Mildreds Big City Food
Offering quality and freshness with no shortcuts, our team prepares each dish from scratch.
We serve local produce and fresh Florida seafood every day. We also feature a full bar, an award winning wine list and homemade cakes and cheesecakes.
Mildred's is proud to say we serve Gainesville's best food! We are also in the Golden Spoon Hall of Fame for our dedication to great food and service year after year.
Reservations for lunch are not necessary.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
spinach crepe with confit leeks, mushroom, mornay sauce, english peas
spinach, potato, plumped raisins, blue cheese, bacon vinaigrette, soft boiled egg
Duroc Pork Chop
pickled green tomato, garlic kale, stone ground grits
Delicious food and great service! The Hen dish was wonderful. Gem salad was a gem. Coconut cake was fantastic!
Always a great meal and service any time we come to Gainesville!! Thank you
Was only priced fix menu with appetizers, meal and dessert included. Would be good to offer al a carte items too when don’t want all that.
Overall it was meh at best. There were communication issues amongst the staff & multiple tables were seated & waited on before anyone came to ours. The entrees were ok but nothing spectacular. To be honest we were still peckish after eating our entrees (Salmon & Scallops). The desserts were huge & the Tiramisu cake was quite good. The cocktails were good too. Just wish the menu was revamped as the choices are limited - especially the appetizers.
We were delighted with our time at Mildred's! We enjoyed great food and excellent service!!
Always an exceptional experience at Mildred’s!!
Great food and service. Especially like a good outside dining option.
Slow service and restaurant was empty.
Mildred's never disappoints. The menu is constantly changing, and everything is always flavorful and served in relatively generous portions. Cocktails are masterfully made, and the dessert case! The dessert case is unparalleled. The service is attentive and friendly, and I think it's a very reasonable price for a 3-course dinner.
My SOLE complaint about Mildred's is that the inside could use a little sprucing up. It feels a little dreary; but we tend to sit outdoors anyway. Definitely a Gainesville gem and a favorite for dates.
Will not return.
Mildreds has great food, an outstanding staff and a great wine selection. Meals are always great at Mildred’s!
It was our first time but absolutely won’t be our last!! Food was incredible and our waitress was kind and attentive! I think my husband and I found our new favorite date night spot!
Personable, caring service and great place to enjoy a safe lunch.
Wonderful anniversary dinner. Our server Emma was wonderful too.
Everything was great, from the owners, servers, and the delicious meals!, you must try this wonderful place in Gainesville.
We had such a nice evening wonderful food. Excellent food anbrhe chocolate corruption cake was just enough to put the eve I g over the top. Whether you live in Gainesville or just dropping your kids off for college , don’t miss this gem!
A gem that deserves a visit by anyone coming to Gainesville. Locally-sourced ingredients showcased in regional cuisine. Delectable cocktails, reasonable wine list and incredible desserts. Perfect slightly upscale treat for parents visiting U of F students.
Landed at GNV and decided cooking dinner was not in the cards, and what a good decision it was to come here. Excellent all around.
It was time for another birthday party at Mildreds. We were seated in a proper distance from other diners. The menu was varied and had offerings for everyone of our group. Service was great. It was night to remember.
So glad we found this! A hidden gem in Gainesville.
I wish we could afford to eat at Mildred's more than we do. Food is pricey because it is locally sourced, sometimes organic, super fresh, and the chef's inspirations are amazingly wonderful. Service and ambience are nice and the atmosphere is mature with some diversity and fun. Everyone should feel welcome.
Gainesvilles mainstay. Chef Gill and his team putting out fresh, well prepared, locally sourced food. Friendly and professional staff!
Staff and food were both excellent!
While we enjoyed our dinner there, the Club Cut New York Strip was quite chewy. The salads and desserts are very good and service was excellent.
Lovely evening- delicious meal!
Our family had a great dinner at Mildred’s. I tried their cosmo (which was excellent) and we started with octopus ceviche for at appetizer. Very tasty. For mains we had pork schnitzel 1 highly recommend just the way it comes! Amazing! Our daughters also had chocolate raspberry desert and they said it was great as well. We will be back next time we are in the area for sure!
Everything was good but the dinner plates were cold so the food got cold quickly. It would have really enhanced the dinner to have it warmer.
Steak could have been better.
Always great at Mildred’s!
Great place for farm to table freshness! Small menu, but that's a good thing. Too many restaurants offer too many selections, and they can't all be great! We will definitely return.
Service was very personable, and friendly. We had Steak, Hen and Salmon all excellent. Swordfish was dry. Foie Gras "Duck" was excellent Escargot were reasonable Salads excellent as was the Soup. Awesome presentation. Desserts except for the Chocolate fudge were not good and they seem to be a feature. Our waitress was so personable and accommodating, that any shortcomings would be forgiven and we will definitely return
We really enjoyed celebrating our daughter’s graduation from UF with dinner at Mildreds. The menu was varied enough for everyone’s taste, everything was served timely and was hot and delicious! The wait staff was attentive without being overbearing. We’ve eaten there one time previously and would certainly go back if we find ourselves in Gainesville again.
The food was fantastic!
This restaurant is fantastic! Attentive, knowledgeable servers and the chef pairs food at a very high level - not what you would expect for a $37 three course meal. We're going back next time we're in the area
Dinner was fantastic! Service was impeccable! However - the music that someone was choosing to play overhead was terrible. Some sort of 60's, psychedelic-mixed-with-Partridge-Family, obnoxious, circus-sounding stuff. It was hard to enjoy our special night with the repugnant music. Literally any other genre of Pandora station would have been preferable (even Country, and I can't stand Country).
Great food and not noisy which was perfect for our business dinner meeting. Will go back again and again!!!
Very impressed! Great food and service
Will definitely be back
As alway, the food was superb! It was flavorful, well cooked and delicious. We had outdoor seating which was perfect for Covid safety as well as overall ease and comfort. Austin, our server, was sweet, attentive and had good suggestions. We were celebrating our anniversary and were served complimentary champagne. We will be back!
Mildreds Big City Food offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (352) 371-1711.
Mildreds Big City Food is rated 4.6 stars by 415 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.