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“Excellent food , minutes from Shands Hospital.”
Review of Blue Gill

Blue Gill
Ranked #40 of 614 Restaurants in Gainesville
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Bar
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is our " go to " restaurant for lunch and dinner when we have to visit Shands Hospital. I have been there many times and have never been disappointed with the food or service. I was there twice for dinner in the past week and picked up lunch to go once. Their fish specials are always amazing .

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BlueGillQualityFoods, Owner at Blue Gill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking time to recognize our efforts! We appreciate your continued patronage and look forward to seeing you again soon!

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Reviewed 18 May 2018 via mobile

Historically have had excellent service here however when we had a large party today (with reservations) we didn’t have enough seats for the entire group. I understand they have other large parties but the waitress was exceptionally rude and could not and would not accommodate us in any way. We left and ate somewhere else that appreciated our business. Won’t be back.

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BlueGillQualityFoods, Manager at Blue Gill, responded to this reviewResponded 21 May 2018

We apologize that we were unable to accommodate the extra additions to your group's reservation, and that the available options were unacceptable to you. We value our guests, and under normal circumstances are always flexible with last minute additions to reservations. On this particular occasion, we had very limited space available because of several large graduation reservations. We apologize, again, for your negative experience, and hope you decide to join us again in the future.

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Reviewed 26 April 2018

Bert Gill is the owner of Blue Gill, hence the name.
Of all of the higher end restaurants in town, this is one of the best. The staff is fantastic and I have to give a shout out to Troy. He's devoted to making sure every diner has a great experience. We've been going for business and pleasure since the restaurant opened. The food is always outstanding. The specials are always fun and creative and the food is local.
The location is a little odd, but, the interior is beautiful.
This week I had the scallop special and it was truly amazing!!

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Thank Pascale S
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BlueGillQualityFoods, Manager at Blue Gill, responded to this reviewResponded 28 April 2018

Thank you so much for your review. We're so glad you've been a loyal patron right from the start and look forward to serving you and yours for years to come.

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Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

I had the best crab cakes I've ever had here! Also the fried pie was AMAZING! I highly recommend this place if you like seafood. Also they have plenty of non seafood options.

Thank kellybaby426
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BlueGillQualityFoods, Manager at Blue Gill, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2018

Thank you so much for dining with us. I'm glad you enjoyed our crab cakes and we look forward to seeing you all in soon.

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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Went here on a spontaneous Easter family dinner and they completely accommodated our needs! The atmosphere was very industrial with open ceiling showing ductwork, wooden barn doors to close off different dining rooms, recycled go cart tires as bar light pendants and all tied together with a beautiful blue hue on the walls. Very attentive service and excellent food. Our family ordered everything from the brisket sandwich to the salmon special and everything tasted great.

Thank ckjacksons
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BlueGillQualityFoods, Manager at Blue Gill, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2018

Thank you so much for joining us on Easter Sunday. We look forward to serving you all delicious "spontaneous" lunches and dinners in the future.

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