Shula's Steak House - Gainesville

4.3
347 Reviews
$50 and over
Steak
The Shula's Story
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.

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
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 347 people are saying
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VeronicaM
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing and delicious! Wonderful experience would definitely return !

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Responded 7 days ago

VeronicaM, thank you so much for dining with us! So happy you had a wonderful experience! Look forward to serving you again soon! Ben

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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Responded on November 26, 2021

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

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ChristyS
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Came to Shula's for a birthday celebration Great service and food! Alissa was awesome!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

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

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Responded on November 18, 2021

Anonymous, apologies that we did not meet your expectation. Thank you for dining with us and taking the time to give us feedback. Ben

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MarkW
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food with god service. A bit high priced but yu probably get what yo pay for.

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Lynn
Tampa
10 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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.

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celebration
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was the best meal I have ever had. We enjoyed a birthday dinner and it was perfect. Thank you Gabriella.

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radaleon
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Todo excelente, salvo a que los papa horneada nos llegó fría y no estaba recién hecha.

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Wawa
Tampa
19 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

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!

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vipKarenB
Orlando
7 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We took friends with us and everyone thoroughly enjoyed their meal, Amber our servicer was excellent and we hope to be back soon.

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Responded on November 8, 2021

KarenB. Thanks for your 5 star review. A pleasure to serve you. Harry

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vipLindaH
Naples
7 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food

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Responded on November 2, 2021

LindaH, thanks for the five stars review. Always a pleasurer and looking forward to serve you again. Harry

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BrittneyB
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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BobH
Orlando
11 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great.

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Responded on October 18, 2021

Thanks BobH for your five star review. Always a pleasure. Harry

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GatorFan
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

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.

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MirjanV
Fort Lauderdale
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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.

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Responded on October 10, 2021

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

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vipDebtanti
Orlando
15 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were great!

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Responded on October 10, 2021

Debtani, thank you for dining with us and the GEAT 5 Stars! Harry

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RandallQ
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall1food2service5ambience5

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!!!

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Responded on October 10, 2021

Our apologies for the service was not up to par with the experience. We will work hard to improve it. Harry

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and ambiance

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner

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Responded on October 4, 2021

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

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maribelc
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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Responded on October 1, 2021

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

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and presentation was excellent. Will definitely eat here again.

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Responded on September 28, 2021

Anonymous, thank you so much for the Awesome 5 Stars! Thanks for dining with us, look forward to serving you again! Harry

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Incredibly slow service. Took 90 mins from placing order til food came. At least they took off the wine and gave us free desert.

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Responded on September 20, 2021

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.

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vipOrBe
Fort Lauderdale
11 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

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.

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Responded on September 23, 2021

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

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vipLauraZ
Western NC
11 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

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.

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vipMICHAELA
Tampa
66 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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Responded on September 3, 2021

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The Night manager Harry was super personable. The food was excellent and cooked to order. Portion sizes were large.

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Responded on August 29, 2021

Thanks Anonymous for your five star review. Look forward to serving you again! I am always here to help the guest. Cheers! Harry.

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jrowe
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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).

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Responded on August 20, 2021

jrowe, thank you again for the 5 STARS! It was our pleasure to serve you last night. See you again soon! Ben

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RebeccaF
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's not a good idea to announce someones birthday until the end of dinner, when offering the desert.

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Responded on August 20, 2021

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

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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Responded on August 16, 2021

Thanks Anonymous for your five star review. See you in the next birthday.

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vipAndrewL
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

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.

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Responded on August 15, 2021

Thanks AndrewL for your review. We want to let you know, that we are working hard to give all guest the best experience.

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loriik
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

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

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Responded on August 31, 2021

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

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Howards
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience4

Our server was very good and friendly. She had no help. Water glasses not filled drink order slow.

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vipDavidM
Austin
28 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience4

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

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DanaQ
Richmond
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food was delicious. I really like the new menu. Staff and management were friendly and attentive. I will definitely be back!

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Responded on August 6, 2021

Nice to see you again Dana! Thanks for your comments. Look forward to seeing you again, travel safe. Ben

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BrendaL
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Responded on August 4, 2021

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

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Happy
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience5

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.

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Responded on July 26, 2021

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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Responded on July 23, 2021

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

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NinaS
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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Responded on July 24, 2021

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

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

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Responded on July 22, 2021

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

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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Responded on July 22, 2021

Anonymous, thank you so much for the GREAT 5 star review! We look forward to your next visit. Ben

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Shula's Steak House - Gainesville is rated 4.3 stars by 347 OpenTable diners.

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