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Ballyhoo Grill

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3700 W University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32607-2458
+1 352-373-0059
11:00 - 23:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Jupiter, Florida
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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66 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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251 reviews
223 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 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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9 reviews
5 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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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 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
Pontotoc, Mississippi
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

We stopped in for lunch and ate on patio. Good food (firecracker shrimp, shrimp tacos, and Cuban sandwich) was enjoyed by all. Waitress disappeared after food was served. I would have loved to try a piece of Key Lime pie, but the wait was too long. My husband had to go inside and tell front of house person we needed... More 

Thank Beth M
Gainesville, Florida
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

I wish someone would teach him .. That his tips reflect on his Attitude towards his Customers ., also don't pay so much attention too regular Customers .. When someone walks through the Door ... That his Paycheck .. Food was not bad .. Got too give it some time before I go Back .

Thank diglucy123
Level Contributor
31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

We have visited this restaurant about once a month for the last three years and each time the food is great. We are a family of five people and each time that we go they try to seat us at a table for four people. They offer to put a chair at the end of the booth or table which... More 

Thank shivers10
Gainesville, Florida, United States
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Longtime resident of Gainesville. I was there when they first opened their doors and have dined many times since. In the last few years the quality of the food has declined to sub standard levels. My wife and I will stop in for a cocktail and mistakenly order appetizers. Each time we say to one another "why do we keep... More 

Thank Cosmo67

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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
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups
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?