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Ballyhoo Grill

) #78 of 408 Restaurants in Gainesville ££ - £££ American, , Seafood
3700 W University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32607-2458
+1 352-373-0059
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Overview
  • Excellent40%
  • Very good30%
  • Average16%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible8%
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“seafood” (21 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00All hours
CUISINES
American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
££ - £££
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LOCATION
3700 W University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32607-2458
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I don't live in Gainesville but do visit the college town often. My in-laws reside in Gainesville three months out of the year so we too visit them frequently and have had the pleasure of several meals at Ballyhoo's. If you've ever visited the greater...More

Thank nancyfloridarealtor
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had the rivets steak. It was cooked perfectly, (med rare for us) and was awesome. We decided to splurge with dessert. We had the bananas foster. They made it at our table. It was so good, I cannot say enough. If your on Gainesville,...More

Thank leanne317
Reviewed 30 May 2017

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 27 May 2017

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 27 May 2017 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 25 May 2017 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 14 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
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pkgalto
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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floridatocanada
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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
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, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
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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