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Ballyhoo Grill

3700 W University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32607-2458
+1 352-373-0059
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good32%
  • Average15%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible7%
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“bananas foster” (16 reviews)
“seafood” (23 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 4 weeks ago

We had a monthly get together here for lunch. We travel to a different restaurant each time. We were not disappointed. The menu is varied, reasonable in price, and service is excellent. I opted for the oyster po boy with a side of slaw. The...More

Thank Donald H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went to lunch with a couple of friends. Our server, Shelbie was wonderful. Very friendly, made some suggestions and very attentive. The food was much better than my last visit also. Looks like the restaurant is much cleaner also. We shared nachos, they were okay....More

Thank Pascale S
Reviewed 12 October 2017

We took our grandsons and a friend to Ballyhoo at their suggestion. Love the appetizers, ample portions of firecracker shrimp and calamari that we all shared. My wife and I shared a Cuban sandwich and I loved it, she didn't, so it's a matter of...More

Thank JPatlanta3
Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

Food was excellent, but the portion was VERY small for the price...$10.95 for FIVE very tiny "nuggets" of steak appetizer. Tasted great, but definitely NOT worth the price! Seriously? Caesar salad was very good. Great She Crab Soup...pay the $1 difference and get the bowl....More

Thank Dawn R
Reviewed 20 August 2017 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 19 August 2017

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 29 July 2017

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 22 July 2017

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 31 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
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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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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, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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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