We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Mildred's Big City Food

3445 W University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32607-2402
+1 352-371-1711
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good28%
  • Average13%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“cake” (12 reviews)
“grouper” (7 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
American, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
3445 W University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32607-2402
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (122)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

11 - 20 of 122 reviews

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
Reviewed 8 September 2016

I had occasion recently to have Sunday brunch at Mildred's, not having dined there in quite a long time. The Greek quiche with spinach and red pepper was not particularly outstanding and the chicken barley vegetable soup had a very odd flavor. The focaccia bread...More

Thank lizharvey65
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Wonderful calamari salad. House made buttermilk ranch was exceptional. Ambiance/service is a little less than perfect but food wins you over. Would highly recommend as a top lunch spot in Gainesville. Sandwiches also worthy of note. This was not my first stop and food has...More

Thank FlyboyTraveler
Reviewed 23 August 2016

We found this restaurant somewhat difficult to locate. There are two sections, an order at the counter section and a table service area. We opted for table service. The menu was fairly diverse and appealing. We had sandwiches with small salads on the plates. The...More

Thank floridatraveler32055
Reviewed 15 July 2016

We joined another couple for their anniversary at their suggestion. We had not been to Mildreds in a long time and were pleasantly surprised. The atmosphere is upscale. the food is a bit on the pricey side, but worth it. Everyone enjoyed the food and...More

Thank jan2ch
Reviewed 11 June 2016

We stopped in Gainesville for an overnight and discovered this restaurant near our hotel. It's hidden in the corner of a plaza so in the dark evening, we had a little hard time finding the entrance. They have a great selection on their menu, including...More

Thank travelstuff4us
Reviewed 7 May 2016 via mobile

The location of the restaurant is a bit hidden. As a senior trip advisor I can say that this is definitely the best restaurant in town. Unasuming storefront with a modest elegance on the inside. I was served by James and the service was great....More

1  Thank adventuresmate
Reviewed 13 April 2016

A lovely surprise! This place was recommended as a quiet, local, upscale restaurant. I am so glad I tried it! The service was excellent and the food was exceptional. This is a great place for business or date night.

1  Thank gslowry
Reviewed 21 March 2016

What a pleasant surprise! This is the kind of restaurant the locals like to keep for themselves. Fabulous, upscale food and amazing desserts in a small, intimate and classy setting. Probably top ten in terms of service. Waitress was perfectly attentive but not bothersome. Portions...More

1  Thank Brenpaint
Reviewed 15 December 2015

I experienced Mildred's Big City Food on Thanksgiving 2015 with friends; our host chose the restaurant telling us the gourmet dining there was exquisite and very much like eating at a high caliber chefs bistro; our party met at the bar-in a very cramped side...More

3  Thank 825jayh
Nearby Restaurants
Mi Apa Latin Cafe
235 reviews
.11 miles away
Beque Holic
39 reviews
.41 miles away
Ballyhoo Grill
233 reviews
.34 miles away
Sweet Dreams Ice Cream
61 reviews
.02 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Butterfly Rainforest
953 reviews
1.06 miles away
Florida Museum of Natural History
764 reviews
1.07 miles away
University of Florida Bat House
343 reviews
.87 miles away
University of Florida
290 reviews
2.17 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Mildred's Big City Food staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

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 - 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
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing