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Ballyhoo Grill

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$$ - $$$
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3700 W University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32607-2458
+1 352-373-0059
11:00 - 23:00
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Central Florida, Florida
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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is an excellent place to meet friends for a quick after work drink or a full meal. It's a good place for groups. The food is good and the service is good as well.

Thank twordww
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124 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A business partner took me to this local joint while I was in town for a night. He promised decent food and a fun ambiance, and he was right. The restaurant is decorated with regional kitsch like alligators hanging from the ceiling, and outside the door is a tree dressed like Tim Tebow--known as Tim Treebow. The dining atmosphere was... More 

Thank mgips
Fanning Springs, fl
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went with friend for our anniversaries. No one cared about our celebration. Mojito had mint already turning black in it. Food was luke warm when it arrived. Wait staff did not bother to check on us once food came out. When asked about our meal, little concern was shown about our displeasure. Will not go again.

Thank Michelle M
Wellington, Florida, United States
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98 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were in town celebrating my daughter's graduation from University of Florida, and had an excellent dinner at Ballyhoo Grill! I had the surf and turf special which was a delicious 8oz ribeye along with six grilled shrimp. My daughter had 1.5 lbs of snow crab legs which were also delicious. My wife and son also enjoyed their meals very... More 

Thank Steve S
Jupiter, Florida
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

Was in town for the Gator game with friends who graduated from UF and they recommended this place. Service was Awesome!!! Food was Good, we had the Gator bites and they were cooked perfectly. We also had the Mucho Nacho and Quesadilla's all were Good. Our friends had Sushi, Cajun Prime Rib sandwich and salad's everything came out the way... More 

Thank K6976XVjennifers
Pretoria, South Africa
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67 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

Firecracker shrimp is a winner as well as their calamari. Good service and great vibe. Located near the university makes it easily accessible.

Thank Uwe H
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Ballyhoo Bar and Grill has such a wide variety of food and drinks. You can get anything from awesome salads, delicious sandwiches, wonderful surf and turf all the way to any type of sushi you are craving. All the servers go above and beyond the call of duty to make your dining experience the best and most enjoyable ever. Have... More 

1 Thank Bean50bowman
Boca Raton, Florida
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256 reviews
228 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

4 of us went for lunch. The other three had been here many times before. Had a salad with salmon. When it was delivered to our table, it smelled fishy, but it didn't taste fishy. One of the lunches needed to be sent back without a request to redeliver the same item. So-So.

Thank mmb198
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We always like to try new places we've never been before. Food & Service was great & so was the dessert.

1 Thank Nancy B
Alachua, Florida
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Ballyhoo Grill is a great place for a quick casual meal or snack. We have eaten there several time for lunch and dinner and alwayd have been satisfied. They have a surprising good sushi dinner for a place that doesn't specialize in Japanese cuisine. There are daily drink specials during happy hour. The appetizers are genraous portions and we occassionally... More 

1 Thank BillJ4718

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Television
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?