We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

The Top

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
30 N Main St, Gainesville, FL 32601-5322
+1 352-337-1188
17:00 - 02:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 10:00 - 14:30
Tue - Sun 17:00 - 02:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

465 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 456: English reviews
Gainesville, Florida
Level Contributor
20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

It has remained at the top of my favorites!!! THE TOP! I love their seared scallops and salads. Everything is fresh and their KIR ROYALES are good too!!!!

Thank rascal89
Level Contributor
9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Get here early (5:30 - 6:00) or be prepared to wait. Service is excellent even though the wait staff is a little grubby looking. The food is OK with something for everyone - carnivores, vegans and everything in between. The vegan chocolate cake is a must. Prices are reasonable. Very lively, mostly young crowd. All in all, lots of fun.

Thank Robert V
Ocala, Florida
Level Contributor
151 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Top was almost full just b/4 7:00 Thursday evening. We got the last picnic table in the front patio. Even though it is downtown on Main Street, it is less loud than indoors. There are a few tables with a bar out the back door too. We had the Maradona Burger with Quinoa ($1. Up charge) & Kimchi Burger... More 

Thank Bill T
Ocala, Florida
Level Contributor
29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Top is a college town restaurant with a diverse menu. American, Mexican, Vegan choices. Prices are moderate. Food and service excellent.

Thank Susan O
Gainesville, Florida
Level Contributor
12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was delicious, though the scene was a little loud for my taste. Overall the atmosphere was quite nice though.

Thank Shelby M
Tampa, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went there on the recommendations of others. A must-go. We had to wait, but it was worth it. Cool atmosphere, very good food

Thank Michael B
Parkland, United States
Level Contributor
43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had been wanting to try this restaurant the last few times we visited but the wait was always too long. This time we decided to suck it up & wait. We were told the wait would be 90-120 minutes which isn't surprising on a football weekend in Gainesville. Fortunately we only waited 60. The menu is big and varied,... More 

Thank Jodi F
Gainesville, Florida
Level Contributor
48 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Top is my college-age daughter and my favorite go to restaurant. We have never had a bad meal or service at this place, and there are so many traditional as well as non-traditional meals to choose from. This place is always busy so be prepared for a short wait before you are seated. We have called ahead for a... More 

Thank hendje
Tallahassee, Florida
Level Contributor
32 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

On a Thursday night we breezed right in, no waiting. There was quick and attentive service, and good food. I had a dish with a large serving of kimchi, which the next day my stomach told me was a mistake. That was my fault. The next time I won't go for a burger and fries, but I'll read the menu... More 

Thank ddunx
Atlantic City, New Jersey
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is such a fun place with good service and food, start with the goat cheese and bread appt. It was wonderful, James our service was a great server very friendly and helpful. They also have very good pan seard scallops. make sure you put this on top of your list!

Thank 4js1family

Travellers who viewed The Top also viewed


Been to The Top? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 20
American, Bar, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene
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

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of The Top and other visitors
5 questions
Ask a question
6 months ago
7 months ago
10 months ago

See all questions (5)

Questions? Get answers from The Top staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?