Mark's Prime Steakhouse and Seafood - Gainesville

4.7
985 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
We are operating in strict accordance with CDC, State of Florida and Alachua County regulations. We have limited seating in our dining room to ensure proper social distancing. Reservations are strongly encouraged. We are offering take out curb side service for those who would like to enjoy Mark's at home. Delivery is also available through 352Delivery.com. Our wine and beer selections are available for take out. As always, we thank you for your continued support.



-Mark's Prime Steakhouse Management Team


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vipLoriM
Jacksonville
22 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service!!

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vipNancy
Raleigh
19 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2022
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Petit filet mignon was tougher than the regular filet mignon and that is strange because it’s “filet mignon”. It also taste like the filet was seared in bacon dripping
The calamari was way over cooked. Very crispy but flavor and dipping sauce was good.
The Cesar salad was good. Server forgot our salad until I reminded him. Otherwise it was a good meal

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Phelpsbe
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was excellent and very attentive. Food was excellent. Steaks were cooked perfectly and as requested.

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vipJamesT
Salt Lake City
10 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Marks is as good as steakhouse as you will find in any major city! Excellent food, excellent service.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday service and food and waiter was amazing

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DainG
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend. The food and service were both great.

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JeffreyM
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely dining experience. Special birthday celebration. Great menu selections. Would have loved to eat my serving of sour dough bread. Can’t.
Celiac 😟. Spouse said it was excellent. Good time. Great meal.
An excellent dining experience!

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vipDavidG
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always. Jessica took excellent care of us. Our go to for all special occasions

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ROBERTD
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience5

I’ve been dining at Mark’s since it started on Lake Santa Fe. For the first time, the food was an issue. The filet that I’ve extolled as ‘The Best in Town’ was not very flavorful and was a bit rubbery. The mashed potatoes were ‘ok’, and did not like the sourdough bread. The mushrooms, Big Blue, and cocktails were on par. Outside of the food situation, the rest was good. We talked on the way home that we’ll be going elsewhere next time for fine dining. Also, we’ve really missed the valet service, but realize it’s out of the restaurant’s control. Thank you.

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LORIM
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The fish and steak were delicious! Our side dishes were fantastic. Our waiter was perfect. Only complaint is we both had a grilled lobster tail. Neither of us finished it, was over cooked and maybe over seasoned? Everything else was superb!

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karlau
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great quick service. Steak was absolutely delicious.

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Beulah
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Amazing experience. Service was wonderful. Food was tasty.

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sportsnut61
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Petite Filet Mignon orders were cooked to perfection and sides were very good as well. Crab cake appetizer was fresh and very tasty. Our waiter was extremely attentive to our party of six and my wife received a complimentary chocolate cake for her birthday. Overall, a wonderful dining experience as usual. Would highly recommend for a special occasion dinner.

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JuanS
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our family of three had a beautiful Christmas Eve dinner there.
We will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Xmas celebration

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DebraL
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was an excellent meal. We will be back the next time we have a special occasion.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The attention is excellent and the food is delicious. Thank you. 🎄

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TakishaR
Orlando
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

We usually have an exceptional experience but tonight was kinda average. Staff was friendly but not the usual bubbly energetic I am use to getting when I go there.Food was good but not as spectacular as it usually is. Maybe it was just an off night.I will return though just one ok night doesn't keep me from there.

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ChristieC
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was impeccable, and meal was first class! Our server, Michael, was an absolute joy.

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ChristineG
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner prior to the Hippodrome. Very nice meal (from the crab bisque to the petite filet, through dessert) with the usual high quality food and service we’ve found to be consistent at Mark’s Prime.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Boise
15 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always exceptional service with great food and ambiance. We always looks forward to eating at Mark's when un Gainesville

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PinkPanther
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall a grand experience celebrating our daughter’s graduation. Food was absolutely amazing. Beef Tips an unsung standout.

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vipDavidG
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always. Mark’s never disappoints. Our go to place.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came to dinner for my husbands Birthday. Mark’s is a wonderful go-to for special occasions (really any occasion…lol).
The food is always spectacular and the Chef’s seasonal specials don’t disappoint. The sleeper side for us was the pumpkin risotto, totally delicious and a wonderful surprise for our tastebuds! We’ll continue to make Mark’s our place for a wonderful dining experience.

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viptgindc
Washington DC
87 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Husband and I don’t get out very often anymore, so when we do, we want it to be really wonderful. This was. Everything from the ambience to the service, to the cocktails, to the food was just top-notch. Bone in ribeye steak was the best we’ve had for a very very very long time. Perhaps I should give it five stars for value, but it was a pricey dinner, more than we normally expect to pay. But even knowing that, we will definitely be back and you should, too. Previous reviews indicated over cooked steaks. I can tell you, both of our steaks were cooked to perfection.

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G8torGal
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

It was my first time at Mark's and to be honest I was a little disappointed. The service was great but the food was just OK and for the price, I expected more.

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RichardG
Orlando
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

We have been to Mark's many times. One goes for the quality of the food and for the attentive service. As usual the food quality was excellent. The 3 of us that had steaks all were very happy and the one that had the stuffed grouper was as well. The crab bisque was outstanding and the lobster escargot as well. Pumpkin cheesecake in my opinion was nothing to brag about though. The only disappointment was really the waiter, Blake. He was just not on top of his game as we had to ask him multiple times for things. My wife is severely allergic to eggs and had a question and when he returned to the table he said he had forgotten to ask. We had to ask for water refills several times. This may not all be on Blake as there is supposed to be another server that keeps water filled. But when we asked him he should have responded and we should not have had to ask twice. Two guests ordered coffee when we ordered the dessert to share and we had to flag down the manager to find out what the hold up was. When Blake did bring the coffee he said he had to brew a fresh pot. He should have said that when the dessert was dropped off. And both the regular coffee and decaf coffee were cold. Blake was around a lot and kept both bottles of wine poured, but the service just wasn't as top notch as usual. I did not ask how long he had worked there and perhaps he was still learning the ropes. Or perhaps another server had called out sick and he had to handle more tables than usual. Next reservation I will see if I can request Jessica as we have never been disappointed with her and she came by multiple times to say "Hi." Thank you.

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ronh
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place

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ShawnL
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall4food1service4ambience4

Steak was well, well, well done. Otherwise I absolutely loved the service and atmosphere. I ordered the Ribeye and always get it medium, some pink. Was totally well done inside to the point it was basically leather.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
25 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience3

People were in jeans/hoodies. Not the place In my opinion. Food was pretty salty. Our waiter was very good. He made suggestions, helped pick out wine. Overall a very nice evening.

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Phillip
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dined here last night for my partner's birthday; it was the first time there for both of us. The service was professional all around; our server was friendly and very attentive. All of the food was prepared exactly as we wanted it, and the cocktails were flavorful and well-balanced. Very nice atmosphere; low lighting and good music. It's much nicer on the inside than its outside appearance might suggest (this could be why some diners showed up in quite casual dress). Yes, it's pricy, but well worth it for a special occasion.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience2

Have not dined at Marks since Covid. First thing missing was valet parking. Service was exceptional, however food was mediocre. Steaks for the most part were cooked to proper temperature, but missing that 5star aged beef flavor. Sides were poor with potato side cheesy and greasy. Our waiter was exceptional making overall experience good.

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MichelleT
Jacksonville
4 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner

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Jamey
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience3

We spent over 500 here. Waiter was great! super good guy. Food was just very very average. Not nearly as good as it should be for an upscale price.

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MichaelC
Tallahassee
9 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had asked to sit outside but it was too windy. They moved us inside without any hesitation. The staff was great and so was the service. The food is always outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been several times, but last night’s dinner and experience was the best yet. Would HIGHLY recommend to anyone. We will be back.

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Fulltimetraveller
Naples
49 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a drink at the bar before the dinner. The cocktails were excellent. At dinner I had the filet mignon which was excellent but my husband had the lamb chops which were spectacular. We both enjoyed our wines at dinner and the crème Brûlée was the best we’ve ever had. Kaylee our server couldn’t have been more attentive. It was our 45th anniversary and we had an excellent experience.

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JMartin
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to celebrate a special event. Food is always excellent and service is spectacular. They are also able to handle large groups. Already looking forward to our next visit!

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TommyM
New York Area
72 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great traditional steak house.
Service & ambiance is terrific.
Entree sizes are very small for the money , side dishes & apps are great sizes .
Overall terrific

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vipDavidG
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always. Mark’s never disappoints. Our go to.

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Mark's Prime Steakhouse and Seafood - Gainesville is rated 4.7 stars by 985 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.