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The Top

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30 N Main St, Gainesville, FL 32601-5322
+1 352-337-1188
17:00 - 02:00
Closed now
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Sun 10:00 - 14:30
Tue - Sun 17:00 - 02:00
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Sarasota, Florida
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65 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Top has consistently good food that will please your meat eater to your vegan. The burgers are top notch. The beers on tap are stellar. Kids were happy. Mom and dad were very happy. yummy desserts, too.

Thank konsrq
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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191 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 194 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our first night in Gainesville, we were invited to dine here as their menu included an eclectic mix of vegetarian and gluten free options in addition to "normal" food. We were not disappointed! Our choices were many, the food was delicious, and despite the crowded evening the service was stellar.

Thank timjstark
Amman, Jordan
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41 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was bustling with a mixture of young and old. The volume of the music was just right, not too loud, we were still able to have a conversation. The food was pricey but totally worth it. I loved the atmosphere.

Thank Zamtricia
Norfolk, Virginia
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice restaurant trendy. Very crowed. Good for friends meeting and chatting. Price are ok not very expensive. Large choice of drinks.

Thank E T
Sant Fost de Campsentelles
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41 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

Maybe I am too used to Spanish food and bills. In the middle of Barcelona, for the same price we paid here, 35$ per person for a burger, a salad and wine, I would have had an amazing tasting menu. I have paid less money for far more better burgers than Maradona is (15$). I found out that the burger... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

It's small and always crowded but the wait time is accurate and the food is worth the wait! Try grabbing a seat in the bar area while waiting. The staff won't come to your table in the bar( which is really short sighted ) but the bar tenders are attentive and you won't wait long to get your drink order... More 

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Gainesville, Florida
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21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

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
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

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
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153 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

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
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33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016 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

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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
US$10 - US$20
American, Bar, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Takeout, 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, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, 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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?