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Mildred's Big City Food

3445 W University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32607-2402
+1 352-371-1711
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good28%
  • Average13%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“cake” (12 reviews)
“grouper” (7 reviews)
Closes in 15 min
11:00 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
American, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
3445 W University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32607-2402
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Reviewed 19 August 2017

In a nice University town with lots of chain restaurants, pizza joints and BBQ places - it is nice to find a truly wonderful restaurant. Mildred's is quiet, has a nice and varied menu and an enticing wine list. Perfect for date night, business meetings...More

Thank M2hra
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

Just make sure to go to the regular restaurant and not the 5 course bar dinner. We go to Mildred's all the time and wanted to try their bar dinner. 1 course was good 1 was okay the other three terrible and bland. The chef...More

Thank kasey1088
Reviewed 18 February 2017

I've been here a number of times and I've always been pleased with the food. Recently there's also been a French waiter whose service has really set this place apart from the others around town. Not to mention his great wine recommendations!

Thank warriorcow
Reviewed 5 February 2017

Amazing food and cakes! We have been to Mildred’s many times over the past 12 or more years. Their cakes are so pretty and decadent; every time we go there we have to get a slice of cake (sometimes will stop by on the way...More

Thank jessb5632017
Reviewed 28 January 2017

My husband and I visited Mildred's Big City Food restaurant for the first time on Jan. 27, 2017 at the recommendation of a family relative. The first thing I noticed was the cozy atmosphere which was a true delight. I was a little surprised at...More

Thank rjsmother
Reviewed 2 January 2017

When visiting Gainesville, we always look forward to a wonderful meal at Mildred's, as we know that we'll have great food, well presented, with friendly, professional service in a lovely cozy art deco dining room. Our server was accommodating in finding us a lovely table...More

Thank dh0414
Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Our first time here and we had a wonderful experience. My husband had a perfect NY Strip and I enjoyed the freshest grouper I've had in ages. The cocktail menu was exemplary. Was thankful for the children's menu, too. Our server, Drew, was perfectly charming!

Thank Abbess A
Reviewed 2 November 2016

This restaurant features fresh locally sourced food and prepares it as well as any place I have eaten. The menu changes often, so there usually are no "specials", it is all special. It is not very bust, so you don't need to call long in...More

Thank John H
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Our meal was very mixed. The carrot salad was delicious. The grouper was very fresh, and well prepared but tasteless. It lacked salt, mostly, The 'mushroom risotto' was nothing more than rice mixed with mushrooms, not a real risotto. I dined with a local to...More

Thank mmb198
Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

I used to regard Mildred's as my favorite restaurant in Gainesville, but they are missing the mark these days. Appetizers are still good, so are soups and salads. The entree I had, a duck leg stuffed with pork sausage was tasty in the beginning, but...More

Thank PatriciaElaine32605
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Takeout, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3445 W University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32607-2402
    (34th Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Gainesville
  • Phone Number: +1 352-371-1711
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