Shula's Steak House - Gainesville

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Shula’s Steak House was founded by Miami Dolphins football coaching legend Don Shula – the winningest coach in NFL history with 347 career wins. Shula’s NFL record-breaking career success was built on dedication and excellence, which are the same tenants that makes Shula’s Steak House one of America’s most storied and celebrated fine American restaurants. Shula’s Steak House’s famed Shula Cut® steaks consist of premium black angus beef that is hand-selected based on 10 science-based specifications in marbling, maturity, uniformity, flavor, appearance, consistency, and tenderness. These custom selections are then aged to perfection for an average of 28 days to optimize flavor and tenderness and then cut to Shula’s industry-leading specifications using only the most desired custom center cuts. Less than 1% of all beef sold in America qualifies for The Shula Cut®. One taste and you’ll know why the Shula Cut® is still Undefeated!
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CN
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience1

There was foul stench like dirty mop, food was no better than a Longhorns steak house. Overpriced food quite subpar been to Shula’s in Tampa no comparison.

JH
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

New Years Eve Dinner, the service and food was excellent.

OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Very Slow Service, We had to ask for everything at least twice. Asked for the steak to be cooked medium well and it was way overcooked. This restaurant was good when they first opened but won’t go back again. Way too expensive for the experience we had.

PB
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, ambiance and a wonderful dinner! We highly recommend and will be back.

MS
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

I made reservations about 2 months in advance. Reservation was for 10:15 and were settled close to 10:30 even though we got there at 9:50 and were told it would not be that long. At 10:00 they said that they were setting up the tables and we still did not get seated until 10:30 even though there was barely no one at the restaurant. I know it was a large party however it took a while! Food was very good!!!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Was very disappointed with this Shula’s we have been to several and wanted to celebrate a very special graduation in Gainesville FL it was horrible food was slow to come out and the restaurant was not busy and the food was cold

S
Western NC
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience4

This is the third time I have dined at Shula's. While the food, particularly the steaks, is excellent, the service is lacking. We booked a table for 6:15, but arrived at 5:55. They promptly seated us and our order was taken. We had play tickets at 8, but thought we had plenty of time since the theater is nearby. We did order drinks, but not appetizers or salads. Unfortunately, out food did not come out until 7:25. While those around us who ordered shortly before us were finishing their dinner and paying the check, we were still sitting there waiting. Only when I told the waitress that we needed to leave soon, did our food arrive. While delicious, it was not that enjoyable since we had to wolf it down to leave in time for our play. I know this is not a fast food restaurant, but I think an hour and 45 mins should be a sufficient amount of time to be served just a cocktail and dinner without feeling hurried. The last time we dined, my husband ordered crab cakes and they came out cold in the center. They brought out a new entree and those also were cold inside, but burnt outside. I'm not sure that we will visit Shula's again.

P
Naples
129 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Excellent selection and a professional staff made for an enjoyable fine dining experience

OT
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience. Celebrated our daughters birthday
Food was delicious and service was wonderful

KS
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience3

I had higher expectations for Shula’s, having been to the one in Orlando and having a great experience there. The Gainesville location was poor all around. The wait staff was disorganized and it took 25 minutes to get our drinks. The food was cold and our waiter disappeared for most of our dinner. However the lady who pours the water lurked around our table so much it was disturbing. I would highly recommend the Orlando Shula’s location, but don’t waste your time or money going to the Gainesville location.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The restaurant is fabulous, however their bar service is from the hotel. We had to send back 3 “dirty” martinis because the bartender kept putting sweet vermouth in them. They need top notch mixology if they are goi g to charge those prices

SG
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Friend had scallops and I had salmon. Both were delicious. Sourdough bread was warm and tasty. Service was delightful and appropriately responsive. Meals were pricey.

MS
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was a little nervous going here because there were so many negative comments about service. My server was excellent. She was very attentive and knowledgeable. The food was outstanding. You're going to love it!

OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Very expensive average quality food. Staff was pleasant but not knowledgeable about the food or wine offerings. Ambiance was nice but nothing special. Red Onion experience at Ritz-Carlton prices.

SB
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful but my steak and my husband’s were overcooked and my daughter’s undercooked.

JM
Miami
23 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Very nice dining experience for my college student kids and I on November 8th, a game weekend. Although service was a bit spotty ...... brought us French onion soup without a spoon, which is not included with the table setting, so after five minutes we had to request a spoon. We ordered the Trio Filet entree, medium cooked, the one with peppercorn came out raw, not even rare. Two out of three of the trio were prepared properly as ordered.

CL
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

It was just ok. Nothing special except for my guest

LH
New England
11 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Shula's is a tricky review. We've been there several times but not in the past year. This was a birthday celebration and one of the only high-end venues open on Sunday evening. The food is fabulous. I have a problem with the decor. Hate the high-backed chairs and sliding into a banquette is never fun. The service is good, as it should be. But look out for those prices! $10-$15 for sides? When you pay top price for the beef I think it should include the sides. When you think of this as a "celebration" venue, look around before deciding.

KB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Wife steak was not cooked properly and steak Oscar was very poor quality

HS
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The wine by the glass is way too expensive. The food and service are great.

DC
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall4food2service5ambience4

We had a late (8:45pm) reservation for 4 after the Universtiy of Florida vs. Towson State football game. Service was great and all of the meals were good, except mine. I ordered a 14oz. Rib Eye cooked medium rare. The server asked us to cut into the middle to check to make sure it was cooked to order - mine was. I took the 1st cut and bite of the steak off one end and got mostly grissel. I took two more bites and they were OK - tough but OK- then I took my 4th & 5th bites and again got mostly grissel. I'm thinking I paid $44 for this steak there has to be some good bites and there were 2-3 good bites then another bite of grissel!! After eating the tough steak - didn't want to delay our dinner - I pointed out to our server how dissappointed I was in the Schula steak I ordered and I didn't think for $44 dollars I should have gotten a steak that was tough and had way too much grissel in it and was poor quality. (I left the 4-5 portions of grissel on the plate for the chef & manager to see!) Our server took the salad (we split one salad 4 ways) off of our bill and said she would report my "grisselly steak" to her management. I left Schula's with my family very disappointed of the quality of steak I was served for $44 and thought the compensation from Schula's was inconsistent with the poor quality of Rib Eye steak I was served. Needless to say I'm not real ecited to go back to Schula's "Steak" House. Dana Coin

DJ
Orlando
46 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Served wrong steak on filet trio. Server very friendly and helpful.

S
Tampa
24 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Shula's is pricey, but we have always enjoyed our meals there. Our server was new, but really great.

JS
E. Tennessee
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience2

I had never eaten at a Shula’s and my wife and I looked forward to the experience. Basically, the steaks were very unremarkable (and served on a room temperature plate) and the service was very inattentive and slow. Vastly overpriced for the experience received.

DP
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

JT
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely atmosphere. The crab cakes have changed. They were not as good as in the few months.

c
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent!! Thank you Sydney for such great service!!

OT
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service for our anniversary!

S
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely meal. Steaks were delicious and cooked perfectly. Service was attentive without being intrusive.

CS
Jacksonville
11 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Took too long to get entrees. Steak came way before sides.

Didn’t feel professional.

OT
Denver
63 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience4

Awful! Undercooked steak, poor service and lack of acknowledgement to the celebration we were there for.

JO
Orlando
13 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sending son off to college at UF

DS
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Very nice lengthy quiet dinner. Truly enjoyed it. It’s nice to have a relaxing dinner every once in a while.

a
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely atmosphere, excellent service. Our favorite menu items were the lobster bisque, crab cake and cowboy sirloin.

JS
Tampa
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very comfortable and quiet ambiance, with a very attentive staff. Our server was very honest about the menu and every suggestion she made was spot on! The price is consistent with a finer steakhouse, and the food quality was superior.

OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely decor, very good food, wonderful service. Greatly enjoyed!

k
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Would definitely recommend it to anyone.m Hope I'll have the occasion to go again
Myself. It's not somewhere that I would be able to visit on a regular bases due to the
Cost. Everything was outstanding

LC
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience! the waitstaff is extremely attentive without hovering over us.

Shula's Steak House - Gainesville
Responded on July 23, 2019

Lynn, Thank you so much for your kind words. We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your experience and hope to serve you again soon! Sincerely, Lynn Long Shula's GM

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KD
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Staff was extremely RUDE!!! It was a surprise birthday dinner with a party of 8 but only 6 showed our waiter strongly recommended the Fillet Mignon Trio and it was horrible for this to be a upscale steakhouse... Once a couple ppl wasn’t satisfied with they meals the manager was called over at she fine with things then she just flipped 😢... cheap white table cloths on tables it’s just horrible... If you ever in the Gainesville area I recommend you take your money to Marks Steakhouse

JB
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall2food1service5ambience2

Shrimp cocktail was rubbery. Fish was just mediocre at best. Dessert and the service was good. Noisy - baby screaming didn’t help.
Overall a big disappointment and far beneath what is expected for the cost and from a Shula’s