We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

The Top

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
30 N Main St, Gainesville, FL 32601-5322
+1 352-337-1188
17:00 - 02:00
Closed now
See all hours
Sun 10:00 - 14:30
Tue - Sun 17:00 - 02:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

512 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 503: English reviews
Level Contributor
18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Great burgers! Had the Korean inspired burger. Solid. Good beer list. Good service. Rotating specials. Consistent.

Thank Dan B
Level Contributor
6 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I think the Top makes some of the best food in Gainesville. They try and use local produce and meats when possible, the daily specials menu usually has a list of where the food came from. They also have a wide range of entrees with vegetarian options in their regular menu. There is also a tap list for local and... More 

Thank Eddie B
Gainesville, Florida
Level Contributor
84 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food is great. I had the classic chicken sandwich. The waiter was attentive and friendly. The biggest problem is the sound. The Top could really use some acoustic tiles. It was difficult to have a conversation. The last couple of times I visited, I don't remember it being so loud. Maybe it depends on where you are seated in... More 

Thank tastebuddy2011
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My favorite place to eat out. The service and menu are all fresh and excellent in taste and presentation. Affordable pricing on food and beverages. Very nice customer following and very comfortable to dine alone. The outside seating can be great fun while people watching🌼🌼🌼🌼

Thank Pat Turner J
Level Contributor
15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017

We ordered the "Southern Special" - a short rib with Ginger BBQ sauce, served with corn bread, mac 'n cheese, and cole slaw. All the sides were good, but the main star was HORRIBLE! It was a gigantic beef rib that was so tough it was impossible to cut, and it tasted like pure salt - no trace of sauce... More 

Thank Marlene K
Gainesville, Florida
Level Contributor
334 reviews
208 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017

I have passed this place hundreds of times, but never stopped in before. It looks and sounds like a student beer join, which in fact it is, but the food was a real surprise. Much better in both quality and service than we expected. I am not sure I would rank it #2 in town, but it is a better... More 

Thank George E
Gainesville, Florida
Level Contributor
10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

The Top offers fresh and local deliciously prepared food. I can enjoy a meal with my paleo leaning son, a vegan friend, a vegetarian friend and my son who wants to eat something different every time he goes out. All will have choices on the menu. Though they tend to be very tatooed the serving staff a extremely attentive.

Thank 421melanieh
Gainesville, Florida
Level Contributor
8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 11 April 2017

You can enjoy fine dining and people watching is this little restaurant near the heart of town. The servers all seem the have a background in the arts and the food is a cut above the normal. Well worth stopping in and enjoying a meal.

Thank oncefuzzy
Louisville, Kentucky
Level Contributor
64 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

We were very pleased with this restaurant and its offerings on St. Patrick's Day -- March 17. We were there and had a great meal at great prices. The service was absolutely fantastic. We left and had a great time at a number of other restaurants and nightspots in downtown Gainesville. We are glad we stumbled into The Top! I... More 

Thank Steve R
Gainesville, Florida
Level Contributor
14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

The Top restaurant has wonderful food and variety of dishes. There is something at the Top for everyone. It is located in downtown Gainesville which makes it a great place to eat prior to attending a Hippodrome Play or a downtown community center concert. One of my favorite places to eat in Gainesville.

Thank williamjgoodman

Travellers who viewed The Top also viewed


Been to The Top? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
American, Bar, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Television, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 30 N Main St, Gainesville, FL 32601-5322
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Gainesville
  • Phone Number: +1 352-337-1188
the TOP / prepped daily / fresh & local ingredients / see you soon

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of The Top and other visitors
6 questions
Ask a question
11 months ago
over a year ago
19 days ago
over a year ago

See all questions (6)

Questions? Get answers from The Top staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?