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Blue Gill

1310 SW 13th St, Gainesville, FL 32608-1121
+1 352-872-5181
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Overview
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good26%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“coconut cake” (11 reviews)
“kingfish” (2 reviews)
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CUISINES
Seafood, American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
1310 SW 13th St, Gainesville, FL 32608-1121
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We count on The Blue Gill for a delicious meal every time we get to Gainesville. Close to UFShands and downtown it always has a board of fresh specials. They feature special craft beers. Wine is also available. Parking is available overhead in the parking...More

Thank gourmetrose
BlueGillQualityFoods, Manager at Blue Gill, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your review. We strive for consistency and I'm glad we've done so for you and your guests. We hope to see you in soon for another delicious meal.

Reviewed June 28, 2018

This is our " go to " restaurant for lunch and dinner when we have to visit Shands Hospital. I have been there many times and have never been disappointed with the food or service. I was there twice for dinner in the past week...More

Thank Brldb944
BlueGillQualityFoods, Owner at Blue Gill, responded to this reviewResponded June 29, 2018

Thank you for taking time to recognize our efforts! We appreciate your continued patronage and look forward to seeing you again soon!

Reviewed May 18, 2018 via mobile

Historically have had excellent service here however when we had a large party today (with reservations) we didn’t have enough seats for the entire group. I understand they have other large parties but the waitress was exceptionally rude and could not and would not accommodate...More

1  Thank Karen P
BlueGillQualityFoods, Manager at Blue Gill, responded to this reviewResponded May 21, 2018

We apologize that we were unable to accommodate the extra additions to your group's reservation, and that the available options were unacceptable to you. We value our guests, and under normal circumstances are always flexible with last minute additions to reservations. On this particular occasion,...More

Reviewed April 26, 2018

Bert Gill is the owner of Blue Gill, hence the name. Of all of the higher end restaurants in town, this is one of the best. The staff is fantastic and I have to give a shout out to Troy. He's devoted to making sure...More

Thank Pascale S
BlueGillQualityFoods, Manager at Blue Gill, responded to this reviewResponded April 28, 2018

Thank you so much for your review. We're so glad you've been a loyal patron right from the start and look forward to serving you and yours for years to come.

Reviewed April 14, 2018 via mobile

I had the best crab cakes I've ever had here! Also the fried pie was AMAZING! I highly recommend this place if you like seafood. Also they have plenty of non seafood options.

Thank kellybaby426
BlueGillQualityFoods, Manager at Blue Gill, responded to this reviewResponded April 15, 2018

Thank you so much for dining with us. I'm glad you enjoyed our crab cakes and we look forward to seeing you all in soon.

Reviewed April 1, 2018 via mobile

Went here on a spontaneous Easter family dinner and they completely accommodated our needs! The atmosphere was very industrial with open ceiling showing ductwork, wooden barn doors to close off different dining rooms, recycled go cart tires as bar light pendants and all tied together...More

Thank ckjacksons
BlueGillQualityFoods, Manager at Blue Gill, responded to this reviewResponded April 3, 2018

Thank you so much for joining us on Easter Sunday. We look forward to serving you all delicious "spontaneous" lunches and dinners in the future.

Reviewed March 12, 2018 via mobile

my husband and I had a wonderful dinner last night at the Blue Gill in Gainesville, FL The service was excellent and our meals were to rave about. Our food was served by a wonderful staffer who was quick, polite and efficient. Our food was...More

Thank jane734
BlueGillQualityFoods, Manager at Blue Gill, responded to this reviewResponded March 14, 2018

Thank you so much for your lovely review. We appreciate your patronage when visiting our community.

Reviewed February 24, 2018 via mobile

Took my son and my parents while visiting U of F. Food was excellent as was the service. Highly recommend.

Thank Richard S
BlueGillQualityFoods, Manager at Blue Gill, responded to this reviewResponded February 25, 2018

Thank you Richard. We appreciate your business and the time you took to write your review. We hope to see you when you return to Gainesville.

Reviewed January 21, 2018 via mobile

The ambience and service were excellent, but I think they stretch too far for a large menu when less would be more. The food was not good. The blue cheese chips had some kind of sugar, very unpleasant. The shrimp hush puppies sounded great but...More

1  Thank LHH_7
BlueGillQualityFoods, Manager at Blue Gill, responded to this reviewResponded February 27, 2018

Thank you for your feedback as it allows us to grow and continue our success. We hope that you give us another chance and that we excel at all aspects of your visit.

Reviewed January 16, 2018

The biggest problem with Gainesville's restaurant scene is that there are so many good ones. As a visitor, it makes it difficult to go back to a restaurant that we like when there are so many great ones waiting to be tried. We can only...More

Thank FNIGUY
BlueGillQualityFoods, Manager at Blue Gill, responded to this reviewResponded January 18, 2018

Thank you so much for including Blue Gill on your culinary tour of Gainesville. I'm glad you enjoyed it so much! On your next visit I'd recommend one of our fresh fish specials for your entree or start with our crispy cauliflower. Thanks again!

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Response from Annamarie S | Reviewed this property |
The private room is off to the side. If you are planning a festive occasion (i.bridal shower) you will need to bring in decorations to soften the space. It can also get quite noisy but if you've got a younger crowd that... More
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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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
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
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Monday
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Tuesday
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Wednesday
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Thursday
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Friday
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Saturday
12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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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