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Blue Gill

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1310 SW 13th St, Gainesville, FL 32608-1121
+1 352-872-5181
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 11:00 - 20:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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St Petersburg
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39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

In Gainesville to help a family member through a medical test and afterwards we were all hungry. Made a quick search and discovered that the Blue Gill was just down the street. Great service from Cassie, Troy who told us were to park! The food is fresh, tasty, and unique! A must to try, and we'll be back!! Try the... More 

Thank Holly H
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While on a business trip to gainesville one of my co-workers wanted to eat seafood. So we visited the blue gill restaurant we all we pleasantly surprised, not only with the food but the service was just as great. They had the tacos and I and the chicken sandwich. We left full and extremely pleased with the choice to visit... More 

Thank Jose D
Hickory, North Carolina
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19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

...from my Brother In Law. The Blue Gill is an easy to find Gainesville GEM right next to Shands Hospital. Great Food and the Service was excellent. A delightful lunch! One of the friendliest waitresses I've run into lately. We started with the fried pickles. Don't miss this true Southern Appetizer. Crispy beer batter with pickled onions and what tasted... More 

Thank Hbadge
Medina, Ohio
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

The menu was not very impressive. I came in with my family and at that time there was only 1 other table with customers and i took a while even to place drink orders. The tables were sticky and out dated. The service incredibly slow. It took over a half hour to get our meals. Definately would not return.

Thank tim d
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

Service was excellent and wood was delicious. I had the fried shrimp and would recommend them to anyone.

Thank Jason L
Flowood, Mississippi
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

Who puts pickled onions on Caesar salad?!?!? I have eaten Caesar salad at a ton of fancy upscale and casual restaurants alike, but never have I ever seen pickled onions on these salads. Also they don't tell you on the menu that it comes mixed in the salad. The waitress also never mentioned this little fact. So out comes my... More 

Thank JD642
Gainesville, Florida
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29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

I'm having trouble figuring out how to describe Bert's Blue Gill. It's in the storefront basement of a parking garage and has an air of what's supposed to be industrial chic--polished concrete floor, exposed and open mechanical ceiling, uncomfortable chairs. And this is coupled with a seasonal, upscale-southern menu. Drinks in mason jars, Florida retro-chic décor (though hung over ugly... More 

Thank spearshaker69
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Was a 1/4 mile from my hotel. Fun menu, excellent food, beer and service. The location was a bit odd and they could use some better signage.

Thank Spencer R
Fort Myers Beach, Florida
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Last weekend, my husband and I went to Gville with my parents to watch the Gators play the Gamecocks. We all love this great college town and try to go at least twice a year. Normally, we eat at Harry's (Cajun restaurant) but the wait on Saturday night at 6pm was two hours, so we decided on Blue Gill after... More 

Thank BeachJournalist
Gainesville, Florida
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203 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

Enjoyed the dinner very much. Fried okra appetizer was outstanding as was cauliflower appetizer. We had three different fish dishes each of was excellent. Angel food cake which is usually a favorite was a bit weird--it tasted as though it had been fried. All in all--a very good evening. Will return. Suggest though that staff pay more attention to keeping... More 

Thank KBM212

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?