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
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
We had a wonderful evening at Shulas. Our waitress Sarah was friendly and informative, she gave us enough time to enjoy conversation before dinner and never rushed us during dinner. The manager helped us pick out a wonderful bottle of wine and our steaks and sides could not have been better.
SharonM, thank you for dining with us! Was great to meet you and your family. Thank you for the wonderful review, I'll share your comments with the team. Look forward to serving you again soon! Ben
Amazing customer service, great food,
and a great date night.
LaceyH, thank you so much for dining with us and leaving a great review! Hope to see you again! Ben
Great food, service and atmosphere! Their ribeye was outstanding! My waitress and all staff were attentive and friendly! The manager, Ben, stopped by to make sure everything was good! I would definitely recommend this restaurant!
Thanks Dana! Nice chatting with you! If you see Greg in Charlottesville, please tell him I said hello! I will pass your great comments on to the team. Look forward to serving you again! Ben
Excellent food and service, very relaxing atmosphere. Will definitely be back!!
LindaH, thank you for dining with us and the GREAT review, we look forward to your return visit! Ben
AMAZING food. The tenderloin was great with my salad. The wait staff works very well together to make sure you are attended to. The chocolate cake is not to be missed.
SarahC, it was an absolute pleasure to have you guys in! Thank you for taking the time to write a wonderful review and the AWESOME 5 Stars! Look forward to serving you again. Ben
I would love to start by reviewing the delicious food, but honestly our server, Jessica, made our dining experience great before we ever got to even order food. Jessica was absolutely amazing. Assistive, well mannered, polite, funny, perfectly interactive, and just a delight to be around. My wife and I were there for our 16th wedding anniversary, and Jessica made it one for the memory books. Now for the food: The Ahi Tuna was perfect, the soy glazed brussel sprouts were quite possibly the best thing I have ever had, the quality and cuts of meat and temperature were absolutely perfect and nothing else was needed for the steaks (Cowboy cut and filet), the au-gratin potatoes were superb although we heard they were being pulled from the menu soon, and we had the most amazing carrot cake for dessert. We cannot wait to go back. If I had to sum our experience up in one word it would be: Sheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeesh!
aaronc, WOW!!! We so appreciate you taking the time to write this OUTSTANDING review! Thank you so much for dining with us. I will definitely share this with the team and Jessica. Hope to see you again SOON! Don't worry about the Au Gratin, we will keep it around on our secret menu....Ben
Food was very good, service was excellent
Dawn, thank you for dining with us and taking the time to submit this amazing review! I will share with the team your positive note! Ben
Alissa was great. Very attentive and friendly. The manager also came by to chat and tell us about some Summer plans they have. Food was delicious, will return!
RickH, it was great to speak with you with you guys. Thank you for dining with us and GREAT feedback and review. We will certainly pass this along to Alissa and the team. Look forward to seeing you again! Ben
Had dinner with my daughter who had to attend a summer class at UF, this was my last night in town and wanted to give her a nice dining experience. Food was excellent, service was excellent and we enjoyed a nice evening
ThomasM, Thank you for the generous feedback and GREAT 5 Star review. Hope to see you gain! Ben
We were dropping off our son for college and wanted to have a nice dinner before we left. It will be our go to place when we are in town!
Nice location/ambiance for special dinner. Steak was too charred and I'm still not sure the blue cheese topping actually had any blue cheese in it. Scallops were good. Brussel sprouts were drenched in sauce making them too salty/rich. Truffle fries were fine. Service was decent with a nice waiter although he never refilled my water glass, which was empty towards the end of my meal. Overall for the price, go to Embers or Mark's.
Babs, thank you for dining with us and your feedback. Sorry to hear that we did not meet your expectation. During our nightly table touch, we did not have any comments or concerns from your table. We would of surely taken care of any issues at that time to make your evening more enjoyable. I will share your comments with our team, hope that you give us another try when you can. Ben
We frequent Shula's in Orlando,we were very happy with Gainesville.
RickM, Thank you for dining with us. Excellent 5 Star review. Look forward to seeing you again! Ben
From the time we walked in to leaving our dinner was very nice. Service was outstanding from the bar, waitress(red hair, sorry no name) and manager. Dinner was cooked to order, steak and scallops, drinks were good also. Thank you for a very nice dinner.
JuliaJ, thank you for the outstanding 5 Star review! I'll share your feedback with the team. Look forward to your next visit! Ben
Shula's Steak House - Gainesville is rated 4.4 stars by 333 OpenTable diners.
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