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Mildred's Big City Food

3445 W University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32607-2402
+1 352-371-1711
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good29%
  • Average12%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible2%
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“cake” (10 reviews)
“quiche” (4 reviews)
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3445 W University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32607-2402
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Reviewed 18 February 2017

I've been here a number of times and I've always been pleased with the food. Recently there's also been a French waiter whose service has really set this place apart from the others around town. Not to mention his great wine recommendations!

Thank warriorcow
Reviewed 4 February 2017

Amazing food and cakes! We have been to Mildred’s many times over the past 12 or more years. Their cakes are so pretty and decadent; every time we go there we have to get a slice of cake (sometimes will stop by on the way...More

Thank jessb5632017
Reviewed 28 January 2017

My husband and I visited Mildred's Big City Food restaurant for the first time on Jan. 27, 2017 at the recommendation of a family relative. The first thing I noticed was the cozy atmosphere which was a true delight. I was a little surprised at...More

Thank rjsmother
Reviewed 1 January 2017

When visiting Gainesville, we always look forward to a wonderful meal at Mildred's, as we know that we'll have great food, well presented, with friendly, professional service in a lovely cozy art deco dining room. Our server was accommodating in finding us a lovely table...More

Thank dh0414
Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Our first time here and we had a wonderful experience. My husband had a perfect NY Strip and I enjoyed the freshest grouper I've had in ages. The cocktail menu was exemplary. Was thankful for the children's menu, too. Our server, Drew, was perfectly charming!

Thank Abbess A
Reviewed 1 November 2016

This restaurant features fresh locally sourced food and prepares it as well as any place I have eaten. The menu changes often, so there usually are no "specials", it is all special. It is not very bust, so you don't need to call long in...More

Thank John H
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Our meal was very mixed. The carrot salad was delicious. The grouper was very fresh, and well prepared but tasteless. It lacked salt, mostly, The 'mushroom risotto' was nothing more than rice mixed with mushrooms, not a real risotto. I dined with a local to...More

Thank mmb198
Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

I used to regard Mildred's as my favorite restaurant in Gainesville, but they are missing the mark these days. Appetizers are still good, so are soups and salads. The entree I had, a duck leg stuffed with pork sausage was tasty in the beginning, but...More

Thank PatriciaElaine32605
Reviewed 8 September 2016

I had occasion recently to have Sunday brunch at Mildred's, not having dined there in quite a long time. The Greek quiche with spinach and red pepper was not particularly outstanding and the chicken barley vegetable soup had a very odd flavor. The focaccia bread...More

Thank lizharvey65
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Wonderful calamari salad. House made buttermilk ranch was exceptional. Ambiance/service is a little less than perfect but food wins you over. Would highly recommend as a top lunch spot in Gainesville. Sandwiches also worthy of note. This was not my first stop and food has...More

Thank FlyboyTraveler
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Takeout, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3445 W University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32607-2402
    (34th Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Gainesville
  • Phone Number: +1 352-371-1711
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