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The Top

) #3 of 402 Restaurants in Gainesville ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ American, Bar, Fusion
30 N Main St, Gainesville, FL 32601-5322
+1 352-337-1188
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good28%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Bar, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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30 N Main St, Gainesville, FL 32601-5322
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Reviews (515)
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The restaurant was ok, but very dark. Almost pulled out my phone just to read the menu -- and this was at noon! The food was pretty good, but considering the area it was in and the lack of parking (except maybe a few spaces...More

Thank W_Florida
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I would have enjoyed eating here to just see the interesting things they have in this nice restaurant. The antique, the strange, the beautiful. Our waitress was very nice We all enjoyed our food. I will definitely want to go again when we are visiting...More

Thank Glen32169
Reviewed 3 days ago

The Top is a consistently great restaurant. It is our go-to place for special occasions or to just have a meal out. The burgers are excellent, the fish specials are always excellent as well. My favorite cocktail is the lavender-infused gin and tonic. The peppercorn...More

Thank Sangonan
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great burgers! Had the Korean inspired burger. Solid. Good beer list. Good service. Rotating specials. Consistent.

Thank Dan B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I think the Top makes some of the best food in Gainesville. They try and use local produce and meats when possible, the daily specials menu usually has a list of where the food came from. They also have a wide range of entrees with...More

Thank Eddie B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food is great. I had the classic chicken sandwich. The waiter was attentive and friendly. The biggest problem is the sound. The Top could really use some acoustic tiles. It was difficult to have a conversation. The last couple of times I visited, I...More

Thank tastebuddy2011
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

My favorite place to eat out. The service and menu are all fresh and excellent in taste and presentation. Affordable pricing on food and beverages. Very nice customer following and very comfortable to dine alone. The outside seating can be great fun while people watching🌼🌼🌼🌼

Thank Pat Turner J
Reviewed 18 April 2017

We ordered the "Southern Special" - a short rib with Ginger BBQ sauce, served with corn bread, mac 'n cheese, and cole slaw. All the sides were good, but the main star was HORRIBLE! It was a gigantic beef rib that was so tough it...More

Thank Marlene K
Reviewed 15 April 2017

I have passed this place hundreds of times, but never stopped in before. It looks and sounds like a student beer join, which in fact it is, but the food was a real surprise. Much better in both quality and service than we expected. I...More

Thank George E
Reviewed 11 April 2017

The Top offers fresh and local deliciously prepared food. I can enjoy a meal with my paleo leaning son, a vegan friend, a vegetarian friend and my son who wants to eat something different every time he goes out. All will have choices on the...More

Thank 421melanieh
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Doug And Cathy ... F
will this restaurant be open Mother's Day?
4 May 2017|
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Response from MDISailor | Reviewed this property |
I really don't know as I was just visiting .
Will you be open on Christmas? If so, will it be a special menu or will regular be available? Hours?
2 December 2016|
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Alex M
Do you need a reservation on a Saturday night?
3 June 2016|
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Response from Liz J | Reviewed this property |
I don't think they take reservations, however they do use a text message system to tell you when your table is ready. We had an hour wait but walked to a nearby bar to have drinks first and it worked out great!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 20
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Television, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 30 N Main St, Gainesville, FL 32601-5322
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Gainesville
  • Phone Number: +1 352-337-1188
  • E-mail
the TOP / prepped daily / fresh & local ingredients / see you soon