Mildreds Big City Food

4.6
415 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
We are North Central Florida's farm-to-table, local, sustainable foods restaurant. Operated by Bert and Tara Gill, Mildred's offers a seasonally changing menu highlighting what is available locally.

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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 415 people are saying
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vipGatordoc
Montana
53 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and great service! The Hen dish was wonderful. Gem salad was a gem. Coconut cake was fantastic!

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vipRobK
Tampa
9 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always a great meal and service any time we come to Gainesville!! Thank you

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RobertM
Dallas
22 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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.

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vipTerryLynS
Cincinnati
51 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

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.

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MichaelP
Jacksonville
8 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We were delighted with our time at Mildred's! We enjoyed great food and excellent service!!

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vipMildredsFan
Orlando
7 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an exceptional experience at Mildred’s!!

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BarryR
Orlando
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Especially like a good outside dining option.

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vipBill
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Slow service and restaurant was empty.

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NomNom
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

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vipGidget
Naples
7 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Will not return.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mildreds has great food, an outstanding staff and a great wine selection. Meals are always great at Mildred’s!

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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RegB
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Personable, caring service and great place to enjoy a safe lunch.

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vipMildredsFan
Orlando
8 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful anniversary dinner. Our server Emma was wonderful too.

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vipdinelover
Miami
96 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Everything was great, from the owners, servers, and the delicious meals!, you must try this wonderful place in Gainesville.

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Disappointed
E. Tennessee
13 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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vipMagoosmeals
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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.

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viptgindc
Washington DC
85 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

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.

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DonS
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipAlonzoChurch
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

So glad we found this! A hidden gem in Gainesville.

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DebbieD
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gainesvilles mainstay. Chef Gill and his team putting out fresh, well prepared, locally sourced food. Friendly and professional staff!

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Maria
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff and food were both excellent!
Maria

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Flyfisher
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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.

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Kmtdp
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely evening- delicious meal!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Key West
11 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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!

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IanC
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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.

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DavidC
Western NC
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Steak could have been better.

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SuzanneF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent!

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vipMildredsFan
Orlando
8 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great at Mildred’s!

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BrianB
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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.

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vipEnjoyable
Jacksonville
20 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary 35!

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KathleenR
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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JulieS
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was fantastic!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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ErinM
Orlando
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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).

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
21 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and not noisy which was perfect for our business dinner meeting. Will go back again and again!!!

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marcn
Key West
6 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very impressed! Great food and service
Will definitely be back
Thank you

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Freshyummy
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

FAQs

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.