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Mildreds Big City Food

4.5
256 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Perfect For:
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Special Occasion
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Comfort Food, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday 11am-3:30pm
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

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Phone number
(352) 371-1711
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Bert Gill
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Private party facilities
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.
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Private party contact
April Williams: (877) 649-5531
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Catering
All catering events are tailored to the guest's budget and specifications. We offer everything from box lunches to casual buffets and heavy hors d'oeuvres to multi course dinners. Please contact April at (352)371-1711 for more information.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
34th Street
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Special events & promotions
Wednesday night chef demos and Saturday night themed multi course bar dinners. Call us for themes and dates/details!
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

WE ORDERED HALIBUT AND IT WAS OUT OF GHIS WORLD! ALWAYS A GREAT DINNER AND VEGGIES ARE ALWAYS FARM FRESH TOO!

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

We enjoyed this little gem in Gainesville very much.

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Service and Cuisine great as always. Chef Gil’s culinary venues are hometown treasures.

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Greeted well. Appropriate attention. Beautifully plated food that was delicious. Pricy, but appropriate for this level of dining.

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4.0Dined on March 26, 2018

The service and ambiance in Mildred's is always good. It is a favorite for our office for business meetings and recruiting new hires. However, a few people have noticed that the food, while creative and delicious, is noticeably more salted than before. If there has been a change in the chef or cooking crew, please let them know to lighten up on the salt.

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5.0Dined on March 14, 2018

Great meal and Italian wine. Recommended to friends and family.

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5.0Dined on March 12, 2018

We used the recommendation from Open Table while traveling to Fla from Cinti. If we lived in Gainesville this would be our favorite restaurant! Everything was perfect!

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Everything was great! Food and service were outstanding.

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5.0Dined on March 7, 2018

Went to celebrate 2 or our friends birthdays. We had a fabulous server, attentive and fun. We also had incredible dinners, creative and perfectly cooked! Mildred's is always wonderful!

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4.0Dined on February 22, 2018

Big Mildred's is a wonderful independent food oriented restaurant in a sea of chains. The service was wonderful-our French waiter made recommendations that proved he knew what he was talking about. The food was fresh, had wonderful sophisticated flavor, and servings were filling-we wished we had room for the delicious looking desserts! Excellent cocktail and beer and wine list. Would go again if we were back in Gainesville.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Great place

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5.0Dined on February 13, 2018

Tucked at the end of a strip mall, the little unimposing restaurant is a hidden gem. The food is fabulous and so is the service.

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

We are from Washington DC and have been to Mildred's our last 3 visits to Gainesville. Consistently high quality and delicious choices, smooth and kind service, and exceptionally wonderful to be able to have a conversation without a din.

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4.0Dined on February 9, 2018

Great food, good service, good drinks, a good place for a business meal.

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2.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Felt for the price that the food should have been better. Steak was served in small pieces and some were fine and some had gristle through it and therefore chewy. The veal was moist, but not overly tasty. The veggies were fine. The bread was good and the butter served spreadably soft. They do not have Bailey's in stock and the substitute was not quite as good. My wife asked for crushed ice. It wasn't . When we mentioned nicely that the steak had some chewy parts the server said my wife could have coffee on the house. The dessert waitress also knew that and so my wife had a Latte. For the price it was not a great experience.

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4.0Dined on January 25, 2018

Excellent food and service. We’ll go back!!

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

Farm to table food .lamb trio one of the best we’ve tasted.
Scallops very fresh.cocktails very innovative .quick service if you have a show to catch at curtiss center.

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5.0Dined on December 29, 2017

We were there early, and it was quite quiet. We enjoyed our appetizers with excellent bread, and then the main meal - I got a wonderful filet mignon, and my husband got the trio of lamb, which was also excellent. We were tempted to have the Wellfleet oysters, but we're from Cape Cod so decided that would be redundant. This is a wonderful small restaurant - don't miss it.

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5.0Dined on December 16, 2017

Had a very nice dinner celebrating graduation from UF. Very friendly and efficient staff.

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5.0Dined on December 12, 2017

Benoit made the night very special for us! He is a gem!

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5.0Dined on December 8, 2017

This was a lovely evening out barring that the weather was horrible and our GPS betrayed us so we had trouble finding the place. The food was interesting and service was excellent. My oysters were delicious and my husband loved his escargots. I had the hen which was excellent and my husband had filet mignon. For dessert I had a port and we shared a truly decadent piece of chocolate cake. Very inventive cuisine...we would return if ever in Gainesville again.

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5.0Dined on November 23, 2017

Good service, good meal, nice evening,, looking forward to a return it.

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5.0Dined on October 27, 2017

We have been to Mildred's many times. It always feels lke a special occasion. Great place.

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5.0Dined on September 30, 2017

The entire staff and our waitress in particular were very efficient and knowledgeable. Making the food selections was a difficult task; everything sounded enticing. The duck crepe was unique and melted in your mouth. The pork chop and vegetables were well prepared.

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4.0Dined on September 29, 2017

Food for both of us was too salty. My scallops were cooked perfectly but served with too many different flavors so the scallops were overwhelmed. My husband’s chicken was fine. Website menu is not indicative of what they serve.

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5.0Dined on August 19, 2017

This was my second time at Mildred's Big City foods and I was so glad that I went back! Food is really fresh and delicious, tables are nice and not crowded into restaurant and service was exceptional. Quite a find in a big college town.

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5.0Dined on August 18, 2017

My wife and daughter are vegetarian. The restaurant staff couldn't have been more helpful and ensured that both had a great dining experience. For those of us who were not vegetarian the food was also excellent. Great food, great service, we will definitely eat here again.

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4.0Dined on August 12, 2017

Great food, it will be nice if they can upgrade the decor, everything looks old and outdated.

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3.0Dined on August 12, 2017

For the price, we expected more. The fois gras appetizer was OK, and my watercress salad wasn't worth $10, maybe $5. My scallops were $30 and nothing extraordinary, I'd pay $15. I wouldn't go again unless it was for dessert...the cheesecake was phenomenal,

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5.0Dined on July 1, 2017

The food was outstanding. The pork chop was succulent and perfectly cooked. The hanger steak is also delicious. If you like beets try the beet salad it is very tasty. The service was excellent and the atmosphere conducive to conversation. One of the top restaurants in Gainesville.

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5.0Dined on May 24, 2017

Always innovative, expertly prepared and properly served food. Continuously changing menu based upon what is fresh and available. Always a memorable dining experience. Desserts are always worth the calories and should be experienced.

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4.0Dined on May 20, 2017

This could have been an awkward evening as we arrived for our reservation with an extra person but the host/waiter set us up perfectly with no problem. The service was a bit slow because of a large party but the food was superb and the waiter charming.

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4.0Dined on May 18, 2017

Everything is good here. Ingredients are local and fresh. The kitchen could afford to take more risks, such as not hiding the taste and texture of escargots in an excessive number of self-cancelling ingredients!

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4.0Dined on May 4, 2017

Every time I eat at Mildreds's restaurant I am amazed how good the food is every time we eat there. We have eaten at all of the highest rated restaurants in GainesvIlle. Mildreds is my favorite

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4.0Dined on May 3, 2017

Food was very tasty. My steak was over cooked but still good. The wine choices were good. I felt very ignored by my waiter. He was friendly but seemed to be unable to multitask stopping at several places before taking my order. No offer to replace my over cooked steak.

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2017

Took daughter there for graduation and it was busy but the food and service were both excellent. Our wine was chilled and at a fair price. We not only had dessert there but took some to go.

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4.0Dined on April 28, 2017

Excellent food as usual. Very consistent. Waiter a little too officious for our tastes. We will be back; it's the "go-to" dinner evening almost every time.

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4.0Dined on April 28, 2017

Pleasantly surprised and impressed with this venue. Menu is basic - fish and meat, wine selections were adequate, has a full bar. Ambiance was ok. Service was outstanding and food was delicious. We would return.

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2017

This was an amazing restaurant. The food was the best and my family kept saying that they felt transported to another place. Our waiter was incredible, he was so helpful and attentive. This was the perfect choice of restaurant for my graduation dinner! Thank you so much!

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2017

There with 3 kids (7-15yo). Had the filet, salmon, and the gnocchi. All 3 were excellent! The octopus appetizer was unique, and fun to try, but only if you like octopus. If you prefer it fried and battered then perhaps not. The selection of local beer was a nice touch, and also had a full offering of bourbons. The deserts were almost worth the trip alone...espresso cake and chocolate truffle cake disappeared quickly between the 4 or us (the 5th was asleep by then). Our server Wayland was informative and attentive. We just happened upon Mildred's by accident, but it will definitely be worth a return trip.

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