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Ballyhoo Grill

) #58 of 402 Restaurants in Gainesville $$ - $$$, American, Bar, Seafood
3700 W University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32607-2458
+1 352-373-0059
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good30%
  • Average16%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
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“seafood” (21 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
3700 W University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32607-2458
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After driving around Gainesville on a Sunday evening, we came across this gem. Nice atmosphere and good service. We had the table side avocado for $13.50 and it was fantastic. The 14oz ribeye was cooked exactly as we asked ($23.95) and came with veggies and...More

Thank JudymD
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Last night in Gainesville. Hope the business portion was successful. We wanted to get away from the heavy formal style and wanted a simple meal. Reviewed TA and found this place. Not much to look at from the outside, clean and inviting inside. As we...More

Thank babbydaddy52
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After waiting to be acknowledged by a waiter or any server for that matter we came in and ordered drinks. After 4 minutes we got glasses of water and after that we waited another 6 minutes for drinks. We had been in the restaurant for...More

Thank david r
Reviewed 14 April 2017

The food is very good! Ballyhoo Grill is a fun place to visit. Service is good and the prices aren’t that bad (most expensive thing I saw on the lunch menu was less the $16, average $10 or less, Steaks, Pork Chops etc. range from...More

Thank N4WMS
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Our family was traveling to Gainesville and decided to wait for a later evening meal so we could go to a local eatery instead of a chain. The atmosphere is pretty casual, it wasn't crowded so we thought all would be good. We were promptly...More

Thank lovemylifefl
Reviewed 31 March 2017

We were only in town for one night and looking for a place to grab a relaxed bite. Our college age hotelier suggested we try Ballyhoo. My travel companion and I were pleasantly surprised to find a broad menu featuring just about everything from salads,...More

Thank Elizabeth1022013
Reviewed 15 March 2017

We were in Gainesville for a night on our way farther south and ate at the Ballyhoo Grill. It is a very casual atmosphere, and it had outdoor as well as indoor seating. I thought the fresh raw oysters tasted very good, but they were...More

Thank hsbvim
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Good food and drinks and was very entertained by the magician that goes by the tables, he did a great job

Thank KTeel90
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

Casual family atmosphere. Wide variety menu, but main focus is seafood. My husband had sushi that was good. Lots of fried foods on menu, but I was able to get a large salad that was fresh and tasty. The food is average, about like Red...More

Thank cathy m
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

Truly still one of my favorites in town. Great food, great atmosphere and wonderful memories. I am such a fan of this place..

Thank Ali D
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
We are looking for a place to have lunch/dinner after graduation on April 28th...like 2:30-3pm. We have a party of about 20 people, can we make a reservation???
18 March 2017|
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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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Do they have an outside seating area?
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
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, 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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