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Mildred's Big City Food

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3445 W University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32607-2402 (34th Street)
+1 352-371-1711
11:00 - 21:00
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Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Gainesville, Florida
1 review
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
Gainesville, Florida
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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 home from work just to buy a slice of cake to go). We knew we... More 

Thank jessb5632017
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35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
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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 a restaurant like this that we had to order and pay for our lunches at... More 

Thank rjsmother
Elkins Park, Pennsylvania
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48 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
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 for four in a quiet area and lowering the classical jazz music to a discreet... More 

Thank dh0414
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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
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229 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
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 advance, and can eat at the bar if there are no tables. The deserts are... More 

Thank John H
Boca Raton, Florida
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276 reviews
248 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
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 Gainesvllle, who commented that the wrong chef was cooking that night. Maybe that was the... More 

Thank mmb198
Gainesville, Florida
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63 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 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 as I continued to eat it the flavor of black pepper became overwhelming. I had... More 

Thank PatriciaElaine32605
Gainesville, Florida
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73 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
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 was just OK. The service was fine, atmosphere fine. I won't be anxious to return... More 

Thank lizharvey65
Palm Beach, Florida
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263 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
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 all been very good.

Thank FlyboyTraveler

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
American, European
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?