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Ballyhoo Grill

3700 W University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32607-2458
+1 352-373-0059
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good30%
  • Average16%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible8%
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“seafood” (21 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

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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I ordered fish and chips and my wife got shrimp and grits. The grits had an awful taste, so much so that she couldn't eat it and the spinach side was only limp spinach leaves with a little sauce, not what one would expect from...More

Thank wh48fl
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Loved the food. Server was excellent! They went out of the way to take care of us and accommodate us with the kids! One of the best restaurant experiences we've had in awhile!!

Thank Marsha G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The only good thing about ballyhoo is the banana foster dessert. I went with family and the service was super slow. The food didn't seem fresh at all. From now on I'm going to Wahoo to get fresh seafood

Thank Amanda W
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

Had lunch with co-workers. The food was a bit mediocre for the price. Service was so-so. Empty glasses most of the time.

Thank tlphillips0711
Reviewed 22 May 2017

Ballyhoo Grill serves a wide variety of food and some of the best fresh fish anywhere. We stopped in for lunch and had fried grouper sandwiches, one with sweet potato fries and one with regular fries. The grouper was excellent as usual, no substitutes. The...More

Thank John H
Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

After driving around Gainesville on a Sunday evening, we came across this gem. Nice atmosphere and good service. We had the table side avocado for $13.50 and it was fantastic. The 14oz ribeye was cooked exactly as we asked ($23.95) and came with veggies and...More

Thank JudymD
Reviewed 1 May 2017

Last night in Gainesville. Hope the business portion was successful. We wanted to get away from the heavy formal style and wanted a simple meal. Reviewed TA and found this place. Not much to look at from the outside, clean and inviting inside. As we...More

Thank babbydaddy52
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

After waiting to be acknowledged by a waiter or any server for that matter we came in and ordered drinks. After 4 minutes we got glasses of water and after that we waited another 6 minutes for drinks. We had been in the restaurant for...More

1  Thank david r
Reviewed 14 April 2017

The food is very good! Ballyhoo Grill is a fun place to visit. Service is good and the prices aren’t that bad (most expensive thing I saw on the lunch menu was less the $16, average $10 or less, Steaks, Pork Chops etc. range from...More

Thank N4WMS
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
We are looking for a place to have lunch/dinner after graduation on April 28th...like 2:30-3pm. We have a party of about 20 people, can we make a reservation???
18 March 2017|
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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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Do they have an outside seating area?
16 October 2016|
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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, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
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
  • E-mail
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