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“Fantastic” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Civilization

Civilization
Ranked #31 of 566 Restaurants in Gainesville
Certificate of Excellence
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Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Cash Only, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Civilization is a cooperatively run restaurant in a historic building near downtown Gainesville Florida. Our menu emphasizes foods from all over the world. In 2015, 67% of entrees sold were Vegetarian and 14% were Vegan. In that same year we purchased $23,047 worth of produce and breads from local farmers and bakers, $28,548 worth of sustainable fish and local clams, and $26,435 of non-produce organic ingredients. We are committed to composting and recycling.
Spartanburg, South Carolina
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Fantastic”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2012

This place was great. Very innovative and fresh. Highly recommended, but if you go for lunch, plan to go early or late or just know you may have to wait - it's that good!

  • Visited June 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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English first
Brooklyn, NY
Level Contributor
21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Excellent”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2012

Highly recommended. Innovative, fresh, creative and well-prepared. Civilization is always a delight.

Visited June 2012
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Gainesville, Florida
Level Contributor
11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Delicious brunch and pleasant atmosphere!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2012

I decided to try out Civilization when my mom was up for a visit. What a great decision! Although not in the best of locations, the atmosphere inside is very quaint, full of natural light, and open. We went for brunch and both got the egg and tomato croissant with cheese grits on the side. My mom and I agreed, hands down, it was a delicious! The croissant was made in-house and was flaky and perfect. My mom wouldn't stop raving about our meal for the rest of the day (almost annoying, actually). All in all, I'd say to only avoid this place if you don't want to hear about a great food for the rest of the day!

  • Visited May 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Natalie N
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“My current favorite restaurant in G'ville”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2012

Community owned, the people here really care about fresh, local sources and healthy, great-tasting food. Last night went and had the soup made with garbanzo beans, butternut squash and peanuts. Yum!

Visited June 2012
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gainesville, FL
Level Contributor
85 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Friendly Service, delicious food.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2012

Civilization has something for everyone and everything is delicious, especially the sweet potato burrito. The eclectic menu along with the daily specials can please even the finickiest eater. Their wedge fries are fabulous as is the brownie sundae. I have eaten at Civilization more than 25 times and have never been disappointed.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank family32606
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