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Ballyhoo Grill

3700 W University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32607-2458
+1 352-373-0059
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good32%
  • Average16%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible8%
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“bananas foster” (17 reviews)
“seafood” (23 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
3700 W University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32607-2458
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Went there and ordered a cocktail before dinner and it was tasteless. Should have just ordered ice water. Ordered the She crab soup which was good, Also ordered the 14oz. Ribeye which was a mistake. After cutting all the fat off and the gristle I...More

Thank Gary K
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I had such high hopes for Ballyhoo Grill. They got great reviews on TripAdvisor and Yelp! The lobby was packed and we were told it was a 45 minute wait for the 4 of us on a Saturday night. We were seated in about 30...More

Thank Knightowlgirl
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went here with a party of 12. Reservation was ready early, which was nice and allowed chit chat over drinks (they have a full bar). The food was good and plentiful. Great seafood and apps. Salad was also good. Bananas Foster was superb. Good attentive...More

Thank CaptnGphs
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Went here for dinner with friends before a Gator basketball game, so, understandably it was crowded. Sat at a table on the outdoor patio, but since it was cold, plastic curtains had been lowered to enclose the area. The band was deafeningly loud and made...More

Thank Linda J
Reviewed 6 December 2017

Out to the dealership today, getting lost in Gainesville (Go figure) when we'd had enough and decided on LUNCH! Yeah! So it was to Ballyhoo's always good. Today was no exception either, We decided to split a Reuben sandwich, along with a cup of She-crab...More

Thank Gary U
Reviewed 26 October 2017

We had a monthly get together here for lunch. We travel to a different restaurant each time. We were not disappointed. The menu is varied, reasonable in price, and service is excellent. I opted for the oyster po boy with a side of slaw. The...More

Thank Donald H
Reviewed 23 October 2017

Went to lunch with a couple of friends. Our server, Shelbie was wonderful. Very friendly, made some suggestions and very attentive. The food was much better than my last visit also. Looks like the restaurant is much cleaner also. We shared nachos, they were okay....More

Thank Pascale S
Reviewed 11 October 2017

We took our grandsons and a friend to Ballyhoo at their suggestion. Love the appetizers, ample portions of firecracker shrimp and calamari that we all shared. My wife and I shared a Cuban sandwich and I loved it, she didn't, so it's a matter of...More

Thank JPatlanta3
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

Food was excellent, but the portion was VERY small for the price...$10.95 for FIVE very tiny "nuggets" of steak appetizer. Tasted great, but definitely NOT worth the price! Seriously? Caesar salad was very good. Great She Crab Soup...pay the $1 difference and get the bowl....More

Thank Dawn R
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

We had dinner here on our trip to Gainesville and the food was outstanding. They have a little of everything. Seafood was great, burger also great. Beware ordering the nachos , they are the size of the table.

Thank Brian S
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18 March 2017|
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Response from Ali D | Reviewed this property |
I suppose so but better talk to them ASAP as it's a busy place and you have a party of about 20.
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15 October 2016|
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Response from Kris W | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is an outside seating area with fans for cooling and live music some evenings!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
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 - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3700 W University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32607-2458
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Gainesville
  • Phone Number: +1 352-373-0059
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