dessert was very good- coconut cake was mentioned here so I tried it and enjoyed it. They had a...More

Thank Nancy M
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I cannot answer your question; you will have to call them direct and ask.
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Response from AAR | Reviewed this property |
Probably as they are pretty accommodating but I would call to make sure.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Brunch
Restaurant features
Private Dining, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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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