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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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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good28%
  • Average12%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible2%
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Open Now
11:00 - 21:00 Hours
American, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
3445 W University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32607-2402
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Four of us ladies went to lunch today at Mildred's. The menu looked good online and the food sounded fresh so we said let's give it a try. Absolutely delicious lunch and service was impeccable. When you go in you are greeted warmly and asked...More

Thank Grandmafields
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I always look forward to a special dinner when we visit our son in Gainesville. And our choice is consistently Mildred's Big City Food, a restaurant that maintains the highest standards of cuisine, service and overall ambiance. Frankly, I've found it to...More

Thank dh0414
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Was in Gainesville recently for a conference and after reading the reviews, decided to try Mildred’s for dinner one evening. What a great choice! The staff was extremely attentive to our dietary needs and made every effort to accommodate us. The food was simply delicious....More

Thank drmakh
Reviewed 12 February 2018

What was originally supposed to be a quick lunch turned into an exquisite culinary experience. I have rather unique food sensitivities and have difficulty finding a place where I can enjoy a meal with everyone at the table. I was so impressed with Mildred's! The...More

Thank Yolanda R
Reviewed 12 February 2018 via mobile

Our spontaneous visit to Mildreds was memorable for the creativity of the evening menu. Our charming French waiter knew his menu and wine list. And while not empty, the dining room was quiet enough for good conversation. I enjoyed the homemade pickles and savory shortbread...More

Thank Poconot4
Reviewed 20 December 2017

Fine dining with a diverse and inventive menu. Presentation is wonderful and the staff are attentive but not pushy.

Thank Paul C
Reviewed 2 November 2017 via mobile

Really nice place in Gainesville. The menu is not very large but in my opinion the salmon was really good. Nice drinks and very good service. I highly recommended it

Thank astursil
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
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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, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
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
  • E-mail
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