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Ballyhoo Grill

) #79 of 411 Restaurants in Gainesville €€ - €€€ American, , Seafood
3700 W University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32607-2458
+1 352-373-0059
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good31%
  • Average16%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible7%
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“seafood” (22 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 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
Reviewed 2 days ago

Drove up for another Doctor's appointment - eating here is almost like a ritual - great food, terrific service, and good prices. For something new, the wife tried the Cuban sandwich, while I went with "tried and True," Fish and Chips. WOW Two big peices...More

Thank Gary U
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Typical brew pub/fern bar type place. You've been to a thousand of them. Food was nothing extremely exciting, a little of everything, but well prepared, served promptly in a crowded room, and decent portions. They have a nice tap line but waste too many of...More

Thank Kairho1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I don't live in Gainesville but do visit the college town often. My in-laws reside in Gainesville three months out of the year so we too visit them frequently and have had the pleasure of several meals at Ballyhoo's. If you've ever visited the greater...More

1  Thank nancyfloridarealtor
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

We had the rivets steak. It was cooked perfectly, (med rare for us) and was awesome. We decided to splurge with dessert. We had the bananas foster. They made it at our table. It was so good, I cannot say enough. If your on Gainesville,...More

Thank leanne317
Reviewed 30 May 2017

after 20 min.and making contact with hostess,could not even get a drink order placed. watched 3 tables sit and get drinks and still nobody,horrible customer service,thanks for an hour of my time,went elsewhere for dinner

Thank carguy1547
Reviewed 27 May 2017

I ordered fish and chips and my wife got shrimp and grits. The grits had an awful taste, so much so that she couldn't eat it and the spinach side was only limp spinach leaves with a little sauce, not what one would expect from...More

Thank wh48fl
Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

Loved the food. Server was excellent! They went out of the way to take care of us and accommodate us with the kids! One of the best restaurant experiences we've had in awhile!!

Thank Marsha G
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

The only good thing about ballyhoo is the banana foster dessert. I went with family and the service was super slow. The food didn't seem fresh at all. From now on I'm going to Wahoo to get fresh seafood

Thank Amanda W
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

Had lunch with co-workers. The food was a bit mediocre for the price. Service was so-so. Empty glasses most of the time.

Thank tlphillips0711
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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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16 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, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
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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