Shula's Steak House - Gainesville
Established in 1989, Shula's Steak House started with one goal in mind - to carry on the legacy of Coach Don Shula, one of the greatest coaches in NFL history. 30 years later, we've taken that goal and run with it. We're proud to offer the highest quality steaks, fresh-caught seafood, and tantalizing sides.
Inspired by Coach
Winners are a different breed. Winners work hard, winners value the small details, and winners never cut corners.
When Coach Don Shula opened the first Shula's Steak House in 1989, he took his winning formula to a whole new level. He wanted to provide the highest quality steaks in a warm, inviting setting. There's an ethos to excellence - it doesn't matter if you're coaching an undefeated football team, or grilling up a porterhouse - we make sure we live by it.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
10 oz Filet Mignon
Seared Sea Scallops
Roasted Cauliflower / Herb-Pine Nut Vinaigrette
Amazing and delicious! Wonderful experience would definitely return !
VeronicaM, thank you so much for dining with us! So happy you had a wonderful experience! Look forward to serving you again soon! Ben
My husband and I have Thanksgiving dinner every year at Shula’s. . . It never disappoints. Food is great, this year I have spacial dietary needs and they more than accommodated. The food was great, our server Sarah was absolutely wonderful! Sarah was very attentive to our needs, she was spot on!
Anonymous, thank you SO MUCH for spending your Thanksgiving with us and the kind words! We will pass on your comments to the team. Look forward to serving you again! Ben
Came to Shula's for a birthday celebration Great service and food! Alissa was awesome!
Went for birthday. Steak not made to order as it was well over cooked. Timing of food slightly delayed so not ideal to wait for another steak. Disappointed to pay full price for steak not cooked to order
Anonymous, apologies that we did not meet your expectation. Thank you for dining with us and taking the time to give us feedback. Ben
Great food with god service. A bit high priced but yu probably get what yo pay for.
The steak here was so good, that I was able to eat it without putting any sauce on the steak. I had the filet mignon and it was perfectly seasoned. The cost of beef is sky high now, no matter where you get it, but if you want a good steak, here is the place to go. The baked potato, so large that it was like a potato on steroids, was the best baked potato that I have ever had. It was cooked perfectly and didn't need butter or anything other than a little salt and pepper. One potato actually would serve three people. Just delicious. The service was a little slow, but considering the pandemic and trying to balance staff with patrons, as the restaurant was not crowded on a Thursday night, it was just fine. So if you want a good steak, and don't mind paying for it, I would recommend this restaurant.
It was the best meal I have ever had. We enjoyed a birthday dinner and it was perfect. Thank you Gabriella.
Todo excelente, salvo a que los papa horneada nos llegó fría y no estaba recién hecha.
Ambiance was beautiful and perfect for celebrating my husband’s birthday. We were dressed…my husband in a suit and myself and my daughter in dresses as we always do when we eat out at nicer restaurants.
Waitress greeted us wearing a blue medical mask. Not very appetizing. She then proceeded to remove the place holder wine glass in front of my almost (shy by two months) 21 year old who was dressed elegantly for the occasion. Very presumptuous! Then proceeded to tell us that pommes meant potatoes in case we didn’t know. Good grief! Lobster bisque and salads were good. My ribeye was good. My husband’s over salted filet had to be returned to the kitchen as it was undercooked. My daughter’s lobster on her surf and turf dish was tough. Her filet was good. Mushroom side dish was without taste and watery. Baked potato was large and shareable. My drink was a Cucumber Collins made with lemon but had a lime on the top of the glass and tasted exactly like a mojito. Waitress did not set the table for dessert so when the (small) slice of key lime pie arrived there were no utensils. My coffee arrived after dessert was finished. Leftovers we took home (my ribeye, the mushrooms because I figured I could doctor them up at home, and the lobster because I didn’t want to believe my daughter….Turns out she was correct - tough!) were packaged up in styrofoam containers and then placed in a white plastic grocery type take out bag and placed on the table. What??? I was in shock! Understand the three of us spent almost $300 on this meal. So disappointed!
We took friends with us and everyone thoroughly enjoyed their meal, Amber our servicer was excellent and we hope to be back soon.
KarenB. Thanks for your 5 star review. A pleasure to serve you. Harry
Always great food
LindaH, thanks for the five stars review. Always a pleasurer and looking forward to serve you again. Harry
The service was excellent. I went for my birthday and the food was very good. The portion size for the sides are more than enough. I really enjoyed my experience
The food was great.
Thanks BobH for your five star review. Always a pleasure. Harry
Food quality was average for an upper end steak house. They claimed they were short staffed, but just didn’t see like a we run location.
Everything was great 👍 especially the service.
Food was great in general, but the only issue was the Calamari that came out cold and I did not enjoy the appetizer.
MirjanV, thank you for dining with us and the GEAT 5 Stars! Cold appetizer really miss the marker of our service. Sorry about the calamari. Harry
The food and service were great!
Debtani, thank you for dining with us and the GEAT 5 Stars! Harry
I have tried Shulas in the past but this is the first time tying the one at Gainesville. Got to say that I was very disappointed substandard service and food quality. Will think twice about going to Shulas in the near future. Step up your game!!!
Our apologies for the service was not up to par with the experience. We will work hard to improve it. Harry
Amazing food and ambiance
Anonymous, thank you so much for the Awesome 5 Stars! Thanks for dining with us in your birthday, look forward to serving you again! Harry
Great dining experience! Delicious food, nice ambiance and great service. Elisa was our server And she did an awesome job! We had such a good time we ended up making a new reservation for this coming weekend!
maribelc, thank you so much for taking the time to write this amazing review! I will pass on your comments to our team and Alissa. See you this weekend!!! Ben
Food and presentation was excellent. Will definitely eat here again.
Anonymous, thank you so much for the Awesome 5 Stars! Thanks for dining with us, look forward to serving you again! Harry
Incredibly slow service. Took 90 mins from placing order til food came. At least they took off the wine and gave us free desert.
Hello Anonymous, we understand that its unacceptable that your food took so long. As we talked and I apologized for it, been a football game weekend its challenging for any restaurant so closed to the stadium. We are working hard for that not to happened in game weekend. Harry.
Service was great and food was good. On the day we went they were out of quiet a few options from the menu, especially their fish and desserts. We always stay at the Hilton and decided to give them a try, but were a bit disappointed.
OrBe, thank you for dining with us and taking the time to write a review and great 4 stars. My apologies that we didn't meet your expectation. Ben
Ambiance was fair. It’s in a hotel so it’s more casual
Then the others. Food was good. Scallops were too salty so that was a tough dish to eat. Great service. Overall nice.
First time coming to this Shula’s. I was a frequent visitor of the Tampa location when it was open. Sad to see it closed. Decided to make a reservation here on a road trip to Tennessee.
The place was very quiet with only 2-3 tables had customers in them. The whole dining experience was very good. Our server Sarah was very nice and attentive she did a wonderful job of explaining the entrees and steaks as well as the drink menu. I was a little disappointed there was no French onion soup on there but it was the end of the world. Bacon appetizer, Cesar salad, and my filet was very good. They made the fries truffle fries for me which was very nice. My girlfriend ordered a filet as well and mac and cheese. She enjoyed her meal as well. We had the chocolate cake for dessert and was good as well.
Thank you for a very nice meal and very good service. If I’m ever in the area again I will definitely be back. I have been a fan of Shula’s since the late 90’s and will continue to be.
Michaela, thank you so much for the GREAT review and comments! We will pas on your notes to the team and especially Sarah. We look forward to serving you again...Ben Oh, the Onion Soup will back on the menu in a month or so.
The Night manager Harry was super personable. The food was excellent and cooked to order. Portion sizes were large.
Thanks Anonymous for your five star review. Look forward to serving you again! I am always here to help the guest. Cheers! Harry.
The food and the service was fast and great! Sarah was helpful with suggestions on drinks and our food choices. Recommend the pomme puree (mashed potatoes).
jrowe, thank you again for the 5 STARS! It was our pleasure to serve you last night. See you again soon! Ben
It's not a good idea to announce someones birthday until the end of dinner, when offering the desert.
RebeccaF, thank you for taking the time to give a GREAT 5 Star review! We try to have as many team members as possible throughout your stay say Happy Birthday, Happy Anniversary, etc., pretty much for any special occasion that we see in our Open Table notes. We truly appreciate our Guests sharing their special night with us. I certainly apologize if we missed something or didn't receive the correct information that you wanted Happy Birthday announced at the end of the meal. Ben
It’s become a tradition for our family to dine at Shula’s for birthdays. As always, the drinks were perfect, the service impeccable, and the food, always 5 stars.
Thanks Anonymous for your five star review. See you in the next birthday.
Shulas is a regular tradition for my family. I suspect there are staffing challenges at this time but the food was ok. Hoping these places really begin to bounce back soon.
Thanks AndrewL for your review. We want to let you know, that we are working hard to give all guest the best experience.
Service was weak. Our waitress was ok but not what one would expect from a high end steakhouse. I’d consider this restaurant again if staying at the hotel. Food was good and atmosphere was fine
Thank you loriik for let us know how was your experience. I will like to let you know that having a weak service and an ok server can let you experience at Shula's not as excellent at it should. We apologies as we felt short in our service, and will work hard with our servers from that day to bring them up to par in our Shula's' step of service. Hope to see you again next time you visit Gainesville. Harry
Our server was very good and friendly. She had no help. Water glasses not filled drink order slow.
Service was very slow and food and drinks took forever 3 hours to get the check which sat on the table for another 20 minutes before being picked up
The food was delicious. I really like the new menu. Staff and management were friendly and attentive. I will definitely be back!
Nice to see you again Dana! Thanks for your comments. Look forward to seeing you again, travel safe. Ben
We were greeted immediately and sat in the perfect setting- our waitress was on it and meeting all our needs Alissa was awesome. It was my Husbands Birthday they catered to him even bringing out cake with a candle. After Covid it’s so hard to find anyone who cares - even management came and asked several times if we were ok and need anything. We will be back with friends . Thank You Brenda Letcher
BrendaL, thank you so much for the AWESOME review and note! It was a pleasure to serve you. Look forward to your next visit! Ben
The atmosphere was wonderful! Very quiet and relaxing! The steaks and salads were excellent but the sides were mediocre. Our server was so sweet but service seemed very slow considering there were only 4-5 tables. We waited a long time every time we asked for something. Overall, we enjoyed very much and will definitely go back.
Happy, our apologies we missed the mark on the sides and speed of service. Thank you for taking the time to right a good 4 Star review and giving us some feedback. I will pass on your notes to the team at our next training session. Look forward to serving you again. Ben
Not only was the food absolutely delicious, the service was even better. Ben helped us pick a fabulous bottle of wine and even poured us a glass of another bottle to try. While the menu is changing, we were informed of the changes upon being seated. Sarah, our server, was extremely informative and super pleasant.
Anonymous, thank you for dining with us, 2 nights in a row, yeah! Awesome to get to know you guys! Also, thanks for the GREAT 5 stars and mention of Sarah, I'll be sure to share with her and the team! Safe travels, we look forward to serving you again! Ben
My husband and I had a great time.
The staff was welcoming. Our waitress, Jessica, was attentive, courteous, efficient and fun. The manager, Ben, was professional and personable.
The food was amazing!!! The appetizer was delicious, our steaks were flavorful, tender and perfectly cooked, and the sides were also delicious.
We will definitely be back!
NinaS, thank you for the amazing 5 Star review! It was our pleasure to serve you on your special occasion. We look forward to seeing you again! Ben
The food was excellent even though some of our favorite items have been removed from the menu. The service and attention to detail was excellent.
Anonymous, thank you for dining with us and a GREAT 5 Stars! Look forward to serving you again. We will be updating our menu soon, it will be posted here on Open Table. Please continue to check in, we cycle through items by season as much as possible, some of your favorites may return. Ben
Exceptional service. Great food. We felt like the only people in the place, we were so well attended to. We will definitely be back on our trips back to Gainesville.
Anonymous, thank you so much for the GREAT 5 star review! We look forward to your next visit. Ben
Shula's Steak House - Gainesville is rated 4.3 stars by 347 OpenTable diners.
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