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The Top

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30 N Main St, Gainesville, FL 32601-5322
+1 352-337-1188
Sun 10:00 - 14:30
Tue - Sun 17:00 - 02:00
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Sunnyvale, Texas
2 reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great food and service like they replaced my food without any complaints . Wish they are opened an extended time. Worth a visit

Thank jijomjoy
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The restaurant was ok, but very dark. Almost pulled out my phone just to read the menu -- and this was at noon! The food was pretty good, but considering the area it was in and the lack of parking (except maybe a few spaces out back), I would NEVER go there after dark!

Thank W_Florida
New Smyrna Beach, Florida
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70 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I would have enjoyed eating here to just see the interesting things they have in this nice restaurant. The antique, the strange, the beautiful. Our waitress was very nice We all enjoyed our food. I will definitely want to go again when we are visiting our son in Gainesville

Thank Glen32169
Gainesville, Florida
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Top is a consistently great restaurant. It is our go-to place for special occasions or to just have a meal out. The burgers are excellent, the fish specials are always excellent as well. My favorite cocktail is the lavender-infused gin and tonic. The peppercorn steak entrée is to die for. It has a funky atmosphere, with vintage knickknacks. If... More 

Thank Sangonan
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85 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

Thank Dan B
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6 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago 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
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84 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 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
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2017 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
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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
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334 reviews
208 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 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 

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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
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine
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

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